bee505 130g Tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by bee505, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. bee505

    bee505 Supporting Member

    Finally coming around to complete my dream tank. I decided on a custom tank 60x24x21 built by a local builder Keith Grandt. The tank has 3 sided starphire glass with an external center overflow. The stand was built also by a local builder Mario. I am extremely happy with the quality of the tank and stand. I'll be posting more pictures along the way.

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  2. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Amazing! Really looking forward to this journal :)
  3. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Dang, Keith did it eh?
    My favorite tank builder.
    Is the stand made of steel?
  4. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    What light fixture you got going on there?
  5. boun11

    boun11 Supporting Member

    Very nice!
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Awesome Bennett, now give us some details man!!!

    BTW is that a hanging light fixture I see on the ceiling that you pulled out of the way to stay out of the shot? :D
  7. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Beautiful! Lets see some specs and upcoming plans...
  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    YEAH BUDDY!!!!!
    Lemme know when you're gonna start buying sps, maybe I'll split some colonies w you
  9. bee505

    bee505 Supporting Member

    I debated between steel and wood, but ultimately decided on wood. I had a few quotes on steel stands that were way out of my price range. I have a 48" ATI 6 bulb light fixture hanging above with a 48" blue reef brite attached to the fixture.
  10. bee505

    bee505 Supporting Member

    Good eye, but no. The previous owners of the house opened up the floor plans by knocking down some walls and adding a counter top. The dining room table area was re-positioned. I think it was just a cost effective way to keep the light above the dining table without messing with the electricals.
  11. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    Beautiful tank. But, tell me more about that little Tonka dump truck. One sweet ride!
  12. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    looking good Bennett
  13. nly04

    nly04 Guest

  14. Gudhjem

    Gudhjem Supporting Member

    Looks nice.

    Mind sharing the info for local builder Mario? I don't kow who that is and am looking to have a custom stand built.
  15. bee505

    bee505 Supporting Member

    Sure, PM me for the Mario's detail.
  16. bee505

    bee505 Supporting Member

    It finally happened. I was able to fill the tank. I used 2 jacks and a 4x4 cross beam to support the floor in the crawl space. Super sturdy, can probably hold an elephant.

    Tank transferred finally happened. It took about a day to make the water and bringing it to the right salinity. After I dropped in the sand, it took about 2 days to clear up. Here is the picture with the cloudy water. I probably used 70% new water and 30% water from the old tank.


    Few coral photos after transfer:




    Full tank shot. Gosh, I have so much room now, time to go shopping :).

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  17. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

  18. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Jawbreaker garden!
  19. Corallus

    Corallus BAR Sponsorship Coordinator

    Looks amazing!
  20. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Wait so this tank was sitting dry since the last time I saw you??? Looks good! :D

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