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JDigital
11/03/2009, 10:49 AM
Looking for some shallow 6ft tanks.. preferably 72x24 footprint and < 16-18"... (especially trimless/braceless)

Cheers!

m_wonnacott
11/03/2009, 11:37 AM
check out the shallow tank thred bound to be some near that size in there

jaybfresh
11/03/2009, 12:04 PM
I have a starphire 72x18x18 rimless tank coming in and I cant wait!

JDigital
11/03/2009, 04:46 PM
I have a starphire 72x18x18 rimless tank coming in and I cant wait!

Would love to see it...


Only saw about 2 in the shallow thread..

Leonardo_
11/03/2009, 04:49 PM
My 160 Gallon Super Shallow Rimless 63" x 44" x 14"

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q309/leonardosreef/Leonardos%20Lagoon/FTSR.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q309/leonardosreef/Leonardos%20Lagoon/FrontFTS.jpg

Leonardo

am3gross
11/03/2009, 05:19 PM
wow where is the flow at?

Mentat
11/03/2009, 05:22 PM
My 160 Gallon Super Shallow Rimless 63" x 44" x 14"
Nice lagoon Leonardo!

JDigital
11/03/2009, 05:34 PM
Nice tank Leo, 14" high is what I'm thinking of going with...

zsqure
11/03/2009, 05:43 PM
That is a nice tank.

Darejohn
11/03/2009, 06:26 PM
nice! hard to do without live rock?

Darejohn
11/03/2009, 06:27 PM
Romania, brazil or south africa

Leonardo_
11/04/2009, 05:16 PM
Thank you! The flow is shut down to get a better picture. I have three 6102 and one 6202 Tunze Streams. Enough flow ;)
Scape is completely without liverock, hard to get a decent aquascape.

Leonardo

Leonardo_
11/04/2009, 05:19 PM
Nice tank Leo, 14" high is what I'm thinking of going with...

I would aim for a tank a bit higher. A tank this shallow is very hard to aquascape. Ed reef did a great job though. (in Large reef Forum)

Leonardo

JDigital
11/04/2009, 05:23 PM
I would aim for a tank a bit higher. A tank this shallow is very hard to aquascape. Ed reef did a great job though. (in Large reef Forum)

Leonardo

Oh it will be more than what I got now... 12" in even harder.. haha.. that shallow look is what I am going after ... I got this picture in my head.. :D

Leonardo_
11/04/2009, 05:31 PM
Oh it will be more than what I got now... 12" in even harder.. haha.. that shallow look is what I am going after ... I got this picture in my head.. :D

Then go for it! :D

Leonardo

michika
11/05/2009, 03:23 PM
Josh,

Google 'Volcano Reef Video', or go look on our home board under the halloween thread about pumpkins for a link to the video. I'd paste you a link, but I'm running out of battery on my phone.

It will give you a very interesting idea for shallow reef aquascaping.

junio
11/05/2009, 06:45 PM
Almost there... 63x27,5x15,7''. Three sides view.
Sorry for the pic...
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/jriosmelo/fora-3.jpg

kentlighting
11/06/2009, 02:01 AM
"show me your sixfooters" seems like a personal question....

lordofthereef
11/06/2009, 02:57 AM
Well, I guess I know I will be doing a shallow tank sometime in the future. These look great!

Mikeeal
11/06/2009, 06:56 AM
Leonardo that is georgous, very nice job. So you'd go slightly taller if you did it again?

A sea K
11/06/2009, 08:23 AM
Thank you! The flow is shut down to get a better picture. I have three 6102 and one 6202 Tunze Streams. Enough flow ;)
Scape is completely without liverock, hard to get a decent aquascape.

Leonardo

You definately have flow, I run 3x6000 and 1x6100 and I can't manage to keep my sand in place on a 29" tall tank. What do you use for substrate? In the pictures it looks almost like its CC.

BTW, this is a great idea for a thread. I was just thinking about doing a peninsula style tank and thought about doing it as a shallow tank build so the timing is perfect to give me some idea's

JDigital
11/06/2009, 03:25 PM
Almost there... 63x27,5x15,7''. Three sides view.
Sorry for the pic...
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/jriosmelo/fora-3.jpg

Gorgeous tank... do you have a pic showing more of the stand, lighting etc?

junio
11/07/2009, 03:09 PM
Gorgeous tank... do you have a pic showing more of the stand, lighting etc?

Thanks.
Here you can see an updated video:
<object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7480335&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;ful lscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7480335&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;ful lscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/7480335">Aquario 2.0</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2146660">jriosmelo</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

The tank was built as if it was in wall when you see it from the living room, and you can also see it from the outside area. These pictures are not new, but they can help.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/jriosmelo/253.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/jriosmelo/254copy.jpg

Leonardo_
11/07/2009, 03:38 PM
Mikeeal; Thanks! Yes, I would go taller, especially with the large colonies I already had. This is one of the reasons I broke down the tank and prepare an upgrade.

A sea K; Yes, it's a lot of flow, but is all about how you aim it :) As a substrate I used a large grain aragonite sand.

Leonardo

gilweb
11/07/2009, 06:11 PM
Here is my 72x24.

https://www.pul-llc.com/reef/Reef/220Small/IMG_1050.JPG

Denadai
11/07/2009, 06:24 PM
Almost there... 63x27,5x15,7''. Three sides view.
Sorry for the pic...
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s175/jriosmelo/fora-3.jpg

Very nice tank :bounce3:

Good to see you here Junio

Keep the good job

Best Regards

junio
11/07/2009, 06:33 PM
Very nice tank :bounce3:

Good to see you here Junio

Keep the good job

Best Regards

WATCHOUT.. Brazilians are coming! rsss

Hi there, Denadai.
I've being here for quite some time... reading more than posting. :rolleye1:
Thanks for the post!