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Current FTS:

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Salt:

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Fresh:

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I really like ADA and elos type tanks so I thought I'd build a combination of the two companies. Both tanks are 20x20x12" and the reef has a overflow. My wife says I'm a man of few words so...... :lol:

 

 

The build:

 

This

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plus this

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and some of this

 

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Here you can see the floating plane dual bottom

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And then:

 

 

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+ cast black acrylic and weldon 4 plus a lot of dremel work = (pssst don't mind the dust and salt!)

 

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Giga

a little water love

 

 

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In

 

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out

 

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Giga

Current light:

 

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Next gen light in the works:

 

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nanoreef-R

LED's?

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Giga
LED's?

 

 

Yep 36 of them

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nanoreef-R

Both tanks?

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Dasani

Wow lol, my TDS reader reads 000 ppm in and out... makes me think I wasted money on the ro/di :/

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Giga
Both tanks?

 

not sure yet right now only plan is the salt-as the fresh has a 6500k Japanese spot and I really like it

 

Wow lol, my TDS reader reads 000 ppm in and out... makes me think I wasted money on the ro/di :/

 

 

na always a good investment-there also other things that a RODI get out that doesn't get meter doesn't see-anyway more tomorrow off to bed

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some random shot from last night I never posted-as you can see I'm trying to be art'sy in my photography, whether it's working is up to you :P

 

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Curly Joe Reefer

This is an amazing setup. Will defenitly be following along.

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cruiZe
...the floating plane dual bottom...

 

can you tell me more about that?

 

very cool setup. I'd never think having a reef/fresh water together would look good, but this is great !!

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Giga
This is an amazing setup. Will defenitly be following along.

 

 

Thank you very much

 

 

 

Here's a side shot of the island-everything is very young and there are only frags. Once it grows out nad get more frags I'm hoping it'll look real natural. I was going to do a volcano tribute but decided that my tank isn't the right size and didn't feel like building a new tank just yet :mellow:

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This is my inspiration

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Giga
can you tell me more about that?

 

very cool setup. I'd never think having a reef/fresh water together would look good, but this is great !!

 

Thank you and this is were a little elos is thrown in- here's what I mean by the floating plane. The blue bars are glass panes and the black between them is silicone. As you can you can see the tank is built on top of the bottom pane. But before that is done another pane of glass is silicone to the bottom just shy of the side panels.

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Here another shot of the floating plane-the blue tape is covering the bottom pane(used it as a marker).You can also see the awesome paint job my wife did for the stand!!!

 

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The Reason I did this is because most the pressure is on the bottom seal of a tank so-this way the tank is twice and strong because it is silicone on two planes. Maybe a little overkill but I am a big fan of redundancy

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FateX9

nice tank build

very clean

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Giga
nice tank build

very clean

 

 

thanks

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Giga

a little fresh water love too. This tank isn't even close to being done as It only has two plant species in it as I'm waiting for my other plants to come in. But it does look nice so far

 

 

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Also forgot to include my two mangroves that I grew from seed pods

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Giga

Also this guy came as a hitchhicker anybody know what he is? about 1.25 inches big and red with little black dots

 

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Giga

sheesh no one know or i'm def not feeling the lover here

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weeber

i like the tank and that hitchhiker is some sort of starfish im not sure what type though. :)

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moto826

nice work !!! :bowdown:

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Arkayology

Nice setup you got there. Most never keep a fresh and saltwater tank side by side.

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Giga

is a formia star hard to keep? anyone have any exp with them?

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Got a couple inverts today and I broke out the camera to take pics:

 

 

 

First I'll show you my rats nest of a sump :huh: I plan of upgrading this to a new cast acrylic sump in the near future.

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Return and drain:

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Here's some coral pics:

My rainbow acans-also my only acans

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I bought this frag for like a dollar and it was really bleach and brown but since it's been in my tank it has started to color up nicely if not weirdly. I also used way to much epoxy :lol:

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my gonipora in all it's glory(was a hitchhiker so I fraged it off and put it in a location I liked)

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This is my clove polyps and a soft coral. I also really like this shot

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