Plans for new 100 gallon seagrass tank.

Rendos

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I made this sketch with Google Sketch. Pretty cool tool for planning and making diagrams in 3D.

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This is a 5 foot tank. It will house seagrasses, algaes, sponges, and all sorts of cool little critters. It will also contain my trachyphyllia, and a cataphyllia. It will use a 29 gallon tank for a sump, a DIY skimmer, and be lit by a single 250 watt MH 10K. Return pump is a PanWorld 40PX, and closed loop pump will be a GEN-X PCX-40.
 

gflat65

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Can't wait to see it in action. You don't see many seagrass tanks, especially in homes. There is a lot of potential for them, though, in terms of different critters and a more natural feel.
 

Rendos

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Got the stand almost finished. Still need to attach the door on the upper left compartment. Next I will start plumbing. Here is what it looks like so far.
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Built in book shelf.
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Sump area.
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Upper compartment that will house the closed loop pump.
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gflat65

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Looks really nice, Richard. I like the bookshelf look, too. Can't wait to see it set up. What kind of critters are you looking at for the seagrass tank?
 

Rendos

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I plan to put live rock and rubble rock in, and let it run for a few months without any fish. This will hopefully give the plant life time to get established. I plan to add sponges, tunicates, cucumbers, and of course caulerpa prolifera, for the main plant. I have several other algaes in mind...but nothing that goes sexual. Also no chaeto. I will also be adding my trachyphyllia, and hopefully a cataphyllia. For fish, probably little gobies, some cardinals that Dave is holding for me, and other little fish...nothing large...nothing predatory...no tangs...no angels.
 

Rendos

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Update.
Stand door is finished. Hidden hinges installed. Just need to sand and stain it. I am having a hard time finding a stain color to match the stand/canopy. I may have to go with a completely different color stain and make it two-toned. That is fine with me, but wished I could find the same color.
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rsteagall

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heh, ya... you see my thread where I haven't changed water in my 12g mantis only tank in like 6 months? sys admins are lazy! :)
 

Rendos

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I think the stain is a pretty good match.
Here is the final product as far as wood working goes...
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Here is the closed loop pump in the upper left cabinet...
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Gutter guard in place in the overflow box.
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Here is a close up of the shelves.
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Now...if I ever get my bulkheads, I can start plumbing.
hint, hint...
 

aharvey

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oh stop why don't ya.
I didn't say anything about your capri's.
Don't plan on wearing those to work by the way!
 

just dave

11th in '11
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8260463#post8260463 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Rendos

Now...if I ever get my bulkheads, I can start plumbing.
hint, hint...


Seems like you need to drill some holes first.
 
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