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thesaltypilot
07/17/2017, 08:51 PM
hey everyone...

I will be starting a new tank & Im thinking about a 60gallon Deep Blue rimless cube. I'm not sure though so i thought it would be fun to see everyone else's ideas!

If you have a tanks around this size i would love to see pictures !

07/18/2017, 12:44 AM
Hey there. I have a JBJ 45. Started my build last month. Not a true cube. But 26x19x21.

Here are some pics. I just added rock todayhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170718/145fb100c9f227b1f7fac28a1b8437bf.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170718/d5bfab51af35731933f7c3a546f7202a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170718/a6bee0fc680cfba02eb55c002fae7d81.jpg


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07/18/2017, 12:45 AM
Good luck [emoji256]


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davocean
07/18/2017, 10:41 AM
I've actually been toying w/ the idea of downsizing, if I did, I'd get an SCA 66g or 80g w/ a ghost overflow.

36x24x24 on the 80g

36x24x20 for the 66g

All their tanks are low iron, they do custom drilling/overflows, best deal going on a low iron glass tank IMO, and they ship

I have a 120g SCA right now, very happy w/ it.

07/18/2017, 10:45 AM
I've actually been toying w/ the idea of downsizing, if I did, I'd get an SCA 66g or 80g w/ a ghost overflow.

36x24x24 on the 80g

36x24x20 for the 66g

All their tanks are low iron, they do custom drilling/overflows, best deal going on a low iron glass tank IMO, and they ship

I have a 120g SCA right now, very happy w/ it.



I second Davocean for SCA. I considered 66 for a long time. The location in my house limits me to 30 inches max. Hence had to get this JBJ or it would have been 66 Gallon. Easier for maintenance due to 20inches and their stand heights are 30inches not 36inches.


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thesaltypilot
07/18/2017, 07:48 PM
Hey there. I have a JBJ 45. Started my build last month. Not a true cube. But 26x19x21.

Here are some pics. I just added rock todayhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170718/145fb100c9f227b1f7fac28a1b8437bf.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170718/d5bfab51af35731933f7c3a546f7202a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170718/a6bee0fc680cfba02eb55c002fae7d81.jpg


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I do love that tank! id love to see your progress over the next couple months. I didn't have much luck with my daughter IM novo but i would definitely try JBJ

thesaltypilot
07/18/2017, 07:50 PM
I've actually been toying w/ the idea of downsizing, if I did, I'd get an SCA 66g or 80g w/ a ghost overflow.

36x24x24 on the 80g

36x24x20 for the 66g

All their tanks are low iron, they do custom drilling/overflows, best deal going on a low iron glass tank IMO, and they ship

I have a 120g SCA right now, very happy w/ it.

i haven't head of them, definitely going to look that up now. i was dead set on a cube but the more i look I'm just not sure. I do love the 90s but thats too much for me right now, baby steps lol

07/18/2017, 10:38 PM
I do love that tank! id love to see your progress over the next couple months. I didn't have much luck with my daughter IM novo but i would definitely try JBJ



Thank you. I have a thread going on now. Dev's JBJ 45 build. You can follow me on that. Regarding SC Aquariums. Steven Chow is the person who you can work with. He responds quickly and answers all your questions. I was going to go big and asked him to do a custom tank for me. The 90 gallon with overflow to one side so I can make it a Peninsula styled tank. Well after redoing my budget I'm like go baby steps. But I'm buying equipment such that I can always upgrade my tank.


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davocean
07/18/2017, 11:10 PM
i haven't head of them, definitely going to look that up now. i was dead set on a cube but the more i look I'm just not sure. I do love the 90s but thats too much for me right now, baby steps lol

They have a ton of stock size choices, including cubes, semi cubes, and great CS

d0ughb0y
07/19/2017, 09:37 AM
look at the red sea reefer 170.
I thought the sca / cadlights 50 was nice, but the rs reefer 170 I think is way better.

thesaltypilot
07/19/2017, 11:34 AM
Thank you. I have a thread going on now. Dev's JBJ 45 build. You can follow me on that. Regarding SC Aquariums. Steven Chow is the person who you can work with. He responds quickly and answers all your questions. I was going to go big and asked him to do a custom tank for me. The 90 gallon with overflow to one side so I can make it a Peninsula styled tank. Well after redoing my budget I'm like go baby steps. But I'm buying equipment such that I can always upgrade my tank.


