Need some advice building a tank and sump.

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  1. cswhitehead

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    Howzit guys.
    Ok so iv decided i want to build a tank and sump. Reason i want to build is because i work shifts so work 16days a month on average so have quite a bit of time but i dont have that much money so wont be able to buy a tank and all equipment at the same time so by building a tank i will atleast have something to do while waiting for equipment. I am not 100% sure on the specs i was thinking 150l x 80w x 70h or 120l x 70w x60h. So now my questions.
    1. Which size would you recommend? And what size sump should i run with it?
    2. Will 10mm sides and 12mm bottom be ok? If not suggestions? Also the average price for glass if you know it.
    3. How do i go about bracing the tank?
    4. Does anyone have or know where i can find any designs for tanks and sumps?
    I am going to price glass and equipment tomorrow just to get a rough figure.
    Thanks guys i will probably have more questions at a later stage.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    please see my answers below in blue

    there are plenty on the site look under members setups.. you are welcome to pm me if you need more info.. i will try assist on this thread where possible but they slip past from time to time :)
     
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    oh and welcome.. :)
     
  5. cswhitehead

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    Thanks man cant wait to get started. Just need to move some stuff around then il be able to see where to put it and if the tank is too big il just get rid of some stuff to make it fit. Will check the price of glass that will probably decide on the final size.
     
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    Welcome to MASA, and great to have another Richards Bay reefer, you more than welcome to come check my tank and system out.
     
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    cswhitehead Thread Starter

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    Thanks magman the pics of your tank are awesome it would be great to come around and see your tank and system so will definatly take you up on that offer let me know when we it will be possible to come have a look. Thanks
     
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    Welcome to the Forum CSwhitehead. Here you'll definitely find all the answers you need.

    Where do you live in Rbay??
     
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    Cool, shout if you need any help, I live in Meer en See
     
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    And if you go and dig around in Sean's back yard, you will find some nice base rocks for your tank set up.
    :whistling:
     
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    I got plenty of sand that you can use to seed your DSB, but it will be going in the next week or two.
     
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