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CAD Lights Artisan II Aquarium

CAD Lights Artisan II Aquarium

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CAD Lights Artisan II Aquarium Information

Everything you love about a Shallow reef.....with professionally sumped filtration power!

Welcome to Shallow reefing, Bring your Reef up close and personal!

Designed to bring you truly up close and personal to your reef. The unique shallow reef design allows you not only to see the reef from the front and 2 sides, but also give you an unmatched Full Open Panoramic Top view of your reef and all of its inhabitants from the top.

Uniquely sized to maximize all of its depths and dimensions so that you can have the most fullfilling reef possible. Sized at 36" x 24" x 12" (Sized Ratio 1:2:3) Generously and proportionately long and wide for spacious aquascaping with a uniquely shallow height to give you this unique Top-Angle view of your reef aquarium. The 45G Shallow Reef Artisan II is Professionally equipped for high quality water parameters. Built with a 30G External multi-chambered refugium sump, 120G PLS-100 Protein skimmer, sump pump, Professional Herbie/Durso drain and return system using heavy duty Grey uPVC plumbing.

Standard Features:
*45G Shallow Reef Artisan II Aquarium. Dimensions: 36" x 24" x 12". Front and 2 sides Starfire glass.
*Matte black MDF Formica wrapped cabinet 36" x 24" x 36". Overall height of 45G Artisan tank and cabinet is 48" tall.
*Powerful external sump Reef system gives you professional filtration power and water quality (stronger and cleaner than built-in AIO’s).
*Herbie/Durso Hybrid Drain and Loc-line return system.
*Comes complete with all the plumbing, new hand tight fittings, control ball valves, pre-cut and measured for instant installation (Runs virtually silent).
*Comes standard with CADLight`s Gen-3 PLS-100 Pipeless protein skimmer (120G capacity). Superior skimming.
*Smooth seamless laser-cut Trapezoid overflow box and overflow box cover.
* Recessed and rimless glass cover. Covers completely, partially or remove for the full rimless look.
* Extra-large 30G 4 chambered sump, with built in refugium
*Dimmable LED Refugium light
*500GPH Silent flow pump

PLS-100 Skimmer Features:
- Innovative pipeless design
- Powerful CAD Lights TIA-1150 Skimmer pump
- Small in size, big in performance!
- Extremely small overall dimensions: 4.75"(L) x 4.75"(W) x 20"(H)
- Ultra-quiet operation
- GPH: 375GPH
- Wattage: 20W
- Air draw: 315 L/H
- Optimum Water level 7"-10"

CAD Lights Artisan II Aquarium Reviews

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Almost Perfect

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Posted: 5/22/2015 from OAKLAND PARK, FL UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Beautiful Aquarium. The glass and stand are very modern and well built. Only problem in my opinion is the pump that it comes with. I do not think it is that great. I did not purcahse the tank with the protein skimmer because after much research I felt for the difference in price you could get something much better. Also how is it possible that they do not send instructions for the plumbing?

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Great starter setup

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 4/15/2015 from ARLINGTON, VA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Very high quality. Impressed overall with the stand and the tank. These are clearly high quality products. The sump is also amazing, it's glass and very well built. Assembly of the plumbing was a little confusing and I am a bit nervous as the pipes just slid into each other, the points and pieces weren't screw connected as I would have expected them to be. I am worried they may slip out and flood my apartment. I may need to join them with pipe cement or replace them with a version were the ends and joints screw together like house plumbing does. Other than that, the tank and stand are beautiful, high gloss paint. I filled mine with black sand and the whole set up looks really sharp. Can't wait to get corals and fish in it.

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Great aquarium!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/29/2014 from Ponte Vedra, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This is a very nice tank! The stand Iooks good it's made from real wood now. I did hear bad things from the old stand. The only thing with this new stand is the doors might need to be alittle adjusted one of the doors was a little higher than the other one. It's no big deal just use a screw driver to adjust. Another good thing is this aquarium is super quit! My vortechs are louder than the overflow! All in all I give this setup an A+.

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good overall

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 9/18/2014 from Irvine, CA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: was between this and an elos system- arrived VERY fast and staff is very helpful. wish the cabinet was made of higher quality material and was a more shiny laquer- it's more of a matte finish. the plumping and motor are all chinese made but overall system seems sturdy and good for the price. I would recommend the system

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