afboundguy's downsizing 25 gallon cube build

Discussion in 'Reef Talk' started by afboundguy, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. afboundguy

    afboundguy Acan's are inedible candy Moderator BRS Member

    So as a few of you may know I've decided to downsize the tank from my current 55 gallon setup. I've just been to busy with work and school to give it the care it needs. So I'm going smaller and much simpler.

    New tank is Dr. Steve's old 25 gallon tank that's brand spanking new... Dimensions are 20"x18" and 16" high. Starphire glass on three sides :D

    I'll be keeping a running documentary of most of the build... It will be a little slow sometimes so bear with me...

    Plans to include no skimmer with just a HOB filter turned into a fuge. LED lights and some JBJ nano pumps on a wavemaker. I plan on trying to use some of the rock from my two tanks to make something look nice...
     
  2. afboundguy

    afboundguy Acan's are inedible candy Moderator BRS Member

    Tank pictures :D
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    Can you tell which side isn't starphire :p I was amazed how clear they looked even without water in them... The new kitten jumped in and I looked at her through both panels... Can't wait to see some corals :cool:
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  3. afboundguy

    afboundguy Acan's are inedible candy Moderator BRS Member

    Only work I've done is primed/sealed the inside of the canopy. Picked up some high gloss white paint that I'm hopefully going to apply on Wed... Matching stand is being built and will hopefully be done by next week when I'm on vacation with nowhere to go so I can play :D

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  4. Cjtabares

    Cjtabares PBITAWA

    Nice tank. Are u keeping fish from your current setup or do you have other plans?
     
  5. pallobi

    pallobi Neal

    thats a pretty sweet little starphire rimless you got there bud :) GL!
     
  6. Turbosnail

    Turbosnail Well-Known Member BRS Member

    +1 what a great little tank!
     
  7. mchartier

    mchartier Non-member

    Cant wait to see how the stand comes out
     
  8. afboundguy

    afboundguy Acan's are inedible candy Moderator BRS Member

    Keeping a few of the fish... Have to get rid of a wrasse and damsel :(

    Thanks guys...

    Nobody wants it more than I do :D
     
  9. afboundguy

    afboundguy Acan's are inedible candy Moderator BRS Member

  10. JayM

    JayM Is the algae gone yet?

    I hope they spend less time in the tank once water is in it :)
     
  11. sumpmonkey

    sumpmonkey Non-member

    Or get a really good prefilter sponge to catch the fur
     
  12. Edward

    Edward Well-Known Member

    Nice looking build so far Dave
     
  13. loki32687

    loki32687 Well-Known Member BRS Member

  14. littlefish09

    littlefish09 2012 BOD

    im open thurs-sat the rest of the summer so let me know too
     
  15. afboundguy

    afboundguy Acan's are inedible candy Moderator BRS Member

    Thanks for the offer Matt and Mike... Mike I work every Thur-Sat so you're out of luck :p

    Just ordered some LED bulbs and sockets :D Couldn't paint the canopy due to the stupid rain :(
     
  16. mordibv

    mordibv Non-member





    Nice start on a new endeavor ...

    So what's the gameplan on the aqua-scape ?
     
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  17. afboundguy

    afboundguy Acan's are inedible candy Moderator BRS Member

    No real clue... Just know I don't want any rockwork touching the sides of the tank...

    Ordered the powerheads yesterday :D Was going to go with the Koralia Nano's but I found a sweet deal and for only about $20 more I got the new new JBJ nano pumps with wavemaker . I've read some really good things about them and the price was right :cool:
     
  18. afboundguy

    afboundguy Acan's are inedible candy Moderator BRS Member

    A little teaser :p Pre-stained... With any luck I'll finish staining today :D Looks like the swap out will happen Mon/Tues :cool:

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  19. mchartier

    mchartier Non-member

    Very nice, did Jim make the stand?
     
  20. FOXYB

    FOXYB reefer madness

    Looks great! I had my eyeon that tank for a long time I'm glad you grabbed it!
     

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