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ok here we go again

i have sorted out the glass i have laying around and have taken it to be cut to size..

my proposede tank is going to be 1.200 x .750 x .600 but i am batteling to decide where to put the overflow..

i want it at the back but cant decide if it should be inside or outside... looking at putting the overflow center and about 5cm deep by 30cm long..

im going shallower for accessibility reasons.. my previous tank was .700 deep and my clams suffered a bit because it was akward to reposition them when they fell..

proposed circulation

1 x OR3500 return (flushing in under rockwork0
2 x OR3500 closed loop (have the pumps not sure if i want to use both)
2 x vortech

Skimmer

Aquamedic baby (going to fit a new OR3500 needle wheel on currently has the old eheim). fed by hailea pump from sump

lighting

2 x 150w metal hailide 13000k (AM)
2 x 150w metal hailide 20000K (AM)
2 x 54w T5 blue
2 x 40w T12 actinic

LR

about 5kg mixed and plenty of well weathered base rock (no its not a typo)

Other

auto top up
kalkreactor
calcuim reactor
denitrator ( i have it so i might use it) i dont do dsb..
Resun chiller
300w jager heater

what have i left out?
 

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ahhh ok 2 x T5 blues and 2 x phillips actinic... nope 5kg is right... did the last one with 7kg and it came out fine...
 
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So where do you put the coral, if there is one or two pieces of rock. Sorry trying to envisage the setup
 

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So where do you put the coral, if there is one or two pieces of rock. Sorry trying to envisage the setup
iput plenty of base rock i just innoculate it with a small amount of live to get it going



heres a before and after 6 months of my last tank
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there are about 4 rocks amounting to 7kg in the first pic that were introduced as live. they were kenyan... i subsequently added another mixed kg 500g being malaysian and the other 500g being fresh kenyan.
 

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Brilliant Leslie, great scaping there.:thumbup:
thanks bruce but the new one will blow your mind away i will be making alot more caves more suited to the fish i am wanting to keep, and allow them to interact more with the rockwork.. make it more cosy for them..;)
 

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AWESOME to see back in the game Leslie! Life slightly more sorted now?

On a 1.2 metre, I would say add the overflow at the outside back. Have the actual back glass cut to act as the overflow edge itself..... Eithe paint the back or put up acrylic or perspex to hide the overflow box away.....

Great to have you back man!
 

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shot guys considering C2C but definalkey going Blue on the back.. thank you for the warm reception
 

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why is it so hard? after making up my mind and convincing myself on sizes overflows etc... do i then second guess my designs when wanting to order... i get cross with myself sometimes... :)
 

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ok so the glass arrived yesteday and i built the basic structre including bottom bracing last night. just need to get Squilip's gluing tool to to a neat job on the seals... still have to order some blue perspex to cover the back..

positioned a vortech and got my wife to agree we need another one to make it look the same:) stoked

started digging through my pvc stash and found tonnes of unused shit mostly brand new.. my son was over the moon now that he was allowed to see what is in those boxes...

here are some teazers...

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Leslie, what are the dimensions again ?

Makes me all broody when i see one of those :wub:
 

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1.200 x .750 x .600 big enough to keep fish and coral happily especially with the overkill of equip i have and small enough to move should i need to...(renting)

i will be building a second tank to assist me in the event of a move i did this in the past and it worked well in ensuring my livestock had a new home to go to.. readily set up when i have moved in the past.. not having that second tank has made life unbearable..
 
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