Tank upgrade

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  1. BrandonLotz

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    Hi there. Please can I get seem feed back on an upgrade not often attempted I think. I would like a shallow reef system, 3000x500w x 450h. I need to know how do I work out what thickness of glass id need, Id also like this to be a rimless.

    Thanks for any input
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi,

    for that tank, assuming water at about 430mm, you can use 10mm for sides and for the base i would use 2 x 10mm for a double base of 20mm, you will get a safety factor of 6.5 for sides and 13.5 for base.

    sounds great, keep us posted
     
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    BrandonLotz Thread Starter

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    Hi Dallas
    Ive read a lot of posts and replies from you and respect your input a great deal. I had those exact figures in my head.
    Its taken me from day 1 until last sunday how to upload pics. I will update my profile with how I started 18 months ago till what my tank looks like today, and in 18 months its never had undetectable nitrates. I tested this weekend and trues bob they are 0, I had to retest as I thought I was testing nitrites which have always been 0.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    great :)

    this hobby is full of suprises... so when are you planning this upgrade?

    shallow reefs are awesome and have a completely different feel to them
     
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    It will be next year, I don't rush anything anymore, and its taken a while to convince my wife. She is a confessed tank addict now so it helps a looooot.
    If I knew how to do those 3d pics some guys post on their upgrades it would help a lot!!!!!!
    I have a vision of a floating tank between my informal lounge and bar.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i'll can help with those...
    pm me details and pics and i will knock one up for you...
    where abouts are you?
     
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    I stay in fairlands, near world wear, northcliff.
    That would be great, thanks
     
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    cool, send me a pic of the area, and i'll look and see what measurements i need from you

    can help with the design too if you want
     
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    This is current pic of the tank with halide on and with the actinics after dark
     
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    Yup there was :blush:....late night impatienc

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