48" rimless

Fisher72

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Looking to get a 48" rimless, I think I'll go with a Miracles aquarium. Going with 24" wide but how deep? I was thinking 20" but now wondering if 18" might be better. Want to go with mainly chalices and other LPS with a few SPS on a couple of islands.

Any thoughts would be appericated.

Tim
 

kc350twin

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Those are nice dimensions. I have a 16" deep tank and wish it was 18".
Someone local to me had a quote recently from Miracles on that size and it was in the $1100.00 range.

Have you thought about what lights?


Kc3
 

aquasport24

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Just got my 48x48x16 from GC last week. It seating on the floor while my stand is being build so am not sure how it would looks yet?
 

Fisher72

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My quote was around 1400 delivered. I currently have a 48" solar flare on my 90 but thinking I might go with a high end German fixture W/MH since with the rimless the fixture will be a focus point. Thinking a dual 175w with 4T5 bulbs. I saw this fixture but can't remember who made it.
 

pwoller

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Looking to get a 48" rimless, I think I'll go with a Miracles aquarium. Going with 24" wide but how deep? I was thinking 20" but now wondering if 18" might be better. Want to go with mainly chalices and other LPS with a few SPS on a couple of islands.

Any thoughts would be appericated.

Tim

What are you going to use as lighting? I did a 48x24x20 from aquarium obsessed and the reason I went with that depth is to use t5 lighting. If you were using halides then I would go a bit deeper and use 250's or even deeper and use 400's.
 

jeffeg

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I'd say 20 is a good depth for that tank. I think if you were to go 24 height on a rimless you will have to use 5/8 glass or something.
 

Bandomo

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Well, if you're taking the rimless rout, it's best that the tank sits on a piece of styrofoam. Also it might have euro bracing on the inside of the tank. Since you're building a custom stand, I might recommend a nice molding to cover the bottom 1" of the tank. Just thought you might want to keep this in mind.
 

the_rider

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I have a 60x30x20 Rimless tank made by Miracles. Here's a picture. With your dimension, it should be around the same proportion just a bit smaller.

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Fisher72

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the rider, that is very similar to what I'm looking to get. End overflow as well, did that stand come from Miracles? Are you planning to enclose? I'm waiting on a price for a stand from them.
 

mnchartier

Premium Member
I have a 48Lx24Hx18W and after getting all the rock situated I wish I had a few more inches in width for more room on the sand bed.
 

Fisher72

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thanks mnchartier. what is the height of your stand, I was thinking 32", actually thinking 30 now, thinking better viewing.
 

mnchartier

Premium Member
I believe it is 32" and love it, I don't have a rimless though I wish I did. I currently have a custom canopy with 2 250w ReefOptix 3 but I am replacing it with the AquaSpace EX fixture. The canopy just makes it a pain to work in the tank.
 

mnchartier

Premium Member
Nice dimensions if I could change anything on mine it would have been the width. Can't wait to see the build.
 
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