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  1. Hi all, after living in a small home for the past 6 years and having limited space for a larger tank, the wife and I finally moved up into a larger home with plenty of wall space for a larger tank. We plan on living in this home for a while, and this is the closest I'll get to a dream tank for a long time. I decided to order a custom build tank through River City Aquatics that is 7 feet long, 30" wide, and 24" tall. Roughly 260 gallons of water in the display tank. We are also expecting a daughter to arrive in February 2020, so planning the tank to be kid safe was a key consideration. Sin
  2. New to posting but a long time reader. It has been a while since my last post but I am starting back up on a ton of research / investigation.. Target Build 48L x 24W x 18T Display ( Considering either Custom Aquarium or Deep Blue 80 Rimless Custom 80x20 Aluminum Stand Continuous Water Change ( CWC ) 3 Gallons Daily Genesis Reef Systems Pro ( Storm / Renew ) AP700 Kessil Lights LifeReef CLF2 Compact Berlin Signature Series, SVS3-24 in Sump Skimmer, 20" LifeReefugium Apex JR.. All of this is still a "General" plan and this is going
  3. Hello all, I'm new to the forum and would like to document my build. I will be documenting my build in detail so other beginners can learn from my mistakes or success. I believe this is the right section for this but feel free to move if needed. Well, it started as a present for my wife. See she has been asking for a fish tank for many years now and I have always been against the idea. I'm not a huge fan of fresh water tanks, nothing really against them just not my cup of tea. We were just cruising around Austin and she happened to point out a local fish store. I was immediate
  4. So I decided that the day I came across an Oceanic 200g 7 x 2 x 2 tank in good condition, I would pick it up. Well I did! First Job, Get It moved, Get it Drilled, Paint the stand. Well, evidently 7 foot tanks and speed bumps don't get along I called Shane over at Fishy Business who I was going to have drill the tank, and told him what happened. A plan was hatched, the broken pane would be taken off, and a brand new pane would be added, then drill the tank and move it. Start the process of waiting for the new pane to come in. got a few things done. Ordered 50 lbs of Marco
  5. Hey all, I've met a few of you at the last ARC meeting (and will meet more at the next). Me and a few friends are working on helping me build my very first salt water tank. I've got a good deal of fresh water/tropical tanks experience, and have finally committed to trying out the difficult world of salt water tanks. We've got a 65gal tank and stand that we purchased at Fish Gallery and I'll get more details about the lights, protein skimmer, etc when I remember to make notes of all that. It's been about 3 weeks since it was at that "happy place" such that we could add fish and more. In fact
  6. I moved to Austin in August, and have been interested in getting back into the hobby. I dove in with this 75 gallon build, which I started last month, and is now finally approaching the moment of truth... (I think?) STAND: The first task was to decide on the display size and stand. My old tank was a 55 gallon, and I wanted to increase the water volume of my new tank a bit, without having too much larger of an overall footprint. I went with the 75, because its essentially the same as the 55, but with 6 more inches in the back. After looking at buying stands, I realized that I could probab
  7. So this is what I want in an identical space I have in the wall between my dining and living room: The big question is - How do I make this happen without spending a ton of money? I think it could be a fun DIY project for my boyfriend and I, but I don't know anything about carpentry. I know many of you are very handy so I figured I'd ask the group. I'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas, and suggestions any of you may have. Explicit, detailed step by step directions are also welcome .
  8. Pulled this tank out of storage finally. Officially been running since Jan, 3 Anyways, let's get to it. THE GEAR. Lighting - 2x 150w MH 20k, 2x 96w 50/50 PC Power head - Sicce Voyager 2, MJ900 Return pump - single Mag 9.5 split for dual return (ghettofied). ONLY 29 lbs of LR, so far, I'll add more when I see rock I want. STOCKING CORALS - Changed my mind completely with this tank. Bit of everything, for now. FISH - Yellow Tang, Cleaner Wrasse, Melanarus Wrasse, Flame Angel Here's some pic's of what I got done today (finishing the rest after this thread, really was itching to type one
  9. My name is Randy, and I worked for River City Aquatics from their original opening back in 2004 until the end of 2010. Many of you know me from my time at RCA, but few of you recognize my handle. I had an abysmal thread for my last tank; dubbed Crab's Cube; a Marineland Deep Dimensions 150g cube that never really got enough updates to call it a "build thread." Fast forward to now, my girlfriend just bought a house and we've moved, so it's my one chance to upgrade / buy a tank without her disowning me - so I might as well make this one count, right? Previously, my ideal tank (keeping a reasona
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