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willieturnip 10-20-2010 06:31 PM

Braceless 40x12x18 build
Here's the next chapter in the never ending upgrade. I seem to change tanks every few months, hopefully this is the last one for a while. I doubt it though.. :rolleyes:

It's a lovely braceless 40x12x18 which is about 145 litres/39 US gallons.

I saw it at the LFS going 2nd hand and asked how much out of curiosity, he said call it 50 so I didn't hang around.

I have planned absolutely nothing so far so ideas are welcomed.

Here's the holding tank -

And the new tank -

A quick clean in the shower -

A fill test -

Chucked some light on it quick for the hell of it -

After the clean.

willieturnip 10-20-2010 06:33 PM

Got on with the cabinet a few days after. It's finished, dry and with the tank on now but I need to take the pictures..

bearwithfish 10-21-2010 07:21 AM

oh this is gonna be sweeeeeeeeeeeettttt!!! nice buy!
so details on plans??? sump? drillling over flow?? Fowlr? reef? tel us more please

willieturnip 10-22-2010 10:58 AM


I haven't really planned anything to be perfectly honest.

Any ideas?

denrgb 10-22-2010 01:02 PM

I'm tagging along for the ride on this one. Looks like its going to be awesome already.

willieturnip 10-24-2010 03:05 PM

Here's where I'm at as of about 5 minutes ago, testing the cabinet in the closest-to-the-tap spot I could find.

bearwithfish 10-24-2010 08:14 PM

i know a few members on here who can give more info than me but i would suggest drilling with either a glass holes kit or bring it to a shop and get it drilled .. everything i have read and researched points to this being 100x better than a traditional over the wall overflow set up..... as for the rest its really your gig so we can toss tons of ideas at you but its what you want to keep up with LOL i mean were it me i would say reef... and TONS of corals.... softies and LPS in particular not for any other reason than the variety and the wonderful interactions you can witness...

DisneyCoralReef 10-28-2010 03:53 PM

Great pics! fun seeing it being put together and see how it got from the beginning to now. Keep the pictures coming.

willieturnip 12-03-2010 10:53 AM

A quick update just to show you the holding tank. I was running it on T8's but I now have a combination of LED and ODNO T8's. The difference is remarkable. The tank has just completely come alive.

Here it is under T8's.

And LEDs main/ODNO actinic.

njudson 12-03-2010 06:26 PM

Lookin good

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