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    Last Day of the Glassbox on Film

    The glassbox, my personal aquarium prior to tear down. Just before tearing down my 90g rimless aquarium, or what I refer to as my glassbox, I sought the help of some friends to take make a brief video. A few corals and one piece of live rock were sold before filming, but overall this is […]

    The glassbox, my personal aquarium prior to tear down.

    Just before tearing down my 90g rimless aquarium, or what I refer to as my glassbox, I sought the help of some friends to take make a brief video. A few corals and one piece of live rock were sold before filming, but overall this is how it looked over the past 3-6 months.

    reef video

    I’ve caught flack in the past for not sharing that many updates of the tank. Truthfully, it was because there was always something I wanted to try first. As much as this tank was a display tank, it was also a test tank. Every marketed amino acid, biopellet, and off the shelf organic carbon product I can think of got experimented with. So did an alarming number of skimmers, reactors, and lights; few of which ever made it on the pages of GBD.

    reef aquarium video

    Looking back at the video now, I am pleased. I hope it gave aquarists some ideas on presenting an aquarium and I am delighted at the recent increase in “Butterfly in a reef tank” discussions that have been taking place. As for my favorite Butterflies, I have donated them all to good homes. The C. declivis lives in a large new home in Atlanta. The Banks got an upgrade in Chicago. The Hybrid and Marcellae were donated to the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, CA.

    A new tank is in the works. It will be something much different–and smaller! Until then..

    12 Comments

    1. May 12, 2011 at 12:53 AM | Permalink

      Stunning video, Eric. Can’t wait for the new tank.

    2. Ben
      May 12, 2011 at 1:49 AM | Permalink

      Awesome film, Eric. Shame to see it pulled down but it’ll be awesome to see what you make as the follow up to it!

    3. May 12, 2011 at 2:41 AM | Permalink

      great film…but i think i would be crying if i had get rid of a tank like that.

    4. May 12, 2011 at 3:07 AM | Permalink

      Surely the beloved fishes went to worthy homes.

    5. SaraB
      May 12, 2011 at 2:52 PM | Permalink

      Looked great Eric and I’m sure the next one will be just as spectacular!

      The corals that made their way to my new system are doing well!

    6. Albert
      May 12, 2011 at 7:23 PM | Permalink

      Great vid man! Best of luck on the move and keep in touch…

    7. Gonçalo
      May 13, 2011 at 6:36 PM | Permalink

      Beautiful video! I’ve been a long time follower of the Glass-Box and never commented. 
      This time I just had to say: You did a great job! 
      Seeing this gives a “end of an era” feeling, but I’m sure more good things are to follow given your talent in this hobby.

    8. May 14, 2011 at 2:54 PM | Permalink

       Great video!  I’m sure it was hard to tear it down and get rid of everything.  Looking forward to seeing the new tank develop though!

    9. Paul Novak
      May 17, 2011 at 5:56 PM | Permalink

      Great video!  Definitely looking forward to your next tank. 

    10. laks
      May 18, 2011 at 12:01 AM | Permalink

      Good luck with your next tank!

      Also, please keep the blog updated! It’s worrying to see the frequency of posts get longer and longer.

    11. May 30, 2011 at 5:53 AM | Permalink

      That video was mesmerizing. Loved it. Sucks to see it go. 
      Waiting to see the new one.

    12. July 8, 2011 at 7:56 PM | Permalink

      Great video

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