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Old 03-22-2012, 10:34 PM
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Samksy 150G Rimless Aquarium Tank Thread

Hello Reefers!!!

I'm back!!!! After leaving the hobby for 2 years, and lurking around, i finally can't resist and wanted to start my own tank thread. Hopefully this will be my last tank for many many many years. The tank will be a mix reef, since this should be my last and final tank i hope........ i'll plan and do everything nice and slow, no more rushing it to get it up. I'll be lurking around to find some good deals.

The plan is to have the tank in the basement since it's more cooling, and i have a nice space to play around with instead of first floor, but getting it down to the basement will be a pain. The tank will be run on a dedicated 20amp line and another shared line, GFI protected, hopefully that'll do it. The wall behind it will be green board for better moisture resistant.

Miracles Rimless Tank
Dimension: 48L X 30W X 24H
Starephire front 3/4" glass
5/8" for all other glass
Temper glass for back panel for more strength
Center External Overflow, with a black acrylic to block of the front view
The back of the tank will be painted black

Equipment List
Lighting - 3 to 4 AI SOL blue as i always like the blue look. I'm hoping 3 AI would be enough, if not maybe a 4th.

Skimmer - will shop around as there is no immediate need for one

Dosing - since there is not much to start with, i'll not get one until i have more corals, water change should be sufficient for now but i'll go the dosin route.

Heater - eheim jager 2x 150 watt

Power Head - 2 MP40, is that enough flow, will have 2 3/4 inch return, probably getting a strong return pump for more water flow.

Return pump - Water blaster, eheim 2x?

RODI - typhoon III delux

Sump - ??? saw my buddy Moidol's sump, looks really nice with the rimless, if there's left over $, planning on getting a deep blue 48inch frag tank and put in the baffles but that is to be decided later.

Piping - planning to get all the piping from savako online, since they have those gray looking pvc pipes, looks much better than the home depot white pvc pipe. Didn't like the look when i had the 180 and 150g tank.

Sand - i think i like the sand bottom look more than bare bottom more, but haven't decide on which sand yet.

Rock - probably will go with some nice dry rocks, remember seeing member vendor selling some nice dry rocks, anyone can remind me who that vendor is????

coral & fishes
Mix of sps & lps and soft corals.
Fishes, i like schooling fishes, some anthias, dori, nemo and and several tangs, Naso tang, yellow tang, fat head.........

What other important stuff am i missing to run the tank?

A picture of the overflow design and retrun from the back view.

Comments and ideas are welcome!

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:40 PM
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welcome back and welcome to the 150 club
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:49 PM
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welcome back yo! I know you'll b back haha!


Nice tank plan! painting the back of the tank is pain in the butt I would just tint it. also get 2x250w heater much faster to heat up. did you c the Ecotech radion

btw rock and glasses I can hook ya up.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:50 PM
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Welcome back, Sam! Has it been 2 years already? Seemed like yesterday when we loaded that Marineland 150g into your truck Can't wait to see pictures of your new setup.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:56 AM
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Welcome back!! The road all over again, hehe..
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:08 AM
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Welcome back
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:11 AM
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It was just a matter of time...lol welcome back
Sounds like it will be a great tank, looking forward to following along!
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:41 AM
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Looking forward & tagging along.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:45 PM
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welcome back yo! I know you'll b back haha!


Nice tank plan! painting the back of the tank is pain in the butt I would just tint it. also get 2x250w heater much faster to heat up. did you c the Ecotech radion

btw rock and glasses I can hook ya up.

Miracles aquarium is painting the tank for me, no pain . So 1 less job for me. Probably will focus on building my standing soon, any advice.....hehehehe!!!

Heater? Which brand is better? I heard of echotec radionics jus didn't see in action? Is much better? Btw, you think 3 AI is enough?

I'll definetly check with you on rocks and glass. Just move to my new place today, lots of crap to unpack. So it's going to be sometime before I get there.

Thanks man!!!!
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:47 PM
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Thanks dubs! Let the fun begin.
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