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#1 jed

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:20 PM

Well its about time i started a new thread,i've decided on a fresh start after ongoing issues with my last last tank,i've had the tank a couple of months and progress has been slow but its nearly ready now.
The tanks very nearly 4'x3' its a metric tank measuring 120x100x45cm not as tall as i wanted but rimless,always really liked the look of rimless tank,it going to be quite low so you can look down on the corals, not to mention the ease of maintenance :D

heres the tank after i picked it up

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here's the stand i've built for it

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:45 PM

Love rimless tanks they always look so clean, If it was me I would hang the lights from the cieling as I think it clutters the tank and may take away from the rimless design.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:10 PM

Interesting size tank jed, would make a great Clam lagoon :D

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:28 PM

Looks very smart - What are you planning on adding Brett? All SPS or a mix?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:01 PM

nice one brett, a man after my own heart, im doing the same on a far smaller scale.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:53 PM

Love rimless tanks they always look so clean, If it was me I would hang the lights from the cieling as I think it clutters the tank and may take away from the rimless design.

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lights will be hung from the ceiling,the pic was just after collecting the tank and i was just checking the tank over

Interesting size tank jed, would make a great Clam lagoon :o



Looks very smart - What are you planning on adding Brett? All SPS or a mix?


thanks,gonna be mostly sps :)


nice one brett, a man after my own heart, im doing the same on a far smaller scale.


this is the sort of size tank i've wanted all along,lovin the depth and height ;)

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:56 PM

shallow tanks are the future, you wait and see :D

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:02 PM

here's my mate Kev,drilling the tank for me after cleaning and painting the background,

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tank on the stand for the first time,not quite in its final position.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:24 PM

Gonna love watching this one Brett :D I would love a tank that you could look down on. What lighting you using, can you get away with a single 400 lumenarc?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:27 PM

light hung, still trying to figure out what lamps to use with this never used 250w DE before.Fancy trying the radium 20k but can't find a 250w DE

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wider reflectors than on most pendants,hope its up to the job.The light spread is pretty good it covers the 3' easy.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:35 PM

shallow tanks are the future, you wait and see :D


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Gonna love watching this one Brett :) I would love a tank that you could look down on. What lighting you using, can you get away with a single 400 lumenarc?


Thanks dave looking down is the main benefit of this style of tank,nice carpet of acropora!
expect i've answered your question,had this pendant sitting around for the last couple of years, its still new and never been used so thought i need to at least try it, problem with lumenarcs there just too big and ugly.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:41 AM

brett, dont forget a door stop on the floor, before your door handle goes through the tank, :cheers:

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:38 PM

brett, dont forget a door stop on the floor, before your door handle goes through the tank, :cheers:


thanks ben sorted that already!


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sticking the weir in

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:57 PM

weir finished just needs cleaning up a bit
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diy sump
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new skimmer just fired up being broken in on the 7 ft'r
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:05 AM

stunning tank love the dimensions of it , but sod the door stop ide hinge door on other side of door frame ide be to paranoid :) :P

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 06:29 AM

Nice build keep the photos coming



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Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:34 AM

Very good m8 ,thats a nifty sump you have there .

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:38 PM

Looking really good there jed with the black background :)

Might be tempted to try that on my next tank and see how it looks.

Following this with interest :P :P

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Tankless at the moment :-(

Hopefully not long to wait

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:20 PM

Bret have you checked out SunnyX's Build on RC .. looks like the same as yours?

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:30 PM

Looks like a great project, should get some nice aquascaping, as per above, nice sump
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