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Old 08-16-2011, 01:15 AM   #1
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Talking Carey's Rimless LED Build

It's been awhile since I setup a new tank though I've been planning this one since I got my pico.

Plan is for a rimless, small LED lit coral tank.

This might be the tank that i put my designer clowns in. I want it filled with corals so I only want swimming fish, so no sand dwellers. lol

I have found very few rimless tanks though. I'm leaning towards this one

Mr. Aqua Rectangle Frameless Glass Aquarium Tank

That one has totally no frame, just like my Pico. BUT Deep Blue also makes rimless tanks just don't know if they make one small enough. And the deep blue ones are only frame free on top, they still have the frame along the bottom.

Does anyone have any suggestions or links?

The start of a good build is finding the right tank first so that's step one.

Love to have your input everyone!
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:48 AM   #2
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Sorry I have no clue about rimless tanks
I just thought it was funny that you are working on the next tank LOL
My boyfriend dropped the bomb on me today while I was cutting egg-crate stuff for my 120g tank that I'm still setting up. He said: "well, when we are gettig out 200g tank we are gonna do this...and that...and..." I starred at him with my mouth open thinking I was dead and ended up in heaven LOL

SORRY, off topic, but seeing you getting ready for the next build reminded me of his comment today
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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Went to order my tank and it's back ordered until september!!! grrrr....might have to look into other options...
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:03 PM   #4
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If you really want that tank, then wait , September is only 2 weeks away LOL (Rememberrrrrrrrrrrrrr patience)
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:11 PM   #5
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LOL, I know, the girl on the phone said i could order it now and they would deliver when they come in. I'm just itching to upgrade the pico, it's gotten a bit out of control with all that I've put in there. And I am having a heck of a time cleaning it now.

I was looking at the deep blue rimless tanks but can only find it in a 30g or 57g size and they are WAY over what i wanted to spend.

PLUS there are 2 sites that are having super sales and I would love to get some of the livestock they have on special.

I may end up getting a few things for the 125g I guess. Just wanted to save on shipping lol
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:25 PM   #6
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So this friday I will be going tank shopping. if I can't find a rimless one I will just order the mr aqua and wait til september for delivery.

I guess the next question is filtration. I wish i could do a sump but it's not gonna be possible I think so I was thinking on using an aquaclear 30. Or I;ve seen some small canister filters but not sure they will do the job.

here are some options I'm considering

Power Filter: Bio System Power Filter & Surface Skimmer from Foster & Smith Aquatics
Canister Filters: Rapids Mini Canister Filter at Foster & Smith Aquatics
Aquarium Filters & Water Quality: Current SubCurrent Internal Wet/Dry Filter

Whatcha think? Or should I just stay with the aquaclear?
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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Before spending the extra money... You should now to remove the rims from a basic aquarium isn't very hard, i just recently removed the top rim of a 10g aquarium in about 20 minutes.
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Stupid question here, doesn't that make the tank weak?
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:32 PM   #9
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ada has rimless tanks. and persay they are weaker but they use thicker glass. oceanic makes 57g rimless and id trust them.
id just use a AC personally
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:48 PM   #10
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Thanks guys, I guess I'll just use my extra aquaclear then. Theres some savings right there. lol

Alot of the rimless tanks only come in larger sizes though. I'm kinda set on a 24" long tank and open to the depth and width. I was planning on using my two par38 led bulbs for starters until I figure out the next step in lights.

The deep blue still has the bottom frame as the ADA do i think.

here's the link for the tank I want.

Mr. Aqua Rectangle Frameless Glass Aquarium Tank

My pico is also all glass and rimless and i love the look!
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