4FT L shape

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Hey Guys, here is the start of my first reef. I'll post all my progress here so I can get as much help as possible along the whole way.

First the dimentions.

The display
First leg of L
41.5 cm wide
122 cm long
41 cm high with water level coming to 31 cm
Second leg of L
41.5 cm wide
81 cm long
41 cm high with water level coming to 31 cm

The sump
First leg of L
30 cm wide
117 cm long
42 cm hing with water level at 30 cm
Second leg of L
30 cm wide
85 cm long
42 cm hing with water level at 30 cm
 
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I placed the Tufa rock on tube stands (stuff we use on the lab). It is hard plastic full of holes. Ideal I thought.

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Looks good. Only thing I am concerned about is that you will crack the base with no support. Try to put chip board and polystyrene (20mm 30 density) under the tank and sump. That will give it a solid base.
 
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O.K. thats it for now. Open for discussion. Can it stay like this? Should I change anything

Oh and before i forget the over flow, after all the horror stories of fish in the over flow mine is fort nox.
 
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I absolutely Love you"re Rockscaping as well as the piece hiding the plumbing. It will look nice when a Monti overgrows it...
 

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Looking good there, its going to be a nice set up when it matures:D

I agree with Alfie, better to have a base under there
 
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Should I put a base under both or just the sump?

Both tanks have double bases BTW. The display is 6 mm and the base I think 8

The sump is 6mm and the base 10 mm.

How do I go about a hard base in L shape? Technical idiot this side :whistling:
 

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Should I put a base under both or just the sump?

Both tanks have double bases BTW. The display is 6 mm and the base I think 8

The sump is 6mm and the base 10 mm.

How do I go about a hard base in L shape? Technical idiot this side :whistling:
I would go base under both, 19mm ShutterPly will be fine just make sure you paint it well. About R240 for 1.2m x 2.4M (Builders warehouse/Timbercity etc)

Any timber place will be able to cut that on there Table saw for you, you will have slighty rounded cut in the corner due to the round blade. But best to try and do it in one piece. You could also use a JigSaw for the last few cm in the corner.


Paint it well though, you dont want it lifting from damp under your tank.
 

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