View Full Version : My 36 gallon bowfront


Ster
01-30-2009, 12:21 AM
This tank has been the collaborative work of me and my dad (Kelleyga36) over the past six months or so.

The stats:
Aqueon 36 gallon bowfront display 30"x15"x21"
20 gallon sump with refugium
Custom built stand
MRC Ocean Force 100 protein skimmer
Coralife Sunpod MH fixture running a 250w Phoenix 14k bulb
Koralia 2 and 3 for circulation
Rio+ 1400 return pump

It's run as a mixed reef setup with the following non-coral inhabitants:
3 Green chromis
2 Ocellaris clownfish (mated pair, not spawning)
2 Orange-line chromis
1 Diamond watchman goby
1 Red firefish
1 Purple firefish (the firefish are inseparable from each other)
1 McCosker's Flasher Wrasse (male)
1 Cleaner shrimp


Full Tank Shot
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/2538/dscn5576iy9.th.jpg (http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn5576iy9.jpg)

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/953/dscn5609uk0.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn5609uk0.jpg)

The goby
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4840/dscn5457oi3.th.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn5457oi3.jpg)

The wrasse
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4156/dscn5600uc3.th.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn5600uc3.jpg)

Firefish
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/6087/dscn5596ay7.th.jpg (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn5596ay7.jpg)

Shrimp
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8710/dscn5556zv0.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn5556zv0.jpg)

MarkL
02-01-2009, 4:41 PM
nice job.

jcusmarine
02-01-2009, 4:59 PM
Very nice.

Ster
02-01-2009, 5:15 PM
Blue Trumpet
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/52693/New%20Folder%20%282%29/DSC00655_640_480.jpg

Green Dragon Eyes?
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/52693/New%20Folder%20%282%29/DSCN5627_640_480.jpg

Fire and Ice Palys
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/52693/New%20Folder%20%282%29/DSCN5639_640_480.jpg

Ster
02-03-2009, 3:02 PM
More Full Tank Shots
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00822.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00826.jpg

Tank and Custom Built Furniture Grade Stand
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00828.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00836.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00829.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00834.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00835.jpg

DrNecropolis
02-03-2009, 3:04 PM
Looks great!! That is alot of sand blown up on that one side!

johnr2604
02-03-2009, 3:04 PM
Tank looks great. Skimmer appears to be working good ;)

Ster
02-03-2009, 3:07 PM
GARF Purple Bonzai and Unkown Green Acro
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00665.jpg

Purple Stylophora
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00673.jpg

Unnamed Orange Zoa (Name suggestions anyone?)
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00683.jpg

Lord of the Rings Palys
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00731.jpg

Spongodes
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00815.jpg

Open Brain
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00837.jpg

Purple Up Zoas
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00840.jpg

Little Tubs Blue Zoa frag
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00845.jpg

ORA Pink Birdsnest
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00852.jpg

Lunar Eclipse Zoas
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00654.jpg

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00854.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00855.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSC00856.jpg

Ster
02-03-2009, 3:10 PM
Tank looks great. Skimmer appears to be working good ;) Yep, that's your skimmer. Doing a much better job than our old Coralife.

Looks great!! That is alot of sand blown up on that one side! All the goby's fault

strapingyunglad
02-03-2009, 3:16 PM
Do you feed your frogspawn? Mine is doing fine but its very translucent and not as vibrent as yours.

Ster
02-03-2009, 3:19 PM
We feed our fish ALOT, so the corals are always picking pieces of meat out of the water when we feed.

strapingyunglad
02-03-2009, 3:20 PM
We feed our fish ALOT, so the corals are always picking pieces of meat out of the water when we feed.

Cool, ill try feeding it and see if it brightens up.

theplantman
02-03-2009, 6:06 PM
the tank looks awesome, I hope my 34 gallon looks that good after six months, I'm a month and a half in right now. I love the LOR Palys.

pochaxoo
02-03-2009, 10:33 PM
Very Nice! You make great use of that space under the aquarium, love that stand. That IS an impressive mound of sand on the right side, does anyone live down there? Was that intentional aquascaping and is it staying put. I had never thought to try that interesting....

LeeS
02-03-2009, 10:49 PM
That is beautiful and well designed. The stand is a very attractive piece of furniture.

kelleyga36
02-04-2009, 11:31 AM
Very Nice! You make great use of that space under the aquarium, love that stand. That IS an impressive mound of sand on the right side, does anyone live down there? Was that intentional aquascaping and is it staying put. I had never thought to try that interesting....


The mound of sand is unintentional,that just happens to be where the goby likes it.

Ster
02-12-2009, 2:50 PM
If any moderators read this, can my thread please be moved to the Nano Tanks section. I didn't realize that non-members are not able to comment in this section.

Some recent additions:

Jolly Green Giant PEs
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSCN5665.jpg

ATL Kryptonite Candy Cane
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/kiro2008/reef/DSCN5673.jpg

Ster
03-17-2009, 2:42 PM
Stopped by Darren's today and we will soon be upgrading to his old 95 gallon starfire. In the meantime:

New tank:
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/52693/95starfire.jpg

Jolly Green Giant PEs:
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/52693/jollygreengiantPE.jpg

stacy22
03-29-2009, 12:23 PM
Will the contents of the small tank be moved into this 90 gallon or are you going to have TWO? :D You know aquaria asexually reproduce, right? I started out with one and now I have 4. :)

kelleyga36
03-30-2009, 4:39 PM
Everthing will be moved to the larger tank.I started a building a custom stand for the 95 yesterday.So the bow front complete setup will be for sale soon.