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Old 08/18/2019, 10:37 PM   #1
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Thinking of a Larger Reef Build

I have a Niche in the dining room thats been calling for a reef tank for years. I currently have a 75 peninsula tank but Ive always wanted a larger tank.
The niche is 7 foot and can support a 24 deep tank - is this deep enough ?
What would the rough cost be assuming i would need to buy all new equipment with the exception of two Ecotech lights and a Royal Exclusive Red dragon I believe is a model 3 which can do 2400 GPH.
I would like a new sump with roller pad style mech filtering as well as a chamber for some cheato or a large ATS.

What would the rough cost be minus the inhabitants?


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Old 08/23/2019, 09:31 PM   #2
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See the thread in this forum titled "Cost of a large tank", $30-50/gallon is a good rough estimate. Costs will vary greatly based on choice of tank makers, what kind of rocks you'll be using, the sump, etc etc etc. If you're really curious ask aquarium makers for a quote on a particular size. Then go to someplace like Bulkreefsupply.com and just price out equipment and what not, i.e. you need to do a little homework yourself.

As to the size, any size can work if you make it work, there is no strict rules for size, however you sometimes need to get a bit more creative with what you have available. Me personally 24" depth (front to back) isn't enough at a minimum I would do 30" (yeah that 6" does make a big difference) however everyone is different.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.


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Old 09/01/2019, 06:20 PM   #3
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At least 30" better with 36" with the trend of open aquascape nowadays u need all the depth u can get.


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Old 09/04/2019, 11:14 PM   #4
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Good info....It will be about 2 years before this happens but I want to get the ball rolling and design it correctly


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Old 09/28/2019, 08:21 PM   #5
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Your niche is 24" deep does that mean you will not able to view the sides? If that the case then 24 depth would be the way to go


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