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Old 12/06/2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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mnml's rimless

After many months of planning and waiting, I've finally got my new tank set up. It's still a work in progress but I'd thought I share some pics.

Tanks: LeeMar rimless starphire, all 4 sides. 48" x 30" x 20", 1.5" drain, 3/4" return
Stand: Custom built pine wood, 42" tall.
Sump: Advanced Acrylic, 30" x 20" x 16"
Lighting: ATI PowerModule 8x54w
Skimmer: ATB 840 v1.5
Carbon Reactor: Warner Marine MR-100
Dosing Pumps: BRS dosers, 1.1 ml/min
Controller: APEX Neptune
Return: Eheim 1260 or Tunze Silence (still need to test)
Circulation: Vortech MP40w gen2 x 2
ATO: Tunze Osmolator
Rocks: Marco rocks
Substrate: Tropic Eden reef-flakes 4mm
Salt: Tropic Marine

I still need to get the plumbing done and hang the lights but here are some pics so far.














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Old 12/06/2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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oO !! Shiiiiny !


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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SWEET!!! Can't wait to see the progress!!!


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:22 PM   #4
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Very nice. Where did you get the square tubing for the light hanger? I like it better than the round bent tubing that you commonly see.


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Old 12/06/2009, 12:25 PM   #5
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looks very clean, can't wait to see the finished work


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Old 12/06/2009, 07:23 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone!

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Very nice. Where did you get the square tubing for the light hanger? I like it better than the round bent tubing that you commonly see.
The LFS store that built my stand made the light tree for me. The decided to go with square tubing due to the weight of the ATI PM. I'm happy with how it looks. Now if I can find the correct wire to mount the fixture.


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Old 12/06/2009, 07:39 PM   #7
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How thick is the glass?

P.S. Would you mind pm-ing' me the total cost of this tank as well? As you can see in my signature, I'm planning something similar to yours. Just interested in a ball park figure.


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Old 12/06/2009, 07:41 PM   #8
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how do u subscribe to this thread? Since the update I can't seem to find the button?


NM/ found it and way cool tank!


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Old 12/06/2009, 07:42 PM   #9
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Top of the line all the way heh?


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Old 12/06/2009, 07:46 PM   #10
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how do u subscribe to this thread? Since the update I can't seem to find the button?


NM/ found it and way cool tank!
Thread tools - subscribe. Located above OP.

EDIT: Ooops, too late!


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Old 12/06/2009, 07:53 PM   #11
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that is a sweet tank

I dig the equipment list


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Old 12/06/2009, 09:18 PM   #12
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FranktheTankTx - the glass is 1/2" thick. PM sent.

lordofthereef - most of the stuff i got from holiday sales and f/s forum so i was able to save quite a bit on the equipment


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Old 12/06/2009, 09:30 PM   #13
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Went all out! That's the way to go! I've never heard of LeeMar. Do they just do glass tanks or acrylic also?


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Old 12/07/2009, 10:33 AM   #14
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Thanks Snow Leopard. LeeMar is a local builder here in SoCal, I believe they only do glass tanks. I haven't seen a LeeMar that was acrylic.


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Old 12/07/2009, 12:02 PM   #15
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Sweet looking setup. Looking forward to seeing this progress.


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Old 12/07/2009, 01:43 PM   #16
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Thanks SecGenGSX


I got the stand pipe installed this morning, I'm hoping it's not too short. Right now it's about 2" from the bottom of the overflow teeth to the top drain of the stand pipe. I'm going to do a water test later this week. Right now, I ran out of tubing for the sump plumbing so off to Home Depot I go...




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Old 12/07/2009, 01:48 PM   #17
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Looks great Tran!!! Excellent set up


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Old 12/07/2009, 01:51 PM   #18
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Awesome! Looking forward to updates.


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Old 12/07/2009, 09:03 PM   #19
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Thanks a bunch Jeremy and Shorasp30

I got the plumbing done tonight and also added two fans for better air circulation in the stand. One pulls air in while the other pushes air out. I was afraid of noise level but they're pretty quiet. Space is getting a little tight and still undecided where I'm going to place my ATO reservoir. We'll see...

Next I have to figure out the Apex controller and do some cable management. Hopefully I can do the water test this weekend and get the lights hung.




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Old 12/09/2009, 10:23 AM   #20
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I had my sump builder make me this ATO reservoir. It holds about 7 gallons and should fit in the stand and still allow room for the dosing containers.






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Old 12/09/2009, 11:04 AM   #21
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Wow, very nice start. Almost exactly my plans, I've got a 48x24x20 starphire rimless sitting in the garage waiting for more funding. That power module isn't cheap. Can't wait to see this completed!


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Old 12/09/2009, 12:39 PM   #22
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Awesome Setup Tran! Been waiting for this for a while.


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Old 12/15/2009, 11:04 PM   #23
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Thanks a bunch, Rick. It took 6 months to get this going but well worth the wait.

I finally got water in the tank and started my cycle. I'm amazed at the amount of light the PowerModule puts out! I need to find a par meter and get some measurements.

Here are some pics, comments welcomed.










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Old 12/15/2009, 11:22 PM   #24
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I like your aquascaping with the minimalist aproach. Believe it or not I feel like I have too much rock in my main display and I only have a few pieces. It will give you so much more grow out room. My tank is already starting to get crowded . I guess it gives me a good reason to upgrade like you did,

Those Power Modules are Awesome! What bulbs are you running in it?


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Old 12/15/2009, 11:45 PM   #25
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Your tank is definitely getting crowded alright, crowded with lots of nice corals

My bulb combo is

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Blue+
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Blue+
UVL White Actinic
Blue+
Blue+
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Blue+

I'm going to switch out the Pro Color for another 6500K bulb, per Grim's suggestion. It's a ton of light but I plan to keep mostly SPS and the PM is about 8" from the water line. A local reefer offered to let me borrow a Fiji Purple bulb so I might switch that out with the White Actinic to see how it looks. I love the ability to play around with different bulb combos.


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