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  1. Scrap Gus

    Scrap Gus

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    Hi All

    I am busy putting a 6m x 2m x2m fish tank into my lounge wall, I am trying to find out all the do's and dont's before it becomes very costly.
    All help will be welcome
    Thanks
     
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  3. Tridan

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    Welcome to masa gus, i must say that is one huge tank.

    There is a thread on masa about Glyn foremans tank also a huge built in one i will look for the thread and post it here, i am sure it will give you loads of ideas
     
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  5. Scrap Gus

    Scrap Gus Thread Starter

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    thanks appreciate all the help, mistakes are costly in$$ and time trying to minimise them
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA. Sounds like a nice build. I suggest you read the link in my signature on starting a marine tank - great info for beginners :)
     
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    Gus, please share some more info, with a bit more info i am sure we could help you a bit more.
     
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    Yes you do not want to make mistakes when a build of that size is in the R400k+ bracket.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome

    is the size stated correct?

    6m x 2m x 2m = 2400lt DT volume?

    i think the thing to ask yourself is are you prepared for the monthly electrical costs it will take to run such a system?

    lighting and flow costs i reckon will be your biggest ongoing cost in terms of electricity..

    on a tank that size i would go with a skylight and try use natural sunlight to complement the system as much as possible.

    i see you are in Durban so i assume you will be collecting NSW for chasges?
     
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    Very welcome.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA, if you do go ahead with this project it definatly has potential! but like Leslie says, the running costs will be a pain to say the least.
     
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    Broder Mudshark

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    Welcome to MASA. Sounds like a really cool project. Is this the first tank that you're building?
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    :welcometomasa2:..definately Tagging...wow..this is going to be a Stunner...:thumbup:
     
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    This sounds awesome and welcome sir :)
     
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    Welcome dude.. You have a lot of planning ahead. Dont rush
     
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