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This page contains my marine aquarium photos of the 7ft bespoke aquairum that has been built from a paper plan to a full marine life home aquarium with success from my knowledge after years of keeping marine fish and corals my dream tank is completed.

I will update this page with more photos as I get time.

Bespoke Aquarium Fish Tank

Bespoke Aquarium Stand

Above shows the diagram that was used for designing the glass aquarium.

Aquarium Cabinet Adjustable Levelling Feet

Research about the glass and water weight ended up finding that the feet or leveling tank was much more complicated than I first thought. Above shows the style of aquarium frame feet I purchased.

Marine Aquarium Sump Design

Marine Aquarium Sump

The frame in place and the large sump fits like a glove.

drilling aquarium tank

The tank was assembled at Angel Aquatics in Selly Oak by Dave. The sheer size and weight of the glass made this job a big one. The tank holes were drilled and these had to

Monster Aquarium In Shop

Bespoke Aquarium

Tank in place all leveled ready for filling. Scary to think that if something is wrong this is a large volume of water to remove fast.

Marine Aquarium Temporary Front

Temporary Front To Prevent Child Messing

If you look above you can see the starting point for the spray bar which is the return to tank via a central heating pump that takes water via the weir on the left.

Water was now filled via RO unit running booster pump and heavily modified setup making the RO unit work at the maximum. The RO unit is the loft and I have created a complete water preperation setup in the loft with 400 litres of Water Containers and due to being in the loft the RO Unit functions really well with the gravity effect helping take the water to the tank very fast indeed. Float valves are fitted in the loft and in the tank to prevent issues and water detection alarms are installed in place ready for an issue to detect the smallest of leaks.

egg crate for live rock

Spray bar fitted in a loop and egg crate placed over the spray bar ready for rock. It is not clear but the around the complete footing of the egg crate there is plastic retainer to prevent the sand going under the egg crate to ensure maximum flow around the base of the rock when in place.

egg crate for live rock

Moved Live Rock into the tank

The tank has been cycled for 1 weeks with no issues, so now time to add salt, and then add more salt and more salt. The amount of salt I used in the initial shocked me. I used Deltec H2 Ocean Natural Reef Salt from Deltec and this took nearly 4 x 23KG buckets.

For a reef aquarium I use an S.G: of 1.025 @ 25°C = 35.5 ppt.

I left this for a few days and then prepared to move everything from my current Juwel Trigon 350. Above shows the first photo of the rock moved.

Reef Aquarium

Marine Aquarium

Leather Coral

Leather Coral

Bespoke 7ft Aquarium

Bespoke 7ft Aquarium

 

Blue Throat Trigger Male

Blue Throat Trigger Male

 

Copper Band Butterfly

Copper Band Butterfly

 

Leather Coral

Leather Coral

 

Lipstick Tang

Lipstick Tang

 

Powder Blue Tang

Powder Blue Tang

 

Purple Tang

 

Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang

 

The cabinet maker came to fit the cabinet frame to hide the metal structure. It fits like a glove.

Bespoke Aquarium Cabinet Front

Bespoke Aquarium Cabinet Front Structure

Bespoke Aquarium Cabinet

Bespoke Aquarium Cabinet Doors

Bespoke Aquarium Cabinet Corners

Bespoke Aquarium Cabinet Top

Bespoke Aquarium Cabinet Doors Open

Apologies about the dodgy pics, they were taken on the iPhone. I will be taking some better photographs soon.

Bespoke Aquarium Overview

My Bespoke Aquarium Has Come To Life

Bespoke Aquarium Photograph

Bespoke Aquarium Doors Open

Leather Coral

Common Clown Fish

Male Blue Throat Trigger

Lipstick Tang

Bespoke Marine Aquarium