Well, well, well....looks like I'm back on familiar grounds. It has been nearly two years since I last started the now infamous "Rimless Reef". I sold off the older rimless reef and have just ordered a much larger one.
I plan on doing some interesting things with this new setup, and I know that it will be even better than the last one.
The new Rimless will have the following specs:
Rimless 72x36x22 From Miracles http://www.miraclesaquariums.com/
Starphire front and left side
3/4" glass all around
24" external overflow on right end panel with removable black insert.
2 drains in overflow, 2-1/2" for 1-1/2" bulkheads.
1 1" return on the right panel for return
The stand will be hand built and tiled. No equipment will be under the tank. The sump and all equipment will be located in the room directly to the right of the tank. It will look similar to my last tiled stand, but with a different color this time.
The stand will be lower to the ground this time, allowing for a perfect view when seated. The tank will have its own special area and everything will be designed around it.
I am undecided on the sump, but may go with a simple AGA 45 gallon sump. Nothing too fancy.
Ehiem 1260 for Return pump
A few Tunze Nano's, here and there.
Sfiligoi Stealth 12x54w bulb T5
3-4 PAR38 LED spotlights
Deltec AP851. I have had this skimmer for 5 years now and it does an amazing job.
Calcium and Alk Addition
Randy’s Two Part Solution
I ran both a CA reactor and Kalk Stirrer in the past and honestly have had better results will a simple DIY two part solution. I will be using a couple dosing pumps to feed the soutions to the aquarium.
The bottom of the tank will be covered with a SSB consisting of .
CaribSea Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand
The tank will be SPS dominated, no chalices or small freaky colored corals here. With the SPS I will be adding my large acan colonies, some with 100+ heads, along with assorted Zoas. I will also have 6-8 Maxima clams in as well. The soft stuff will make for a nice filler towards the bottom. I will not have any corals on the sand, and will utilize negative space to the extreme. With my new found access to corals from all over the world, this tank should be spectacular.
My beloved Pacific Blue tang will be in the tank, along with the other fish from the previous rimless. The new tank will feature many Anthias, up to 20+.
Now, as many of you know, I am not a tech junkie or anything like that. I like to keep my tanks as simple as possible. One return line, one drain, etc. You will not see any fancy piping or wiring, but you will see amazing results in the aquarium itself.
Thank you all, and I promise that you will not be disappointed with the build to come.
Here is a mock up of the new tank:
Here are examples of my past aquariums:
100gl Rimless Reef