New tank coming soon - advice needed as I go

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New tank coming soon - advice needed as I go
Placed order for new tank:thumbup:, 1m x 800 x 600. (LxWxH) Works out roughly to 450L excl sump. My space is limited otherwise I would have preferred a 1m cube. Tank is viewable from 3 sides, so opted for starfire glass. Much cheaper than I expected. I got a 2nd hand Ap600 Deltec skimmer and a aquatronica controller today, looking for a kalk stirrer and calcium reactor as well. Been checking the classified section religiously for good deals but nothing has caught my attention as yet. Was going for a closed loop system but after seeing 2 vortechs running have changed my mind. Looking for advice on lighting - once I get a good understanding on kalk and calcium dosing its going to be an SPS dominated tank. Other than that I'm avoiding a dsb as rinsing the sand is not my idea of fun. I've opted for an overflow that is about 600mm short of a C2C so I have space for the vortechs and will only be 20mm wide at most thus maximising space.

Any suggestions will be great as I want to do this right from the start and not cut corners.
 
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VERY cool dude, awesome size you going for there!!! :thumbup:

sounds like adriaan is building it? :whistling:

i'm just worried about your overflow being 20mm wide, must be a mission to maintain......?

please let the pics roll :biggrin:
 
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What gave it away?
:lol: a couple of things but mainly going starfire and the narrow overflow (almost the same as the cube at IMACSA)

let me guess... you're going black silicone as well?! hehe
 

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sounds good boet... my new tank is going to be simular so this is going to be interesting.
 

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