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Old 08/01/2020, 01:08 PM   #1
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Rimless reef tank reccomendatuin

Looking for reccomendations for reef ready reef. Needing 36" x24" x 21 but hight can vary between 18 and 24". NOT Looking for AIO. prefer internal overflow within the dims mentioned.

Already looked at:
1.MODE aquariums but they only make external overflow more than 24"... limited space in depth for me..
2. Cadlights aquariums versa and artisan
3. Red sea reefer 250
4. Deep Blue 57g
5. JBJ but they only make a AIO
6. waterbox

any other aquariums that I should be looking at? I prefer rimless but will go braced open top?

any and all expieriences with the ones already mentioned?


noticed alot of the companies are metric plumbing except for waterbox and of course they are considerably more expensive than the others.

appreciate any assistance or suggestions you may have.

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Old 08/01/2020, 03:29 PM   #2
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anyone have any info. on the above?


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Old 08/02/2020, 01:02 AM   #3
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I’ve got a reefer 250 myself but another option is the (Aussie) Cade tanks, if they are available in your area. They make a nice 3’ tank, however it is a little deeper than the Red Sea 250 (which is why I went with the RSR). Depends on the space you have.


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Old 08/02/2020, 03:37 AM   #4
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Innovative Marine 75-

http://www.innovative-marine.com/sho...ack-p184995152

They have a white stand option and you can also just buy the tank alone.


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Old 08/02/2020, 04:35 PM   #5
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SC Aquariums has a 90 "cube" 36x24x24. They don't have a lot of details on their website but looks to be internal overflow and on sale. I don't know what your budget is. I was eyeing their tank myself as an upgrade from a 40 breeder.


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Old 08/02/2020, 05:15 PM   #6
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Also check out Planet Aquariums, made in Texas and I believe they have one just the right size, maybe an inch shorter.


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Old 08/02/2020, 10:41 PM   #7
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Excellent recommendation… I just spent a few hours looking through each and every single one of them. I appreciate all of the suggestions here. The CAI D aquariums are phenomenal however they are a bit expensive and since I will be tying it in to my existing system I probably do not need all of the additional Bells and whistles. Although I do prefer to have the tank stand and sump.


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Old 08/02/2020, 10:43 PM   #8
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I would appreciate any additional recommendations for any other aquarium tank manufacturers out there that would fit the dimensions in the OP. I do have flexibility also on the overall depth up to around 29 or 30" but prefer to keep it at around 24" as mentioned.

Looking forward to studying any more recommendations out there that may exist.


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Old 08/02/2020, 10:44 PM   #9
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Any other tank manufacturers that produce a metal stand?


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Old 08/03/2020, 03:39 AM   #10
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Any other tank manufacturers that produce a metal stand?
Are you referring more to the aluminum stands than actual metal?

There is this company available that you can custom make your own.

https://www.framingtech.com/solutions/aquarium-stands/

Here is another popular supplier to do some cost comparisons.

https://8020.net/

I believe the pricing is competitive with other aluminum stands tank manufacturers sell.


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Old 08/03/2020, 08:07 AM   #11
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thank you @Big E I am seriously considering the inovative marine EXT 75... They have an aluminum stand system which is cool. they don't offer a sump but thats ok as I can always add one... the only thing that bothers me a little is that they dont have any leveling feet on the bottom of the stand. being extruded hollow aluminum there may not be any way to add them... not sure but giving them a call today... I have used 8020 but don't like their door options.

if you can think of any other company I should be looking at that is similar to the IM please let me know.

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Old 08/03/2020, 03:02 PM   #12
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#Big E I pulled the trigger and purchased the IM 75 Gallon Tank with external overflow. Its one of their new tanks they have on their lineup. It comes with their APS Aluminum stand with acrylic and aluminum doors. I cant wait to get it now... won't be another month and a half though. Ouch!


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#Big E I pulled the trigger and purchased the IM 75 Gallon Tank with external overflow. Its one of their new tanks they have on their lineup. It comes with their APS Aluminum stand with acrylic and aluminum doors. I cant wait to get it now... won't be another month and a half though. Ouch!
Great choice! I prefer the external overflows as it gives you so much more room. Those internal overflows take up excessive space especially when they're in the middle back.

The only drawback is that you need to do a leak test before the tank is put in place as trying to get at those bulkheads is very difficult if the tank is against the wall.


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Great choice! I prefer the external overflows as it gives you so much more room. Those internal overflows take up excessive space especially when they're in the middle back.

The only drawback is that you need to do a leak test before the tank is put in place as trying to get at those bulkheads is very difficult if the tank is against the wall.
Thank you for the advice on the company... A few years back I remember seeing their nuvo tanks online but for some reason totally forgot about them while searching for a tank now.

You are right about the ability to get back there. Hmnnn wonder if there is a work around? perhaps a tool that can get back there to loosen that 1" bulkhead if needed in the future. We all know those rubber washers on bulkheads don't last forever. Or sometimes just coming loose and needs a little tightening. I know there are special wrenches for under kitchen sinks that get into that tight space. wonder if they make a bigger version of that?


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Too late for you, but may inform other decisions:
I have a Cadlights Artisan 60g cube that I've been running for the last 4-5 years. The tank and stand are great, the sump is just fine. The skimmer kind of sucks. It worked well once dialed in, but would randomly overflow for no reason. I could get it tuned up at 10 AM, watch it run fine until dinner, then randomly overflow before feeding at night. Sometimes it would run well for days, sometimes hours. For anyone who buys one, try it out and see if it works for you. You just need to be prepared to have some collection cup overflow issues.

Glad you found a tank.


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actually guys... Innovative Marine fumbled. after miscommunication and flat out bad 👎 I canceled the order.


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Too bad, what happened?

My only thought would be they don't have the tank in stock. I know a lot of their tanks have sold out recently.


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