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48 Gallon Seapora Crystal tank from Big Al`s

This is a discussion on 48 Gallon Seapora Crystal tank from Big Al`s within the Tank Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; Recently Big Al`s aquarium started carrying the popular low iron frame less tanks, i was impressed with the price point ...

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    Default 48 Gallon Seapora Crystal tank from Big Al`s

    Recently Big Al`s aquarium started carrying the popular low iron frame less tanks, i was impressed with the price point so i snagged one on sale at 239.99 reg: 279.99.
    I will attempt to keep this thread updated as time permits on the build and progress of this tank.
    DIY Stand with DIY light hanging rail.
    36X18X18 low iron tank ( Seapora Crystal line)
    Background : Black Vinyl
    Temporary lighting : 1X Kessil AW 160 Tuna Sun and 1X Aqua Ray Grobeam 1500 Ultima natural daylight , my intent is to use a pair of the Kessils eventually or if i can find a deal on a Grobeam 1500 that may also be an option.
    Filtration : Eheim Pro 2 2026
    Heating : Hydor ETH 200 external inline heater
    CO2: DIY 2 stage regulator
    CO2 Diffusion: DIY Rex Grigg style reactor
    Everything will be tied in and controlled by the Reefkeeper Lite controller
    Hardscape: Redmoor wood and Dragon stone/Okho stone
    Substrate :some used ADA and new Netlea soil
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    cool. did you buy it online or in the store? too bad there's no more bigals in BC

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    Small progress
    Mounted tank , hooked up the co2, filter and heater, tested and all seems well.
    still need to tidy it up .
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    Nice looking tank Errol, looks to be well made. I'm finally starting to get going on my Osaka 150, CO2 build and my ro system. I'll post some pictures when I'm far enough along.
    What are you going to keep in your new set up?
    Back in the hobby, 1- 20 gallon shrimp tank and a 42 gallon community corner tank

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    Nice built!
    I wonder, if its an open top tank, what good does low iron tank do compared with conventional tanks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the604kid View Post
    Nice built!
    I wonder, if its an open top tank, what good does low iron tank do compared with conventional tanks?
    Regular glass actually has a green tint to it, most noticeable when looking through two panes. If you look at his tank above, you can see that with low iron glass, looking through the front and side panes it is pretty much clear. Looks way better in my opinion. You get the same kind of clarity with acrylic. Crystal clear.

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    I like your light stand. Where did u get it? Seems like they always cost too much when buy them at the store. Same as when u ask someone to custom built it for u
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie1 View Post
    Small progress
    Mounted tank , hooked up the co2, filter and heater, tested and all seems well.
    still need to tidy it up .

    Not sure about livestock as yet, but contemplating some S.A. dwarf cichlids and tetras or Angels .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bien Lim View Post
    I like your light stand. Where did u get it? Seems like they always cost too much when buy them at the store. Same as when u ask someone to custom built it for u
    Light stand is DIY with 3/4 inch EMT conduit.

 

 
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