My Planet Aquariums Tideline 62g build thread

NTar11

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 1, 2022
Messages
42
Reaction score
39
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Valparaiso
Hello all,

I am starting my first salt water aquarium. So this will be my build thread. I am currently working on a stand so I will share the progress of that as well. I purchased a 62g Tideline AIO from planet aquariums today. I paid 599 for it which from all the AIO’s I have looked at seems to be a steal. It seems to be of good quality. I am open to suggestions on lighting and filtration as I am very new to this. Please feel free to follow along on my journey if your new as well.

96E7C5BE-B78E-4BB0-9791-E220C4A1381A.jpeg
 
Avast

TheWB

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 22, 2017
Messages
1,924
Reaction score
2,726
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Puyallup,WA
Hello all,

I am starting my first salt water aquarium. So this will be my build thread. I am currently working on a stand so I will share the progress of that as well. I purchased a 62g Tideline AIO from planet aquariums today. I paid 599 for it which from all the AIO’s I have looked at seems to be a steal. It seems to be of good quality. I am open to suggestions on lighting and filtration as I am very new to this. Please feel free to follow along on my journey if your new as well.

96E7C5BE-B78E-4BB0-9791-E220C4A1381A.jpeg
Those look really nice. The only thing I see as maybe being an issue is the 3.5“ listed depth of the filtration chambers. It’s going to make getting an appropriately sized skimmer tough if you’re planning on running one.
Looking forward to seeing how you scape it. What’s your stocking plan?
 
OP
NTar11

NTar11

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 1, 2022
Messages
42
Reaction score
39
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Valparaiso
Those look really nice. The only thing I see as maybe being an issue is the 3.5“ listed depth of the filtration chambers. It’s going to make getting an appropriately sized skimmer tough if you’re planning on running one.
Looking forward to seeing how you scape it. What’s your stocking plan?
I seem to have found a skimmer that should fit and cover my filtration need. It’s the Eheim skim 350. Says it should be good up to 90g and it has a very small dimensional foot print. I’m still doing a ton of reading and learning. My only set in stone wants are a snowflake eel and down the road once established I do want to do some corals. I am extremely open to any and all advice.

5EA5F683-B7A2-4786-A56C-CCD1B57E4CDC.jpeg 541AD935-F365-4E7F-B3EA-29FF00E8D52E.jpeg
 
Corals.com
OP
NTar11

NTar11

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 1, 2022
Messages
42
Reaction score
39
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Valparaiso
60g for $600 is a steal, nice tank! Haven’t seen those before

what are your coral goals? Will prob want to go with 2 smaller lights spaced out vs one single
Yes it is. I was looking at IM, JBJ, and Waterbox. I was fairly set on IM since I was able to purchase tank only and the quality from what I read was good. I went to my LFS and stumbled across these tanks. I’m not to worried as I know this is a new line for them but they have been making tanks a long time. I am still learning so all I can say currently is that I would like to do corals down the road I do plan to go with a two lamp setup with brackets that mount to the back of the tank. I have not decided on the lights I will use just yet.
 
OP
NTar11

NTar11

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 1, 2022
Messages
42
Reaction score
39
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Valparaiso
Can you tell me whether you purchase online or an LFS?
I purchased from a LFS. Ark pet shop in merrillville Indiana. Maybe they would ship to you? With the price you could afford to pay some shipping and still be under the price of many other tanks.
 

TheWB

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 22, 2017
Messages
1,924
Reaction score
2,726
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Puyallup,WA
I seem to have found a skimmer that should fit and cover my filtration need. It’s the Eheim skim 350. Says it should be good up to 90g and it has a very small dimensional foot print. I’m still doing a ton of reading and learning. My only set in stone wants are a snowflake eel and down the road once established I do want to do some corals. I am extremely open to any and all advice.

5EA5F683-B7A2-4786-A56C-CCD1B57E4CDC.jpeg 541AD935-F365-4E7F-B3EA-29FF00E8D52E.jpeg
I posted this on the other thread you replied to but I’ll put it here as well. That is a surface skimmer and you need a protein skimmer such as this one.
 
AquaCave Logo Banner
OP
NTar11

NTar11

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 1, 2022
Messages
42
Reaction score
39
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Valparaiso
I posted this on the other thread you replied to but I’ll put it here as well. That is a surface skimmer and you need a protein skimmer such as this one.
What other filtration would I require. There are two filter socks in the middle chambers. Should anything be placed in these filter socks? Probably a silly question.
 

Clawfish

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Oct 26, 2021
Messages
436
Reaction score
348
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Fort Lauderdale
Just finished the frame for the stand.
looks good following along. I have a little more than 2 month old 65G, Happy reefing!
just remember to go slow and when you’re set on something like a light or skimmer, keep looking and you’ll find the perfect one!
I have since added a reactor from BRS
 

Attachments

  • 7BC3FE07-C192-4A59-B805-7219F37342BD.jpeg
    7BC3FE07-C192-4A59-B805-7219F37342BD.jpeg
    166.7 KB · Views: 95
OP
NTar11

NTar11

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 1, 2022
Messages
42
Reaction score
39
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Valparaiso
looks good following along. I have a little more than 2 month old 65G, Happy reefing!
just remember to go slow and when you’re set on something like a light or skimmer, keep looking and you’ll find the perfect one!
I have since added a reactor from BRS
Nice blinds we have the same ones. Do you have a build thread.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics
Tidal Garden Memorial Day Sale

How much of your saltwater reef tank is automated?

  • Nothing is automated

    Votes: 65 13.6%
  • 25% or so

    Votes: 149 31.2%
  • 50% or so

    Votes: 107 22.4%
  • 75% or so

    Votes: 104 21.8%
  • Close to 100%

    Votes: 49 10.3%
  • Totally Automated (we need proof)

    Votes: 3 0.6%
Corals.com
Top