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55g Cube, Vol. II

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Stickhead, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

    Managed to get my equipment down here to Denver in one piece. I sadly lost all my coral and fish on the way down, as I should have known not to embark on that hairbrain idea. Probably lost a few thousand in livestock, which has been quite the bummer, but I did have aptasia and trace amounts of bryopsis, so hopefully I can keep this one pest free starting from the ground up. Tank was previously running for about a year when I had to take it down for the move.

    Just finished redoing all on the plumbing. Constructed the electronic panel last weekend out of some scrap wood I brought with me. I plan to introduce a few pieces of new equipment down the road once everything is settled, but I am trying my best to get this bad boy cycling asap! I am currently making water, about 40 gallons to go!

    [​IMG]0824171834 by Kyle Barber, on Flickr

    [​IMG]0824171834a by Kyle Barber, on Flickr

    [​IMG]0824171834b by Kyle Barber, on Flickr

    [​IMG]5014 by Kyle Barber, on Flickr

    [​IMG]0729161457 (1) by Kyle Barber, on Flickr

    And one from the old setup before I took her down!

    [​IMG]0929161613a by Kyle Barber, on Flickr
  2. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sucks to hear you lost everything but moving on to better things! Looks great keep us posted!
  3. timnem70

    timnem70 Amphipod

    Looks great. Know youre busy getting yourself up and running but do you think you could build me a stand the same exact dimemsions? Id pay for the materials obviously and your time. It doesnt need fancy trim. Just needs to be stable. Good luck on your project

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  4. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

    I would be happy too, except I used a family members tools for it. I would need a tablesaw, chop saw, pinner, routing table, and a palm sander. Maybe some others. I am no woodworking expert and I will say the price adds up. I built this one with maple trim, and after the glass doors it cost me around $600. Have you considered a steel frame with wood finish?
  5. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    looks nice
  6. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

    Was able to get most of the system up and running over the last couple weeks! Just finished cycling last week and put in a black clown and longnose hawkfish.

    Let the stocking begin!

    Here is a few pictures now that she is full of water.




  7. Stickhead

    Stickhead Copepod

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