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va_blue_stang
08/10/2012, 03:48 PM
Ok here is just a little to get this build thread started. I built the tank myself, it was the first time I've attempted to build one so it's not completely factory looking. The stand I built out of aged red cedar that we keep in our wood working shop. I also built the light hood out of the same wood. It will be mounted shortly after the light goes off and cools. The tank is a 24 x 24 x 12 shallow acrylic tank with a 2 inch brace around the perimeter.

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2046.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2045.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2044.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2043.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2042.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2041.jpg

Go easy on us it's our first tank build from the ground up without buying a tank.

Thanks for looking and commenting, Mitch & Sherri

va_blue_stang
08/10/2012, 09:09 PM
As soon as it clears up I will get some tank shots.
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2047.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2049.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2048.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2051.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/Shallow%20Reef%20Tank/102_2050.jpg

rehype
08/10/2012, 09:53 PM
Looking good

va_blue_stang
08/10/2012, 10:07 PM
Looking good
Thanks Hype

Sosa29Reef
08/11/2012, 10:59 AM
Looks great!!! Can't wait to see it once it clears up...

deebs
08/11/2012, 04:34 PM
Looks cool man! Are you gonna run a sump?

va_blue_stang
08/11/2012, 09:53 PM
Looks cool man! Are you gonna run a sump?

No need for a sump. The HOB's are running with Chaeto in one and live sand in both. Carbon is ran to polish the water on limited occasions. We decided the less equipment we ran the less likely for equipment failures.

salty55
08/12/2012, 10:26 PM
I love the dimensions. also love how you done the canopy. What type of corals are you planning?

va_blue_stang
08/15/2012, 08:17 PM
Here's a little update of some of the corals since moving to the new shallow tank.

FTS 8/15/2012
Lefthttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_202511.jpg
Righthttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_202522.jpg
Elegancehttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181435.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181309.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181201.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181027.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_180929.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4537.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4512.jpg

va_blue_stang
08/15/2012, 08:19 PM
Orange Montihttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181429.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181043.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4527.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4524.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4523.jpg

Dendrohttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181345.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181340.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181010.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4507.jpg

va_blue_stang
08/15/2012, 08:21 PM
Frogspawnhttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181328.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181321.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4535.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4510.jpg

va_blue_stang
08/15/2012, 08:22 PM
Various Acanshttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181333.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4531.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4530.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4529.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4528.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4519.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4520.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4521.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4505.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4506.jpg

va_blue_stang
08/15/2012, 08:23 PM
Candy Canehttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181253.jpg

Hammerhttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181245.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181242.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181239.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4534.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4533.jpg

Galaxiahttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4511.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181019.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181015.jpg

va_blue_stang
08/15/2012, 08:26 PM
War Coralhttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181316.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_180943.jpg

Neon Green Saw Breaker Leptastreahttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181258.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4513.jpg

Orange Chalicehttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181229.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4532.jpg

Tan & Green Montihttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4525.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4522.jpg

Mushroomhttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/DSCN4509.jpg

Not Sure?http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181224.jpg

va_blue_stang
08/15/2012, 08:27 PM
Top Down Shotshttp://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181429.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181355.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181141.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181136.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv263/va_blue_stang/29G%20Nano%20Build/Aug%2015%202012/IMG_20120815_181301.jpg

Thanks for looking and comments,
Mitch & Sherri

spritedunk
08/17/2012, 09:38 AM
scary seeing the tank next to the electronics!!! i see what saltwater does to the vents near my friends setup cant imagine what it will do to your tv

va_blue_stang
08/17/2012, 11:57 AM
scary seeing the tank next to the electronics!!! i see what saltwater does to the vents near my friends setup cant imagine what it will do to your tv
I've never had any problems over the years with electronics and my saltwater tanks so far.