40g Peacock Mantis tank build

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  1. Jaysin13

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    I decided to start a thread for my mantis tank build. Starting with a 40g aqueon. Built the stand frame and painted the back and one side black.

    Will be skinning and painting the stand this weekend.

    (Sorry about the pics, think I got it figured out now. Won't let me delete the attached ones.)

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    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Signing up to follow along and I took care of the sideways picture.:)
     
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    Thanks! The other attachment is a double too. I wasn't sure the best way to post them.
     
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    Geebs19 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking forward to seeing the progress.
     
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    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Not any more!
     
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    Stand skinned, sanded, and first coat of paint. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Painting done! [​IMG]
     
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    That turned out great...nice work.
     
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    Thank you! Rock still hasn't shipped yet. Need to make the cave and put down some starboard in the bottom. Rockwork then water.
     
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    Muttley000 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Following. Do you already have the mantis? Where are you sourcing it if not?
     
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    No. Local shop gets them fairly frequently. One of the guys there is an enthusiast.
     
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    Cool! Nice to see something different
     
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    Stand is done..... AND I lucked into the exact protein skimmer I wanted used for less than half the price of new!

    Tank
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    HDPE plastic board cut and fit in the bottom to prevent an over enthusiastic digger.... Maybe overkill but a little piece of mind. [​IMG]
     
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    Abs cave ready, spare light and power strip installed, sand ready, water mixing..... Just waiting on the ups guy with my rock. [​IMG]
     
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    Finally got the cave and rock the way I like. Had to get twice as much sand! Little cloudy but running. [​IMG]
     
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    Looking awesome! What size Tidal filter are you using?

    CR
     
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    That's the 110... Biggest one. It'll give 10x turnover and a huge basket to add filter media, carbon, whatever.
     
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    Now I wait for the cycle to complete.... [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    You going to put anything else in there? Or is this mantis shrimp only?
     
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