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Absolutely love this tank bro i have a 36” dual 250w SE halide/t5 giesemann I have sitting in the garage just waiting for the perfect tank for it

Have you considered putting reef brites on the side of the fixtures
I have considered it but it’s the first thing you see when you walk into my house. The Giesemann just looks to nice.

I am passively looking for the aquaeuro 60” T5/LED retrofit lamps. I really like the way the Giesemann looks but do like the LED pop for the stupid overpriced tenius corals that are only worth $500/inch under LED
 

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Looking great, direct sun is a + for sure. Man those gangs are XL. Do your feed whole nori sheets at once or what? ;)
Yea, they eat nori from my hand and the vlamingi insists on being petted every time my hand is in the tank. He is like a yellow Labrador except he is a fish.
 

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Summer is coming and I don't want a chiller. My first attempt at fan cooling on this tank was over the sock section in the sump, it didn't cool enough so I set off to build an Air Gyre. It doesn't gyre bit it does blow a lot of air acros the water surface



First I marked up my 1/2" plexiglass


After the rough cut, I drilled and tapped mounting holes for the fans





After spending some time with sand paper, files and a belt sander getting the straight parts straight and the round parts round I start finishing the edges with a router


Best helper in the worls woke up at the crack of noon to help out.


Next we used nylon machine screws to mount the Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-2000 5" industrial fans, IP52 certified water and dust protection to the Plexiglas


And here it is on the tank



Before building this setup, I used these fans with the bracket at the top of this post for proof-of-concept and it was remarkably effective. no need for a chiller and if left on, even with the halides I can cool the tank enough to turn the heaters on.


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Question why use 1/2" acrylic? And where you get your pieces from?
What type of but do you use for polishing up with your router?


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So innovative! Great job! Hopefully this will keep the tank temp down during the heat wave.


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Have you considered putting reef brites on the side of the fixtures
I really like the look of the Giesemann fixture and didn’t want to crud it up. Lucky I found the euroquatics E5X blue pop lamps in 60”. Apperantly they are shipping again and they pop the corals hard. 1/2. The wattage of the T5 and just pop right in place. $170 shipped for a pair.
 

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Question why use 1/2" acrylic? And where you get your pieces from?
What type of but do you use for polishing up with your router?


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It’s a like a 24” span between the eurobraces, I wanted to be sure it didn’t sag.

I bought the pieces on ebay, just searched 1/2 cell cast clear and went page after page looking for an appropriate sized scrap. Was like $65 shipped.

I used the router to actually radius the edges. My hole saw is slightly smaller than the fan opening and it helps funnel the air through. On the outer edge, I know how long it takes to polish edges and the router made a nice uniformed frosted look in just a few minutes.
 

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So innovative! Great job! Hopefully this will keep the tank temp down during the heat wave.


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Really the only issue I’m seeing is that my BRS 50ml peristaltic ATO pump is having trouble keeping up with evaporation when the fans are on. Temp pull down is impressive.

So, when I finished the setup, the tank was 78.7, I turned on the halides and ran them with the fans for 3 hrs and the temp dropped to 78 degrees. No air conditioning on.
 

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It’s a like a 24” span between the eurobraces, I wanted to be sure it didn’t sag.

I bought the pieces on ebay, just searched 1/2 cell cast clear and went page after page looking for an appropriate sized scrap. Was like $65 shipped.

I used the router to actually radius the edges. My hole saw is slightly smaller than the fan opening and it helps funnel the air through. On the outer edge, I know how long it takes to polish edges and the router made a nice uniformed frosted look in just a few minutes.
I have to learn how to do that it looked really good finish. Props on the final product looked really nice.
 
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