shoota's 60g rimless build

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shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby shoota on Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:50 pm

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edit 12/17/10: PICTURES ARE UP! CHECK THEM OUT AT: www.mattandjamie.webs.com
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I'm finally starting my own reef tank. Enough playing with the sister and brother-in-laws tank :lol:

60g Oceanic Illuminata rimless tank w- megaflow overflow
Marineland Model 2 Acrylic Bio-Wheel sump
Hamilton Cebu Sun light fixture (1x250w Metal Halide & 4-39W T5HO) - with 10k Ushio MH and ATI Super Blue+ T5s
SWC Xtreme 120 Cone Protein Skimmer

Custom stand built by bradnamber and myself (more brad than myself though)
THANKS BRAD FOR ALL YOUR HELP! I DEFINITELY COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!

I'm hoping to have the tank filled by early next week... I'll put some tank pics up shortly after.

HERE IS THE STAND ALL FINISHED. I REALLY LIKE HOW WELL IT TURNED OUT :D
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HERE IS THE TOP FROM THE BACK
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THE BEST PART ABOUT IT... THE FRONT COMES OFF FOR EASY ACCESS TO SUMP, BUT STILL KEEP THAT CLEAN LOOK :wink:
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OF COURSE, THE SIDES COME OFF TOO :lol:
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby shoota on Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:06 am

added pics
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby Sula on Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:13 am

Very nice, that "side removal" feature is smart!
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby shoota on Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:33 am

So, we finally got the tank water tested and filled with saltwater this weekend...it looks great :) Pics to come soon :D
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby shoota on Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:41 pm

PICTURES ARE UP! CHECK THEM OUT AT: www.mattandjamie.webs.com

Let me know what you think, suggestions, questions, etc etc etc
I'm all ears! This is my first build and first tank and I have soooo much to learn ;)

Since I dropped in the stanky rock on 12/2, the ammonia has spiked and disappeared, and the nitrites have spiked and almost disappeared... Nitrites down to 0.1 or so. I'm using the Seachem tests. Meanwhile the Nitrates are through the rough still, at over 50, but as far as I understand, this is normal?

I also started my skimmer (SWC 120 cone) on 12/3 and it has pulled two cups of nice gunk already.. I was running my lights, but have now kept them off after a nasty brown diatom blew up after about a day or two of running them. I have been running a few hours of actinics a day (since I cannot resist not having any lights to see in the tank!!! haha)...

I'm hoping not too long and I can add a clean up crew and see how they do.. I'm getting excited :D
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby beansandmia on Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:59 pm

Looking good,but the one thing I would change is power head location. I would put them on the back wall 1/4 to half down the tank then have them break the top of the water. Aim them in to the center of the tank. Will get the best use out of them in that size tank.
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby shoota on Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:18 pm

thanks beansandmia for the suggestion. I think I have the Koralia Deluxe controller with 4 controllable powerheads coming for xmas!! :D
Otherwise, I was going to put a few nanos in the back to supplement flow back there...
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby bradnamber on Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:24 pm

Any updated pics on this tank to let us drool over???....

And man, I love that freakin stand...lol.. I have to build myself one, one of these days, so i could swap my sump out..lol..

But.... LETS SEE SOME PICS!!!
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby shoota on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:22 am

I put up a few pics of my tank and corals on flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/75786687@N07/with/6809103015/

I got a nice pair of onyx clowns from Kris @ Alpha Corals a month or so ago, and a RBTA at the swap. The clowns started hosting it within a few days, which is crazy fun to watch now! Both anemone and clowns are looking healthy and happy.. The itch has begun to setup more tanks :lol:
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby SiLkk on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:01 pm

sweet pics
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby shoota on Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:58 pm

Updated pic on tank... enjoy!
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby plainrt on Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:49 pm

why the big tiles? is this a frag tank or display?
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby shoota on Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:18 pm

I plan on upgrading when I get a house in the near future and didn't want the corals growing on my rocks at the moment without knowing which direction I was going. I figured I'd give the corals a place to grow while I was waiting to buy a house. Also, my brother and I share a lot of corals between each other, so tiles are a nice way to let them grow out and cut them without gluing on a new frag plate/plug/whatever every few months. I agree it's not asthetically pleasing at the moment, but to each is their own, right? When I have those acans all covered on that plate, you will be saying "wow that's a big colony" and not "why the tiles"? :lol:
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Re: shoota's 60g rimless build

Postby plainrt on Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:43 pm

icic i was just wondering and that answers that.Stuff looks to be doing well.
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