New Triangular setup

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  1. etiennebwr

    etiennebwr

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    Hi

    Starting my first ever Marine setup.
    Will be a triangular tank Dim: 1050x1050x1500x900
    off site sump Dim:1700x700
    Reef Octopus 200-ext 800L Skimmer.
    2x MP40
    Radion Gen 2pro
    Dry Aragonite Seaflour Special grade
    and 60kg Kenya live rock.

    Any input would be appreciated.If there is anyone that can help with a sketch up, would be great.

    This is the open space where tank would be.

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  3. zippy

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    triangle angle may be too tight to get a glass scrubber in the corners.
     
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    etiennebwr Thread Starter

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    Had a look a Flipper. Think it just might work. not worried about the back as it will be black.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Nice, I've only ever seen two tanks similar to this over the years.

    Yes, I have a flipper, It will definitely work to get into the tight corners. :thumbup:
     
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    Will the 900 be from the table height? I have a corner unit similar but with the long flat facing the front. My issues with the tank are trying to work inside. Also you will battle to feed the fish leaning over the desks the whole time.

    Welcome to MASA though.
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Very interesting. First time ive seen a triangular tank with the point facing out.
    That shapes going to give you some really interesting options for scaping.

    What livestock are you putting planning?
     
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    etiennebwr Thread Starter

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    Yes the 900 is from the top of the desk or rather from just below the desk. Only the tank will be visible.

    Lucky for me the desk are pretty sturdy.
    ;)
     
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    Haven't really decided yet as to what livestock. Once again any input would be appreciated.
     
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    What is the angle where the two desks come together?
    I don't think this will be your normal 60° angle.
     
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    The front corner is 90 degrees with the back corners at 45 degrees each.
     
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    Interesting build.
     
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    I do see a couple of problems with this setup. Good planning and it can be avoided.

    Where will the sump be? How will you access the sump area?

    Tank maintenance, scraping glass clean with magnet will be a bit of a hassle. More of an issue is getting into the tank later on. OK once established you should not stick your hands into the tank that often (yeah sure... as if I follow that rule... )

    That looks like two workstations. Basically you going to look up into a Radion unit all day long. Unless you got a good canopy. Take into account that any LED unit needs good ventilation, and a Radion should be between 22 and 27 cm above the water. You will have this bright shining star above your PC all day long. Canopy that comes down the side of the tank to about 1cm below the water line would help a lot. But then you need a small door or flap so you can feed the fish. Or nice gas shocks to lift the canopy door.

    Not sure if working on a laptop with brightly lit aquarium behind the screen will work out, especially the guy on the right.
     
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    And another problem is you won`t get any work done.
     
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    etiennebwr Thread Starter

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    Good point.
    Though i think with the height of the tank we should be ok as you can see in the pic.

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    How are u going to put the corners together?
     
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    The tank will be built by Idol Marine.
     
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    Okay was wondering as it can look quite untidy if not done right.
     
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