New build 90 gallon Lee Mar rimless starphire

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  1. IM SO SALTY

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    Hey all just picked up my Lee Mar 90g rimless starphire 48x24x18 from neptune aquatics...Also grabbed 2 mp40's and 2 radions from my boys at aquatic collection thanks Karson and Joe!!! I still have to build the stand and mod a 40g tank into the fuge/sump this week. I also have a reef octopus skimmer laying around i was hoping to use as long as it is sufficent enough. Any suggestions or comments are always appreciated. I will try to upload some pics shortly
     
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    You're off to a nice start !
     
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    Thanks I cant wait to get some water in the tank but I know it takes time and patience and alot of planning... I will post some pics of th stand build shortly
     
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    Love the demensions of the tank. Gonna be very cool. Good luck!
     
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    Any thoughts to going bare bottom or using sand?
     
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    Love the look of those tanks, good luck, and welcome to BAR.

    P.S. Is that an ecotech baby?
     
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    Thanks guys Im for sure going sandy bottom white with real reef rock. I was playin around with my mp40 and it doesnt want to stick.. I have 1/2 inch glass and heard it would be no problem for the 40. Any recomendations

    P.S That is an Ecotech Baby lol
     
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    That's a very sweet tank and exactly the dimensions I'm lusting over. It should be a fantastic setup. What are you planning for the stand?
     
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    Im still undecided was gonna take a trip to the wood shop later today to look at some material
     
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    Im thinking either a dark color maybe black. With that euro clean look up front all smooth doors
     
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    Have you adjusted the spacer on the MP40 to the recommended setting? Also, I've had trouble sometimes getting the MPX tos tick when the pump is running.

    I do recall some people having problems with vortechs "sticking" through some of the black backed oceanic tanks. I forget why though.
     
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    As Gomer said, spacer could be the problem, mine sticks fine through 1/2 glass. Definitely needs to be turned off to make it stick right. I knocked the wet side off while cleaning yesterday, and it refused to go back on till I turned off the dry side.

    Maybe someone who knows more about magnets would know the answer to this, but Sapphire glass is just low-iron glass right? Could this affect the performance of the magnet, or is the iron too low in "regular" glass to make a difference?
     
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    Starphire glass is PPG's low iron glass. Mainly just a transparency thing and shouldn't affect the magnetic field in any meaningful way.

    Sapphire is crystalline aluminum oxide and something entirely different (and not technically a glass :p)
     
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    Thanks for the fast response just a simple fix of adjusting the spacer Im obviously an ecotech rookie lol
     
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    I knew that! For some reason, I just always want to call it sapphire instead of starphire.
     
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    any suggestions on mounting the radions. I have the light hanging kits but was wondering which way would cover the tank better. I was thiking of running them long ways with the length of the tank. Tank dimensions are 48x24x18tall
     
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    Nice tank and welcome to BAR
     
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    Thanks on my way to to lumber store
     
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    Why can't I have a tank made from transparent aluminum oxide yet?
     

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