Cad-Lights 50G Artisan Rimless Starphire Cube Build!
Well finally I got my tank. This is where the fun begins :D
I got a CAD 50G Artisan from here in SoCal, where CADLights is located.
I so far have the tank up and running with all the plumbing and everything. I'm just running the system with freshwater for now to check for any leaks in plumbing.
Still got a long way to go but just thought I would share my build along this exciting journey.
I know you guys like pictures. So here you go:
Last edited by HeXoM; 01-31-2011 at 10:54 AM.
Didnt know where to put the ballast, so I put it on the side for now.
The fixture that came with the tank. 24" 14,000K 150 HQI, 2x actinic T5s, LED moonlights.
Leak testing. Sorry I didnt take pictures of the sump before, but I took the baffles out because the I didnt like how it was set up. So rebuilt it.
CAD tanks for some reason, cut out the vinyl right where the overflow is. I had some carbon fiber vinyl I used on my car to cover the back. The other side is plain black not CF lol
Running freshwater to check for any leaks.
I also put some nice stainless steel door handles from LOWES on the cabnet doors. Much easier to open now : )
This is what I see when I walk down my stairs
A drain silencer I came up with and it works GREAT!!!!!
An overflow cover I made with acrylic. I'm thinking about making out of black acrylic now since I know I can make one lol
Simply beautiful. Wonderfully put together journal, great photos and great explanation all the way thru. Tank is awesome. And it's darned nice seeing grass and plants, too!!
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Originally Posted by boogernose
Thanks everyone :D
Originally Posted by hockeyhead019
Thanks for letting me I was in FW section hockeyhead.
Thanks Lady Hobbs.
Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
I really appreciate you moving my thread.
No problem man... the tank is looking great! Any stocking ideas yet?
55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013
Check out the journal to follow my 55g SW tank
"You miss 100% of shots you don't take" -- Wayne Gretzky
If I did it right the first time, I wouldn't have had to do it twice. LOL
OK. So far, I only want the tank, house, yard and location. I reek with jealousy.