Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Blogs > 55 Gal Uniquarium Build
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Documentation of my first new aquarium build. Upgrading to a 55 gal Clear for Life Uniquarium from a 28 gal Nano Cube after 1 yr, 9 mos. as a reef tank owner!
  1. Old Comment
    hanksweb's Avatar

    Sorry for the delay!!

    Hi.

    I'm very interested in how your 55 gal Uniquarium tank turned out. I'm looking to set up a 55 gal Uniquarium flat hex tank with a salt water setup very close to your new one. I hope that you don't mind if I copy you!

    Any pointers to cheap equipment and supply sources would be helpful too.

    Thanks!
    Posted 07/24/2014 at 04:02 PM by hanksweb hanksweb is offline
  2. Old Comment

    Let's Get It Started! Test tank & Clean Sand 09.16.12

    hi! i just picked up the same tank but 125g. do you have pics of how you setup your refugium? have you had good success with your corals? please let me know
    Posted 04/02/2013 at 06:10 PM by bigfatsmellycat bigfatsmellycat is offline
  3. Old Comment
    sweetyness's Avatar

    New Tank Purchases & Plans

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kara13 View Comment
    This is just what I'm planning on doing. Do you think the skimmer is big enough? Can't wait to see finished pics.
    The AquaticLife 115 I have in my Nano is only rated at 30 gals, so I would say not- but the Hydor my LFS suggested was $200. so I thought I would wait. Then I checked the dimensions of the Hydor and it's 4" x 4.5" so won't fit in the back chamber unless I cut the top plastic lip, and would rather not do that.

    So I'll need to research other options, but I'll try the 115 first. My biggest problem with it on the nano is that it doesn't work well unless the water level stays constant, which doesn't in the Nano back chamber. Another thing I love about the new tank is that the right 2 back chamber levels stay constant so evaporation does not effect it.

    If you know of any better skimmers that would fit in the space (4"D x 5"W, but the top opening is only 3.5"D), please let me know! Thanks!
    Posted 09/25/2012 at 12:16 AM by sweetyness sweetyness is offline
  4. Old Comment
    sweetyness's Avatar

    New Tank Purchases & Plans

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Garrett11 View Comment
    Thats a sick tank, where did you order it from?
    Thanks! I bought it from my Pasadena Topical Fish here in Calif. They had a 50 gal model I liked except it was only 15" deep so the front display area was only 10.5" deep- too shallow for rock and a nice sand area (and space behind he rocks). But I liked the design of the tank so much I went searching online.

    On the manufacturers website http://www.advanceaquatanks.com/uniq.html I found that they offered a 55 that was 18" deep. 3 extra inches worked perfect for me. I only found a couple of sites that offered that size for sale (they have another 55 gal but it's 15" deep & 24" high- too high for lighting IMO).

    This is the cheapest I found: $635. & free shipping: http://www.acrylicaquariumsdirect.co...m36x18x20.aspx PetSmart was $729. There are alot of other sizes & shapes so another may appeal to you.

    BUT even $635. was out of my price rage, as I wanted to keep the total cost under $1000. and was determined to get LED lighting! I noticed my LFS was selling the 50 gal. for only $359. when it sells online for around $565. So I asked him if he could get that size and how much would it be? He got back to me with the price of $400.! I couldn't say order it fast enough! 3 days later it was in the store. I thanked him for the great price and he said it was because I am a good customer! So awesome! Thanks Steve! And I love the tank!

    I do see used ones for sale on Craigslist sometimes- not sure if they are the uniquariums with back chambers though. (and you thought that was a simple enough question, ha ha)
    Posted 09/24/2012 at 11:43 PM by sweetyness sweetyness is offline
  5. Old Comment

    New Tank Purchases & Plans

    This is just what I'm planning on doing. Do you think the skimmer is big enough? Can't wait to see finished pics.
    Posted 09/23/2012 at 07:51 PM by kara13 kara13 is offline
  6. Old Comment

    New Tank Purchases & Plans

    Thats a sick tank, where did you order it from?
    Posted 09/23/2012 at 11:39 AM by Garrett11 Garrett11 is offline

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:10 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2020 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.