10 gallon Nano PAR30 LED ***Updated video 12/03/10***

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  1. pecco22

    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    Updated some Pics

    OK here is my 10 gallon nano I am setting up. It has been running for about 2 days. I have a HOB Aquaclear 110 turned into a Fuge. The light over the fuge is a 24w 50/50 that I will be getting a 6700k bulb for it. I will have a Koralia K1, I think it should work well with this tank...? Honestly not sure of the weight of the rocks or the sand. For lighting I have ordered 2 PAR30 LED bulbs.
    For the mounting of the PAR30's, I didnt want to just use a camp on or anything so I thought I try my hand at creating a canopy. I think it turned out ok for my limited skills with wood. I plan on painting it black. I also have an LED light tube that should work well for a moonlight.

    thoughts or input always welcome.

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  3. pecco22

    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    some more pics. I also painted the back glass blue and the intake pipe for the Fuge blue also.

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    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    last one for now, more work to do tomorrow if I have time.

    Oh thought I'd also tell how much it cost to get here.
    Lights- PAR30 x2= $140 with shipping
    Pieces used for electrical= $17 at Home Depot
    Tank = $13
    Koralia K1 is $10 from a friend w/ LR to seed my tank
    Aquaclear 110 was a leftover from another tank
    Light on fuge, again was a left over.

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    fishyfinder Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Very Nice! I like the Fuge idea.
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    this looks very cool!!
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    Very nice.
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    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thanks everyone! Having fun doing this. Trying to do it right the first time.
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    dellyjoe Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    wow this looks really nice i love the costumes that you are doing to it.
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    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    ok here is todays update and work I did. So far I am happy with it. painted everything black wired my lights....there is a test bulb in the picture and that isnt what I am gonna be using.

    the only problem I am finding so far is...The light coming from the Fuge is coming in kinda strong into the tank. thats gonna cause algae problems and also not allow a good day night cycle for the tank.

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    DBOSHIBBY Wobbegong Shark

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    Looks good. I'm still waiting for stuff to ship for my 10g. Looks like your winning the race lol. Maybe set the fuge light right on the lid of the 110 instead of using legs? That might cut some of the light down that's going into your tank.
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    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    Well just called the post office and my LED lights are out with the carrier... cant wait to get them. I will take some tank pics when they get here.
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    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    PAR30 lights from rapidled.com

    My lights are here.... love them!! and holy shimmer batman...lol

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    Wow. Looking good! What are the specs on those bulbs? SOrry if I missed them...
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    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    5 LED PAR30 Bulb

    each bulb has 3 royal blue Cree LED's and 2 cool white Cree LED's.
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    Thanks - I thought those were royal blue based on your pics. Very nice. Look forward to seeing some growth pics!
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    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    Just an update, I added two pieces of LR from a friends tank. The rocks has been in that tank for over a year. So it should do well for seeding this tank. I also added a koralia k1 for my flow. Cycle has start w/ amonia at .25. So soon I will be able to see this tank take shape.
    Happy thanksgiving to everyone!
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    Tank's looking real nice so far.Happy turkey day to you as well.
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    Looking great Pecco! I just set up a crude FOWLR 10gallon for a last minute addition that couldn't go in my 55 (personality disorder between a CBS and Royal Gramma)

    Your's is looking much better than mine! LOL
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    pecco22 Peppermint Shrimp

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    Well the ammonia is almost gone from the test I just did. I am also seeing green algae starting to appear on the rock. I also noticed a small mini serpent star in the rock, so it seems he came from the LR pieces I added. I am kinda surprised he is surviving the ammonia spike. Hope it can hold on. Also another comment of question: the tank seems to be holding strong at 74-75 degrees. Will this be ok in your opinion to have sps coral in?

    oh had another question also. I am currently using a coralife power center for my timer, however it appears to have stopped working. Can anyone recommend a good Power center/timer I could buy.
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