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well the time has come to design a 500 gallon system for sps corals. i have way to much to list for the first post but will add later. the dimensions are 72Lx54Wx30H with a coast to coast overflow. the drawings will help describe the plan to be completed. due to its size acrylic is chosen, glass would be to heavy. schedule 80 heavy duty bulkheads for the system. the tank will have 1 1/4" sides with eurobracing the red is the tank borders, the pencil is the rock formation.

pumps: 2 closed loop, 1 chiller, 1 system
drains: 6
intake: 5 on the overflow, 5 along the ridge towards the front
sump: 90
refuge: 70
rock: nuked
sand: nuked, may go bb
tubines: tunze 6200x4 with controller
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skimmer: probably life reef but have a 5' cs8-5-rc on standby
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wow is this yours or are you building it for someone? you're gonna post pics, right?
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:20 PM   #3
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That is AWESOME!!! We can't wait to see it go up!

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Old 10-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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WOW cool. Look forward to seeing more and getting details

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WOW cool. Look forward to seeing more and getting details

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Amen! Good luck!
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:05 AM   #6
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wow is this yours or are you building it for someone? you're gonna post pics, right?
the tank is going to go in my living room, and your worse than luna, i just posted two pics and already your demanding more, wow.

regarding this tank build, if anyone has any input good bad or indifferent please feel free to chime in.
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That so0o0o0o0o0o needs to be viewable on 3 sides!
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yup sure does, wouldnt do it justice if you couldnt. the half wall seperating the kitchen and living romm that its going against is 12'x5' so your not only going to be able to see it from the sides but also from the top.
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What kind of pumps are you going to use guru? That's A LOT of water to move...

Can't wait to see this get going.
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the tank is going to go in my living room, and your worse than luna, i just posted two pics and already your demanding more, wow.

regarding this tank build, if anyone has any input good bad or indifferent please feel free to chime in.
In reality, the pics that you posted dont count. Paper drawings dont count as pics, plz refer to ORD. 66-15. If that was allowed, then instead of taking pics with my camera, I'll just have my 5 yr old daughter draw how she sees the tank. But seriously, cant wait to see this dream set up, set up and running. I hope you will be taking pics as you go and posting them. A list of equipment would be nice too. lol I live fearlessly through you my friend.....lol Keep us posted. Luna
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