A Look at the RAD Custom 140 Aquarium

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The RAD Custom 140 gallon starphire aquarium was a nice peninsula tank that by itself was certainly deserving of being the MACNA Sunday Grand Prize. So you have to give praise to Boyd Enterprises and Reef Aquaria Design for absolutely loading it with a one to two year supply of various goods, livestock and top notch hardware. They even shipped the massive instant reef tank to the winner's house free of charge. Kudos to them. My favorite part was the thick aluminum 'light sail' that held the Radions. Pulleys and a counter weight kept the light level. And the whole fixture easily swung away from the tank as well, making maintenance a breeze. Details below.

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    The Lucky Winner Marie with the loaded RAD Custom 140 Gallon Aquarium

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    MACNA's Sunday Raffle Grand Prize Included:
    • 60"x24"x24" 140 gallon all starphire glass aquarium with euro bracing and integrated end overflow
    • Custom cabinetry
    • Two Ecotech Marine Radions on a RAD custom aluminum "Light Sail"
    • large RAD glass sump
    • DC variable speed water pump from Waveline
    • ASM GC-9 protein skimmer
    • Two Vortech MP-40's
    • Cobalt Heater
    • Apex Controller
    • 150 pounds of quality custom select MarcoRocks
    • 80 pounds of Nature's Ocean Bio-Active live sand
    • 160 gallons of Nature's Ocean bottled seawater
    • 2 year supply of Chemipure Elite
    • Magfloat, Kent Marine Pro Scraper Kit, Tank Tongs and a fish net
    • One or two aquacultured livestock packages
    • Dr Tim One and Only biological starter
    • A year supply of Thrive products
    • Bubble Magus dosing pump
    • Two year supply of Vitachem Marine
    • Two year subscription to Coral Magazine
    • One year supply of food from Piscine Energetics and Cobalt
    • FREE SHIPPING OF ALL OF THE ABOVE

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    I'd be pretty intimidated building a 140 gallon aquarium, but I bet it hardly phased Jeff Turner of Reef Aquaria Design. The man has been designing and building aquariums for over 30 years. Big tanks for the Smithsonian and W Hotel to name just a couple. Check out the portfolio on the RAD site.

    Home - Reef Aquaria Design
     
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  3. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    yeah shes a lucky dog. shes part owner of the aquarium shop i go to all the time.
     
  4. tom.n.day

    tom.n.day Eyelash Blennie

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    Matt, your reviews always make me want to spend all my money
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Small world! Ask her how she likes it next time and tell her she is on 3reef. :)

    I'll take that as a compliment Tom. ;D

    I added the dimensions of the tank above.... they are 60"x24"x24".

    matt
     
  6. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    So basically a prize of $3000-5000 in value. Crazy setup.
     
  7. FaceOfDeceit

    FaceOfDeceit Hockey Beard

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    Closer to $7000-$8000. Stupid work not allowing me to go this year!!! :angry: This could've been mine!!!
     
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  9. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    When Jeff got up and spoke about this prize, he said the retail value was over $18,000, actually. :D

    I definitely had some tickets in that box.
     
  10. Jake

    Jake Sea Dragon

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    First I just thought the tank/stand was the price and I thought that was amazing, but then I noticed it came with over $2000 in state of the art equipment and my jaw dropped!
     
  11. N00ZE

    N00ZE Eyelash Blennie

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    That lady was grabbing everything Saturday.
     
  12. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    It's an awesome tank. I'm sure she'll be pretty happy.

    Talk about it ::) Along with the guy that won the Tanked tank and 3 pairs of designer clowns :p