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    2 gal cube nano with cannister filter mod

    Here is a picture of my latest project. It is an 8" starfire cube that will sit on my desk at work. The bottom is drilled and plumbed into an eheim 2222 cannister filter. Inside the filter I have placed a submersible light and will add live rock rubble and chaetomorpha that will be lit 24/7.
    My 2 gal cube will have a total of 3 gallons of water, 5lbs of rock, chaeto fuge, and 40x's tank turnover - all without a single power cord or piece of equipment visible in the tank.
    What do you think?



    - Chad

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    Re: 2 gal cube nano with cannister filter mod

    Originally posted by ninjafish
    all without a single power cord or piece of equipment visible in the tank.
    What do you think?
    Ummm??? I see a thermometer!!!!

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    Hahahah :

    Busted! :guns:

    Caught making false claims again... the thermometer has been removed.


    - Chad

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    What a neat idea!! What kind of light is in the canister? Did you drill the canister? (for the power cord) An inside pic of the canister would be nice. This looks like something I might be able to do for my tank as it isn't drilled and I have no room for anything to hang on the back. Thanks Jeeves

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    Thank you.
    I drilled the top of the cannister and fed the power cord for the lights through then siliconed around the cord and spliced the plug back on. I am using two 5watt submersible halogen bulbs inside the cannister. Here is a picture of them when I was doing temperature tests:




    I don't have a picture yet of the cannister after the mod but the cord for the cannister lights comes out right beside the filter cord in this picture:




    - Chad

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    What a neat idea. Good thinking!!!:thumb:
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    Looks clean. Can't wait to see the results

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    Results (as requested):






    I have four different colors of zoanthid, gsp, colt, three different color of mushroom, pulsing xenia, and green button polyps. There is also a blue legged hermit, peppermint shrimp, and an anemone crab.

    What do you think?

    - Chad

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    looks awsome!!!! I got a 2.5gal mini-bow nano started. It's not quite as cool as this but I like it just the same. Gonna place mine on the kitchen counter! I got an intake tube in mine though!!!! Looking great!!!
    :fish3:Piatchie:fish3:

    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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    Looking good. Nice and clean.

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