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DIY - Desktop Nano Tank

Bolbi

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    This build is for a 5 liter nano tank with canister filter hidden in the stand.

    The stand​

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    Burning down the house:

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    Light​

    I have used Chihiros C251, only had to cut off this part which is used to attach to the glass:

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    Glued with super glue:

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    Small rabbet to hide the cable:

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    Filter​

    For filter casing I have used 1.2L Lock & Lock plastic container. Fittings are 6mm (standard for RO units). Mini pump that works on 5V - 200L/h max.

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    Wiring​

    Left - light, right - filter:

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    secured with hot melt glue to make it waterproof:

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    Inflow and outflow pipes​

    They are made of 6mm stainless steel pipes, bent using a pipe bender:

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    Final product​

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    Bolbi - you are a woodworking master, my friend! Thanks for posting! Super interesting to see and the espresso coffee cup really shows this is a pico tank. Wow!

    Have you set it up? I'd love to see it working.
     
    Thanks Art! The tank was tested and working (no leaks). At the moment it is on hold but the hardscape is finished... Planting will be with dry start (moss) so I'll post the video of it once flooded. ;)
     
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    Beautiful, how much time did this take you and what wood did you use?
    Thank you! It took me about a week to complete it. There wasn't a lot of work, but there were stages that needed to wait 24h to continue with work (painting/gluing). The wood is from leftovers, I think it's pine.
     
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