Hydrored's 300 Glass Cages Build

OP
Hydrored

Hydrored

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
3,282
Reaction score
13,614
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
The great state of Texas
Definitely following! Where did you get your containers from for your water station?

Central Tractor, Norwesco tanks are also made right here in Texas but the price saving was negligible to buy them direct as a regular Joe
 
Tidal Gardens
OP
Hydrored

Hydrored

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
3,282
Reaction score
13,614
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
The great state of Texas
Not much of an update, new GNC lights will be here Friday, stand from Framing Tech is paid for, should be here in 6 weeks along with button fasteners-

Screen Shot 2021-09-08 at 3.44.13 PM.png



I have also ordered 2 9780 XL Acroporock from Aquaroche that is in customs now, I will be replacing my existing caribsea rock and keeping all of the from ocean live rock. Don't let the picture fool you these are large! 30x18x18 x2-

https://www.aquariumpartners.com/product-page/acroporock-xl-kit-13pcs-30in-x-18in-x-18in

Elos has been great to work with so far on the lights and rock
 

afrokobe

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 9, 2021
Messages
335
Reaction score
436
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Dallas
Not much of an update, new GNC lights will be here Friday, stand from Framing Tech is paid for, should be here in 6 weeks along with button fasteners-

Screen Shot 2021-09-08 at 3.44.13 PM.png



I have also ordered 2 9780 XL Acroporock from Aquaroche that is in customs now, I will be replacing my existing caribsea rock and keeping all of the from ocean live rock. Don't let the picture fool you these are large! 30x18x18 x2-

https://www.aquariumpartners.com/product-page/acroporock-xl-kit-13pcs-30in-x-18in-x-18in

Elos has been great to work with so far on the lights and rock
That rock is really interesting and the rest of their products look really cool. Definitely need to save for future reference.
 

Mjl714

Well-Known Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 4, 2014
Messages
871
Reaction score
1,413
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Not much of an update, new GNC lights will be here Friday, stand from Framing Tech is paid for, should be here in 6 weeks along with button fasteners-

Screen Shot 2021-09-08 at 3.44.13 PM.png



I have also ordered 2 9780 XL Acroporock from Aquaroche that is in customs now, I will be replacing my existing caribsea rock and keeping all of the from ocean live rock. Don't let the picture fool you these are large! 30x18x18 x2-

https://www.aquariumpartners.com/product-page/acroporock-xl-kit-13pcs-30in-x-18in-x-18in

Elos has been great to work with so far on the lights and rock
Awesome looking build, and that Acroporock looks really cool.
 
OP
Hydrored

Hydrored

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
3,282
Reaction score
13,614
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
The great state of Texas
Awesome looking build, and that Acroporock looks really cool.

Thank you! This will be my last build until we move to another house in another 5 years, do not have any more room for a bigger tank. Next house I will definitely do a fish room and an in-wall
 
AquaCave Logo Banner
OP
Hydrored

Hydrored

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
3,282
Reaction score
13,614
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
The great state of Texas
Could you explain what the rock is? I found the website difficult to navigate. I'm excited to see how your new lights work

It’s a ceramic type material that is very porous. Cool thing about it is it works on a peg system so you can add to it, change it up by making it shorter or longer, even add little cups on the ends to glue frags into. It’s almost completely modular. You can pull off a section and mount frags to it, put it back into the tank.

I decided to pick a pre designed structure but you can practically built anything starting with a base.

It’s not a replacement for my real live rock, I just hate the Caribsea rock and will never use it again so I have an opportunity to try something new and get rid of some concrete out of my tank.

@mxnutz used it in his build thread-


Here is the pre designed structure in a 6 foot tank-

A43DEC08-EFFB-42D0-857C-B794FD2D43E8.jpeg


 
Last edited:

Operator Wrasse

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jan 20, 2021
Messages
225
Reaction score
336
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Indiana
It’s a ceramic type material that is very porous. Cool think about it is the work on a peg system so you can add to it, change it up my making it shorter or longer, even add little cups on the ends to glue frags into. It’s almost completely modular. You can pull off a section and mount frags to it, put it back into the tank.

I decided to pick a pre designed structure but you can practically built anything starting with a base.

It’s not a replacement for my real live rock, I just hate the Caribsea rock and will never use it again so I have an opportunity to try something new and get rid of some concrete out of my tank.

@mxnutz used it in his build thread-


Here is the pre designed structure in a 6 foot tank-

A43DEC08-EFFB-42D0-857C-B794FD2D43E8.jpeg


Very cool. I know ceramic is very porous, so I wonder if it's able to host anaerobic denitrifying bacteria. That would do wonders for a bioload without the worry of building a nuke of a deep sand bed.
 
