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What's up ladies and gents !!!

I was browsing Petco the other week and seen they had rimless tanks,and they were on sale. So I picked up a 10" cube. Regular glass,no low iron.

Equipment:

Lighting: DIY led with 3 channels:
CH1-390-400,410-420,405,420-430.
CH2-4x SunPlus 445-450 Royals.
CH3- WW,Mint,Cyan,True Blue.

Filtration: This is what I am still trying to figure out: make it an AIO,sump it ( I have a 2g Deep Blue betta tank,I have tons of .5" pvc and fittings. Or just run a AC30 I have. Run carbon,filter floss. What do you guys think ?

Flow: More than likely run a SW2. If I sump it,I will use a Sicce 1.0 for a return and an SW2 for main flow with a VCA RFG.

ATO: ReefBreeders Prism ATO

Coral: ACRO'S & MONTI'S !!!!
Frag's I would LOVE to get in here:

-Red Dragon
-CE Aquaman Tenuis
-BC Magicwand Tenuis
-PC Rainbow (Convexa
-BC Wonder Dud Tenuis
-BC Pink Tip Tenuis
-WD Tenuis

I would love to cover the bottom of the tank is Monti:

-Rainbow Monti
-Superman Monti
-Mystic Sunset Monti
-Vivid's Dry Ice Monti
-Sunset Monti
-Vivid's Uranus Monti
-Vivid's Hologram Monti

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For awhile.

It shouldn't be a problem. I can frag and or use small frag tiles. Usually all I keep is pico sps tanks,so I am used to being on top of things.

I would definitely only want like 2-4 monti's in this tank seeming space is limited.
 
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It has been a deam of mine since I saw WWC's old main display. Since there isn't THAT MUCH space,I have to be particular with which one I pick.
Yeah. I do have a suggestion for your. application. Instead of putting them on the bare bottom you can use travertine tiles on the bottom and then just pull the tiles out and replace them as needed.
I’m doing something similar for my tank. I’ll be using marble tiles that were originally for the kitchen backsplash. I had so many extra boxes so might as well put them to use
 
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Yeah. I do have a suggestion for your. application. Instead of putting them on the bare bottom you can use travertine tiles on the bottom and then just pull the tiles out and replace them as needed.
I’m doing something similar for my tank. I’ll be using marble tiles that were originally for the kitchen backsplash. I had so many extra boxes so might as well put them to use
I was actually thinking about that,maybe 2"-3" tiles. I have about 2"-3" behind my rocks to so I may just pusj my rpcks all the way back and gain some room.

I'm thinking of 2-3 of my most favorite Monti's and the rest will be Acan's. Acan's are my favorite coral of all time and I know I can profit off of them when the time comes.

Thank you for the suggestion.
 

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I was actually thinking about that,maybe 2"-3" tiles. I have about 2"-3" behind my rocks to so I may just pusj my rpcks all the way back and gain some room.

I'm thinking of 2-3 of my most favorite Monti's and the rest will be Acan's. Acan's are my favorite coral of all time and I know I can profit off of them when the time comes.

Thank you for the suggestion.
Heck ya do it! My tiles are 6x6 but obviously they need to be cut. I think I’m just going to cut just the ones that need to be cut
 
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Heck ya do it! My tiles are 6x6 but obviously they need to be cut. I think I’m just going to cut just the ones that need to be cut
Oh wow those are huge. I think for my case 2" would be ideal. But they are cheap enough to try both sizes and cut the 3" ones down if need be.

There are a few places online I would love to get some Acan's from. Locally for me,prices have gone up SO much on Acan's even just the green ones,ordering online is much more worth it.
 

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Oh wow those are huge. I think for my case 2" would be ideal. But they are cheap enough to try both sizes and cut the 3" ones down if need be.

