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Old 12/12/2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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New rimless build thread

Hey all I thought I should start a build thread for my 45gal rimless 30x18x20. I ordered the glass from a friend of mine, the corners are beveled, polished, and he made all 4 sides starfire. I had him drill three holes in the back and three in the bottom for the closed loop.

I had Acrylic world make me the over flo.

I had my cabinet guy make me a stand to match the house decore (so my wife wouldn't trip too much). I think it came out a little too low and a little narrow all around but it'll do.

Next came the light, I designed a custom fixture and had my sheet metal guy make that for me. I am gonig to patina it when its done. I am going to mount a Reef Optix 3 in the fixture and use a 250 pheonix 14kde bulb. Two t5's and moon lighting.

I have to thank Ali at Amazing for all his help with design and components.
I am using my old 15 gallon sump to start. It was the only place I could save money. I will feed the tank using an Ehiem 1262 return pump. I am going to try the new Euro Reef calcium reactor, it looks pretty nice, and Jeff seems to know what he is doing. Ali sold me on a Warner Marine AZ150 recirculting skimmer. I talked to John and he reasured me that his skimmers are the best for the money. I went a recirc skimmer because I have no room in my sump for the skimmer.

For the closed loop I am going with the pan world 100px-x and I am going to split that into two locline nozzles. So I will end up with four directional nozzles

I ordered my top off through ato.com, and I will use the Reef Keeper Elite to manage top off. The RKE will automate the system for ease of maintenance. The top off is going to feed into a Euro Reef Kalk reactor.

I am going to run two Poly reactors, one for carbon. and one for phosban. Those will be fed off of the return pump by a manifold that will dump back into the sump.

For the chiller I am going to run a 1/4 horse Aqua Logic. I need something big since the sumo and equipment will be housed in the garage.

I was not sure about the RODI system but again wanting to save a little money I opted for the Bulk Reef Supply 5 stage system, and I am going to run that off the cold feed of the hot water heater.

This should be a fun project.





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Old 12/12/2008, 12:39 AM   #2
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Current Tank Info: 50Gal Rimless, 12gal. sump, 250 Pheonix, 2 Actinic, WM RX150 Skimmer, Profilux Doser, Euro reef Kalk Reactor, Vortec MP10, Tunze 6025, Eheim 1620 return, Aqua logic 1/4HP chiller, RK Elite
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Old 12/12/2008, 12:41 AM   #3
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Old 12/12/2008, 12:43 AM   #4
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Old 12/12/2008, 12:49 AM   #5
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I should be getting my light fixture in tomorrow, I will begin the patina. I have never done any sort of this but it looks pretty easy.

The over flow should also be ready to pick up, I am excited to see how that is going to come out.

I am also going to cut down the drawer for the closed loop to come through.


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Old 12/12/2008, 01:42 AM   #6
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very cool start... keep it going!


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Old 12/12/2008, 08:35 AM   #7
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thanks mircro bubbles.


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Old 12/12/2008, 10:35 AM   #8
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make me one too..


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Old 12/12/2008, 11:44 AM   #9
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Looking good. Is this your first build?


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Old 12/12/2008, 12:02 PM   #10
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yes I had a 12 gal jbj nano that I drilled and put a sump on but other than that I'm a newbe. Thanks for all the comments more pics layer today.


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Old 12/16/2008, 04:54 PM   #11
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A little birdie told me this tank is wet.
Stop holdin' out on us. I know you have more pics.


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Old 12/16/2008, 05:04 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Lavish62
I have never done any sort of this but it looks pretty easy.
Famous last words.



Looks great so far. Keep posting pics!

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Old 12/16/2008, 08:13 PM   #13
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Thanks for throwing me under the bus fishybiz.

I will however keep them coming...


I had to cut the drawer down for the closed loop to fit through the bottom.








3"-4" sand bed.


I filled it without rock to water test it. Good thing because it leaked through the bottom seam. I had to take out all the water and sand, what a pain that was.


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Old 12/16/2008, 08:21 PM   #14
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I think the stand is a little small for the tank.




Found this guy in the rock, ending up being 9" long


The light came in unfinished do i am going to patina it Japanese brown.








Night lights.


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Old 12/16/2008, 08:35 PM   #15
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Enough with the tank, behind the scenes where all the work is at.












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Old 12/16/2008, 09:33 PM   #16
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Looks sick...


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Old 12/17/2008, 06:05 AM   #17
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That is one nioce setup.


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Old 12/17/2008, 09:06 AM   #18
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Nice set up!


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Old 12/17/2008, 10:42 AM   #19
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Wow that was quick!
Especially for looking that nice and so well organized.
You must have been planning this for a while?

I too went with the bulk reef supply RO/DI and love it, my GF and I use it for drinking water as well, “not the DI” anyway about a month ago I added their second RO unit to help speed up GPD out put and couldn’t bee more happy. Worth the 50 or so bucks JMO.


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Old 12/17/2008, 02:46 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the great feed back.

Boodlefish, thanks I did do a lot of research and planned it out on paper first.

I'll have to look into the extra ro unit. I love bulk reef for the money.


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Current Tank Info: 50Gal Rimless, 12gal. sump, 250 Pheonix, 2 Actinic, WM RX150 Skimmer, Profilux Doser, Euro reef Kalk Reactor, Vortec MP10, Tunze 6025, Eheim 1620 return, Aqua logic 1/4HP chiller, RK Elite
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Old 12/17/2008, 02:50 PM   #21
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Old 12/17/2008, 03:38 PM   #22
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that is a nice build, i wish I could put my thread together that quick

Nice JOB


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Old 12/17/2008, 04:24 PM   #23
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Dont let him fool ya Paul.
This tank has been in the planning department for a loooong time.


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Old 12/17/2008, 05:39 PM   #24
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wow, first build ay? much respect, you're going to feel so accomplished once everything is dialed in and your critters are thriving.


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Old 12/19/2008, 11:11 AM   #25
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Thank you every thing is cycling nicely.










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