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Old 03/03/2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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ADA Rimless Build

This will be my first documentation of my lastest tank build.

22g ADA Rimless
20g L sump/refugium
Custom Stand
AI Sol Blue
MP10 Vortech
Reef Octopus NWB 110

This project has been a major undertaking. I never realized how much work people put into their tanks and it has made me appreciate it far more. I have been in the saltwater hobby around 5 years owning a 55g, 40g BR Mantis, then a 40g BR reef, and now my pride and joy, this ADA rimless.

Big thanks to Dublo8 from RC. Without his help, this tank wouldn't have been possible. Blood, sweat and saltwater couldn't be more appropriate for this build. I managed to get a razor blade half way into my leg and dropped the DT onto my toe, destroying my cuticle and losing a toe nail. But through all the bumps and hurdles, this tank turned out fantastic and I couldn't be happier.

Tank will be mainly LPS, Softies, and Zoos/Palys but I will hand pick some very nice SPS and possibly a small Maxima in the future.

Rock is MarcoRock that I epoxed together. Sand is Caribsea.

Tank has started Feb 25th and currently cycling. Refugium lighting, heater, and Tunze are all temp until tank is ready.

Photos are unedited, taken straight from my camera.


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Old 03/03/2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Sweet looking setup! Can't wait to see how this turns out, I'll be tagging along!


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Old 03/03/2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Very nice! Great rockwork


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Old 03/03/2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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Hey look I got an honorable mention! woohoo.

Can't wait to see what you do with it.


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Old 03/03/2012, 10:38 PM   #5
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Nice looking tank. The aquascape looks really good and should look great when your corals fill it up. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

On a side note, is that really a Reef Octopus NWB 110 that you have in the sump.


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Old 03/04/2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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Nice looking tank. The aquascape looks really good and should look great when your corals fill it up. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

On a side note, is that really a Reef Octopus NWB 110 that you have in the sump.
Yeah, why?


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Old 03/04/2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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I was just asking because it looks different. Maybe I'm confusing it with another skimmer.

Anyhow, how's the cycling going? It's been a month now. I don't know how you can stand not adding anything to the tank. That's some willpower you've got there.


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Old 03/04/2012, 12:18 PM   #8
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Beautiful setup...Great scape


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Old 03/04/2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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nice set up!!


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Old 03/04/2012, 05:37 PM   #10
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Diatoms are here!

One step closer to putting coral in! Thanks for all the compliments everyone. All coral will probably be on the higher end. A lot of Chalices, rare zoos/palys, and a few nice SPS frags. No colonies for this tank.

Ive eliminated most of my common stuff but still have more to get rid of.


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Old 03/05/2012, 12:16 AM   #11
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Old 03/05/2012, 09:13 AM   #12
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Wow Nice Setup.


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Old 03/05/2012, 01:16 PM   #13
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Random stuff!


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Old 03/12/2012, 09:21 AM   #14
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Awesome looking aquascape!


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Old 03/12/2012, 10:49 AM   #15
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Good looking setup


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Old 03/12/2012, 11:02 AM   #16
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Dood! What's up with the cycle? How are things coming along?


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Old 03/14/2012, 10:43 PM   #17
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All coral, fish, and inverts are in!!!

My god, I didn't realize how much I had until I put it into a smaller tank. I'm going to have to purge the tank for only my favorites.

Colors are insane with the AI Sol. Its a whole new world with these LED's. I'm gonna try and post pictures tomorrow but like everyone figured out, it's crazy hard to capture true colors with LED's.

I've decided to keep the LMB and Six Line since they are both have great personalities. Probably going to get a nice pair of clowns and maybe one more open water swimmer.


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Old 03/14/2012, 11:03 PM   #18
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All coral, fish, and inverts are in!!!

My god, I didn't realize how much I had until I put it into a smaller tank. I'm going to have to purge the tank for only my favorites.

Colors are insane with the AI Sol. Its a whole new world with these LED's. I'm gonna try and post pictures tomorrow but like everyone figured out, it's crazy hard to capture true colors with LED's.

I've decided to keep the LMB and Six Line since they are both have great personalities. Probably going to get a nice pair of clowns and maybe one more open water swimmer.
Where are the pics bro!


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Old 03/15/2012, 06:28 PM   #19
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New picture time!!

Testing first coral:

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Power O.O

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Skimmin'

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Now we wait a week, let all the coral acclimate, then stick em' to the rock. Fish seem to love the new tank and especially the rock

Think its too early to start skimming the tank?


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Old 03/15/2012, 07:36 PM   #20
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This tank is amazing! You've done an excellent job!

I'm in love with these AI Sol's... My wife would KILL me if I got one though. Someday...

Keep up the good work, and keep the pics coming!

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Old 03/20/2012, 12:29 AM   #21
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Can you talk about what and how you installed the overflows


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Old 03/22/2012, 11:10 PM   #22
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The overflow is a 300gph overflow from GH.com (PM for website) The website has guides on how to install their overflows. Many people have used them before and they are very easy to work with. Hardest part is drilling the tank.


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Old 03/22/2012, 11:25 PM   #23
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Added a legion of snails to the tank Thanks Reefcleaners! Also got some goodies. Long tongs which help so much, a long turkey baster that I am coming to find out was a waste of money, test kits, and the new Vertex Cleaner Mag which is pretty rad.


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Old 03/22/2012, 11:27 PM   #24
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New Additions!

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5 Color Watermelon


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Old 03/26/2012, 02:08 AM   #25
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Tank is officially one month old :') They grow up so fast


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