Junaid's Reef Tank

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  1. Jenaid

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    Hi Guys,

    This is my first tank. Been a while in the planning but it's finally coming together. Still a way to go but would appreciate any advice or input.

    My tank dimensions 3.2m x 800 x 1000 deep. Sump 1.4 x 650 x 500

    A huge thank you goes to George Halekas from Tunze (who is building my tank) for all the help and support.

    A few pics to start with...

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  3. Cgoodburn

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    Looking good will follow this one. I have a 1meter deep and you will see its challenging and fun.
    Going to be awesome enjoy the build
    cheers
     
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    masahello

    That is one serious stand.
     
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    That's going to be one huge tank if you using I beams for your stand :thumbup:
     
  6. BennieV

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    Can fill the tank with Mercury. Can take 10 tons
     
  7. RiaanP

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    that stand can carry a truck. Loaded.

    Just a question. Would the sump fit in under the trusses? Their lowest point on the legs looks a bit lower than 500mm from the floor?

    And the sump is less than half the tank length. What will you do in the other half of the sump area?
     
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    Welcome to MASA!
    That's a monster of a tank!
     
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    looks like the sump is going to be behind the wall with that drilling
     
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    Tagging... challenging size to get to the bottom of the tank for any reason.
     
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    Jenaid

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    Guys thanks for response....
    pls excuse me if i reply late,not at the computer till evening.


    yes i know i over did it with the stand...had ibeams laying around...soo...
    definitely can hold more than 10tons.

    The sump is fortunately got a room...behind the tank....at first i want to have the tank in the wall,but to costly to reinforce the wall for the upstairs deck...but still a looker in the room plus three sides

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    I would have made the fishroom bigger... :whistling:.
    It can never be big enough. :biggrin:

    Anyway, its great to have a separate room to do all the jobs that normally results in a wet floor. Or some drops on the floor to upset your better half.
     
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    Jenaid

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    Riaan ...we all know how the better halfs can beee:biggrin: but luckly mine is going be down with me cleaning algee and water changes...:m85:
    Plenty space for now...can extend if i want later

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    Flippin hell. .what a beast.. awesum stuff well done
     
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    this tank is reminding of my old 800 deep tank, what a mission to get to anything, at that stage i never realised how much your arms need to get wet in the marine game, and i dont have very long arms. even now with my 600 deep tank still a mission getting anywhere. invest in some good tongs sir or else pay people to go diving in there lol
     
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    Welcome to MASA bud , lovely size tank there. Wishing you the best with the build , just remember at MASA you will get all the assistance you need.
     
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    Thanks for he well wishes...
    Electrical almost finished...
    whats your opinion on lighting for my size tank (3.2x1.x.800),iam going for metal halogens...old school..

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    That would be your best option .maybe 4 x 250 watt mhs with 20k bulbs.but somehow u going to want to 8 corporate some t5s into the equation for extra colouration etc.. halides may be a cheaper purchase but definately a costly running expense.. Other route is LED but man for your size tank it may end up extremely costly.. let's hear other opinions
     
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    For that tank you going to need about 6 x 250w halides or 4 x 400w halides. Ouch that monthly electrical bill.
     
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    My tank is 3.2 by .6 by .7 high.
    I use 6 Radions. On your tank being wider (800) I would mount them sideways, and use maybe 2 more units.

    But they will not be cheap. On your monthly bill, under full power it will not really make a difference. The new Radion Pro is 185W is not mistaken. 8 units at fill power will be 1480 W.
    6 x 250w halides at 1500 W
    4 x 400w halides at 1600 W

    But you will save over the day as the LEDS slowly ramp up to full power and down again.
     
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    Possibly 3x vertex illumina sr360 300mm. Each unit is good for 1m x 1m coverage. They are 95w odd each at full power. Very energy efficient and an additional multi pad can be added to each unit if needed
     

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