2m X 2m Cube

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  1. Alfie

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    Ok you creative people, lets have your ideas on the design of a 2m X2m cube to be as a full reef from softies to SPS. Kanga maybe you can help with the design as we go along.

    I would like to look at any ideas and develope from there.
     
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    wow thats a tank, how deep i will do a pic and update it with the ideas
     
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    I want to go about a meter high but water only to about 700 as I really want to get some good wavemakers in it.
     
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    5 pieces of glass each 2x2, whats the problem?:razz:
     
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    Thats not a Cube, a cube would be 2x2x2 now that would be awesome:thumbup:
     
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    Damn Alfie, now this sounds good.

    Lets start with glass thickness and bracing. Any idea's on how you going to do that? Are you going to build the tank yourself?
     
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    Thanks dude, will take into account
     
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    Viper, I will try I get some help with the building from Liaquat. I wil have to look at 19mm glass. Bracing I still have to come up with.

    I am going to build onto the house later this year and only want 1 tank, hence looking at this.
     
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    Is it going to be built into a wall? It would be a pity if it was, I think it would be awesome if you could have 3 viewing panes :thumbup:
     
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    I was thinking of trying to have all 4 as viewing panels, but might be a bit impractical.
     
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    Here is something that can start the planning
    [​IMG]
     
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    DAZ a tank
     
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    Hubba hubba:drool: :drool: :drool:
     
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    If it were me I would have the over flow in the middle of the tank and build the LR around it to cover it up.
     
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    Great idea, there is a pic somwhere, i will try to find it, the cube is much smaller but it would still work, i think Tridan built one like it
     
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    Show off:razz:
     
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    Thanks guys so we have a great start. I is it possible to have the overflow and returns in the centre, as I am looking at a 4 view panel.
     
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    Somehow the numbers didnt do it justice, but Lucy did:lol:
     
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    oops, thalion jumped me
     
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