There are a few places online I would love to get some Acan's from. Locally for me,prices have gone up SO much on Acan's even just the green ones,ordering online is much more worth it.
Yeah. Be careful with shipping right now. Some companies stopped the guarantied delivery times
 
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Yeah. Be careful with shipping right now. Some companies stopped the guarantied delivery times
It won't be any time soon. I need to finish my light,procrastinate,decide if I'm going to sump the tank or not,procrastinate some more,get test kits ect ect.

I need:

-Prism ATO - $60
-Salifert Test Kits - $150
-Red Sea Blue Bucket- $28
-SW2 - $50 / OW10 - $55

If I sump the tank:

Return pump
Acrylic for baffles
My plumping is meant to be hung off the back,which is nice and hopefully it works lol.


The tank isn't going to be set up quickly either. I have life things that come first (bills,kids,life) so when I have the extra money is when I will get stuff. You know,typical adulting stuff lol.
 

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It won't be any time soon. I need to finish my light,procrastinate,decide if I'm going to sump the tank or not,procrastinate some more,get test kits ect ect.

I need:

-Prism ATO - $60
-Salifert Test Kits - $150
-Red Sea Blue Bucket- $28
-SW2 - $50 / OW10 - $55

If I sump the tank:

Return pump
Acrylic for baffles
My plumping is meant to be hung off the back,which is nice and hopefully it works lol.


The tank isn't going to be set up quickly either. I have life things that come first (bills,kids,life) so when I have the extra money is when I will get stuff. You know,typical adulting stuff lol.
Yeah I feel you. My 40b keeps getting pushed back. Full time high school junior, flight school and I’m starting my first semester of college too so it’s hard to keep money coming in lol
 
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Yeah I feel you. My 40b keeps getting pushed back. Full time high school junior, flight school and I’m starting my first semester of college too so it’s hard to keep money coming in lol
That is definitely the challenge. Shoot I had problem jugging 2 females at once in HS ;Nailbiting . I have a 1.5yr old a 1 month old,my wife isn't working due to Covid-19 so I put money into the tank when I get extra funds. Thankfully CC's give me a little wiggle room if I REALLY need to use it on tank stuff.

If we get a 2nd stimulas check,needless to say the tank will have everything it needs then :cool:
 

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That is definitely the challenge. Shoot I had problem jugging 2 females at once in HS ;Nailbiting . I have a 1.5yr old a 1 month old,my wife isn't working due to Covid-19 so I put money into the tank when I get extra funds. Thankfully CC's give me a little wiggle room if I REALLY need to use it on tank stuff.

If we get a 2nd stimulas check,needless to say the tank will have everything it needs then :cool:
Man if I worked my old job a month sooner last year I would be getting the stimulus checks
 
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I finally got the last of my leds from Steves jn today and WOW this is the happiest I have been with my own array. I do have 1 violet out I need to figure out or switch.

Full array:
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Violets only:
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Royals only :
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Whites only:
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All leds:
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So guys,

If I decided to sump this tank,do you think 1/2" would be suffice ? I have basically everything I would need for 1/2" so that would be sweet.

I want to say I read somewhere that 1/2" would be okay up to 400gph IF I remember correctly.

I would get a internal acrylic overflow box for $25 and hide the OF and the return inside that,and hang the OF and return over the back and secure them some way.
 

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So guys,

If I decided to sump this tank,do you think 1/2" would be suffice ? I have basically everything I would need for 1/2" so that would be sweet.

I want to say I read somewhere that 1/2" would be okay up to 400gph IF I remember correctly.

I would get a internal acrylic overflow box for $25 and hide the OF and the return inside that,and hang the OF and return over the back and secure them some way.
1/2” would be just fine!
 
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Man I just went to one of my local stores,and man they have some super nice Acro's ranging from $20-$40. No small boogers at least 3/4"-2" frags. So many different Tenuis it had me drooling lol.
 
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Went ahead and took advantage of the Memorial Day sales and got a :

5 pack of ChemiPure Blue Nano
Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit
Salifert Calc,Mag,Phos Test Kits and
BWA Quick Cycle to get things going.
 

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