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Cool It's finaly here--265GAL

after watching journals for about 2 years, I've moved to a bigger house which allowed me to have a bigger tank.

it's massive at 200x70x70cm which translates to 78''x27''x27"
it has a sump which is 140x50x40 (55"x20''x16")
so that puts the total system at about 1200L (317GAL)

hardware:
-the lighting is a copy of this build
-since the tank is quite huge, I'm going to build 1 or 2 cerges style reactors to dissolve the CO2.
-I will run 2 DCS7000 pumps (both at 50-70% of their power) for redundancy and to be able to adjust flow and current in the tank and the reactors.
and to control it all I'm going to use the Robo-tank which is a spin-off from the Iaqua

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8-10 Pterophyllum scalare sp Rio Nanay-Eimekei (has been adjusted to 11 manucapuru redbacks)
8-10 geophagus winemilleri (already have 4 and plan on sticking with the 4 of them)
all the others are still unknown

plants: (for now)
echinodorus bleheri
echinodorus martii
echinodorus rubin
sagittaria teres
alternanthera rosaefolia

hardscape will consist of spiderwood and sand as substrate

that is about it for now, the tank is currently full of water to check for leaks and I'm waiting for my next pay-check so I can order the rest of all the parts and complete the build.
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I might be dutch but I don't have a dutch scape.


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Looking forward to seeing this get built up!


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You have a lot of faith in those tiny wheels....
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You have a lot of faith in those tiny wheels....
I was thinking the same thing, and hopefully the house is on a slab.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.


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Looks great,2400+ lbs. did you check the floor strength???
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Some people put islands in the middle of their kitchen. Seems you've chosen a lagoon instead. :-)


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don't break the glass with your fridge door


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You have a lot of faith in those tiny wheels....
those aren't wheels they are adjustable foots to set the tank level

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I was thinking the same thing, and hopefully the house is on a slab.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
the house is on concrete piles with reinforced concrete floors.
as all houses in the netherlands build after 1980

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Looks great,2400+ lbs. did you check the floor strength???
yes i had it checked out before I bought the house

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the frame still needs to be dressed to hide the equipment, the dressing will be high enough to stop the fridge door from hitting the tank.
also I've left enough space between the tank and the fridge to open the doors fully without touching the tank

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Still they go through very thin rods.
It is not the wheels/feet that bother me, its the leg bits.

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Im excited!
This should turn out to be a very interested and awesome build me thinks!
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Still they go through very thin rods.
It is not the wheels/feet that bother me, its the leg bits.
the threads should support 400kg each, with 6 of them they come in at 2400kg which puts me at roughly 5200 pounds.

so that will be enough for me, the sump doesn't rest on the frame it's directly on the floor.

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Ok, as long as you know the load bearing strength, then it should be in order.
I'm just a little apprehensive, my PC stand decided to loose a wheel.... so, now I'm still on the twice shy stage.

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Wow looking forward to this one too!

5 tanks & growing! Gotta get some moonlights so my fish can sleep cus I cant stop lookin!
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I typically dislike any exposed sump but I think I can see where you may just be the one exception. Looking forward to seeing this progression.
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Looks like a perfect location for a lobster tank if you get bored with plants and fish that you can't eat....

If not, tank looks like a natural divider between kitchen and kitchen table. Since I see the lights over the table, what was there before the tank?

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