bee505 130g Tank

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  1. bee505

    bee505 Supporting Member

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    Finally coming around to complete my dream tank. I decided on a custom tank 60x24x21 built by a local builder Keith Grandt. The tank has 3 sided starphire glass with an external center overflow. The stand was built also by a local builder Mario. I am extremely happy with the quality of the tank and stand. I'll be posting more pictures along the way.

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  2. Enderturtle

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    Amazing! Really looking forward to this journal :)
     
  3. euod

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    Congrats!!!
    Dang, Keith did it eh?
    My favorite tank builder.
    Is the stand made of steel?
     
  4. euod

    euod Supporting Member

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    What light fixture you got going on there?
     
  5. boun11

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    Very nice!
     
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Awesome Bennett, now give us some details man!!!

    BTW is that a hanging light fixture I see on the ceiling that you pulled out of the way to stay out of the shot? :D
     
  7. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

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    Beautiful! Lets see some specs and upcoming plans...
     
  8. Coral reefer

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    YEAH BUDDY!!!!!
    Lemme know when you're gonna start buying sps, maybe I'll split some colonies w you
     
  9. bee505

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    I debated between steel and wood, but ultimately decided on wood. I had a few quotes on steel stands that were way out of my price range. I have a 48" ATI 6 bulb light fixture hanging above with a 48" blue reef brite attached to the fixture.
     
  10. bee505

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    Good eye, but no. The previous owners of the house opened up the floor plans by knocking down some walls and adding a counter top. The dining room table area was re-positioned. I think it was just a cost effective way to keep the light above the dining table without messing with the electricals.
     
  11. Newjack

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    Beautiful tank. But, tell me more about that little Tonka dump truck. One sweet ride!
     
  12. 650-IS350

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    looking good Bennett
     
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    Looks nice.

    Mind sharing the info for local builder Mario? I don't kow who that is and am looking to have a custom stand built.
     
  15. bee505

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    Sure, PM me for the Mario's detail.
     
  16. bee505

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    It finally happened. I was able to fill the tank. I used 2 jacks and a 4x4 cross beam to support the floor in the crawl space. Super sturdy, can probably hold an elephant.

    Tank transferred finally happened. It took about a day to make the water and bringing it to the right salinity. After I dropped in the sand, it took about 2 days to clear up. Here is the picture with the cloudy water. I probably used 70% new water and 30% water from the old tank.

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    Few coral photos after transfer:

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    Full tank shot. Gosh, I have so much room now, time to go shopping :).

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  17. Coral reefer

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    Wooohooo!
     
  18. Enderturtle

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    Jawbreaker garden!
     
  19. Corallus

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    Looks amazing!
     
  20. iCon

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    Wait so this tank was sitting dry since the last time I saw you??? Looks good! :D
     

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