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Old 01/09/2008, 12:49 PM   #26
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i will post my modern diy stand soon when i done with it,and,,,with elos tank,,,,to see how you guy think about it,,,,this is my first time build stand and i think its not too hard ,,,thanks


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Old 01/09/2008, 01:03 PM   #27
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PS: that Formosa Forrest one is one of my new favorites, amazing!
Mine too! Its unique that there is very little LR.


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Old 01/09/2008, 08:20 PM   #28
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Bombers

Nice Thread.... I really like the open look and this tank really changed the way I looked at tanks. Here's Bombers tank w/ background:


Check the Flow is this Video! Sorry forgot who's tank this is.



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Old 01/09/2008, 10:13 PM   #29
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Old 01/09/2008, 10:23 PM   #30
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Usually, I equate "modern" to uncomfortable. Modern designs look great in aquariums, but when you just want to stare at a crab for an hour a chair is nice.


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:31 PM   #31
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By aquarium, I mean big aquarium...


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:46 PM   #32
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No sump = no chance of accidental flood. The whole tank (aside from the light) uses Tunze 9010=21W + Tunze comline 3166 with Turbelle electronic=12W and two Vortec reefcrest mode at 20W. 76 Watts for 120 SPS tank. No chiller or heaters in use at the time. BTW light is 400W lumenarc G-mann coral on IC electronic ballast on light-mover. The tank is a vodka + sugar driven bacterioplanktonic system. Skimmer is set on "plankton-safe" mode. Had a 2 inch wave going pretty consistently but the tank seemed to be stressing too much for my comfort level. Too bad, the corals seemed to love it.
The Tunze 3166 is a pretty cool unit. Fully adjustable flow with the Turbelle. Surface skims, houses mangroves, can fluidize media in the filter belle, holds Osmolator sensors, and provides some flow, AND is pretty energy efficient. The skimmer puts out darker skim in plankton-safe mode, interestingly. The tank is virtually silent except for the hum of the Vortecs. Let me know what you think.

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Old 01/09/2008, 11:14 PM   #33
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These are the Aqua-Medic Euro Tanks Not available in the us...Yet











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Old 01/11/2008, 10:52 PM   #34
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:49 PM   #35
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Cam, cool find on that bottom tank. I wish I had the space to put in cushions on 3 sides of my tank so I could just chill out and watch up close. Minimal is artistic, but I'd rather just let the random macroalgae, polyps, tubeworms and the like overgrow the rocks...so it helps if there are a lot of them (the rocks). Modern doesn't have to be minimal, I'd rather see reefers utilizing modern technology towards an artistic end. I that vein, I just signed up for a sexchange operation so that I can have Aquabucket's children. Dude, that is the coolest application of modern media to a tank I have ever seen. That is MIT Media Lab caliber. I really dig it. You got any threads explaining how it is constructed?


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Old 01/12/2008, 04:41 PM   #37
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i dig that setup


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Old 01/12/2008, 07:01 PM   #38
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Re: Bombers

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Nice Thread.... I really like the open look and this tank really changed the way I looked at tanks. Here's Bombers tank w/ background:


Check the Flow is this Video! Sorry forgot who's tank this is.
The 300 gal is hdtvguy's tank


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Old 01/12/2008, 07:23 PM   #39
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Some really nice tanks here! Love the style and look of most of the stands/canopies, ect....Not crazy about some of the aquascaping. Im not a fan of barebottom, unnatural looking tanks though I prefer very natural, diverse tanks with all kinds of life. A few of the sps ones on here look kinda "sterile" and very man made. The mix of a "modern" tank and stand but very organic and natural aquascaping/stocking is very appealing to me.

Great thread!


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Old 01/13/2008, 03:07 PM   #40
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Does this count as a modern look ?



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agu very sweet yes and very modern indeed


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Old 01/13/2008, 08:09 PM   #42
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Does this count as modern???




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Old 01/13/2008, 08:45 PM   #43
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How about this one ?



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i am curious, what do most consider elements that make for a "modern" aquarium?


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Old 01/13/2008, 09:14 PM   #45
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I found these aquariums advertised in an interior decorating magazine and absolutely had to find out more about them. After visiting the website, I actually think you could construct a fairly impressive reef using one. Either way, they look amazing!!






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Old 01/13/2008, 11:37 PM   #46
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Agu,
Your two beautiful tanks would be considered contemporary as are the interiors.

Ricks,
your tank looks more of the lines of traditional because of the colonial molding. It would be classified as maybe a modern revival of traditional styling, which is done alot.

Modern is derivative from design in the "Modern Era." Modern designs are still being produced and designed following ideals from that era. Most everything designed outside of that is classified as contemporary design which is evolved from modern design.


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I agree with won most aquariums have more of a contemporary design. if you look at the average stand in an aquarium shop it is either covered with molding or its made out of rich woods and very bulky not of a minimalist nature or feel.


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I found these aquariums advertised in an interior decorating magazine and absolutely had to find out more about them. After visiting the website, I actually think you could construct a fairly impressive reef using one. Either way, they look amazing!!




These Aquariums we made my Giesemann. If i can remember they were extremely expensive and the hold a small amount of actual tank water too. But very cool aquariums, and great design appeal


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Old 01/14/2008, 01:23 AM   #49
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A truely modern tank would be stripped of excess. It would be universal in design. It would be something that could be mass produced (design for the masses it a goal of modernism). A successfull modern tank might actually just be very simple aesthetically. Essentially, form follows function in modern design.


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i would say the new current solana fits your description but i feel like that tank is the only modern element???


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