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Old 10/01/2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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My 70gal almost-cube rimless tank (Soon to be SPS Dominated)

Hi everyone...this is my tank.

What started out as this around 2 months ago when Marlon of Design & Reef helped me design and build the tank and cabinet...



to this...



and this...





and finally to this...



Hope you like it.


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Old 10/01/2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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Nice! The setup and design look great. You are off to a great start!

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Old 10/01/2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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now following.
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Old 10/01/2009, 07:04 PM   #4
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Thanks SunnyX and Felix1021.

Will start cycling hopefully by next week.


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Old 10/01/2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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subscribed, Do you have some specs, light, skimmer, waterflow etc etc.?
What kind of fish do you plan to keep?


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Old 10/01/2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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subscribed, Do you have some specs, light, skimmer, waterflow etc etc.?
What kind of fish do you plan to keep?
Specs are the following:

Main Tank - 70gal 30x30x18 with overflow box with 2 durso external standpipes
Sump - approx 50gal with compartment for DSB and ATO reservoir
In-line frag tank - 24x7x6
Cooling - 4 DC fans with Blue LEDS (2 at the back and 1 at each side of cab)
Skimmer - Reef Octo DNW-150
Circulation - (Still have to get these)
Return Pump - Rio 10HF
Lighting (DT) - 20K 250W SE MH with Lumenbright Large Reflector and 2 3watts LED for moonlight
Lighting (FT) - 1 24Watts 10K Daylight and 1 24Watts Actinic Blue
Reactor - Boyu Fluidized Reactor for Rowaphos Media
ATO - Reef Octo ATO




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Old 10/01/2009, 07:17 PM   #7
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Planning on keeping mostly small fishes except for 1 purple tang.

Here is what Im planning to keep:
1 PT
2 Banggai Cardinals
2 Perculas
1 Royal Gramma
1 Sunburst Anthias
and some other small schooling fishes like apogons (if I can find some).


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Old 10/01/2009, 07:26 PM   #8
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Looks like you're off to a great start. I love the tank size. Kudos on the design. Best of luck!


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Old 10/01/2009, 07:28 PM   #9
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Thanks bro! Hope everything works our well.


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Old 10/01/2009, 08:09 PM   #10
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Planning on keeping mostly small fishes except for 1 purple tang.

Here is what Im planning to keep:
1 PT
2 Banggai Cardinals
2 Perculas
1 Royal Gramma
1 Sunburst Anthias
and some other small schooling fishes like apogons (if I can find some).
Is 30x30x18 LxWxH?
+1 on small fishes, planning to keep smaller fishes too in my 92 gallon 31x31x22 cube. Couple of big tangs that get 1'+ vs. lots of colorful "nano" fish. For me a obvious choice.


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Old 10/01/2009, 08:19 PM   #11
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Nice clean looking setup, beautiful. What is that light stand made out of? Did you make it, is it custom, or is it an off the shelf item? It gives me a few ideas.


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Old 10/01/2009, 08:35 PM   #12
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Is 30x30x18 LxWxH?
+1 on small fishes, planning to keep smaller fishes too in my 92 gallon 31x31x22 cube. Couple of big tangs that get 1'+ vs. lots of colorful "nano" fish. For me a obvious choice.
Yep that is LXWXH. Cool! I'll have the final fish list once the tank is ready! So for now its just a temporary fish list!


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Old 10/01/2009, 08:37 PM   #13
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sick set up! I like how u did the light stand


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Old 10/01/2009, 08:53 PM   #14
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Nice clean looking setup, beautiful. What is that light stand made out of? Did you make it, is it custom, or is it an off the shelf item? It gives me a few ideas.
Tank and cab is custom built. The light stand is made of metal tubular bars welded together and painted with epoxy based acrylic paint to avoid rusting. Whats your tank?


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Old 10/01/2009, 08:59 PM   #15
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sick set up! I like how u did the light stand
Thanks bro! Its actually also adjustable so I can raise it up or lower it in case its either too high or too low. Still have to check the temp.


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Old 10/01/2009, 10:12 PM   #16
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Do you plan to dose anything, VSV etc? Where did you get the reflector for your halides?


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Old 10/01/2009, 10:19 PM   #17
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My fishlist plan at the moment, to give you some ideas.
- pair purple firefish
- rainfords goby
- tailspot blenny
- school of some cardinal, either orange line or longspine.
- pair of clowns
- red head goby / or hectors goby
- dwarf angel/ or convict tang/ or Bristletooth Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus tominiensis)
I'm not sure if I will get all of them, I'll just see what's the limit


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Old 10/01/2009, 10:44 PM   #18
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Do you plan to dose anything, VSV etc? Where did you get the reflector for your halides?
Got the reflector from a local reefer who imports equipments. Planning to dose kalk through ATO. Aside from that I will just do regular water changes. maybe 20% every week.

As for the fishes, I would prefer to have smaller fishes so as to make the tank look huge.


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Old 10/01/2009, 10:45 PM   #19
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I forgot...will also be putting 1 six line wrasse in the in-line frag tank. heheh!


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Old 10/01/2009, 10:53 PM   #20
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that is great!! I love the dimensions. Could you get some more pictures, I want to see the depth (front to back). Thanks


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Old 10/01/2009, 10:57 PM   #21
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that is great!! I love the dimensions. Could you get some more pictures, I want to see the depth (front to back). Thanks
There you go!



Doesn't seem big in pictures though...


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Old 10/01/2009, 11:00 PM   #22
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Old 10/02/2009, 04:12 AM   #23
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looking very good,stucking here to see it progress...


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Old 10/03/2009, 07:11 PM   #24
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Sweet tank! I just got my 30x30x24 from the builder. My design is very similar to yours. I'm going to be using a Vortech MP40w and a Tunze 6025 for circulation until I can afford another Vortech. Both will be mounted on the back panel.


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Old 10/03/2009, 07:59 PM   #25
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Everything looks great!!! The only thing I would do different is change the reflector for a Lumenbright pendant. I love the sleek design of the tank and stand.


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