New tank design

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by *Philip*, 22 Apr 2011.

  1. *Philip*

    *Philip*

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    Hi guys and gals.

    I'm currently designing a new tank and would love some input.

    I decided to go for a 1.3m instead of 1.2m tank so that I can fit 54w tubes. 600 high and 500 wide.

    I am going to put the overflow in the middle back instead of corner, then have two inputs drilled in back.

    I will make the frame myself and then cover it with black melamine or something.

    This will take a few months to do (depending on cash flow) :eek:, but I will keep posting as I go on.

    Any ideas and comments welcome.

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  3. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    looking good, i cant see anything that i would change.

    Im also in table view, shout if you need a hand
     
  4. Johan van Aardt

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    oh i see something, iff you can make the tank wider, i went 600 wide now and its still not enough imo, something like 700 wide will do nicely
     
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    Agree with Johan, the wider the better, mine is 800 wide but wish it was a metre.
     
  6. *Philip*

    *Philip* Thread Starter

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    I'm a bit tight for space. might be able to go to 600, but no more.
     
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    Why is the bracing not at the top?
    And why not add bracing front to back (side panels)?
     
  8. nico.m.ferreira

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    I must agree with gaboon. I have 800 ans wished for 1m but you van work nicely with 800.
    My previous tank was think 500 was a bit difficult to landscape.
    I also saw my fish are much more relaxed at 800 wide.
     
  9. *Philip*

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    I just did not put it in the drawing. the guys that build it will know what to do, or at least I will tell them
     
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