Joe's sumpless 20 Gallon Nano Complete build

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    jkeating2005 I am Addicted for sure!

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    It's Time for me to start a build thread. I didn't get a chance to make a build for my 46 gallon bowfront. I wish I had.

    My plans are to keep a mixed reef of LPS and softies. I goal is to keep it Simple and Compact.

    Tank specs:

    20 Gallon Long Dimensions 30 x 12 x 13

    Filtration will come from a modified Aquaclear 200.

    I will be adding one overflow made from 4" ABS plastic tubing cut in half (Half Circle) to collect surface scum.

    Lighting:Current USA SunPod Metal Halide Fixture, 150 Watt HQI, 30 inch

    First day will be Masking of 5 sides and Painting the Back Glass Blue.
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    Got to let the first coat Dry
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    Inside the tank after fist coat
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    Great start
     
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    good start, but i wouldnt use MH on a 20 gallon tank, because itll over heat your water and cause you to invest in a chiller and those are not cheap by any means
     
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    jkeating2005 I am Addicted for sure!

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    Is there a T5 stup you would recommend in a 30". The only ones i have been looking at dont seem to give me enough Watts per Gallon
     
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    actually looking at the sun pod you were talking about since its just that one bulb and nothing else i think you might be fine
     
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    jkeating2005 I am Addicted for sure!

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    I thought it would be!
     
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    I think you'll be fine with the MH.But go a head and invest in a small clip of fan just in case.They are a lot cheaper than a chiller,and will do just as good a job.
     
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    jkeating2005 I am Addicted for sure!

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    scratch this thread. i just bought a 125g. ill have to hold this off for a while
     
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    That was a hell of an upgrade:D
     
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    youll only wanna go bigger in a few months
     
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    jkeating2005 I am Addicted for sure!

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    lol, i have a 46 bowfront so i will be going from 46 - 125 not that big an upgrade!

    but i picK it up friday!
     
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