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knetz31
03-03-2012, 12:49 PM
In short, i moved back from Florida and could not wait to get another tank up and going. After some shopping around i decided to go with a deep blue rimless low iron tank.

knetz31
03-03-2012, 12:51 PM
I put a picture of the old tank in, miss it. But i started the build off with some pine 1x lumber. Then attached some veneer wood to the outer edges.

knetz31
03-03-2012, 12:56 PM
I stained it then put some polyurethane on it, cut out the top for the overflow. And then couldnt wait to get some rock in it and get the sump in which is a 10 gallon. Skimmer is an eshopps that is way oversized but i had it.

knetz31
03-03-2012, 01:02 PM
I got the sand from Craig at Saltwater Sanctuary, i ordered some sand and an ecotech mp10es from him. I also ended up getting some base rock from Craig yesterday. If you have not got a chance check out his facebook <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saltwater-Sanctuary/109051775858744> He was great to deal with and very knowledgeable.

knetz31
03-03-2012, 01:10 PM
Got some rock in. By the way i went with seachem salinity salt (we shall see how that goes, im used to using tropic marin). and finally got an ecotech.

knetz31
03-03-2012, 01:13 PM
picture with the sand all settled. i now need a nice piece of live rock to get things going.

knetz31
03-03-2012, 01:14 PM
Im still waiting on my lights that i ordered from aquastyleonline. Not real happy with the length of time its taking to ship, although they did admit some fault and threw in some extra led's.

vadergt
03-03-2012, 01:58 PM
where did you get the tank? I have been thinking about that tank to put up..I really like the dimensions of it

knetz31
03-03-2012, 02:44 PM
oddball pets over in baldwin ordered for me and cost right around 200 and it is drilled and came with the plumbing.

SALTWATERSANCTUARY
03-03-2012, 02:48 PM
Looking good Neil! Sand and rocks turned out nice for the shallow footprint.

knetz31
03-03-2012, 03:24 PM
ya that sand is sick looking i cant wait to get lights on it. I still need to get a nice piece of live rock and hope that Ray can hook it up. And thank you again, that ecotech is probably my most anticipated reef purchase and im very impressed with it.

knetz31
03-03-2012, 03:28 PM
I threw away the packaging to that sand, what is the brand again so i can tell people?

high-mark
03-03-2012, 03:36 PM
Sweet setup!!

SALTWATERSANCTUARY
03-03-2012, 04:51 PM
The sand was Tropic Eden Aragasnow sand. It will glow under the lights!

TomNeely
03-03-2012, 08:28 PM
Nice.

I like it!

knetz31
03-05-2012, 04:13 PM
So, i got a question pmas. I put my mp10 in and it basically has removed the sand from the center of my tank. Any ideas on how to manage this situation? And might i add, that i dont want to lose any flow.