Diy cube build

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  1. Nemo84

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    Hey Masa
    Im planning on building a cube 500 x 500 x 500.
    I have two ideas - 1st idea is to have the sump built in the display tank.

    2nd option is to have a 50mm pipe in the centre of the display tank that runs into the sump.

    Im planning on keeping mostly hard corals and as much liverock as possible.

    Im looking at led lighting as the area will be smaller , but I want as much light as possible as well.

    Im going to do this build slowly as I want everything to be done 100% as my last build I rushed it and did it cheaply.

    Any advise and tank designs will be very much appreciated.
    Thanks Masa
     
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  3. Zuna

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    why not go with a slim over flow then you wont be to restricted with space in the tank.
     
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    Any pictures ?
     
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    Hi @Nemo84

    Any updates on your build?

    I'm also looking to build a 60cm cube

    Like to know what equipment you going with and design
     
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    @jeanpaul I'm not sure yet. Still undecided
     
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    I want to build a 700 cube but unsure how to go about building the sump
     
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