180 reef tank build

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  1. reef_guru

    reef_guru Finback Whale

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    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/attachments/fish-tank/10460d1224733815-180-reef-tank-build-back.jpg
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/attachments/fish-tank/10459d1224733815-180-reef-tank-build-side.jpg
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/attachments/fish-tank/10458d1224733815-180-reef-tank-build-front.jpg
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/attachments/fish-tank/10457d1224733815-180-reef-tank-build-top.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
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  3. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    OK RG where's the pics???? sounds good so far!!!!!!
     
  4. reef_guru

    reef_guru Finback Whale

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    pics should be attached.
     
  5. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    lol pics are of schematics;D When are you starting to build this one?
     
  6. reef_guru

    reef_guru Finback Whale

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    in negotiations with the tank builder, when i hear something ill let you know.
     
  7. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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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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  9. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    I wish I had starfire glass. Let us know how much the tank will cost.
    What kind of cabinet?
     
  10. reef_guru

    reef_guru Finback Whale

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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.
     
  11. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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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.
     
  12. Froc3

    Froc3 Fire Goby

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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!