jayR Posted October 6, 2010 Share Posted October 6, 2010 Finally got settled into a new home and decided to start a thread on my new tank. Tank: 96”x24”x24” by Envision Acrylics Overflow: Center back w/ 1.5” drain, 1” return & 1.5” dry line Filtration/Equipment: 40 Gallon Sump Octopus RPS-3000 Skimmer (Rated up to 400G) Quite One 4000 return (approx. 500-600GPH after Head Loss) 6” socks for mechanical 100-150 lbs of LR for biological 150 lbs white sand 3-4 300 watt heaters 2 Koralia K4’s 75 Gallon Water Mixing Station 6 Stage RO/DI system 20 Gallon Q-Tank Lighting: 4x54watt T5’s 2x250 Metal Halides All on timers to simulate a dawn/dusk affect Stand/Canopy: DIY 44” Stand/Canopy skinned with ¼” mahogany stained to a dark brown My goal is to have a higher then normal stand (as I hate stooping down to look at tanks) and while browsing the web for stand ideas I ran across this: A bar-top style stand and boom! I was sold. I didn’t like how the granite rounded to the sides of the tank… So mine will be just have the front ledge and will be 9”-10” deep. In addition, I did not want the sump and equipment under the stand as the space is limited and access is sometimes harder, making it difficult to maintain the thing. It also lessens the chance of the floors to possibly get wet and possibly ruined if disaster strikes. So I decided to do a remote location for all the equipment into my garage. I also always liked the KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid!) method and this was also one of my goals. Below are pictures of progress over the last month and a half: As usual comments/suggestions/tips are greatly appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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