New house - new tank - 93 gallon rimless cube

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  1. acharpenter

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    We closed on our forever home on August 28th and have been busy settling in since then.

    Before our move I tore down my 57 gallon set up and sold all my livestock other than a yellow watchman goby, Tiger Pistol shrimp, pair of Clowns and a pair of Fire Shrimp.

    Livestock is currently chilling out in a 27 gallon Bio-cube just waiting to move into thier new mansion.

    Nick Z. decided to become a saltwater enabler and tagged me in a for sale post on Facebook for a Marineland 93 gallon rimless cube and stand - and well, deal was to good to pass up!

    So finally got around to moving this into the living room and getting her all cleaned up!

    Next step is an evaluation with Jlanger this weekend as the stand is too short and i'm still undecided on a canopy or not.

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  2. Nickz

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    Dam enablers
     
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    Tank would look great in an upstairs loft. You should get one........
     
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    Cats and kitties... Canopy.
     
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    That stand is not too short, top down SPS tank.....just saying.
     
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    For the record... you better have a room that looks like a disaster from just moving in! I'm about to secretly throw boxes away in our place since we made it this long without whatever is in them.
     
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    Excited to watch this build thread! Rock on.
     
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    Low stands have caused me too many problems. I love the stand for my 120 gallon, but wish it had at least 6 more inches of vertical clearance inside. It would make sump maintenance so much easier. I say go tall!!!!!
     
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    Having a taller stand is always better. I'm not tall myself but the viewing is always more comfortable having a taller stand.
     
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    What are you going to do for lighting? I tried a stock Radion mount arm for rimless, and an XR30 g3, but there just didn't seem to be enough light coverage at that height for a 30x30 tank.
    I also spray painted the white piping that shows in the top of my overflow... black. (90degree elbows for the drain and return)

    Make sure that thing is level as well once you get 1/3 of the water in it. Mine was level when I set it up dry, filled it up and it was not level. I later found out the wall side of the stand was sitting on top of the carpet, pad and the tack strip they use when installing carpet. The extra water weight compressed the nonwall side more than the wall side and I had to do some shimming.
     
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    The height is more for needing more room in the stand to work rather than viewing height

    Going fish only on this one and the light I have (AI Prime) so far seems to be fine but wont know until I get rock/water in it.

    Thanks for the heads up/reminder on the level!!!
     
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    Always 2" from wall if on carpet to avoid the tack strip.
     
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    I see space for at least two more tanks in that room.
     

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