Triangle Tank

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  1. E-Bird

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    Hi Everyone

    Have learnt alot on this forum.
    I want to start a new project n triangle tank in my room.
    What would you sugest would be the best
    Get the full tank Front,Bottom,left and right hand side?
    Or only get the front pannel in build it into the wall?

    I all ready have a suported slab in 1 corner of the room.
    The dimensions is Left 0.8m x Right 1.0m x Front 1.3m x 1.2m high

    Thank you
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Welcome E Bird. , I would suggest rather go full tank than built in
     
  4. xtreme

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    second that Frans;)
     
  5. LuckyFish

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    +1
     
  6. butcherman

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    Agreed, full tank.
     
  7. seank

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    Difficult tank to get the corners glued
     
  8. FransSny

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    YIP bit tricky , will see if I can post a decent pic of how I did mine E Bird for reference
     
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    mmmmmmm what kind of lighting you planning on using in this tank .... I hope you have "connections" in Eskom ...... you gonna need them!
     
  10. LuckyFish

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    What? I just saw the height. Are you serious? 1.2m???
    The tank I had in Germany was 1.15m high and I was running metalhalides on it.
    3x 1000W.
    The tank is by far to small for this height. I think I am going to draw a sketchup modell for you, so you can see what it will look like.
    Aquascaping is possible for a tank that size with a height of 700mm.
    Everything above and you can not reach the bottom of the tank.
    You will need at least 25mm glass for it.
     
  11. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    With a tank 1.2m tall you can have a dsb in tank and still have 1.05m to play with
     
  12. LuckyFish

    LuckyFish MASA Contributor

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    This is what you are planning. Take note of the corners front left and right. How to clean this?

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    This is the same tank just 700mm high. Does look better to me from the front.

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    This is what will solve the problem with cleaning the corners. It will give you almost 100mm more deepth from the front pane to the back corner.

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  13. Dikdaan

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    Guys i think the dimentions he gave was for the slab...The slab being 1.2m from the ground. Thats my opinion
     
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    LuckyFish MASA Contributor

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    Seems you might be right.;)
     
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    Yip, but I had to go back and read again to make sure...Cause 1.2m high is a very big hassle when cleaning, scaping etc... So ja wouldn't advise to go that high.
    Like the sketches you drew up to display options for building the tank
     
  16. nico.m.ferreira

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    I must agree, the 1.2m front is a bit high but espetialy when cleening a triangle.
    That's the major draw back of a triangle tank in a corner, it can be difficult to clean and maintain at the back.
    I wish you all for the best and ceep the pics and questions coming.
     
  17. Annoying

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    Hey and welcome to MASA!
     
  18. E-Bird

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    Thanx for al the advise.
    the 1.2m was just a height of I thought off for the plannig but after I've seen this I would rather go with the design of Luckyfish with the corners wich is making more sense for maintaining the tank, and making the height 700mm.

    For me as a biginner I would start with a freshwater tank and later convert to a maine tank or build a normal marine tank.

    Just a nother question?
    Does any body knows somebody in the pretoria/jhb area that can build this tank for me?
     
  19. FransSny

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    Wise choice E Bird. Here is a pic of mine:

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    I added "strips" off glass on the corners to strengthen the whole tank, that also helped to make the joining easier
     
  20. Dewald@Dorry

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    Welcome to MASA! A triangular tank is always a mission, and like Frans and other reefers mentioned, difficult to stick together with cilocone. The tank basically looses alot of strength if the sides do not come together nicely.

    Looking forward to see the end result though..:)
     
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    Yip!! That's a much better way to do this!!:thumbup:
     
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