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Old 05/01/2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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The Poor Man's "Elos" SPS Build. :)

I have always admired Elos tanks and setups. I would love to have one, but my budget doesn't allow for one. Maybe in a few years. So I decided to make one poor man style.

Here are the pics of the tank and stand. What do ya think?








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Old 05/01/2008, 11:14 PM   #2
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Very nice tank cant wait till its runing keeps us posted.My next tank will be rimless love the look!


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Old 05/01/2008, 11:16 PM   #3
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Looks good, made the tank yourself?


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Old 05/02/2008, 12:05 AM   #4
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Great job on the rimless tank and stand. Keep us posted as the tank progresses. Whats the cost of an Elos tank with those dimensions? Curious to know. I like them but never priced them.


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Old 05/02/2008, 04:44 AM   #5
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Nice job. Very elegant.


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Old 05/02/2008, 05:29 AM   #6
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Looking good!


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Old 05/02/2008, 05:51 AM   #7
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I second the rimless tank. The woman says we can get one after the wedding in october


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Old 05/02/2008, 06:09 AM   #8
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nice tank...who built it? it looks like you or who ever built it renforced it at the bottom with a reversed euro bracing..very interesting.


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Old 05/02/2008, 06:54 AM   #9
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I love the Trimless tank aswell, very nice...looks very clear, did you use low iron glass all the way around?

nice job..

what are the dimensions? looks about 4'x20"x20" or so...100 gallons? dimensions look very nice either way...

what are your plans for lighting and stocking?


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Old 05/02/2008, 07:12 AM   #10
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Looks awesome. You thinking of changing careers? We could do for some Elos tanks without the exchange rate....


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Old 05/02/2008, 07:26 AM   #11
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looks great, very nice DIY elos.


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Old 05/02/2008, 07:43 AM   #12
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Poor mans nothing!!! My setup is also Elos inspired and I've spent just as much as buying an Elos system.. Reason why i didn't, i dont like to being tied down to only a few choices..

Your setup is amazing!!! Im gonna follow this thread closely. The hardware you used on the doors look a lot like the ones i have on mine. Nicely done!


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x2uranium,
Get the rimless tank now!!! I got married in October, and the wife said after the wedding I could spend my extra money any way I wanted! Well, that didn't happen!!!!

That's an awesome tank, good job!!!

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Old 05/02/2008, 09:27 AM   #14
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did you build the stand


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Old 05/02/2008, 12:14 PM   #15
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very very nice tank..rimless is defintely the best
you plan to hide those cables coming out from the nanostreams?


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Old 05/02/2008, 01:57 PM   #16
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Very nice setup!!!


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Old 05/02/2008, 02:12 PM   #17
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Sweet looks great so far


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Old 05/02/2008, 02:34 PM   #18
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Looks very nice.....


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Old 05/02/2008, 03:46 PM   #19
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still curious why everyone calls it a rimless tank...


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Old 05/02/2008, 05:00 PM   #20
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Is the stand made out of particle board?


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Old 05/02/2008, 10:50 PM   #21
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still curious why everyone calls it a rimless tank...
Is brace-less better?


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Old 05/02/2008, 11:15 PM   #22
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Thanks everyone!!!

OnlyCrimson - The tank is made by glass cages.

NanoReefWanabe - The dimensions are 48"x24"x18"

mcliffy2 - I wish.

CamBarr - A good friend of mine built it for me.

matan_grin - Not sure. Any suggestions?

Efrain - No particle board. Some plywood though.


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Old 05/02/2008, 11:18 PM   #23
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Here is a shot of me filling her up and some equipment.








Corals waiting to be transferred over.





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Old 05/03/2008, 12:13 AM   #24
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are you happy with the build quality?


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Old 05/03/2008, 07:15 PM   #25
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are you happy with the build quality?
I'm very happy with the build quality. Looks awesome! I'll get some close-ups of the seams.


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