My new 360 Super Cube System!

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by Dewald@Dorry, 18 Jun 2010.

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  1. Dewald@Dorry

    Dewald@Dorry

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    Hi Everyone!! :wave2:

    As I said in my previous thread, it was time to do away with the old to make way for the new!!

    I'm planning my new marine system and hope that I’ll be able to brake some boundaries and tickle your thoughts to help me plan and build my new system.

    Let me share some of my thoughts... .

    Basically I want to design a system that has a 360 degree viewing angle. Meaning that there should be no overflow box or background on any of the four viewing panels. You should be able to walk right around the tank and only see OCEAN!:slayer:

    For now I think the tank dimentions will be Lenth 100cm x Width 100cm x Hight 55cm with a total tank volume of 550litres of water excluding the sump.

    The tank will also be rimless..;)

    I have given the live stock very carefull thought and would like to keep it a secret for now...! Lets just say that it will be simple, but a powerfull combination!!:1:

    I will post a pic of the system's outlay shortly, but please give me your views so we can get cracking!!:thumbup:

     
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  3. FransSny

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    Sounds cool Dewald, I have done a similar system....shout if you need help
     
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    Sounds GREAT Dewald! I cannot wait to see this tank build progress!
     
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    Sounds awesome! Your propably going to bore a hole in the middle of the tank and then build the overflow on it... Good luck!:peroni:
     
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    Question: Does anybody know of hand what's the minimum tank volume required to keep a lipstick naso tang?
     
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    I think it's 125 gallons- around 500 litres, your tank should be ok, but just remember for a atng it's not tank size that counts but swimming space...
     
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    Thy get ofer 40cm so a 100cm will not work
    I think length of the tank is more important than water vol with fish
     
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    between 480 and 500l is seen to be minimum requirements, although if you are using a cube most calculate the distance across the diagonal for swimming space and it sounds like you will probably have a centre based aquascape so take into account the reduced swimming area of LS with your aquascaping.

    knowing your LS choices to often being 'experimentary' i'll watch with intrest what an LFS decides to place in their own tank;)
     
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    i have to agree, i dont think that larger tang species would be good tank mates in a tank this size
     
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    Sound like it's gonna be a very cool setup - tagging along here for sure . . . good luck!
     
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    well in a long tank, the fish will swim left to right, turn around, swim back...all day long

    With a cube that is open all with centre LR stack, fish will swim around and around one direction all day long around a never ending reef.

    But yes a 40cm fish might be a little bit too big. But how long does it take to grow that big? Have one, and sell it to a bigger house when it reaches 20-25cm. And then you get another small one. So you can have your lipstick naso (blond).
     
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    Thanks Guys! I also thought that lenght is more important, so thanks for confirming!;)

    Crap!?!.. .I geuss i'll have to make the tank bigger or re-think my live stock choices.

    Thanks Crispin, I guess I have allot to proof then..
     
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    we need pics we need pics
     
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    lol, the tank is not even built yet :lol:

    Cool project Dewalt, that is also something I would like to do one day. Thought about it long ago already.
    Make it a minimum of 1500mm x 1500mm x 600mm, then you'll have lekka space to scape and for the fishies to swim :)
     
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    bump.. is this still in the pipeline?
     
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    Tobes remember it's a marine tank not a ferrari parking lot!!!:razz:
     
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    Ja Ja :razz: It would look nice as a display tank though :whistling:
     
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    Can never go to big!!!!:thumbup:
     
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    Hi Tobes, please can you delete this thread. I started a new thread "Lets Do This Again"
     
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    Tiger - do you want us to actually delete this thread? Or just close it?
     
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