My diy 5g!! :)

sabazerehi

New member
i've been wanting to do a diy pico tank for almost a year now and finally got around to it. i of course stole the idea from other who had done the same tank, so thanks for the great ideas! the lighting is a current usa nova extreme 2x18s t5 fixture, i love how bright it is and so do the corals!
i'd like to specially thank Kenny, Carl, Gaspare, and Kent for helping me get the tank to where it is.
here are some pics:

this is how it started:
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now it looks like this! :)
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1st inhabitant:
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ksanmamaril

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Your welcome saba. Maybe i should do a peninsula style instead. btw how long is ur 5g? do u know if its the same legnth as the standard 10g? my 10g is about 20 inches. i'll post up pics when my 10g is done. very nice job again saba. btw what was the white stuff on top of the chaeto?
 

sabazerehi

New member
thanks Kent, the 5g is 16" long. the white stuff is filter floss, there was a lot of junk floating around after i filled up the tank so i put that in to catch most of it. can't wait to see pics of yours!
 

90sShooter

New member
Looks like my cousens... Did you happen to get some inspiration from Reefer1024? Just curious cause it is identical. Either way, looks good! I think I have that same fixture or the older model lighting my HOB refugium/frag tank and I agree what a great light for a great price!
 

sabazerehi

New member
thanks guys! i finally got my resume together bobby and my schedule, so i'm planning on applying soon! i could really use a job now too lol, who couldn't
 
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