OP
Hydrored

Hydrored

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
3,282
Reaction score
13,614
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
The great state of Texas
Very cool. I know ceramic is very porous, so I wonder if it's able to host anaerobic denitrifying bacteria. That would do wonders for a bioload without the worry of building a nuke of a deep sand bed.

That’s part of my interest, my real live rock is so porous and crazy things grow all over it. The concrete has a few sponges but honestly my gut says if and when I smash it open it will be dry in the middle
 

Operator Wrasse

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jan 20, 2021
Messages
225
Reaction score
336
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Indiana
That’s part of my interest, my real live rock is so porous and crazy things grow all over it. The concrete has a few sponges but honestly my gut says if and when I smash it open it will be dry in the middle
I look forward to you smashing some of your rock in a few years for....
bill nye GIF
 

Joe Glass Cages

Passionate Glass Cages’s Team Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 13, 2019
Messages
787
Reaction score
4,152
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Dickson, TN
Going to be an awesome build! I’m sure you’ll love your tank, I got mine from glass cages a couple months ago and I am thrilled with it.

look forward to seeing yours come together.
Thanks so much @c_healy!
 
OP
Hydrored

Hydrored

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
3,282
Reaction score
13,614
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
The great state of Texas
Going to be an awesome build! I’m sure you’ll love your tank, I got mine from glass cages a couple months ago and I am thrilled with it.

look forward to seeing yours come together.

What sold me on Glass Cages was @Joe Glass Cages acknowledged the issues they had in the past, put quality control in place, and through conversation I could tell his craft really excites him. I have nothing but great things to say about the customer service so far.

My expectations are very high from Glass Cages. I’m a person who puts quality, detail, and customer service over cost.

I’m excited!
 

c_healy

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Apr 2, 2013
Messages
1,147
Reaction score
323
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Bluffton, SC
What sold me on Glass Cages was @Joe Glass Cages acknowledged the issues they had in the past, put quality control in place, and through conversation I could tell his craft really excites him. I have nothing but great things to say about the customer service so far.

My expectations are very high from Glass Cages. I’m a person who puts quality, detail, and customer service over cost.

I’m excited!
You will be very happy when you get your tank. They build top notch tanks.
 
Maxout
OP
Hydrored

Hydrored

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
3,282
Reaction score
13,614
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
The great state of Texas
4 GNC Blue Ray Pros arrived today, I will note that they get 1 point already over the Stratons due to the hanging brackets being able to mount to just about anything-

30AC0A93-139F-4BE9-8030-BA2B328396BA.jpeg
F14BF023-C882-4538-AF42-F16F548C22E9.jpeg
6CEE0DC7-9B41-4E90-ABC1-2FA7770E304A.jpeg
83FAFFBE-BFCA-4675-A342-39C88953C654.jpeg

5D260870-EE99-44D9-9F61-AE79BEB8C26F.jpeg
96863774-CDA6-48FA-9791-A52C2967D642.jpeg

3976F0EE-E019-451D-B1D9-C54C3F456672.jpeg
 
Last edited:
OP
Hydrored

Hydrored

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
3,282
Reaction score
13,614
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
The great state of Texas
Here is the lighting setup so far, the tape is the length of the tank. 4 Blue Ray Pros and 2 A360x Blues.

@Peppe thoughts on a 3rd A360x? Not really going for PAR here from the Kessil’s, just shimmer, but my OCD bothers me with the 2 lol, you sent me down this road due to your YouTube videos with this setup. Thanks for blazing the trail..

F431E1C9-20CE-4C01-984E-4C4882BF57D1.jpeg
 

Operator Wrasse

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jan 20, 2021
Messages
225
Reaction score
336
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Indiana
Here is the lighting setup so far, the tape is the length of the tank. 4 Blue Ray Pros and 2 A360x Blues.

@Peppe thoughts on a 3rd A360x? Not really going for PAR here from the Kessil’s, just shimmer, but my OCD bothers me with the 2 lol, you sent me down this road due to your YouTube videos with this setup. Thanks for blazing the trail..

F431E1C9-20CE-4C01-984E-4C4882BF57D1.jpeg
I contacted Kessil about this when their A500x came out. Kessil says that they literally mean the two systems are almost identical- the A360x is capable of spreading light on a 36" x 36" area, there just would not be much par. If you're going just for shimmer, two might be enough. It wouldn't be hard to find a third used one and set it up later.
 
Fritz

Toys For Kids Drive

Untitled-2 copy.jpg

Have you ever had a nano reef tank?

  • I have one now (leave a photo in the thread)

    Votes: 234 45.7%
  • Yes, but in the past

    Votes: 115 22.5%
  • No and no plans to have one

    Votes: 89 17.4%
  • No but I want to have one in the future

    Votes: 66 12.9%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 1.6%
Omega Sea, LLC
Top