Ed's Fish Only Tank

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    So I've been planning a fish only tank for a couple months now and I've finally made a start.

    It's going to be approx 750 litres. The display is 1800x500x600h.

    I'm putting the tank in my entertainment area behind a bar that will be constructed once the tank is completed.

    The tank was Mark Kunhardt's broken one. I stripped the tank, replaced the broken glass, re-designed the overflow and added decent bracing.

    Lighting - custom led unit which I will make at work.

    Flow - 1 MP60

    Big chiller

    3 jaeger heaters

    Tunze top up unit and 9410 skimmer.

    I'll be using Caribsea primo reef rock and Florida crushed coral substrate.
     
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    This is where it will be situated
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    WOW going to be a great addition to the outdoor life style. Looking good.

    Something I hope you have considered is the weight on the wooden floor/decking. Make sure that you have support under the floor/decking where the tank frame is going to be placed.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I built the deck myself and it has a moering amount of bracing and support underneath with galvanized supports into concrete.
     
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    Glad to see someone else is also going to put a tank outside...still busy with mine
     
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    Cool. Just from the pic it looks like the cross beam in front of the tank is quiet far away from the front of the tank. The back is great.

    If you bounce on the floor. Not jump, just bounce by bending the knees. Does the stand wobble? If not great job and little to worry about. Else I advise you to make a plan. :thumbup:
     
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    Yip, only real trick is to keep the temp constant.
     
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    Doesn't move at all. There is also a brick wall directly under the back of the tank. There is a beam directly under the front, there is just no decking screws to give it away.
     
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    Excellent. Looking forward to watch your journey unfold.
     
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    Thanks, what are your feelings about using the Caribsea rock? Bear in mind i will be stocking mainly dwarf angels, tanks and the odd butterfly.

    Should I just add a few pieces of LR.

    I will also feed fairly frequently.
     
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    I personally never use live rock. Well for the last four or five years. Most of the live rock comes in with nasties that we fight to remove. Crabs, aiptaiser, flat worme, bristle worms etc, etc.

    Caribsea artificial rock. Dry Bali rock, bio rock, and all the derivatives are a go for me.

    When you purchase LR check the water parameters in the holding tank. If PO4 Is high. Give it a miss. Proper cured LR should have 0 No3 and 0 PO4.
     
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    Ok. That pretty much confirms my concerns. And being a fish only makes it a even better option.
     
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    Love pred fish tanks. So much more interesting than sticks.
     
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    Nice Ed, custom led unit, look forward to seeing it tomorrow, has Greg finished it yet. Lol.
     
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    Nice! Tagging!
     
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    One day to make a light unit is pushing it... I'll have it done next week
    Big up for letting me take over your LEDS they have gone to a good home.
     
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    great to hear this tank has been repaired and is getting filled. Lovely location for the tank as well, are you going to run a chiller to keep temps stable?
     
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    Thanks Crispin,
    I couldn't the the glass go to waste.
    I will be running a chiller(still to be found) and the entire back end of the tank is going to be insulated.
     
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    looking good bru! keep the pics coming!
     
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