Tuesday, October 30, 2012

AquaOne Mirage 50 Nano Reef Aquarium


Another day another tank... at least that's the way it seems to be working out! Although I had been stalking this tank for a about two weeks before I pulled the trigger and bought it xD It's an all glass aquarium, with curved front corners, and it a little over 43 Litres (or 11 Gallons for those that aren't metric). It'll be staying as it is, with very few moddifications to the tank.

Measurements:
Length: 49 cm
Width: 29 cm
Height: 30.5 cm
Glass Thickness: 5 mm
Fish:

I'll be using Hang-on-Back filters and skimmers so as to keep it at that 43 litres / 11 gallons. By doing so I'll be given the opportunity to keep a pair of anenomefish! Either:
And then I have room for one more little guy, so I'm deciding between one of these:
**My stocking limits stemming directly from lgreen's "Fish Stocking Guide For Nano Reefs" article**

Invertebrates:
The back of the tank will be painted a flat black in whatever I can find that will do the job as I'm yet to find Krylon for Plastic in Australia (at least not where I live), which will make the tank look good as well as hiding my filtration.

Hang-on-Back Eqiuipment:
Filter: an AquaClear 70 (if I can put my hands on one) with media basket, such as inTanks, running both Chemi-Pure Elite and Seachem Purigen.
Protien Skimmer: an AquaC Nano Remora (hopefully)
Lighting: 
QUOTE
3 x CREE XT-E 3UP (2x XTE Royal 1x XTG Neutral)
3 x True Violet 390-430nm w/ 120° optics(?)
1 x Ocean Coral White w/ 120° optics(?)
3 x Inventronics 40w driver - 700mA
3 x pots and knobs
1 x 6" MakersLED kit
1 x DIM4 Sunrise/Sunset Controller V1.0

QUOTE (uglybuckling @ Oct 29 2012, 02:38 PM) *



Costings:

AquaOne Mirage 50 - 43 litre Tank = $74.00
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2 x Krylon Fusion for Plastic - Flat Black = $12.95
                                              Shipping = $18.86
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Hydor Koralia Nano 900 = $69.00
Hydor THEO 50w heater = $35.95
Aquaclear 300 ( 70 ) Hang on Filter = $79.00
                                        Shipping = $7.95
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AquaC Nano Remora Protein Skimmer = $199.99 USD
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AC 70 inTank Media Basket = $43.99 USD
                            Shipping = $19.63
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Lighting Fixture = $287.55 USD
           Shipping = $69.50
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                                                Total = $931.32


I'll update this post with more information as I get closer to starting the tanks cycle.

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