View Full Version : MY 62 gal tank the new making

Skimmer King
12-20-2004, 02:35 AM
After much discussion and being away from the hobby for over a year. i'm starting up a new tank. And after having a 120 SW complete setup that i started up $4500 after.

Then i was suppose to be tranfered out and sold all the stuff. And then i wasnt going and then i got a 280 gal setup to make as a FRESH WATER..... YA YA YA I KNOW FW Then i bugged the wife to let me have a SW tank FOWLR. And the fun began and then it turned into a REEF tank.

then after a about 6-7 months i had to take it down due to the damp air in the house and my son's health was bother him and so i down graded to a 75 gal tank sumpless. built the tnak and had a hoot making it running a SPS and LPS and softy tank. looked amazing \.

Then all hell broke lose. Me and my wife got separated and i took all the stuff out and gave it to my dear FRIEND DOUG LOWEY.. All the SPS, LPS,snails INverts ,you name it he got it.

Biut i said i would never get rid of my stuff i kept everything heaters, PH'S, Food ,pumps, lights, and the FIJO ROCK was put into my rubbermaid tubs and kept to dry out.

I know the live rock dead, so for 9 months the stuff laid them motionless.

until We got back to gether and life started all over, She tols me that when i came home i couldnt setup up the 280 again ....DEAL
Then i started to get my life back in order and stared at the reef stuff again. And here I'am today on DEc 17 04
Exactly 1 yr ago to the date that i started my 75 gal so fols here we go...

36x20x20 tank
3/8' glass drilled with a 2" hole to accomadate a 1.5" bulkhead
1x250 MH cool touch ballast with PFO reflector, \
Sun aqautics 20K bulb,
Ice capp 660 ballast with 2x36" VHO Super actinics
2" Sand bed
mak 4 return or a 3Md return.
Prism pro deluxe skimmer.
80lbs of born again FIJI rock and some home made rock for base.

Here is the tank and stand that i did on paint

Will get some pictures started tonight on the tank building .

Skimmer King
12-20-2004, 02:36 AM
Well an update on the lighting for the actinics I will be buying the T-5's for the supplment lighting with the 20K bulb. i already have the IC so what the heck and its a lower watts.

i was going to run 36" NO on 40 w hagen glow matt. Or it would be a vho on a IC ballast


Skimmer King
12-20-2004, 02:37 AM
Well made a trip to the big city of Winnipeg and picked up a few items before startign up the tank . at Jayson's

T-5 lighting
and a few bulkheads. Was suppose to start the tank yesterday ,but didnt happen and today got back from town and now another DELAY!!!!! I hope we can build the tank tomorrow and start the stand too..

Well i have come up with a better solution to vent the tank. I will be running 2 3" fans one in and one out the out one will be hooked to a vent to outside to suck out the air. and i have the window in the bathroom always open about 1" to give some fresh air in to the house.

Will have some pictures tomorrow i hope


Skimmer King
12-20-2004, 02:37 AM
Well i have the tank made looking pretty sharp. Oh heck i forgot to get pictures.. will get some tomorrow night.


12-20-2004, 03:15 PM
You keep saying pics, but no pics.

Make sure you give me a call next time you come in the city.

12-20-2004, 03:21 PM
Hey Mike,

Howd you get that tank built in under a minute..?? :eek:

Skimmer King
12-20-2004, 05:42 PM
good one Ryan > I had the post on Reef central and moved it over to here I totally forgot about putting it here in our forum...

silly old me



Building the stand tonight just got back from home depot and picked up some piano hinges and some euro hinges for the stand and 3/4" MDF wood. Man its that ever heavy.... :confused:

12-20-2004, 05:46 PM
good one Ryan > I had the post on Reef central and moved it over to here I totally forgot about putting it here in our forum...

silly old me



Aaaahhh... that makes more sense. :mrgreen:

Skimmer King
12-22-2004, 03:23 AM
Finally here it is :mrgreen:


Skimmer King
12-22-2004, 03:25 AM
another one


me and the tank and stand

Skimmer King
12-22-2004, 03:26 AM

Skimmer King
12-22-2004, 03:27 AM

Skimmer King
01-08-2005, 10:34 PM
Well the pictures are in my gallery of the tank finally


01-08-2005, 10:47 PM
It's looking good Mike! :biggrin:


03-09-2005, 03:49 PM
Looks great Mike, what did you think of working with the MDF? I've got a project I'm planning and I was thinking of using MDF but was worried about sealing it etc.
Sorry about the split up I went through the same thing but damn if I wasn't goofy enough to get rid of everything now I have to start from scratch and man money sure isn't worth much now it seems.
Hope your son's health is good and I hope you're as happy as I am now (got a g/f and she rocks).


Skimmer King
03-10-2005, 02:00 PM
MDF is awesome to work with a little dusty, but hey it paints and cuts really good. and if made right . you don't need a center brace for the stand. Let me know what type of tank stand and how you are going to set it up i have alot if idea's on how to construct a stand.