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This will be my first documentation of my lastest tank build.

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22g ADA Rimless
20g L sump/refugium
Custom Stand
AI Sol Blue
MP10 Vortech
Reef Octopus NWB 110

This project has been a major undertaking. I never realized how much work people put into their tanks and it has made me appreciate it far more. I have been in the saltwater hobby around 5 years owning a 55g, 40g BR Mantis, then a 40g BR reef, and now my pride and joy, this ADA rimless.

Big thanks to Dublo8 from RC. Without his help, this tank wouldn't have been possible. Blood, sweat and saltwater couldn't be more appropriate for this build. I managed to get a razor blade half way into my leg and dropped the DT onto my toe, destroying my cuticle and losing a toe nail. But through all the bumps and hurdles, this tank turned out fantastic and I couldn't be happier.

Tank will be mainly LPS, Softies, and Zoos/Palys but I will hand pick some very nice SPS and possibly a small Maxima in the future.

Rock is MarcoRock that I epoxed together. Sand is Caribsea.

Tank has started Feb 25th and currently cycling. Refugium lighting, heater, and Tunze are all temp until tank is ready.

Photos are unedited, taken straight from my camera.

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Edited by Anthrax15, 15 March 2012 - 04:28 PM.


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Looks sweet so far dude!

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I really like your scape! Did you secure it in any way, or do your rocks just fit together like that?

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Both towers are secured with JB Waterweld and Super Glue Gel

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Yeah love the scape, how did you make it

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About a week worth of trial and error. Ordered 50lbs of rock, smashed it into smaller pieces and just went to town. Less than two tubes of epoxy holds it all together. Most of the rock fits like puzzle pieces thankfully.

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Looks good. Will be following

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Diatoms are here!

One step closer to putting coral in!

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Very nice tank. Can't wait to see it with corals!

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love your scape

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Nice build, following...

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Random stuff!

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Looks really nice so far!
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Can't wait to see more of this tank!

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aaah new tank, looks so neat an clean :) setup looks good, Best of luck !

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Very sleek. Now is your scape suppose to look like letters? Either way, that is also pretty cool.

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Very sleek. Now is your scape suppose to look like letters? Either way, that is also pretty cool.


What letters do they look like lol?

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nice rockscape and tank, btw i like your underwater diving artifact you got there

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nice rockscape and tank, btw i like your underwater diving artifact you got there


Thanks! Its one of the things my Aunt got me from Goodwill I used lol

Now I need to figure out what kind of livestock I'm gonna throw in here. I've got the NWB 110 so I can have a medium to high bioload.

I will be keeping my Lawnmower Blenny and maybe my Sixline. I want to get a Clown pair and a Rainford's Goby. Any suggestions?

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I can smell that new tank scent all the way from here. :)


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Any suggestions?

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Looks great!

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Thanks! Its one of the things my Aunt got me from Goodwill I used lol

Now I need to figure out what kind of livestock I'm gonna throw in here. I've got the NWB 110 so I can have a medium to high bioload.

I will be keeping my Lawnmower Blenny and maybe my Sixline. I want to get a Clown pair and a Rainford's Goby. Any suggestions?


I love my Helfrichi and McCosker Flasher Wrasse. Recently added a Yasha and Pistol pair to mine, but are still hiding in the center of my rockscape. :( Love lawnmowers but I went with a golden lawnmower to make it more interesting. Looking forward to seeing what you decide!

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All coral, fish, and inverts are in!!!

My god, I didn't realize how much I had until I put it into a smaller tank. :blink: I'm going to have to purge the tank for only my favorites.

Colors are insane with the AI Sol. Its a whole new world with these LED's. :) I'm gonna try and post pictures tomorrow but like everyone figured out, it's crazy hard to capture true colors with LED's.

I've decided to keep the LMB and Six Line since they are both have great personalities. Probably going to get a nice pair of clowns and maybe one more open water swimmer.