New build 90 gallon Lee Mar rimless starphire

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by IM SO SALTY, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. IM SO SALTY

    IM SO SALTY Guest

    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
     
  2. IM SO SALTY

    IM SO SALTY Guest

  3. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    You're off to a nice start !
     
  4. IM SO SALTY

    IM SO SALTY Guest

    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
     
  5. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Love the demensions of the tank. Gonna be very cool. Good luck!
     
  6. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Any thoughts to going bare bottom or using sand?
     
  7. Not_Now_John

    Not_Now_John Guest

    Love the look of those tanks, good luck, and welcome to BAR.

    P.S. Is that an ecotech baby?
     
  8. IM SO SALTY

    IM SO SALTY Guest

    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
     
  9. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    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?
     
  10. IM SO SALTY

    IM SO SALTY Guest

    Im still undecided was gonna take a trip to the wood shop later today to look at some material
     
  11. IM SO SALTY

    IM SO SALTY Guest

    Im thinking either a dark color maybe black. With that euro clean look up front all smooth doors
     
  12. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    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.
     
  13. Not_Now_John

    Not_Now_John Guest

    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?
     
  14. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    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)
     
  15. IM SO SALTY

    IM SO SALTY Guest

    Thanks for the fast response just a simple fix of adjusting the spacer Im obviously an ecotech rookie lol
     
  16. Not_Now_John

    Not_Now_John Guest

    I knew that! For some reason, I just always want to call it sapphire instead of starphire.
     
  17. IM SO SALTY

    IM SO SALTY Guest

    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
     
  18. jellygeee

    jellygeee Guest

    Nice tank and welcome to BAR
     
  19. IM SO SALTY

    IM SO SALTY Guest

    Thanks on my way to to lumber store
     
  20. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    Why can't I have a tank made from transparent aluminum oxide yet?
     

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