How do i make this happen?

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  1. SuperTreeMan

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    Hi Guys

    I am starting a new setup from scratch and require some advice. I am wanting to do a Marine 2m x 50cm x 50cm tank with a 1.2m sump. The tank needs to stand at eye level [1.3m H] and the setup has to be whisper quite as it is in a studio. I am also wanting to drywall/wood-fit the stand flush to the tank, not top and bottom [please see attached pics].

    Your Advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    SuperTreeMan

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  3. Wes

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    First word of advice; if you are going for a reef, as in coral and fish, make sure to go bigger than 600 on the width or 60cm that way you just have more space to play with when it comes to dropping a few pieces of live rock in for the scaping. @yingyang knows of someone who can help you with the maintenance side of the tank. He also knows a fair share regarding sump designs.
     
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    nice rendered pics :) for starters
    in terms of the noise factor , the only way to reduce this would be to close off the top of the tank with glass panels , and fit noise breakers like Durso in your overflow , as well as avoiding water "falling" into your sump .
    most of your noise come from water Falling in your overflow and sump.
    also your pumps will generate some noise but if you chooser the right ones , this will be minimal
     
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    you will have a lot of glare on those PC monitors....

    What is behind the wall?
     
  6. naptalene

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    Is it a recording studio?
    If yes run to the hills and re-think.

    Serious issues in that situation, and also in the layout.......can give input if you want.
     
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    Wow!!! Spectacular designs!!! ;)
     
  9. SuperTreeMan

    SuperTreeMan Thread Starter

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    Hey Guys,

    Thank you for the response. I took naptalene's advice and ran to the hills on this project...for now. I bought a boyu tl550 for the studio:). At least i can have fish at the office.

    If any of you have a concept you would like me to render for you...i would gladly help.

    Regards,
    SuperTreeMan
     
  10. naptalene

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    It's a big bass trap..... That's why I was worried plus the thick glass would give serious early reflections if that was a mixing position in front. And my I/O fans drive me crazy when monitoring softly so the tank would be crazy lol. Put it in the client area :) would AWESOME if you could get it right.

    Sorry I was the party pooper :p
     
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