Devon's Floating Reef


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Hi guys

In case any of you are interested, I thought I'd share my version of a floating reef. I love the look of it and found my inspiration from this image I found
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I have a 4ft tank. And I bought some PVC Ross from Maizey plastics and glued each section of rod to a clear flat PVC square.

I then roughed up the back of the PVC squares and siliconed them to the back of my tank.

I got some awesome purple branch type rock from Ree rock and zip tied it all together and it is supported beautifully.

Keen to see what you guys think
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I also had white PVC cut to size as I want to run bare bottom, and the reflection is awesome off my Zetlight 6600
 
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I think that looks epic. Could you not drill the LR and insert the rods into it thus hiding them?
 
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Probably could but I went for the lightest rock I could so there isn't too much space. The rock covers 95% of the rods and there are clear PVC so it doesn't bother me at all.
I think that looks epic. Could you not drill the LR and insert the rods into it thus hiding them?
 
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Insane bro! This tank is going to rock!
 
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Nice looking tank. What are the specs?
330 l, running a Reeftek TS2 with a Bubble Magnus pump from @leslie hempel, running a Zetlight 6600, big refugium, carbon reactor and red devil uplift pump. I'll take a pic of my sump when I get home if You're interested. I have a dosing station, but as this tank is so new I have'nt started dosing yet.
 
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Wow looks awesome!!!Are you not scared that those cable ties perish and break?Or will the rock hold?

Really cool looking tank!!!:slayer:
 
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The rocks are generally pretty stable on the supports, the zip ties just sort of hold them tighter. Can zip ties perish in water? I thought plastic takes 200 years to disintegrate? Wow imagine the growth in 200 years:slayer::slayer::slayer:
 
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The rocks are generally pretty stable on the supports, the zip ties just sort of hold them tighter. Can zip ties perish in water? I thought plastic takes 200 years to disintegrate? Wow imagine the growth in 200 years:slayer::slayer::slayer:
I have read somewhere on the forum of cable ties breaking after some time submerged in saltwater...i could be wrong as well.Anyway, it still looks insane!!
 
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Here is my sump setup

Filter sock on inlet pipe, reeftek ts2 skimmer, refugium and heater compartment, Zetlight macro algae light. Home made carbon reactor return pump and dosing station.
 
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I have read somewhere on the forum of cable ties breaking after some time submerged in saltwater...i could be wrong as well.Anyway, it still looks insane!!
this will take years to happen if at all... i would add a bit of aquamend or a reefconstruct putty to take this stress away just incase
 
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@Devon . I like this build. Nicely done on the floating reef. How do you find the bare bottom? Do you have to clean it often to keep it that clean?

Keepit up. It's going to look good once those coral get to size.
 
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@RealReefer I clean it once a week. I have a scrubbing brush with a long handle I use. It takes about 45 seconds to sweep the entire floor, so it is quite tedious
 
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