450 LTR tank design from scratch

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  1. Sammy

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    Hi guys,

    Been nursing a boyu nano for the past few weeks and getting itchy feet to go big.

    My thoughts are expanding my 140L to about a 400L. My nano is just too limited.

    Are there any good designs around for about a 450L tank. The design must include sump extentive detail and all technical aspects about it. Thats what confuses me ?

    The lights & canopy I will worry about later.

    What I'm most concerned about are the dimensions of the sump, FLOW with power heads and power of return pumps input + return.

    I'm sure there is a legacy design floating around somewhere. If you know of any, I will appreciate the sharing ...

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    How about a 800*800*600 cube with a little sump to go with it.
    Light it with 1*250W SE MH. Will be an awsome looking tank :)
     
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    please give me specs, and soething that i can build ???
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Display : 800*800*600= 384l
    Sump : 600*500*300= 90l
    Total :474l
    That would be awsome IMO.
     
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    Oh and filteration and lighting:
    Reeftek TS2 skimmer
    DSB
    Lighting 1*250W SE MH on a Luminarc reflector
     
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    the ligthing you mentioned, can we buy this as a kit?
     
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    If I had the opportunity and space to build a new tank I would also go with a 800 cube as Mekaeel suggested. That would be an awesome reef.

    Why do you think your nano is limited. I find a nano a real challenge.
     
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    Yebo.Eco Aquatics stocks it.Tobes had one for sale.Check up with him if it is still available.
     
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    Cube FTW if you have the space dimensions as Mik mentioned
     
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    meks idea does sound really cool!
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Thats easy i would go with a 120 by 65 x 60W would work out around 450l dont go to deep lightind and working in the tank becomes a problem.. Will fit all std 4ft lighting equipment and would have enough space under it to put all equipment. Plus you can get to all equipment easy with a cube some equipment may be hard to reach in the back corner. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Howzit, sorry man, light is taken already. :wave2:
     
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