New A.G.E. 40"x28"x22" rimless starphire tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by fishez4alivin, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Ordered the tank back in mid January, and received it about two weeks ago. Decided to have Max build my stand, and he gave me a 4 week build time. He really delivered, because when I got to the NCRC swap, it was on display. Here are the pics after bringing it home.
    New Stand with an espresso colored stain....built by Aquarium Showroom
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    Almost dead level, I will need to shim the back about an 1/8"
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    Polished and beveled edges, and nice clean seams
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    Adjustable overflow teeth to control level in tank, in case of wave makers
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    Overhead, will be hanging a 10x39W Powermodule over it.
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    Picked up this sweet frag rack at the swap, Jason really makes a sweet frag rack, nicest I have seen.
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    http://www.frag-a-rack.com/catalog
    Will need to order more of these sleek racks.
     
  2. adolfo425

    adolfo425 Guest

    Sweet tank.

    Max really did an awesome job on the stand.

    When will we see water in it.
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    wow that tank is badass, the picture with the level on it you can't even see the glass, almost looks like the level is floating in thin air!
     
  4. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    So that is who's tank he was showing me. It looked pretty sweet when I saw it in the shop. Congrats

    Curious about the seams as they almost looked free floating and really thick (That is insead of the traditional bead of silicone wedged in between). Looks very interesting. Liked the acrylic bottom as well.

    Chris does some really solid cabinet work. I still can't say enough about the finished product I got.
     
  5. Thanks Mike, I was really pleased when I saw it the first time, it's really well made....

    Bryan, I was very impressed with the seams, I haven't seen any imperfections between the panes, such as any bubbles, or thin spots...whoever silicone's these tanks together is a real craftsman. The tank is actually made with a 1" PVC bottom, and the external overflow is acrylic. The company uses some two part glue to enable strong joints with the dissimilar material....here's my attempt at a macro of the seam..LOL

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    Thanks Adolfo, I'm pretty excited about the whole build
     
  6. Rick778

    Rick778 Guest

    I also saw the tank at AS. Maybe someday I''ll have a tank like that.
    Congratulations!!!!!
     
  7. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Guest

    Very nice Craig..
     
  8. dang thats a badass tank craig :D keep the updates coming man
     
  9. neyugn0w01

    neyugn0w01 Guest

    Chris does some incredible work. His attention to detail is on par with a skilled surgeon.
     
  10. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    So this is what you were hauling around the day I came to pick up from you... Very nice! :) Look forward to seeing it filled! :D
     
  11. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Very professional! Looking forward to seeing water and some inhabitants in it. Have you decided on the sump/ refug. below?
     
  12. Thanks everyone, I am sure glad I didnt upgrade anymore, its kind of a pain...LOL...I may not have the confidence to transfer everything over, I am seeing two tanks running here for awhile....anyway, here are some progress pics...
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    My other set up needed another side cabinet to house the electrical and CaRx, but this stand can house it all
    Sump cleaned out as well as skimmer. I loaded the CaRx with fresh media, and refilled the CO2 bottle
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  13. iani

    iani Guest

    looking really good Craig.
     
  14. thanks Ian, Im in a stall, debating on moving everything over at once. I know you did it, and that went over without much loss correct?
     
  15. iani

    iani Guest

    I did it, but I am bare bottom. I didn't loose a single piece though.
     
  16. I cant move over all my rock, because some is in the sand, and that would be a bad one I think....I curse sand...LOL
     
  17. Progress, I love how the natural sunlight hits this tank early in the morning, makes me want MH again, I miss the shimmer
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    one of my favorite corals, Im gonna give him less flow to see if it wants to branch more. Every frag I've given away, has been more branching then mine.
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    Of course that might be because i always break off the branches to give away..LOL
     
  18. DurTBear

    DurTBear Guest

    Wow...that is an ideal tank! It's looking great so far. Can't wait to see it grow!
     
  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Don't worry too much about the shimmer with halides, the sunlight makes shimmer lines that blows away any shimmer lines I've seen via halides. Especially when you get those rainbow of colors that pop through.
     
  20. Sunlight ftw for sure, its awesome....
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    thanks for the kind words
    I got almost all my corals moved over...but am afraid to hang the light and see what might have taken a hit..LOL
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    Looks like only one of my corals has browned out a little, everything else looks great....now the hardest part, hanging that heavy light solo
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