vinny110-reef 64.2 Gallon Aquamaxx Rimless Tank Build Thread

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  1. vinny110

    vinny110 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey Guys,

    Doing custom build using Aquamaxx Premium Cuboid Low-Iron. Made custom stand out of pine wood, and bought the LR45 sump from windrider creations Here are the specs.

    Features
    • Low-iron glass
    • Hand crafted quality
    • Individually leak-tested and inspected
    • Polished edges
    Specifications
    • Dimensions L x W x H: 47.3" x 17.8" x 17.8"
    • Volume: 64.2 Gallons
    • Glass Thickness: extra-thick 12mm glass

    The plan is to go Peninsula type since its the current trend, and I recently purchase the synergy reef shadow overflow, here is the specs below;

    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/16-shadow-overflow-synergy-reef.html

    However, the side length from the tank is 17.8 inch and the shadow overflow is 16 inch, it fits perfectly but no space for the return line. Need some help and suggestions!!!

    Here is the current progress;

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  2. GoVols

    GoVols Cobb / Webb - 1989 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader MTRCMember Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Vinny,
    Looks great and tagging along :)
     
  3. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    This build is going to be a great one! Following! As for the return line issue, let's see...who might be good at plumbing? #reefsquad you guys got some ideas?
     
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  4. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award 3RMAS Member Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor

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    I'd go up and over like I did with my coast to coast.

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    You can see it in the middle there
     
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    Crabs McJones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Hospitality Award

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    That's a good question. You don't really want a return in the side panel of the tank. And you want the return high enough to prevent massive drain back in the event of a pump failure...could you put the return through the bottom of the tank and have a piece of straight tubing go up towards the top, and then have your spout and hide the pipe with rockwork?b
     
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    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor NJRC Member

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    How about having the return come up and over the overflow with a loc-line Wye.....maybe even two of these.
     
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    Well,
    I'm just going to toss it out there and feel free to shoot it down... ;Dead

    The shadow has three drain holes, set at different heights.

    Could two of the holes be used as the drains (Main and Emergency) and the third one as the return?
     
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    vinny110 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    that sounds similar to the red sea reefer design? I like the idea :) is it feasible?
     
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    vinny110 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I was thinking about your idea, but ideally I would want to prevent drilling hole on the bottom of the tank.
     
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    vinny110 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi hybridazn, can you provide more pictures of the plumbing please :)
     
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    vinny110 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey Guys,

    Big update, so during RAP in Orlando I bounce up with my neighbor at Publix and he decided to give up on the hobby and gave me a killer deal on his Red Sea 250, with Bubble Magus Skimmer, ATO Tunze, Ecotech M1 Return pump, maxspect r420r razor led in addition to complete live stock. Now, I've decided to use my custom stand that I made for the Aquamaxx 64.2 Rimless tank and scrap the Red Sea stand. Here are pics from my neighbor's post.

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    vinny110 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Good Day Fellow Reefers,

    Here's a few pics on my recent impulsive purchase of another reefer 250, (used though)...Check out where the stock reefer stand end up residing. :)

    Came with full livestock
    Ecotech M1 return pump
    MaxSpec Led Light
    Basically everything what you see in the pictures.

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    Looks great sir, but you need more corals!!! LOL

    What is next for this project? I think a more reliable ATO would be a smart move. Gravity is nice for less cords and clutter but that float will surely end up being your worst enemy.

    -Robert @ MD
     
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    vinny110 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi Robert,

    It came with the Autoaqua- Smart ATO micro, currently using it :) Just bought some corals today @ Top Shelf Aquatics.
     
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    Hows the tank doing Vin
     
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    vinny110 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    @915MANG, its doing great, just did a water change. Corals and fish couldn't be happier, will post pics soon :)
     
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    see current updates & follow @ vinny110_reef on instagram
     
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