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Old 06/27/2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Project 150 gallon had officially started

well i finally did it,i got a tank that i feel i will be happy with for years to come.the other day i was at FAOIS and saw a 5'x2'x2' custom acrylic tank with external overflow.it didnt take me long to figure out i had to have this tank.i know it isnt the cube i wanted but the cube would have been very intrusive and take up lots of floor space.that and the price was almost to good to pass up.so i purchased the tank and brought it home.

tank specs 5'x2'x2' 3/4"acrylic top to bottom
flow will come from 2 darts,one will be the return pump and the other will be a closed loop.between the 2 darts i should get around a 40x turnover rate.
lighting will be three 250 14k aquaconnects and two 48" vho actinics
i will use my current 40 gallon sump and add my old sump for my refuge.
i will have to buy a skimmer and im thinking a euroreef rs180 will be fine(if need be ill recirc it)
one other big buy for me will be a new chiller(not sure on size 1/4hp or 1/5hp)
i am going to use my current calcium reactor to supply the CAL/ALK

i have looked at mike(mflamb) and chris(cjgalante) tank setups,i plan on copying them to an extent as they have nice plumbing layouts.my clone OM will be placed up top like mike has on his 390 and my drains and returns will be similar to how chris has his.i have also looked at chris's stand design and will do something similar since i have to build the stand.
here are some start up pics of the tank



here you can see it has wavebox cutouts already in the eurobrace




the overflows


twin 2" dursos(i need to cut down later)




and the new dart



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Old 06/27/2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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I was just at FAOIS and was like John "Where is the Acrylic tank" He was like it is Gone . Now i see who bought it.


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Old 06/27/2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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Old 06/27/2007, 06:02 PM   #4
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That's a nice size, same as my Oceanic only you have the bonus of no internal overflows. Go with the 5' actinics, they will just fit in the hood with the endcaps.


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Old 06/27/2007, 06:09 PM   #5
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That's a nice size, same as my Oceanic only you have the bonus of no internal overflows. Go with the 5' actinics, they will just fit in the hood with the endcaps.
yeah i think the size is great and external overflow is a huge bonus.i will go ahead and get 5' vhos for the actinics.


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Old 06/27/2007, 06:11 PM   #6
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WOW! I guess there will be a 90 for sale before long.


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Old 06/27/2007, 06:14 PM   #7
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yes there will be,alone with a chiller,skimmer and a few other things.


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Old 06/27/2007, 07:03 PM   #8
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Congrats Chris, That is a nice tank. I can't wait to see what you do with it.


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Old 06/27/2007, 07:06 PM   #9
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Is the 90 a 6 footer?


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Old 06/27/2007, 07:14 PM   #10
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thanks boydx6,i am going to pull out all the stops on this tank.i want it to be perfect.mlivvy the 90 is a standard 48"x18"x24"


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Old 06/27/2007, 07:22 PM   #11
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Looking Good man, Im definately gonna follow...


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Old 06/27/2007, 07:26 PM   #12
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can anyone tell me if a 2x6 can hold the weight of my tank over a 48" wide opening.id like to have the front of the stand have a 4' opening for easy entry.the tank will be weigh about 1500lbs with water.


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Old 06/27/2007, 07:56 PM   #13
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Nice man,every time I walked into Johns store ,he trays to get me to buy that tank,whats funny is that I neede a big sump like the one I posted to connect my 280 and 144 circle,he tray to sell me that tank,Its to good for a sump,but he wanted to get rid of it,I hope he gave you a deal.When your ready,I got some donation frags (sps).


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Old 06/27/2007, 08:00 PM   #14
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thanks lazaro,id say the tank was worth what i paid easily.i still want that table acro so let me know when we can hook up.i also really want to see your tanks cause i know the pictures dont do them any justice.


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Old 06/27/2007, 09:07 PM   #15
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I need to get a good camera,If you know someone with a good camera to take coral pictures, let me know I got sps frags if anybody wants to trade.


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Old 06/27/2007, 09:17 PM   #16
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daddyjax takes great shots.


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Old 06/27/2007, 09:26 PM   #17
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yea, he said he would do that for me.


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Old 06/28/2007, 10:51 AM   #18
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Instead of the Durso you might want to look into the bell stand pipe its a bit more effective, I found it on here but I know you can google it too, unfortunately I no longer have the link to the webpage.


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Old 06/28/2007, 10:58 AM   #19
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2x6 on the end will handle that weight easily, without even needing a verticle support..


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Old 06/28/2007, 10:58 AM   #20
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And hey, Gratz on the new tank.. I was in there Monday and I was looking, but I figured the pricetag would be too high.. hehehe


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Old 06/28/2007, 11:26 AM   #21
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2x6 on the end will handle that weight easily, without even needing a verticle support..
so you think the 2x6 on end would be enough to handle the tanks weight over a 48" span without it sagging?


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Old 06/28/2007, 12:27 PM   #22
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I had a 110 in a similar configuration with no noticeable sag for over a year.. it was 44", I think.. I had an engineer I know run calcs and he said it was more than enough..


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Old 06/28/2007, 01:06 PM   #23
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very cool,now i know how im going to build my stand.


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Old 06/28/2007, 02:39 PM   #24
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Haha, so you did get it! Congrats! Hurry up and cycle it so you can fill it!


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Old 06/28/2007, 02:41 PM   #25
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i need to ask you some questions jason.im going to call you after i get home from work.


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