Dallas's Corner FOWLR

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by dallasg, 16 Nov 2009.

  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Oki, so now that my 4ft is going strong, i needed another tank for some fish that arent too reef friendly, namely triggers, so i thought i would add this to my system. but having said that i hope to stick to it, so my first fish for it will be a clown trigger or a mated pair of ribbon eels.

    its a corner tank, with a maranti wooden stand i built, this will be slow build but not more than a month away...

    i have a 150w with 2 x 24w 10k t5's, if i need to to keep leathers and LPS i can, and inside will be 2 sunsun 5000L per hours.

    the dimensions are on the pic below, i think its a 300L tank, anyone work it out? its 50cm high

    here are some pics to start

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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this will be the main goal of this tank
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    nice one dude
     
  5. Zuna

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    wont he get too big for the tank when it becomes fully grown
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the tank looks bigger in real life, but i will be just him and 5kgs rock or so
     
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    is this the juv you were talking about... ( awesome fish) cant wait to see what it looks like when you done
     
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    Hi Dallas, just a little suggestion, on the wooden frame, I would maybe put cross brace's on the sides running down to the back. I too went wood for my 6foot, and put serious cross bracing on, and it makes it a millions times more solid. I did really enjoy making my stand and hood, it was therapeutic, and makes me want to start again.
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, i added removable braces, but its been tested with 400kgs on it for a month, and all looked good over the weekend...

    wood is much better, wish i could work out wood strength
     
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    Hey Dallas,

    Good to see you starting up another system.

    A trigger will be an awesome addition.

    BTW: The tank in question is a 265 liter . ;)
     
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    Nice, you've got serious carpentry skills!
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, finally using it :) and thanks for the literage

    thanks dude, i'm for hire :)
     
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    Awesome man, Im sure that trigger will be ok for about a year of so and after that you will go bigger:thumbup:
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    for sure, i am already planning my huge concrete tank
     
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    looking good dallas funny how we always want more than 1 tank 1 is never enough lol
    good luck hope it all goes well
    BTW love triggers myself
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks!

    i have several tanks :) but going to move to a nice big one in the new year
     
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    nice:) love the trigger!
     
  18. FransSny

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    Glad to see this is finally happening dallas ....and yet new plans already (we are never satisfied are we ;))

    Just one thought maybe look at something else besides the ribbons (they just dont do well) , my 2 C.

    And yes agreed with the other guys...you look like a carpenter of note
     
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    Fantastic project Dallas! I am really looking forward to seeing this tank 100% up-and-running-with-stock!
     
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    Looking good Dallas, keep us updated chap
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks all!

    i am replacing one of the panes this weekend, a little crack and chip, so better safe than sorry, glass is ordered and sitting in my lounge waiting to be worked on...

    Frans, i have decided only a trigger in this tank...
     
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