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Old 08/05/2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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Rimless Aquarium Club

If you own a Rimless (no brace) aquarium no matter who is the builder or size, please post a pic and some info.

300g Starphire 72x40x24
AGE Built with signature PVC bottom




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Old 08/05/2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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this should be in reef disscusion no?


Bump anyway


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Old 08/05/2007, 10:02 PM   #3
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Old 08/05/2007, 11:03 PM   #4
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Here's mine....

210g +/- Elos tank....
Here's the dims 63L x 31.5W x 23.6H inch [~]

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Old 08/06/2007, 05:04 AM   #5
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Quote:
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this should be in reef disscusion no?


Bump anyway
You're probably right. I wasnt sure where to put this thread. If it can be moved, that would be great!


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Old 08/06/2007, 07:43 AM   #6
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i'll be joining the club soon...

after finding out reinforcing the mooi unit i wanted to use as a stand would not work...it's in the works and will have to be built to spec...once the ball gets rolling on that, the tank will be ordered.

the "stand" will look simmilar to this....




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Old 08/07/2007, 11:34 AM   #7
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Not much to look at yet, but I just filled'er up and added the LR. I'll update this thread later. Here's the specs:

60 x 30 x 26 AGE, ~200g
Starphire front and both sides



BTW hawaiianwargod, that's the first image I've seen of your tank. Nice!


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Old 08/07/2007, 02:44 PM   #8
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this is my 30x30x21 acrylic from my lfs atlantis in rich. va...




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Old 08/07/2007, 02:55 PM   #9
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did atlantis build that?

love the cube


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Old 08/07/2007, 03:17 PM   #10
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not sure on the builder... i told em what i wanted and a few weeks later it was ready. stand was diy.


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Old 08/07/2007, 04:00 PM   #11
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heres my 9.3 gallon cube, its made from 1/2" acrylic.
built by Eric Drew (Calvin415)
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Old 08/07/2007, 05:18 PM   #12
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TOO COOL.

Rimless tanks are amazing. I love the open tops of them

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Old 08/07/2007, 05:26 PM   #13
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You guys s*ck !! Just kidding. I'm jealous!!!!


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Old 08/07/2007, 05:33 PM   #14
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Here was my ~135G that I had last year.



The last FTS before I took it down. I never really aquascaped it, knowing I would get a bigger one.



I went down to a 135 (from a 340) because of all the work of a large tank. Then I learned that in many ways - rimless tanks take less time for the everyday tasks. So I sold it and went to a 210G. Sorry no updated FTS, but soon!




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Old 08/07/2007, 05:59 PM   #15
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Damn!!

Nice tanks guys.

It's been a year since I bought my first house, and I'm finally able to have a 'normal' sized reef. I definitely prefer the rimless tanks. Especially after the eye candy in this thread.

Does anyone have a close-up picture of the joints? Is there just a bead of silicone on the inside edge? Such as a fillet weld as opposed to a CJP groove weld? (for any engineers/welders)

Keep the pics coming guys!


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Old 08/07/2007, 06:07 PM   #16
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Ewan, I doubt Elos would mind me borrowing this from their sponsor forum



Phish's second pic in this thread has another shot. But its his photo so I'll just provide his thread and not the pic.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...readid=1153445

There are definitely tricks of the trade to keep these together w/o bracing - I would ONLY trust a company who has a good track record. Elos and AGE come to mind. I believe the silicone itself and the application are different than another tanks with add'l bracing. They've been around Europe and Asia for a very long time - so its not really new stuff.


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Thank you very much Fliger. That's exactly what I was looking for.


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Old 08/07/2007, 06:18 PM   #18
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Here's my 79G Elos system 120 running since October of last year.




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Old 08/07/2007, 06:29 PM   #19
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can i be a rimless tank club groupie? lol

here is my 1g rimless acrylic mantis tank.



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Old 08/07/2007, 07:27 PM   #20
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GSM that's hilarious!! It definitely counts!

I see you like chingchai's tank! .. and you forgot to finish your OJ.


The pics are great everyone! A lot of unknowns out there and am glad to see them now.


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Old 08/08/2007, 04:21 PM   #21
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Nuuze
[B]Here's my 79G Elos system 120 running since October of last year.

Cool scapes Nuuze!


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Old 08/08/2007, 05:38 PM   #22
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holy freaken crap! these tanks are amazing! ive been on the elos website and always figured there tanks were for the super wealthy (or obsessed ) is anyone willing to spill the beans and say how much they payed for their tanks? just tanks though i can imagine how much the rest of the equipment runs. Nuuze what are the boxes to the right of your tank with the blinky lights? they look fancy!


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Old 08/08/2007, 06:19 PM   #23
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my tank with lighting and filtration was $36.00 LOL


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Old 08/08/2007, 06:46 PM   #24
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Old 08/08/2007, 07:06 PM   #25
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Thanks all!

reiko1078, the boxes are the Sfiligoi ACLS computers/ballasts for my Infinity XR4 light fixture that controls the MH/T5 and moonlights. Some of the features included sunrise/sunset dimmable MH, moonlight control, longitude/latitude, cloudy days, intensity control, etc.

Elos prices may start you with a jaw drop but your have to remember it comes with everything you need. Tank, stand, sump, skimmer, ATO, pumps and all necessary plumbing. If you add it all up it's very comparable to buying it piece by piece. If you don't believe me ask the others that own Elos. On top of that the quality and crafsmanship is outstanding! Also Jesse is one of the best in the business!


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