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Old 03/15/2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Vince's 125g rimless build

I've been in and out of reefing for the past 5 years, and I'm hoping this will be the last tank for me for a while. I usually get bored or find something wrong with my tank setup and just end up shutting it down. I've been doing a lot of research and learned a lot in the past five years, and am hoping that I do everything right this time around.

I really like the Elos setup, but just can't justify or afford to spend that kind of money on it. My goal is to build something similar to an Elos style setup and try to keep everything as clean as possible.

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-48x30x20 3 side Starphire glass with external overflow box
-DIY steel Elos style stand
-DIY three chamber sump
-2 Mp 40wes
-Eheim 1262 return
-SSA CS1 Skimmer
-Bubble Magus BM-T01
-2 Radion Pro

I will try to take as much pictures as possible and hopefully keep this thread as up to date as time will permit.

My current 93g Leemar cube



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Old 03/15/2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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look forward to seeing the build evolve!

love the RBA in your 93g!


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Old 03/15/2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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The stand


More reinforcement


Put on a coat of Por15 and a couple of layers of primer



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Old 03/15/2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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Cutting the panels


Test fit

Prepping the panels for primer




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Old 03/15/2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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First and second coats of Gloss White panels



And a few coat of Gloss Red for the Stand



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Old 03/15/2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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This is where I'm at now.



That was a long three weeks of cutting, welding, priming, sanding, and more sanding. I will start the plumbing sometime this week, and hopefully I can get some water into the tank soon.


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Old 03/15/2013, 08:29 PM   #7
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look forward to seeing the build evolve!

love the RBA in your 93g!
Thanks bud, the RBTA will be very happy in it's new home.

Also picked up some friends for the RBTA



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Old 03/16/2013, 10:14 AM   #8
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Started off with this



With some help from zip ties



And finish off with emaco 400, and water weld.








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Old 03/16/2013, 12:15 PM   #9
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I didn't realize how big it is too, until it was in the tank. I always wanted an arch that stretches across the whole tank, and I finally got one.

What do you guys think? More rocks? I'm still debating should I add a few more, or just keep it simple with just the arch.




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Old 03/17/2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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looks nice. maybe I small island maybe


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Old 03/17/2013, 10:40 AM   #11
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Really like how your skinning the stand. Looks great
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Old 03/17/2013, 11:00 AM   #12
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Looks great so far! I'm definitely welding my next stand. I'm a welder by profession and after my last stand I've realized that woodworking is not my best skill.

I think a few smaller rocks near the arch would be nice.


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Old 03/17/2013, 11:09 AM   #13
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What type of material did you use for the skins?
Looks like particleboard.


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Old 03/17/2013, 07:42 PM   #14
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Looks great so far! I'm definitely welding my next stand. I'm a welder by profession and after my last stand I've realized that woodworking is not my best skill.

I think a few smaller rocks near the arch would be nice.
This is my first metal stand, and it's definitely worth the effort. So much more space underneath, and everything is so much cleaner.


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Old 03/17/2013, 07:53 PM   #15
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What type of matRust-Oleuml did you use for the skins?
Looks like particleboard.
I'm using mdf for the skin, 3 coats of Rust-Oleum primer and 5 coats of Rust-Oleum gloss white and a lot of sanding and buffing.


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Old 03/18/2013, 11:06 AM   #16
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looks great keep the pics. coming


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Old 03/19/2013, 02:53 PM   #17
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aquarium dimensions are sweet. also a fan of the rimless....


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Old 03/20/2013, 10:20 PM   #18
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I finally had some time to start the plumbing





Disassemble, and waiting to be painted



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Old 03/20/2013, 11:47 PM   #19
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Very nice Vince!! Looking forward on seeing the rest of your build.


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Old 03/20/2013, 11:53 PM   #20
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Everything looking real good! Subscribed!


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Old 03/22/2013, 01:32 AM   #21
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Can you tell me the thickness of the metal? thanks


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Old 03/22/2013, 05:45 AM   #22
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drooling! looks great but absolutely more rocks. Where did you get the tank? looks like a good time


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Old 03/22/2013, 05:45 AM   #23
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i always get weird looks when i bring my "fish stuff" to work at the shop! lol i bet the techs that work with you are tripping out on all the activity! nice build by the way! really like the rock scape and the steel stand...


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Old 03/22/2013, 11:15 AM   #24
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great looking man


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Old 03/22/2013, 11:18 AM   #25
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Nice looking set up. I assume the paint you are referring to is for the back of the tank correct? Going black or blue?


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