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Tn23
02-23-2015, 12:12 AM
Hey guys, my name is Thomas and I'd like to share my RSM S650 build and progress with everyone.

I've been in this hobby for awhile now. Prior to this tank, I also owned another RSM which was the 250. It all started when I visited another members house(tang daddy).
He suckered me into this addictive hobby :twised:. Started with a 20G --> RSM250(68G) ---- RSM S650(180G) And this will be the last one....

Build Specs:
Display: White RSM S650
Sump: RSM Sump
Stand: RSM Stand, The Frag tank has a custom build stand coated with white + high gloss. Skinned with white high gloss panels to match the DT.
Frag Tank: 3ft x 2ft x 16 build by Concept Aquariums.

Equipment:
Lighting: DT has 10 bulb T5s, FT running ATI Sunpower 8bulbs T5s.
Return Pump: DT: red sea pump, FT: Quite one pro 5000
Skimmer: Reef Octopus 5000 SSS
Controller: Apex
Media: Carbon pack in sump!


anyways, let the pictures begin! Please excuse the poor quality. 99.9% of the photos will be from cell phones. I am trying to get Walter to teach me how to use my underwater camera still:redface:


Tank and frag tank plumbed and assembled
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Corals/20140506_220443_zpsc329dd64.jpg

FT Plumped into the Sump as well:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/13/neja8e5y.jpg


The start of my 14 Day Zeo Cycle
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/22/umedubav.jpg

Here some photos of the tank's current scape prior to having it filled with water: (Big Thanks to Eli@Fijireefrocks)
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Corals/20140519_032732_zpsfde132a0.jpg (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/ngthomas23/media/Corals/20140519_032732_zpsfde132a0.jpg.html)

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Corals/20140519_033632_zps5cb97e13.jpg (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/ngthomas23/media/Corals/20140519_033632_zps5cb97e13.jpg.html)

Filled but still murky from the sand:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Corals/20140524_021007_zps4167a22b.jpg (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/ngthomas23/media/Corals/20140524_021007_zps4167a22b.jpg.html)


Photo after Day #14 of the Cycle:

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Corals/20140604_011632_zps79a7141a.jpg

To be continued...... Thanks for reading, please feel free to leave any comments or criticism :idea:

Howie
02-23-2015, 12:17 AM
Looks great, aquascape looks really good.

Flemed
02-23-2015, 12:18 AM
Looks awesome. Hoping mine will look as good when I am ready to add coral and fish.

what lights are you using? I love just how vibrant and blue-ish it looks.

Tn23
02-23-2015, 12:22 AM
Added an Apex: Probably a good idea to have a controller.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/28/yga5y7ur.jpg

Next up was an IP camera, so when I'm away I can worry less:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/qaquryge.jpg



Tank after transfer of corals: (after some dosing :redface:)
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/23/e6enabyt.jpg


After 6 months in:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/03/a3y8aje9.jpg

And who could ever forget Christmas....
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/f8935d72-b4dd-4c3f-af99-b78542001fa6_zps40971f1c.jpg


Last more recent FTS: We are all caught up and I can start adding to the Journal freshly now!
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/03/4912cc21465c31a02081d0c3d9e4e98a.jpg

Tn23
02-23-2015, 12:24 AM
Looks awesome. Hoping mine will look as good when I am ready to add coral and fish.

what lights are you using? I love just how vibrant and blue-ish it looks.

Calvin, I'm using T5s. Alot of blue+ bulbs.

Sharkbait-huhaha
02-23-2015, 12:31 AM
Always have enjoyed viewing you tank. Awesome, Thomas.

Rice Reef
02-23-2015, 12:59 AM
Holy C**p!!! Amazing!!! I need to see this in person the next time I'm over!

ronau
02-23-2015, 01:25 AM
Just awesome, thanks for sharing.

TheZoalander
02-23-2015, 01:51 AM
Beautiful tank, very nice set up. Thanks for sharing

albert_dao
02-23-2015, 03:08 AM

Bblinks
02-23-2015, 04:03 AM
Dang Thomas, that's good growth in just a few hours....lol

Tank looks amazing! Inline for the next totm!

Tn23
02-23-2015, 04:20 AM
Always have enjoyed viewing you tank. Awesome, Thomas.
Thanks Peter, pleasure to have you over.

Holy C**p!!! Amazing!!! I need to see this in person the next time I'm over!
Thanks haha, your welcome to come by whenever your in town. Cya at the frag swap!

Just awesome, thanks for sharing.
Thanks!

Tn23
02-23-2015, 04:21 AM
Beautiful tank, very nice set up. Thanks for sharing
Thanks you!

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Dang Thomas, that's good growth in just a few hours....lol

Tank looks amazing! Inline for the next totm!
Thanks Rich! I'll try to keep it updated, usually falls apart down the road. Still waiting for your new tank to be TOTM V2 bud

tang daddy
02-23-2015, 05:50 AM
Thomas that's some really nice growth on the sps, can't wait to see it fill in later on this year. Keep up the good work bro!

mikepclo
02-23-2015, 07:05 AM
Definitely tank of the year buddy! And more pics of your frag tank pls =)

Slyguy00
02-23-2015, 07:07 AM
Amazing Thomas. Nicest tank Iv seen by far. :shocked!:

Wheelman76
02-23-2015, 07:46 AM
Wow!! Looking great Thomas , well done.

