Nano Smart Aquarium

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A nano aquarium is 30 gallons or smaller , in my case its a 10 gallon. These are considered very difficult to manage because due to the size they are more sensitive.
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So the pump is in and functional , biopellets and carbon reactors are running now
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So I added about 10 pounds of live sand which causes a large murky cloud. The ezb is already ordered for this one so I will start making everything. Next step is excellent lighting in both actinic and warm daylight.
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Here are the leds I planned on using , both a bright and warm 10 watt led and a blue actinic 10 watt.
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Because these are very high power they need a heatsink and maybe a fan. I believe they run on 11 volts. Here is the case that is a old cable modem which could look good as a project box either for ezb or the lights themselves.
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These are 6 10 watt blue actinic LEDs. They are super bright and I should have no problem frowning very pretty corals with these. Take in mind this is double the previous output and they are all blue not split with white.
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There are also 6 tiny surface mount LEDs that are morning and evening lighting. Late night they will be off completely so I can sleep;) given the success of keeping a anemone in this tank with less lighting on the test setup I believe this will really be the icing on the cake.
Canada
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I hope you post another video soon, I love your fish. I hope to eventually do this with my own tanks, so I'm definitely watching this progress.
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Alright I'm epoxying down the buck stepdown converter . with a load I could maintain 9.5 volts from a lead acid battery. I will test load voltage again in a few minutes from the 12v regulated power supply I made from a PC power supply for it.
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HEY that looks like my stepdown converter ,LOL
BECARE YOU DONT have your burner on doing that,or forget its on

My new GLASS RANGE was on and i couldnt tell ,since not red and it almost melted my lid
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OK I'm waiting for the paint to dry well while I go pick up my car then when I get back I will crimp the ends on the power wires and test the voltage to the LEDs while on the big power supply. As long as its below 11 volts I will reassemble the case and be done;)
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The light looks great! So now I fed some of my anemone specimens. It appears the two colors that the anemone takes to the best are green , yellow and red. Blue is not nearly effective in direct comparison. I did find that flouresent colors/ pigments show through the anemones skin. Next I will look into adding a glowing pigment that charges from light absorbed and glows for a few hours in darkness.
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#39  
Man, that looks great! I love the colors. I gotta get my aquarium back running again.
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Update: I ended up removing the step down converter and now I'm connected directly to 12v from the computer power supply. I tested the voltage with 7 amps of load and my meter read 11.4 volts and these leds are rated 10.1 to 11 volts so I am not worried. The heatsink and fans are working well.

@Dch thanks! If I can raise lots of anemone in different colors I will start selling them. I love these guys.
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I didn't know those things moved.
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Certain species can walk around with their pedal ( the foot) and change locations. Just yesterday two decided to walk right up next to the pump intake ( sometimes they will seek flow when hungry) they will also inflate and become bouyant to move as well. It is their way of swimming.
Canada
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Do you have videos on YouTube? Your user name?
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MY female gecko does that when i come near her cage,and she waves her hand when i do it
plus always watching what i do in my house,she never bites also,even when i give her fruit off my finger
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Yes I do a variety of YouTube videos for both robot stuff and the updates on the marine life... User name is machinepsychology , I will do more videos soon as I have been raising custom anemones from pink tip long tentacles and making the green , purple , red and even yellow.
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ANEMONES i also have there are very easy to take care of also.
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And i see 7 amps at about 12 volts thats a lot of power
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They need a lot of tender loving care. Because these kind of anemone are more active they need more nutrition. Light alone is not enough to get them to grown. They need a meaty diet which means hand feeding. If your lucky enough a clown fish will like your anemone and catch food for it and feed it.
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Here is the maroon clown feeding a purple one. They are very sensitive to environmental changes , flow , light , and they like oxygen so if they want more they will come to the surface of the water. Anyways that's where ezb comes in. Controlling water flow , alternating currents and switching from night to daylight at the correct time.
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YES i found that out too having a few. but at the same tiome you dont need a EZB if you go to any pet store they doing fine,and i bet no EZB

But on mine and your design i like using a EZB

JUST awhile back i went to clearwater marine aquarium,thhats where you find the best experts ,since thats all they do ,and got many ideas on how to take of fish tanks ,mostly saltwater

Getting ready to place many many photos of the clearwater marine place,total about 500 or more,from there and busch gardens and tampa zoo in my facebook page
SO you can check them out JOSH