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Eatfood's 17 gallon nano reef


eatfood

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Here is my nano reef:

ADA 60P

(2) par 30 boost led lights

Vortech MP10

drilled overflow and return

Cherry wood with Purple Heart wood inlays custom stand (I designed and built)

10 gallon aquarium sump with glass baffle bubble trap

4” micron filter (and sweet custom pvc filter sock holder!)

Bubble magus 3.5 protein skimmer

100 watt heater

auto top off switch and pump (RO in the blue water jug next to the tank)

Eheim 1048 return pump (4X turn over)

1 percula clown fish (have had him about 8 yrs now)

Various corals

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The tank and stand are gorgeous. You did a beautiful job on the stand you designed and built. Congratulations on having your Clown Fish for about 8 years. That's a long time. :) How long can they live?

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Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

I was trying to be humorous and I think I cam off braty lol. I need to dig up some of my stand pics to show it better. Those clown fish can live 20 years.

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Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

I was trying to be humorous and I think I cam off braty lol. I need to dig up some of my stand pics to show it better. Those clown fish can live 20 years.

I didn't think you came off braty at all. If I made a stand like that I would definitely say I made it also. :) Thanks for letting me know how long Clown fish can live. Wow! Yours is getting there. :P

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I can see it is your Zen spot. I love to sit and watch my pets to revive from a hard day at work. Wow, that clown fish. So they do not get huge! That is also a gorgeous stand! Arts and crafts style? I tried cutting purple heart once. That wood will destroy your saw blades!

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I can see it is your Zen spot. I love to sit and watch my pets to revive from a hard day at work. Wow, that clown fish. So they do not get huge! That is also a gorgeous stand! Arts and crafts style? I tried cutting purple heart once. That wood will destroy your saw blades!

thanks for the kind words.

I actually used a laser cutter for most of the purple heat inlays. I ordered 1/16" thick stock, looked like a roll of paper coming out of the box. the handle is solid purple heart and I had to work at it to not have burn marks due to the hardness.

here is a pic of me installing the inlays:

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here is an old pic with the lights on so you can see the detail a little more. the yellow tang was a temporary visitor for all the tang police out there..lol.

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I ran out of my "likes" or I would have liked your last photo you posted. It's a nice clear photo of your tank and stand. You can really see the detail in your craftsmanship. It's a gorgeous piece of work, stand you built. Love your tank setup also.

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