neverdie's 30 gallon stand and tank build

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  1. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Cool! Following!
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I am continuing to work on the stand, also I removed the masking from the back in anticipation of fuge lighting as a X-mas present and for the ATO sensor. 20171207_153100.jpg 20171207_161550.jpg
    Tank will be wet on tuesday
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    20171207_191521.jpg Waiting on ato reservoir. wasnt able to mount the heater the way I wanted because the cord is not long enough i am happy with how it look but I still want to make some additions.
    Its always harder to add things when the tank is full so I want to do it now,
    Any ideas for any more a I add to the stand
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Overhauled the scape added the additional rock I had

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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Final scape adjustment

     
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    Fantastic job on the stand and scape. Following along as I am working on setting up a Nuvo Black 30L.
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I have been following along with yours as well, how are you progressing?
    I love the dimensions of this tank, but I know you are going to drill one rather than go AIO which is super cool, but certainly more complicated than my build
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    i raised the height of the overflows after noticing low water levels in NUVO tanks thanks DentistReefer413.

    Stand is 95% finished, going to add paper towel rack and shelf in the AM.

    I'm happy with the set up so far and getting wet tomorrow.
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    coming together nicely! you get the graphic online? or local sign shop? looks neat!....
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I got it online (Etsy) and I didnt do a good job putting it on. Otherwise I am happy with the progress, thanks for the tips on the stand I added a bunch of panels and bracing and it is very solid now.
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    And we are wet!
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    Now its time to start thinking about what I'm going to put in here.
    A pair of Pink Skunk Clowns are the only livestock that I am certain about.
    Suggestions?
     
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    Stylish, minimalist, and, as Bruce says, leaves a good amount of working room.
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    So I failed on my attempt to raise the height of the overflows, I think I was hesitant to use a lot of silicone. I will be trying again in a few days
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Dust has settled
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    Big chunk of coral skeleton in the bag of sang, I'm gonna keep in in there and see if i can get something to encrust.
    Now just waiting.
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I had success raising the water level. I purchased the IM fish guards and put black silicone on the holes up to the second row and it has raised the water level to the desired height.
    20171220_125116.jpg Additionally once the tank temp stabilized I added mature ceramic media from my preferred LFS, and added some hermits.
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hermits are doing well, water parameters look good and I got my first fish.

    A pair of Pink Skunk Clowns (Sustainable Aquatics via LFS), I acclimatized them and placed them in the tank. As soon as I placed them in the tank, before I had time to put the top back on the male jumped to the back of the tank. Got him back in the DT, eating well but chilling at the back of the tank/hosting on overflow so please excuse the poor picture. output.jpg
     
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    Beautiful tank and stand. I love the Octopus detail. I'm not typically a minimalist fan, but yours is gorgeous.
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you for the support and encouragement. I don't really think of myself as a minimalist.
     
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    neverdie Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    A little update.

    I have added frogspawn, duncan and hammer corals. The pink skunks are still hiding in the back hosting on the overflow but they are coming out a little more. I have also added several frags: chalice, rhodactis, gsp, orange lepto, blasto and birdsnest (x2) all but the blasto seem growing and have adapted to the tank well.

    This week the IM fuge light will arrive and I will set up the right overflow with cheato. Additionally I will add a royal gramma in the next week or two. I have had a huge pod explosion within the tank along with some algae growth. I have removed one filter sock (in prep for the fuge) and replaced the other.

    Future plans are to get an artfully acrylic top, plant some macro algae in the display, and decide on centerpiece corals for the arch and the sand below.
    Right now I think that a torch coral will go on the arch but as for the sand below I am open to suggestions.

    What do you think I should put in the there? it cant be a scoly

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    Looking good!
     
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