Now this is a great tank

Discussion in 'Reef Hunters' started by dallasg, 29 Jan 2010.

  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I am noticing alot of USA tanks use wood for stands, our engineer here said wood is like steel depending on the type, eg a piece of pine 2x4 can support 750pounds psi

    well on to the beast
    Oregonreef.com
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Dallas - yes, I know of this reef tank.

    And yes - I use only wood for my stand. I have 2 x Builder's Warehouse stands (one of 1.5 metre wide, and the other 900mm wide), which makes up my stand for my tank.

    Never had any issues - been using this now for more than 3 years.
     
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    well that lost me 2 hours of work reading about it :) great tank
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Just look at the lighting this oke runs! 12 (TWELVE) x 400 watt METAL HALIDES! WOW!

    And that's not all - he also has 6 x 165 watt VHO actinics!

    That's a total of:
    4800 watt (metal halides)
    + 990 watt (actinics)
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    5790 watt's worth of lighting! WOW!

    Just imagine his electricity bill.

    And here I am trying to "Save electricity" with my measly 3 x 150 watt metal halides, and 2 x 54 watt T5's (actinics) and 2 x 24 watt actinics T5.....
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the sad news is that this tank is no longer
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Eish - it is indeed sad. I just LOVE the idea of having a drain just above the sump water level, to drain out all/any water that the sump never floods.........
     
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    Wicked tank. OMG 850 gallons
     
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    bliksem!! thats a awesome tank:thumbup:
     
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    We can only dream...
     
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