130g custom build

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by mediumrare, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Should go with Real Reef rocks as top layer and those base rocks as base rocks...lol. Remember, you're going stare at those boring looking rocks for a long time...in your amazing new setup...
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Nice stain, going for a black walnut look?
  3. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    At close to 7$/lb of real reef, we'll see how much we can swing :p
  4. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Cycle well under way with the new rocks:
  5. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Bit of an update. The tank is scheduled for delivery tomorrow to Neptune, and I plan on bringing it and the stand home on Saturday to start assembly. In the mean time i've been working on the canopy. Im in the process of staining it currently and do not have an pictures but will post final shots once it's done. Here are some pictures of the assembled raw canopy. I will be adding mounting structures once we decide on where to place the lights, and more bracing if necessary. Currently it weighs in just under 40lbs so im not that worried about mounting it to the ceiling any more. Will use 4 lag eyescrews and either rope and pullies or cable.

    At some point i need to figure out how to post smaller images...
  6. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    One more coat of stain left, then Poly.
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  7. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Just got my shipment of coral in from Jason Fox (JF).
    From top to bottom, moving left to right:
    JF Twisted Chalice
    Greg Carol Efflo (two frags)
    Tyree Red Dragon
    JF Halo Monti (the tiny tiny frag)
    JF Deepwater Fantasia (the huge frag)

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  8. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer


    What lights are you using when taking these pictures?

    I love Tyree Red Dragon. There's some fake/mislabeled red dragon being passed around that simply doesn't have that vibrant Red/Pink color intensity.
  9. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    this was lights off, just outdoor light bleeding into the room. the red dragon looks even more pink than what the camera can capture.
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  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Damn! What cost more, the tank or that coral order?
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  11. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    It's here!![​IMG]
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  12. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Looks awesome! 3 tanks and 2 dogs... I'm jealous ;)
  13. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Oh well we're getting rid of the small two
  14. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    And the dogs aren't all fun and games. The small one tore up some of the kitchen floor last night.
  15. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Is that the final position? Looks great!

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  16. mediumrare

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  17. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Wowwww that is a very nice clear tank.

    Are you going to put a black backing on it?

    Oh or is this supposed to be a Peninsula?
  18. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    It's going to be peninsula. Well only paint the overflow and any part that overlaps with the wall.
  19. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    I will be doing some leveling later this weekend. So far, based on just the bubble level placed on the top and sides of the tank, the tank is very close to being level. If anything it'll need only a little bit here and there. The tank stand is on top of vinyl flooring in the kitchen. I feel like normal shims may be just too much for how much leveling is needed. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  20. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    I'd still give the shims a try.

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