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Old 08-13-2013, 01:03 AM
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Jackson's Custom 116G Cube Build

The new tank is officially in the works. I am having a custom cube 32x32x26 built by Mark from Reefomainia. It's going to be rimless, starfire on 3 sides, and one corner overflow. Marks work is impeccable so I know this part of the build will come out as expected

The Stand is being built by a custom builder (Tony) in PA. A few guys have used him here. The plan is have it done in a rustic finish. Using DBarsotti's 105g Cube build as an inspiration, I am going for a similar look. I didn't want a very low cube stand due to door clearance so Kasei (pseudo) actually came up with a smart ideato build the stand with a booster. The stand will be built 28" high but it will bolt into an 8" booster. The seam will be hidden with molding so it should look normal and raise the stand to 36".

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Lighting Sfiligoi XR6 400w Radium + 4xT5
Flow 2x MP40 + Eheim 1262 Return
Skimmer Skimz sk181 (Will be upgraded in near future)
Controller Reefkeeper lite (Upgraded shortly to Apex most likely)
Sump (going to order from custom king)


I currently have a 30 and 60 cube that will be dismantled and have contents transferred over to the new tank. I have 50lbs of very establish rock in the 30 that will be combined with some of the rock in the 60 for an open, hopefully cool looking aquascape Probably going to have a SSB with a mix of aragonite and crushed coral so it stays put in high flow.

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30 gallon cube with new rock (just plopped in) , big table colony + misc SPS



Going to be a little while until I get everything in my possession. I'll update when I get things going.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:52 AM
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:08 AM
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Cool stand!
Good luck!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:13 AM
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awesome rich!

How's that cap doing? and the zoa?
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:37 AM
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Within that platform see if 2 pullout draws can be installed. Added storage space
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:14 AM
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Are we starting these threads again without actually having the tank yet??? I cant wait to see these tanks on stands! What skimmer are you looking at this time Rich? The Skimz 163 DC is kicking serious butt. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 08-13-2013, 09:11 AM
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very nice rich, and that skimz 181 should still be more then enough skimmer
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:19 AM
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That's a sharp looking stand, enjoy the build
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:23 AM
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Thanks guys.

Adam, the cap encrusted and has a growth rim. You can see it in the bottom center of the 60 gallon pic. Zoa's are doing ok too.

Scoots, good idea. I just might have that done.

Kasei, I have to se that in person. Your skimmer cups always look like mud

Rick, I am going to start the new tank with the 181. If I see nitrates creep up I know it's time for an upgrade We'll see. It would be nice to not spend more money.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:26 AM
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Good luck with the build!!! I can't wait to see pictures.
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