Urban Marines 1330mm High Aquarium

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  1. flappy

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    Our new build in Sandton....
    1700mm long by 800mm wide by 1330mm high

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  3. erratiC

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    Wow, any reason why you went so high? Just for shits and giggles?

    Very impressive.
     
  4. Evo R

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    Going that high adds to the "WOW" factor when viewing the tank. And it gives them a reason to literally get into the tank when doing maintenance ect.
     
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    Dimensions were specified by the architect but yes Evo has a point ;)
     
  6. HaroldF

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    Would like to know what kind of light source they're going to use, to punch through 1.3m of water?
     
  7. flappy

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    Harold there is only one light for the job...Vertex 360 units..the softies will not be placed at 1.3...we will position them higher on the aquascape.
     
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    O My Gedorie!

    Is the owner an orangoutang?!
    Or maybe a very small person that likes to snorkel?!
    If option two he needs to remember to have decomp stop on the way up.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Lovley system. Some challenges presented but its nice to follow and learn.

    Deep systems have always interested me but I have been put off as a hobbyist because of maintenance. Maybe being a buisness it will be more successful as there are certaon things that have to be done and not when you want to.
     
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    Mine is almost as deep and I do not have lighting problems ;)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    what thickness glass did you use??

    thats down the road from me :)
     
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    Impressive

    The overflow slot, I would rather have a full length overflow instead of that notch cut out of the glass. On those corners is the weakest spot on this tank. Mudshark lost his tank due to a crack from that corner. Unless you heavily brace it, but still, must ensure that the overflow box and pipes do not put extra weight onto the tank on the outside.

    Other than that, looking good
     
  13. flappy

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    we are using 30mm Opti on the sides and 45mm on the base..external overflow box is still to be attached to the side where the cut out is....should not be a problem with this glass thickness..
     
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    top and bottom braces will be done this week...
     
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