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thats a very good idea, i hadn't looked at it that way.. i think ill do the same if the budget allows. Also thanks for the contact i appreciate it.

thesaltypilot
07/19/2017, 11:43 AM
They have a ton of stock size choices, including cubes, semi cubes, and great CS

Would you do their PNP system or just the tank with your own setup? Im sort of nervous about setting up my own sump as my 37 has this sweet little hang on the back that doesn't require much. I do like that 66 a lot!

thesaltypilot
07/19/2017, 11:53 AM
look at the red sea reefer 170.
I thought the sca / cadlights 50 was nice, but the rs reefer 170 I think is way better.

i had never looked at those, they look awesome but the website is so confusing..just kind of busy. ill have to find a dealer here to look at them Thanks :)

davocean
07/19/2017, 10:37 PM
Would you do their PNP system or just the tank with your own setup? Im sort of nervous about setting up my own sump as my 37 has this sweet little hang on the back that doesn't require much. I do like that 66 a lot!

Well, guess it just depends on your comfort zone and skill level.
Pnp's are nice starting off, but as you advance most all of us end up tweeking gear and making upgrades to fit our needs, so I prefer to build my own sump, choose my own pumps and skimmer, and I want a as much fuge as I can for my needs.

There is a huge thread in light filtration forum, SCA owners, pages of happy people and helpful hints, as well as some people helping others, I'd give it a glance at least.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2450598

Mebeknob
07/20/2017, 12:20 AM
I'd do a tank at least 36" long. Something like 36x18x18.
I really like that length for smaller tanks.


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d0ughb0y
07/20/2017, 12:30 AM
I'd do a tank at least 36" long. Something like 36x18x18.
I really like that length for smaller tanks.


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That's a 40 breeder tank dimension.
you can get the tank for $50 at Petco now.

The only downside to this is light coverage. You need either two light fixtures or a long light to cover 36". Also, if you get a 40 breeder, you still need to drill and add an overflow and build a stand and sump.

ComforablyNumb
07/20/2017, 05:59 AM
Standard 55 gal:

http://i.imgur.com/GQ35RuZ.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/pxfCP9u.jpg

davocean
07/20/2017, 08:21 AM
That's a 40 breeder tank dimension.
you can get the tank for $50 at Petco now.

The only downside to this is light coverage. You need either two light fixtures or a long light to cover 36". Also, if you get a 40 breeder, you still need to drill and add an overflow and build a stand and sump.

This is true, but there's a huge difference in build quality for one, and SCA will be low iron glass, drilled and overflow, not to mention rimless or euro options.

SDP222
07/20/2017, 09:08 AM
I just started a second project tank and went with a 24x24x24 60 gallon cube. I'm doing a oversized stand that I built myself (want lots of run for the toys under it) going to build the new sump later this week. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/e0c15df80fbba203c6032db0698b2247.jpg


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d0ughb0y
07/20/2017, 10:20 AM
This is true, but there's a huge difference in build quality for one, and SCA will be low iron glass, drilled and overflow, not to mention rimless or euro options.

I think if op wants quality, then red sea is the best option.
euro does not do it for everyone.

d0ughb0y
07/20/2017, 10:21 AM
I just started a second project tank and went with a 24x24x24 60 gallon cube. I'm doing a oversized stand that I built myself (want lots of run for the toys under it) going to build the new sump later this week. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/e0c15df80fbba203c6032db0698b2247.jpg


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do you have a build thread for your stand?

SDP222
07/20/2017, 12:16 PM
do you have a build thread for your stand?



No, I did for my 90 but didn't for this one.


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Mebeknob
07/20/2017, 01:08 PM
That's a 40 breeder tank dimension.

you can get the tank for $50 at Petco now.



The only downside to this is light coverage. You need either two light fixtures or a long light to cover 36". Also, if you get a 40 breeder, you still need to drill and add an overflow and build a stand and sump.