Timbits
02-23-2015, 12:37 PM
Wowww dude tank of the year for sure!

crimper
02-23-2015, 05:47 PM
It's about time you have created your journal... Definitely TOTY!

The best reef Tank I've ever seen, the pictures doesn't do justice on this awesome tank.

I'm so envious but inspired.

Tn23
02-23-2015, 07:48 PM
Thomas that's some really nice growth on the sps, can't wait to see it fill in later on this year. Keep up the good work bro!
Thanks bud. Just can't wait till you upgrade :)

Definitely tank of the year buddy! And more pics of your frag tank pls =)
Looking forward to your tank journal for your new 20k reef tank build :mrgreen:

Amazing Thomas. Nicest tank Iv seen by far. :shocked!:
Thanks Nick. Got those euphyllias fragged and saved for you!

Tn23
02-23-2015, 07:51 PM
Wowww dude tank of the year for sure!
Thanks Tim.

It's about time you have created your journal... Definitely TOTY!


The best reef Tank I've ever seen, the pictures doesn't do justice on this awesome tank.

I'm so envious but inspired.
Thanks man. Yeah I figured I created a tank journal for my nano why not my dt. Looking forward to your restart tank journal haha. :wink:

sangoken
02-23-2015, 09:52 PM
This tank is just so incredible. The placement of the tank in such a beautiful room as well. You forgot to take a pick of what's in front of the tank, the sofa. Just can't leave the darn place.... better than TV... :redface:

Ginu
02-25-2015, 08:54 PM
Looks amazing, thanks for sharing.

Just setup a RSM S500 for friends office and I'm impressed with the quality of the RSM tanks...

Tn23
02-25-2015, 09:23 PM
This tank is just so incredible. The placement of the tank in such a beautiful room as well. You forgot to take a pick of what's in front of the tank, the sofa. Just can't leave the darn place.... better than TV... :redface:


Thank you. Your welcome to come by and bum around on the couch :)
Looks amazing, thanks for sharing.

Just setup a RSM S500 for friends office and I'm impressed with the quality of the RSM tanks...


Thanks ginu, yeah the quality of the tanks are pretty good. High attention the detail in lots of areas. Get your friend to share some photos with us!

jason604
02-25-2015, 09:49 PM
Weird I coulda sworn I didn't see that chandaleer last time I was there lol. Beauty of the tank must have taken all my attention away from it haha

Ginu
02-25-2015, 11:45 PM
Thanks ginu, yeah the quality of the tanks are pretty good. High attention the detail in lots of areas. Get your friend to share some photos with us!

Well I'm the one setting it up and taking care of so I guess I can snap some pictures... it will be a slow process although I got it salty last weekend and now I'm debating when to add the pukani rock in the tank... so far its cooking in a tub with some seaklear to remove the phosphates...

Adding the pukani sounds easy, however found this thing while making a cave in a larger rock:

http://oi58.tinypic.com/2hxbodl.jpg


And here is the tank two weeks ago right after i finished setting it up:

http://oi60.tinypic.com/11vpr2e.jpg

Ranchu50
02-26-2015, 04:21 AM
Beautiful tank Thomas!

I'm gonna refer to your thread for inspiration!

Tn23
03-12-2015, 09:22 AM
It's been awhile since I've updated my thread. So I finally changed my T5 bulbs yesterday and wow it made a huge different!

new FTS with the bright lights:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Canreef/20150310_221032_20150310221352871_zpsboph13gf.jpg (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/ngthomas23/media/Canreef/20150310_221032_20150310221352871_zpsboph13gf.jpg. html)

Clams seem to be enjoying the brighter light:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Canreef/20150310_190419_zpsvchycgtd.jpg (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/ngthomas23/media/Canreef/20150310_190419_zpsvchycgtd.jpg.html)

reefy
03-12-2015, 11:01 AM
Amazing tank!! TOTM for sure... very inspiring. cant wait to see it in person!!

reefmandan
03-12-2015, 02:56 PM
What bulb combo are you using Thomas? Absolutely brilliant tank mate!

Tn23
03-12-2015, 05:33 PM
Amazing tank!! TOTM for sure... very inspiring. cant wait to see it in person!!
Thx. Your welcome to swing by anytime.
What bulb combo are you using Thomas? Absolutely brilliant tank mate!
Thanks. I'm using a mix of Ati, red sea and giesemman bulbs. It's a 10 bulb fixture. (Can list the exact ones if you would like/need)

Tn23
07-16-2016, 03:06 AM
Unfortunately, tank For sale soon if anyone is interested.

duncangweller
07-16-2016, 04:57 AM
Unfortunately, tank For sale soon if anyone is interested.
Say what now?