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Old 10-22-2008, 08:50 PM
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Default 180 reef tank build

main tank:
dimensions 48Lx36Wx24H
1/2 starphire glass for the front and both sides, back 1/2 regular glass, bottom 3/4 regular glass with 3/4 black acrylic for the coast to coast overflow

fuge:
10 gallon

sump:
10 gallon

skimmer:
lifereef svs24

Ca reactor:
k2r with 2 extra chambers

CaOH2:
feed by ro/di

PO4/Si reactor

external pumps:
2 pcx30 system pumps
2 pcx30 closed loop/chiller pumps
2 pcx30 closed loop pumps
1 pcx30 skimmer pump in sump

total main tank flow:
5100 gph 34x/hr

pvc:
2-2" drains from main tank
all other pvc in/out 1"

lights:
2-250w de reeflux 10k
2-96w pc coralife actinic 03

rock:
enough to have 1' away from glass and 1' high with a gentle slope, sump also filled with rock.

sand:
1"

pictures are schematics of the tank

http://www.3reef.com/forums/attachme...build-back.jpg
http://www.3reef.com/forums/attachme...build-side.jpg
http://www.3reef.com/forums/attachme...uild-front.jpg
http://www.3reef.com/forums/attachme...-build-top.jpg

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Old 10-22-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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OK RG where's the pics???? sounds good so far!!!!!!
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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pics should be attached.
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lol pics are of schematics When are you starting to build this one?
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:56 PM   #5
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in negotiations with the tank builder, when i hear something ill let you know.
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cool! is this one for you or are you putting it together for someone? got plans on what you're gonna put in it yet?
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
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I wish I had starfire glass. Let us know how much the tank will cost.
What kind of cabinet?
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:03 PM   #8
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this tank will be for my pleasure and only housing sps, the stand will be made out of 2x4's, as soon as i get a price it will be posted.
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I've never actually seen starfire in person.. just in pictures and it looks amazing. Are there strength issues with starfire? I'm wandering why they put iron in glass to begin with. Seems like they would just make normal glass like that since it's so nice and clear.
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The glass has less light refraction so it distorts the view less. Anyways, a good replacement for the 500g (?). Can't wait to see the magic!
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