True a 40 breeder would be cheap. I'd go with this though
https://www.marinedepot.com/AquaMaxx_Premium_Cuboid_Low_Iron_Rimless_Aquarium_48.2_Gallon_Nano_Cube_Aquariums_Tanks_Over_40_Gall ons-AquaMaxx-UJ94562-FIAQNCNTOF-vi.html

And true about lights ... 36" is good if you want to do t5 or a t5 combo. Lots of options out there for lights and fixtures at that length


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thesaltypilot
07/20/2017, 03:36 PM
I just started a second project tank and went with a 24x24x24 60 gallon cube. I'm doing a oversized stand that I built myself (want lots of run for the toys under it) going to build the new sump later this week. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/e0c15df80fbba203c6032db0698b2247.jpg


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this is what I've had my eyes on I'm just not sure, i want to see one in person. Id also like to build a stand myself or with the help of my husband at least lol. what sort of sump will you be building?

thesaltypilot
07/20/2017, 03:40 PM
True a 40 breeder would be cheap. I'd go with this though
https://www.marinedepot.com/AquaMaxx_Premium_Cuboid_Low_Iron_Rimless_Aquarium_48.2_Gallon_Nano_Cube_Aquariums_Tanks_Over_40_Gall ons-AquaMaxx-UJ94562-FIAQNCNTOF-vi.html

And true about lights ... 36" is good if you want to do t5 or a t5 combo. Lots of options out there for lights and fixtures at that length


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i like that, just want something in the 60 gallon range. this is so hard lol

thesaltypilot
07/20/2017, 03:41 PM
No, I did for my 90 but didn't for this one.


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i wish you did, I'm super interested !

Mebeknob
07/20/2017, 04:52 PM
You could do a cube?


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SDP222
07/20/2017, 04:59 PM
this is what I've had my eyes on I'm just not sure, i want to see one in person. Id also like to build a stand myself or with the help of my husband at least lol. what sort of sump will you be building?



I'll go to the glass shop and get acrylic and build it to fit under my stand. Still planning the layout now.


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Etoimos
07/20/2017, 10:03 PM
Our first tank is a 60g cube. These photos are from when I first set it up. I've removed the controller display from the right side as seen in that 2nd pic. The last pic is after cycling and adding some corals.

For a small tank I really like the size (242424) as it allows for some good aquascapes. The biggest drawback is the limitations on fish selection. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/ca9cf3e7753b9abcb9baa032b3d40f79.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/209159385d468d68ffa3e91d60b05562.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/a5ec332ce003b29f04daba38bb8f4e2c.jpg

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TheWB
07/22/2017, 11:53 PM
Hi, I'm new here and about to start a build of the IM Fusion Lagoon 50. Getting back into the hobby after being out for about 3 years. We were getting ready to move and all of my equipment was old on my 100 gallon set up so I gave it all away to a good home and decided to start over after the move. I'm downsizing to the 50 gallon size because it's going on the 2nd floor and I'm concerned about weight. I'll be getting the new Aluminum APS stand to go with it which will also save some weight. The all in one design is appealing since it's the second floor, no worries about a sump overflowing. Im getting a really good deal on the tank and stand from a local fish/pet store that runs a great anniversary sale every August. I'll be picking up the tank first week of Aug and the stand whenever the matte black version of the APS gets released, hopefully very soon. Anyway, that's the tank under 70 gal I would get/am getting, it suits my needs perfectly. Can't wait to get started.

ifarmer
07/27/2017, 06:02 PM
I read all the posts but did not see anyone answering the Op question directly.

I have been in the hobby for 10+ yrs and have switched tank 6 times.
If i have to do it again my next tank would be a 12x12x12 10g cube because i could not walk away from the stupid hobby.

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scubadan206
08/01/2017, 12:22 PM
I would build a 24 inch cube. Make it an anemone tank with clown harem.
Would have to be tied into my full system though. :thumbsup:

thesaltypilot
08/04/2017, 11:59 AM
I read all the posts but did not see anyone answering the Op question directly.

I have been in the hobby for 10+ yrs and have switched tank 6 times.
If i have to do it again my next tank would be a 12x12x12 10g cube because i could not walk away from the stupid hobby.

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this is awesome lol those little 10g cubes are sweet, not sure i could do it.

thesaltypilot
08/04/2017, 12:01 PM
I would build a 24 inch cube. Make it an anemone tank with clown harem.
Would have to be tied into my full system though. :thumbsup:

my daughter has a IM 16 with anemones & clowns... until it bit the dust. Hopefully Im will take care of it & she will be able to start over. Were moving in a couple months and I'm dying for my own tank again... really loving the red sea reefers but they are slightly out of my price range lol