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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by frazzle121180, May 4, 2014.

  1. frazzle121180

    frazzle121180 Registered

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    Thought I would start this thread as thanks to [MENTION=18380]tyger[/MENTION] on his thread I have ordered myself a custom aquarium.

    Sump will be on the rear.
    Tank dimensions are 42 x 15 x 15

    No hood, have ordered sliding glass covers tho.

    12 weeks lead time.... God I don't think I can wait that long :(

    This will be my first ever custom built tank so u can imagine the levels of my excitement :D
     
  2. tyger

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    Looking forward to this one.
     
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    All thanks to you mate.
    I hope I can do it justice
     
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    Haha I know what you mean I've just ordered my 1st from nd aquatics I've waited ages and it's finally coming nxt sat'd
     
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    And I can't decide how I'm going to fill it .. It will take too long to fill with r.o water.. So I'm playing with the idea of filling it with tap water waking a load of reef salt.. And cycling it so the cycle will take out all of the nasties...
     
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    [MENTION=21310]frazzle121180[/MENTION]
    Do I take it you have gone with the rear compartment? and if so what are the sizes of it and the DT?
     
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    Can you do that? If so I think I'll need to do that as well as my ro is nowhere near the tank so can't fill directly. Would have to keep filling and emptying my containers
     
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    You can but the more traditionalists frown upon it .. But the nitrogen cycle will take out no3... You can run rowaphose in a bag in your sump.. For the phos for a while..
     
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    I've not got the exact measurements back with me mate I'll have to go over my 3d drawings again and try to remember what was discussed with the shop.
    What I do know is the sump part will be 5 3/4" from the rear of the tank so that should leave me about 10" width...well actually just under but I don't have huge amounts of room to work with so its going to be narrower than I am used to but I reckon it'll be worth it. Like yours the majority of lr will be in the sump compartment as I want most swimming area I can get for fish.
     
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    Post your plans if you can.
     
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    I'll update mate when I can. On way back from shop I went over on my ankle so just now I'm sitting with it swollen like a balloon. Lol soon as I make it upstairs I'll post them :)
     
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    cool..hope your ankle is ok.
     
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    Tygers tank Is a cracker! Very unique. I looks forward to your take on it!
     
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    For **** sake. Thank god u lot made me think again. Ive screwed up my measurements. I've told them too short in width lol. Better get back onto them to make sure they know before they start building it.
     
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    That's why I asked 15" - 5 3/4" leaves a 9 1/4" DT ....a bit narrow lol.
     
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    Thankfully the guys building it are quick to get back. So have adjusted width to 19" that way once sump divider is in I'll have 14 1/4" for the fish.
     
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    Lol that's more like it.
     
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    Honestly I do not know what I was thinking about. It'll up the price right enough but hopefully not much
     
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    But you only spend it once so it needs to be right.
     
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    True mate true
     
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