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Old 11/06/2007, 11:04 AM
FishyBiz FishyBiz is offline
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Thumbs up Dougs Custom 40 gallon Rimless

I'm starting this thread for my buddy Doug who pokes around RC but doesn't post much. He has probably the coolest nano setup (equipment wise) that I have ever seen so I wanted to show it off. He started with a JBJ 24 gallon and me being the good friend I am talked him into blowing way to much money on the new setup.
The whole concept of this build was to fit a tank on top of a really nice piece of furniture that he bought. The tank was made by SoCal Creations (RIP SoCal ) and is 30"x17"x18". Its rimless and made from 3/4" acrylic with an external overflow. Super sexy
For lights we wanted a sleek look so we went with some T-5's that we hung from the ceiling. The sump is a Berlin BS-1 and does a nice job of holding the Euroreef RS80 skimmer. The return pump is a Eheim 1262 and is split by a SCWD wavemaker that delivers water to the top left, and bottom right returns. Most of the water movement in the tank is done by a Tunze nano 6025. All of this is ran by a Reef keeper 2.

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If your familiar with the red cap in my tank this is where it came from. We took it out of his old nano because it was starting to bleach. Doug's new setup is starting to bring back the frags left behind on the rock.



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Old 11/06/2007, 11:06 AM
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Very nice and clean setup.
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Old 11/06/2007, 11:25 AM
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Nice naso tang buddy. haha. love the tank though
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Old 11/06/2007, 11:28 AM
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Nice naso tang buddy. haha. love the tank though
I knew someone would point that out
The Nasos mine. Going in my 200 today.
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Old 11/06/2007, 12:49 PM
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huh.. I don't see a Naso... ?

Nice clean setup though.. I love rimless tanks.
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Old 11/06/2007, 01:03 PM
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What a nice set-up.

Did you elongate the neck of the RS-80 or is it normally that tall?
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Old 11/06/2007, 01:05 PM
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Wow that is a beautiful set up
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Old 11/06/2007, 01:36 PM
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What a nice set-up.

Did you elongate the neck of the RS-80 or is it normally that tall?
No its stock. Its a great skimmer.
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Old 11/06/2007, 03:13 PM
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Very nice, that setup looks solid!

Mine is almost identical , SCC 30x18x18 external overflow... love it!
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Old 11/06/2007, 03:16 PM
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nice
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Old 11/06/2007, 03:24 PM
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this is what i want. nice perfect size tank for me. Nice set up.
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Old 11/06/2007, 03:28 PM
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this is what i want. nice perfect size tank for me. Nice set up.
Feel free to copy it. I can tell you that for the tank and equipment your looking at $1300.
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Old 11/06/2007, 03:29 PM
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That is sweeeet.
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Old 11/06/2007, 05:55 PM
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What is rimless tank?
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Old 11/06/2007, 06:53 PM
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What is rimless tank?
Exactly what it looks like.... no top or bracing. Really clean look.
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Old 11/06/2007, 07:55 PM
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no fish in the tank at all??
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Old 11/06/2007, 08:53 PM
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very clean and nicely executed.
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Old 11/06/2007, 09:09 PM
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no fish in the tank at all??
LOL. No... he just set it up so I have most of his coral and he is looking for new fish.
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Old 11/06/2007, 11:28 PM
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nice tank!! very similar dimensions as mine, i have a socal creations tank 30x18x18, internal center overflow. mine is braced and not as thick, i like the way this one looks.
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Old 11/07/2007, 12:46 AM
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I really like the rimless tanks. super clean looking. Great set up Doug!
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Old 11/07/2007, 10:33 AM
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nice tank!! very similar dimensions as mine, i have a socal creations tank 30x18x18, internal center overflow. mine is braced and not as thick, i like the way this one looks.

Sounds like the only thing your tanks have in common is they hold water.
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Old 11/07/2007, 06:21 PM
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Where did he get the stand? I really like it.
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Old 11/08/2007, 10:15 AM
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Where did he get the stand? I really like it.
He got it from Living Spaces. He had to do a lot of reinforcing to it. He stained a couple 2x4s and put them inside to make it solid. The drawers still work.
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Old 11/16/2007, 05:47 AM
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thats one good lookin tank.
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Old 11/18/2007, 01:24 PM
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sweet tank!!!!
 

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