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Flipside's Planet 268g - My First "New" Aquarium (1 Viewer)

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In the spirit of "everyone's doing it," I'll post up a journal on my new tank, too. :)

My first new tank... really. Kinda sad, though. I've been in the hobby for a good amount of time now; and I just realized that I've never ordered a custom tank before. I don't really count this, but the only new tanks I've owned were from Petco, or a bunch of lowboys for frag runoff. LOL! Those totally don't count, though! This one does (so says my wallet!).

I chose Planet as my builder because they overbuild stuff, and are pretty quick. I went through Paul @ T&T Fish and Reef because he's always been good to me, and he's "close" to my house.
The tank's dimensions are very similar to the Marineland 250DD setups out there. I just didn't trust Marineland enough to use the one I had. I gave it to a buddy because he's willing to get all the work done to it to make it safe for his house. It was a win/win for both of us, really.

Anywayz... I'll post as I get stuff. Right now, I only have drawings and renditions. Pretty eager to have a real tank setup again! 50g Lowboy is getting cramped. LOL!

I missed you, MARSH. ::sniffle:: :koolaid:
 
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Welcome back dude!!!

Great size tank. Oh man I have to visit Paul one of these days. It has been so long.

I know he'd be glad to see you, bro! He's lonely since everyone struck out on their own, from back in the day. I think Q actually opened a very successful BBQ joint about a year ago! Can you believe it? :) Too cool!
 
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Pics or it didn't happen :LOL: So what are you planning to keep in it?

LOL! You're so right! :boxing:

I'll get some drawing up tonight. I'm blocked at work. D@mn IT. :)

Mainly SPS to be honest. Might do some softies and LPS on the floor, but I'm an SPS and clam guy. I'd like to do a big Derasa like LesD has, but that'll take years!
 
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Welcome back! As someone whose Marineland 300DD suddenly sprung a major leak and replaced it with a Planet custom tank, I think you chose wisely.

Thanks! Honestly, you’re not the first to tell me this... how unfortunate for Marineland. From what I understand, they don’t make these tanks anymore due to ask the lawsuits. [emoji853]


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LOL! You're so right! :boxing:

I'll get some drawing up tonight. I'm blocked at work. D@mn IT. :)

Mainly SPS to be honest. Might do some softies and LPS on the floor, but I'm an SPS and clam guy. I'd like to do a big Derasa like LesD has, but that'll take years!
His clam is crazy, I’m Beyond words to have it featured in my yt vids. I’m working on a derasa my self, it’s about 4 in long, got it from Fjw in November, and it’s grown about 1/4 of an inch! Seems slow but I know that’s like crazy! I’m really looking forward for ur build! It sounds like it’s gonna be awesome!
 
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His clam is crazy, I’m Beyond words to have it featured in my yt vids. I’m working on a derasa my self, it’s about 4 in long, got it from Fjw in November, and it’s grown about 1/4 of an inch! Seems slow but I know that’s like crazy! I’m really looking forward for ur build! It sounds like it’s gonna be awesome!

Send me your YT link! I’ll definitely sub! [emoji16] Great to “see” you again, too!


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Man... one of cukes went nuke on me tonight! That has never happened to me before. Unbelievable... it was my pink one. Stank to high-hades!

I know it’s off topic but... had to be said. Just got done with a rapid water change and some fresh ROX in the reactor... good grief...


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My little lowboy is fine this morning. The carbon seems to be cleaning things up well, but I'll truly know more tonight... on with the new tank!

Here's what Jerry @ Planet sent over first, after hearing my ideas (all relayed through Paul, of course):

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I wasn't fond of the center brace thing so here's his second rendition after a brief discussion:

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This is what I went with. :)
 

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