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Old 01-05-2010, 8:32 AM   #1
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Well I'm starting to get my tank together finally and I almost have all the equipment I'll need. That being the case I started to build the stand this past weekend and this is what I have so far.



The aquarium is 24"x24"x"24 but he stand is 36"L by 30"D so I had to come up with a way to get some bracing under the bottom of the tank. The way I did this was to use a 4x4 on the front and back of the stand. I then used a router to cut out a 1.75" indention to lay a 2x4 from the front to back of the stand. You can't really tell form the picture below but that's the two 4x4s clamped together to I could be sure I lined the router up correctly.


I hope to have a decent drawer to put most of the chemicals, test kits, and other crap that goes along with the hobby. The stand should provide enough room under the aquarium to house all the equipment I need. I'll probably have to get MRC or someone to make a custom sump since I can't find anyone online that makes a sump that is 26"W x 33"L. I want as much sump as I can to house a MSX200 skimmer or better and a large refugium.

If anyone has some input on what size and fucntion my sump should have please give me some input. I'll be using a dosing system instead of a calcium reactor and a JBJ ATO system to keep up with evap. I'm also using a LumenMax Elite with either a 250 or 400 halide.

I also got some screen from Acroholic and made the cover for the top. I only hope the halide doesn't end up burning the screen.


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Old 01-05-2010, 8:40 AM   #2
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I run the same screen under a 400w Radium on my 93 cube and feared the heat as well.....there's ALOT of it too. I run it about 8" under the light. No issues after a month.

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looks good...

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I like the dogfish.

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Nice dogfish you have there!

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I run the same screen under a 400w Radium on my 93 cube and feared the heat as well.....there's ALOT of it too. I run it about 8" under the light. No issues after a month.
I've had the same screen under 1000W's for a couple weeks with no issues. I think you're good.
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And let me know if you want frags of some of your old corals, they have been growing out nicely.
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Aren't 15g tanks 24"? Seems like that would fit perfectly, but may not be big enough for ya. Maybe a sump for equipment and separate fuge (like the DIY one I posted).

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I was going to buy one of those right before I picked up my 120g.

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Aren't 15g tanks 24"? Seems like that would fit perfectly, but may not be big enough for ya. Maybe a sump for equipment and separate fuge (like the DIY one I posted).
I would rather have something larger. The more water the better. I wouldn't mind having the two systems seperate(sump refugium) but that normally requires fancy plumbing and or extra pumps, niether of those sound good to me.
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PM jaustin and srachipmunk. They had custom sumps built for the same tank at a great price
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Frame is done

I finally finished the frame and decided to put a DJ Powerstrip on the front of the stand. This weekend I'll put the plywood base, bottom of the drawer, and top. Then all that is left is to skin it. I plan to have the side pull off the stand so I can access the 40 breeder I'll have as my sump. I'll also have an access panel right below the powerstrip.





I also routed the 4X4 on the back so I can get the bulkhead nut on. I should have enough clearance when the 1/2 plywood top is on.
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Looks good! What corals do you plan on having? Run a 400W MH, a friend of mine and I run 400W Radiums over our 60g cubes.

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I still have a lot corals in Simon's tank I hoep get get back. Mostly SPS I picked up last year before I broke my last tank down. I also have a 400w ballast if I don't think I'm getting enough light. I'm going to try the 250w first.
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The 250w should be plenty.

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Well I was contacted by the person I bought the cube from today and they are going to be bring'n my my overflow kit this weekend. I also hope to start to skin the stand this weekend if I can make it to the HD.
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Niiiiice! Cubes are fun! Can't wait to see what you make of this one

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I still have a lot corals in Simon's tank I hoep get get back. Mostly SPS I picked up last year before I broke my last tank down. I also have a 400w ballast if I don't think I'm getting enough light. I'm going to try the 250w first.

Thats! why Simon's tank looked so awsome when I saw it last month.

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Love the Chauvet power panel. Great idea! Excellent planning...lookin forward to seeing the progress.

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