Ideas for College Dorm Tank

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Ideas for College Dorm Tank

Postby Zachh455 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:53 pm

I will be heading off to college in the next 2 months and the dorms allow 10 gallon fish tanks! \:D/ I was thinking I would take some frags from my 55 gallon mixed reef and put them under my Marineland LEDs, but I haven't made a decision yet. Any setup ideas?
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Re: Ideas for College Dorm Tank

Postby tickle on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:58 pm

How many 10 gallon fish tanks? I would think you could sneak a nano in and be ok. Are the tank nazis gonna come by and realize its 19 gallons over? lol. Ive always wanted to do the picotope from doctors foster.
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Re: Ideas for College Dorm Tank

Postby Zachh455 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:15 pm

My thought was that I could set up a 10 gallon sump underneath the 10 gallon tank, as they have failed to mention the number of 10 gallon tanks allowed :wink:
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Re: Ideas for College Dorm Tank

Postby tickle on Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:43 pm

That's what I was getting at exactly. So do you have the light for the 10 gallon? If you no check out my build thread ( check it out anyway lol) there is a very cheap LED setup I did there. Skimmer, hang on back or drilled, powerhead? What kind of equipment we talking bout here?

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Re: Ideas for College Dorm Tank

Postby Zachh455 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:25 pm

I have the marineland reef LEDs, but I'll definitely check out your build for future reference if I ever go led on my 55. I've got tons of power heads 2 extra canisters (fluval 305s) but no skimmer for it. I'd have to drop some extra money on that one.
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Re: Ideas for College Dorm Tank

Postby tickle on Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:19 am

I think you'd prolly be able to get away with a 15 or a 20 and then the same for a sump. Give you a little more volume and a couple more options.

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Re: Ideas for College Dorm Tank

Postby SeeingGreen on Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:43 pm

It really depends on your dorm if you can or can't. I would suggest going the 10 gal double route as that will be safer. If you are breaking the rule, and it floods, there is a greater chance than you will pay more for the damages because that is when they would find out. If you get a good renters insurance policy (a very good idea in the dorms) it covers you on a bunch of stuff if you cause the problems.

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Re: Ideas for College Dorm Tank

Postby Jake on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:54 am

I run an 8 gallon biocube with a custom rapidled.com 6 - 3w cree set-up. It would be legit for a dorm room. No heat.
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Re: Ideas for College Dorm Tank

Postby ObeyMyDog on Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:13 pm

Heck, I've got a 6ish gallon Fluval Edge running with a pair of clowns and a couple VERY hearty and low-maintenance corals (hammerhead and zoas). If you don't mind LOTS of water changes, it's another option. It'd look slick in a dorm and it's almost impossible for (drunk) fools to drop things into accidentally. The only drawback is the opening on the top of the tank is maybe 6x6, so choosing rock and be a bit tricky.
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