45g cube aka The Panty Pit

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    Dana42078 Dana

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    Seeing as i took the FIRST step of actually buying the tank i figured i could start this and add to it later. Heres the plan.

    1. Build the stand.
    2. Reef Octopus BH 1000 Hang on Back Protein Skimmer by CoralVue - AquaCave

    3. Aqua Illuminations 1 Module Kit - AquaCave

    4. Vortech MP10W ES Propeller Pump by EcoTech Marine - AquaCave

    5. Stunner LED Strips - 12watt, 24in. - Stunner LED Strips - Aquarium LED Lights (going to add a magenta and blue)


    Thats about all i got for now. Clearly not going to be an overnight build but let the fun begin. Will be for a mantis......:Cheers:
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    lol forgot the pic...

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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    You're setting up another mantis tank?
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    Taking down the 20g mantis and making this 45g the new one....:mrgreen:
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Oh that's nice. I don't suppose you can keep two together? They sell pairs on diver's den but I guess it's too late for that now.
     
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    That is going to be one BAMFish money pit knowing you!
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    @alex...they can be kept with marring pairs but that's not my thing...

    @LF......just thinking of how much money is going into this is giving me a headache lol....got the tank on sale for 117 so saved 35-40 dollars so far.
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Hmm, but I think a pair of anything is cool IMO.
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    And since when did shrimp get married? :mrgreen:
     
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    Sounds like this is going to be a cool build. Dana, won't the AIs be too bright for the mantis? I thought I remembered you saying something a while back about them needing dimmer lighting.
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    Indeed Brian. But mantis found in Shallower waters can take more light as they would get it in the wild. My G.T lives in acro's in the wild so he should be fine with the LEDs.
     
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    looks like it will be a fun build
     
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    Congrats on the new tank...looks like you have a fun project ahead.
     
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    Woot!! So excited. Keep me updated! :mrgreen:
     
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    Sir Alex Dragon the eel (below)

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    Any update?
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    No, I stopped updating my tank threads if you haven't noticed....sorry.
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    Maybe i can bump this with a pic of whats coming..jus sayin its going to happen.SOON!

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    YUP

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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    SO stoked!
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    :Cheers: you and me both!
     
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    This cube tank is gonna put other cubes to shame...including mine. :)
     
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