The shallow reef tank build is here...

Discussion in 'Members Systems and Setups' started by Jaun_marine, 16 Oct 2016.

  1. Jaun_marine

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    So.... I have been planning and waiting for the stuff to come. I am in the process of building my 240 liter shallow reef tank with almost all of it diy. The stand was built yesterday and I am busy doing the final touches. It will be a lps and sps dominate tank.

    Stocking will be:

    1x yellow eye kole tang
    1x yellow tang
    2x bangaii cardinals
    2x black percula clowns
    1x lawnmower blenny
    2x mandarins

    Coral list:

    Acropora
    Montipora
    Lumo Candy cane
    War favia
    Pulsing Xenia on separate rock work
    Green star polyps also on a separate rock work
    Toadstool
    Leather tree
    Sun coral
    Hammer
    Frogspawn
    Elkhorn
    Kenya tree
    Birdsnest
    Acans
    Bubble corals

    The dimensions of the tank is 102cm long by 62cm wide by 40cm high.
    The stand is 100cm high 100cm long and 62cm wide.

    Will keep you guys updated and show every step...
     
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    This is the stand busy taking shape. The front and shelves will be added.

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    Sounds good, Im not part of the tang police, but a 40 heigh tank might not be a good idea for tangs.

    Good luck with the build, looking forward to more pics!
     
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    Sound like a good build, keep the pics coming.
     
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    @LCornelius It has a wide and long footprint. So it makes up for being shallow
     
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    Tagging.
     
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    Got all the rocks ready for the tank

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    looking good add more pics!
     
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    Is the stand entirely made of wood ?
     
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    @r0ckf1re Yes, made from 44mm by 64mm PAR wood covered by 21mm shutter ply.
     
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    The skeleton is made like in the pic attached

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    I like the industrial look of the stand, sleek and modern
     
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    The glass just came. 10mm high clarity glass!! Will be building the tank tomorrow or Friday

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    Awesome. Opti White / low iron glass makes a big difference!
     
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    The tank is designed after the innovative marine cushion 50 gallon lagoon, but this will be the "bigger brother" of that one.
     
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    I'm definitely tagging along to this build...So this means you will not be running a sump, but with compartments at the back?
     
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    Yes, compartments at the back. I have a hang on back skimmer and reactor. And a 300watt ehaim jager heater.
     
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    Getting the overflow cut today.

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    The back wall of the aquarium has 3 pieces. This is the first one with its baffles drying!

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    I rekon you should put a bottom into your stand, i wouldn't stand the sump directly on the floor. This makes a difference when you need to syphon the sump out and other things.

    I also wouldn't put those two tangs in that size tank, and a lawnmower blenny, three herbivores in such a small space, it will be a challenge to have enough food. Same with the mandarins.

    Just my opinions, otherwise i love the tank dimensions, im thinking about doing a similar build.
     
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