My new corner tank - 162L

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Bonzai, 13 May 2011.

  1. Bonzai

    Bonzai

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    Just fetched my new custom built corner tank last night.

    It's a corner tank, done with black silicone, and holds 162L.

    It has a coast to coast overflow that runs down to a sump, yet to be designed.

    Here's some photos I could take:
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    It has a 6mm base, and 5mm panels.

    If all goes well, will be getting the stand today.

    Now I'm sitting with 2 options. Do I paint the 2 back panels blue or leave it?
     
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  3. maxisoft

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    Nice Tank... Look forward to seeing this one running.....:thumbup:
     
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    awesome, exactly like my corner, dimensions of yours?
     
  5. Evo R

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    I would paint the 2 back sides.Just looks more neat and hides all the ugly wires and pipes ect.
     
  6. Bonzai

    Bonzai Thread Starter

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    Here is the sketch of the tank with the dimensions :

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    And to add, this will be a shallow reef tank.
     
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  7. Bonzai

    Bonzai Thread Starter

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    My plan is to pack two stone formations, in each corner. One formation will stick out above the water and the other just under the water, with an oped reef area in the middle.
     
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    Bonzai Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone. Got some updates on the tank. So far so good.

    Painted the back panels Blue
    Did the outlet pipe work
    Did the waterfall inlet
    Put the tank in place in the living room
    Added Crushed Shells as my first layer, and then added live sea sand (Need more)
    Set up my first rock formation on the right hand side, and added an internal filter, just for the first 2 weeks to keep waterflow, and to filter the water.
    Added my water up to the 300mm mark
    Installed 2 x wavemakers
    Added a few crabs and fish from my other tank

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