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dave_C
02-06-2017, 01:16 AM
So back about 3 months ago, i had to shut down my 947 gallon sps tank due to not having enough time to look after it the way it need too:redface:

turns out a big sps tank is a cool idea, but really took way too much time and money to make it work.

so fast forward two months and the idea of not keeping sps just didn't sit will with me, so i decided to have a new tank build for my desk at work.
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/20170112_192530.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/20170112_192530.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/20170112_192547.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/20170112_192547.jpg.html)

After setting it up I had a chance to try a few lighting options on it, tried Radions g4 pros, kessil 360, ai primes, ati t5's but ending up settling for the kessil ap 700's
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/20170121_151227.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/20170121_151227.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/20170121_150620.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/20170121_150620.jpg.html)

after been told by a few people the ap700 looked too getto on the tank and i just not happy with how it had to be mounted, I ended up switching them out for 5 kessil 360's

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/20170205_164430.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/20170205_164430.jpg.html)

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/20170205_164418.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/20170205_164418.jpg.html)

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/20170205_164409.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/20170205_164409.jpg.html)

more to coming as i starting adding more sps to this tank

Thanks Dave

FishyFishy!
02-06-2017, 02:18 AM
Looks amazing!

maron6977
02-06-2017, 06:56 PM
Cool , I like the look down pane

Bblinks
02-06-2017, 07:43 PM
I need to do a road trip to see your man cave! Looks great man!

sphelps
02-06-2017, 07:49 PM
I see the converted paludarium in the background.. :mrgreen: But you got too much water in it :wink:

SeaHorse_Fanatic
02-06-2017, 08:35 PM
What an amazing concept. Never seen a tank with a look-down pane for top-down viewing like that. Can't wait to see it when everything is in and growing.

Anthony

dave_C
02-07-2017, 12:06 AM
I see the converted paludarium in the background.. :mrgreen: But you got too much water in it :wink:

Not sure what to call that tank anymore lol I figure it was much easier to turn it into this than to try and cut it apart:redface:

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/20170204_150616.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/20170204_150616.jpg.html)

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/20170204_150609.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/20170204_150609.jpg.html)

got some really cool albino heckelli in there now

have some dart frogs on top but don't really see them too often

dave_C
02-07-2017, 12:07 AM
I need to do a road trip to see your man cave! Looks great man!

You should coming out and have a visit lol just not this week as it is freezing out there:cry:

Bblinks
02-07-2017, 12:43 AM
You should coming out and have a visit lol just not this week as it is freezing out there:cry:

It's bad here too...lol I gotta a high school reunion coming up in Edmonton soon, might just take you up on that buddy. I bring goodies. :wink:

dave_C
02-07-2017, 01:10 AM
It's bad here too...lol I gotta a high school reunion coming up in Edmonton soon, might just take you up on that buddy. I bring goodies. :wink:

yes goodies will be good:lol:

working with jay right now to bring some of these beauties in
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/IMG_7526.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/IMG_7526.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/IMG_8089.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/IMG_8089.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/IMG_8017.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/IMG_8017.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/IMG_8090.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/IMG_8090.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/FullSizeR_1.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/FullSizeR_1.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/FullSizeR.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/FullSizeR.jpg.html)

Bblinks
02-07-2017, 01:33 AM
yes goodies will be good:lol:

working with jay right now to bring some of these beauties in
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/IMG_7526.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/IMG_7526.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/IMG_8089.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/IMG_8089.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/IMG_8017.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/IMG_8017.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/IMG_8090.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/IMG_8090.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/FullSizeR_1.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/FullSizeR_1.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/140%20sps/FullSizeR.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/140%20sps/FullSizeR.jpg.html)

Aiya! Too many colors, I am going blind.

Myka
02-07-2017, 03:37 AM
Cool idea Dave! I might end up in Calgary end of March, I'll come by for a visit if it works out.

Woah, Acro porn! :eek:

dave_C
02-10-2017, 12:59 AM
Cool idea Dave! I might end up in Calgary end of March, I'll come by for a visit if it works out.

Woah, Acro porn! :eek:

should come by for a visits, it's been a long time since you have been too calgary

still trying to learn how to take pictures, just can't seem to be able to the the colors just right lol
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/sps%20pic/sps1.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/sps%20pic/sps1.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/sps%20pic/sps4.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/sps%20pic/sps4.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/sps%20pic/sps2.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/sps%20pic/sps2.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/sps%20pic/sps3.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/sps%20pic/sps3.jpg.html)

Reefrandybar94
02-10-2017, 03:58 AM
Tank looks awesome !!

DKoKoMan
02-10-2017, 05:53 AM
Those acros are nice and colourful :smile:

Myka
02-10-2017, 05:56 AM
should come by for a visits, it's been a long time since you have been too calgary

Yeah...I think 5 years or more??

dave_C
02-25-2017, 05:59 PM
Added some more rock to fill in areas, corals are starting to coral up and still have not had the algae out break like every other tank that i have started:redface:
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/sps%20pic/20170224_191512.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/sps%20pic/20170224_191512.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/sps%20pic/838a9a0f-7305-4bb3-b396-fd324cbadf31.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/sps%20pic/838a9a0f-7305-4bb3-b396-fd324cbadf31.jpg.html)
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g373/mattjoly85/sps%20pic/20170224_181211.jpg (http://s1098.photobucket.com/user/mattjoly85/media/sps%20pic/20170224_181211.jpg.html)

mseepman
02-25-2017, 06:34 PM
Wow...not sure i have much else to say.

soapy
02-25-2017, 10:29 PM
I was in the store last week and was surprised at how nice the slanted look down glass works. Great build Dave.

MitchM
02-25-2017, 11:04 PM
Very nice!

DKoKoMan
02-26-2017, 12:18 AM
Lots of real estate in this tank :biggrin:

dave_C
05-17-2017, 10:10 PM
Was so bored this weekend:redface: lol

decided to add one more tank to the office, was told by the staff it looks like a twelve year old build this tank but i still think it is cool:mrgreen: i guess they don't enjoy the fake plants lol

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad223/conceptaquariums/20170517_140431_zpsrixuxkha.jpg (http://s938.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums/media/20170517_140431_zpsrixuxkha.jpg.html)
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad223/conceptaquariums/20170517_135708_zpsc4rfwgny.jpg (http://s938.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums/media/20170517_135708_zpsc4rfwgny.jpg.html)
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad223/conceptaquariums/20170517_135539_zpsa4dyfblo.jpg (http://s938.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums/media/20170517_135539_zpsa4dyfblo.jpg.html)
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad223/conceptaquariums/20170517_135458_zpsoexepuep.jpg (http://s938.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums/media/20170517_135458_zpsoexepuep.jpg.html)

the sps tank is starting to fill up and the colors are starting to come in now

I will see if I can take some pic's of it later today