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Islandoftiki's Femto Tank Entry

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Here it is, my Goodwill reef vase. $2.99

 

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After a good soak in vinegar, it came out spotless.

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The volume of this vase appears to be approximately 3/4 gallon.

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Here's the light I'm going to use. Finnex 26w. 50/50 Blue and White bulb. At $33.90 it's probably going to be the most expensive item I use.

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It has a moonlight, but it's not separately controllable, it uses a rocker switch to go between regular light and moonlight. So I probably won't use the moonlight function. We'll see if I can rig something up. It's a decent looking fixture and should provide more than enough lighting for this project. Heck, it's probably enough light in such a small tank to grow SPS.

 

 

I'm still contemplating if I want to switch to a square or rectangle tank.

 

 

Anybody thought about not using a heater and going with corals that can handle a wide temperature range? There are people keeping some soft corals (palys, zoas, mushrooms) in sealed biospheres with no heater.

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See thats where ive had a problem, how to keep heat and how to get water movenent

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Maybe I could throw my little 7.5 watt un-regulated hydor heater in there? I'll pop it in tonight and see what temp it gets to.

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I could also steal the one out of my 2 gallon tank at work. It won't get cold enough this summer to worry about heating that tank since I keep it around 72 normally.

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And the one at work too right?

Just these two: (The competition with the 2 gallon tank is still ongoing.)

 

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And the one for the new competition.

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And the one at work too right?

Well, the 2 gallon freshwater shrimp tank at work, too. But that's freshwater, it doesn't count.

 

On a side note. My un-thermostated 7.5 watt heater heats the vase tank to 88 degrees. Not gonna work.

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