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David MC Lee
05/28/2016, 07:51 AM
I decided to try and build one of these to put my Derasa in. It will be a look down tank.



http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160528_084220_zpsycgjm9zs.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160528_084220_zpsycgjm9zs.jpg.html)


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160528_084300_zpsl8bqe3ge.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160528_084300_zpsl8bqe3ge.jpg.html)


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160528_084323_zpshrx8into.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160528_084323_zpshrx8into.jpg.html)

Cammunoz
05/28/2016, 07:52 AM
Awesome how did you do it?


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David MC Lee
05/28/2016, 07:56 AM
Table saw, router, drill press. Inner tank is 18" sq and made of 3/8" acrylic. Base is 24" sq.

Finis
05/28/2016, 10:25 PM
That's pretty neat. Get the acrylic from home depot?

David MC Lee
05/29/2016, 06:48 AM
That's pretty neat. Get the acrylic from home depot?

No I use cast acrylic and buy it on line.

David MC Lee
06/05/2016, 09:17 AM
Almost finished.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160604_192341_zpsuesju4lr.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160604_192341_zpsuesju4lr.jpg.html)

Flagg37
06/05/2016, 09:50 AM
This is so cool. How does the plumbing work on it?

David MC Lee
06/05/2016, 09:58 AM
I will pump water from my sump into center part of clam tank. Water will rise an overflow the to and run down into the outer tray and then will drain back into the sump.

tonysi
06/05/2016, 02:15 PM
I subscribed to this, definitely a cool tank, can't wait to see it all done and set up.

Weene858
06/05/2016, 11:12 PM
Interesting concept! hope to see some great updates!

Finis
06/07/2016, 12:49 PM
Definitely neat.

David MC Lee
06/12/2016, 04:13 PM
Finished stain and poly. Its now sitting inside next to my 125.



http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160612_170707_zps63ovh24y.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160612_170707_zps63ovh24y.jpg.html)

joetekyun
06/13/2016, 08:45 AM
Wow David, a work of art :) You should sell these on the side :)

Flagg37
06/13/2016, 08:55 AM
When does it get water? What lighting are you going to use?

David MC Lee
06/13/2016, 08:13 PM
When does it get water? What lighting are you going to use?

Hope to have water in it with in 2 to 3 weeks. I'm working on what pump to use. Main tank has 3 main pumps and I really don't want to add another. I have some old large ones that I may be able to use just one.

For the lights I had been looking at a kessil a360 ne. Hope to find a 4th of July sale.

David MC Lee
06/17/2016, 07:09 AM
Here are the adjustable feet to level the tank. They sit on a steel plate to spread the weight on the floor. Going to work on pumps and plumbing this weekend.


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160531_193210_zpsrsbvedpb.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160531_193210_zpsrsbvedpb.jpg.html)

ct_vol
06/20/2016, 07:03 AM
No I use cast acrylic and buy it on line.

Where on line did you end up buying from? I'm curious because I need to build a couple of overflows.

David MC Lee
06/20/2016, 07:06 AM
estreetplastics.com second order. Very happy. They can get all the colors and they pack it very well.

ct_vol
06/20/2016, 02:39 PM
estreetplastics.com second order. Very happy. They can get all the colors and they pack it very well.

Thanks. I don't think I've looked at them yet. Most places are a bit ridiculous with their acrylic prices.

tommer725
07/11/2016, 11:38 PM
Neat build! I have always wanted to do a clam tank but never got around to it! Looking forward to following this awesome build!

tikireefer
08/26/2016, 12:14 PM
Any updates? Nice Build! Good job on the tank and stand....Looks great!

David MC Lee
08/26/2016, 12:18 PM
Nope. Still sitting. I have had a bad algae outbreak in my main tank and wanted to get that under control first. Plus it's summer and too much grass to cut and now too much wood to split.

ct_vol
08/29/2016, 08:39 PM
I haven't split wood since moving from TN... Not enough trees around up here. Sometimes I miss it........... Other times, not so much. ;)

mr9iron
01/28/2017, 10:27 PM
Hows the clam tank going?

David MC Lee
01/28/2017, 10:31 PM
Still sitting. Just haven't had the ambition to work on it. Clam is doing good.

newreefer2
02/11/2017, 07:27 PM
That is a nice tank build. Not only does it look great but you even thought through the wait distribution. I haven't been on Reef central in a long time but I am glad so see you posting so I can learn more.

David MC Lee
02/11/2017, 07:49 PM
Yea you have to be able to level the tank to get an even wall fall affect. The bottom wood part free floats so it always looks like it sits flat on the floor. If I wasen't working my Silverado trunk every other weekend I might have time and money to spend on this. Of course after truck shopping today I may never be able to afford a nice tank again.

SantaMonica
04/23/2017, 06:47 PM
Wow first DIY that I've seen of these.

sushimi
04/28/2017, 04:25 PM
Definitely a cool build David.