Prototype nano

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  1. Ocean

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    i am making a prototype of a tank i want to make later the prototype will be 27l with DSB, skimmer(DIY)killkanga to prices of skimmers and a live rock compartment because there is only going to be fake rock in the display

    i will post a drawing later of my plan of the tank

    any comment surgestions are well come
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    Is there any specific reason why don't you want live rock in the display?
     
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    because i wnt a very specific look

    heres a plan for the tank that ive just done i Know its not clear drawing
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    I have seen guys use sandstone with that design

    i assume you will have a square overflow box in the middle?
     
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    do i need one or can i just use a pipe?
     
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    Interesting design, a pipe in the middle will be fine as long as you can make sure that no fish will get sucked down the pipe or crabs/snails can get in there and block it up.
     
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    I disagree, your tank will be far better off with a bigger overflow. A piece of pipe will drain water to the sump but will not be very effective in removing floating partials, settled dust, waist etc.
    I would do something like this. (Excuse the quick sketch, no time for cad work)

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    Or a glass box from top to bottom with the rockwork concealing it.
     
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    thanks millepore
    I also will be getting the glass sealed by glass fusion so there is no silicone i want to make this as neat as possible
    oh what type of coral(lps or softies) could i get for this tank?
     
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    thanks i will post as i go
     
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