Copy/pasted from my local club's forum, originally posted on 11/19/16:
Exciting news guys, I will be getting a new to me 112 gallon acrylic tank . Tank Dimensions are 60"x18"x24" (LxDxH), it also comes with a 28 gallon sump and a solidly built homemade stand which is unfinished but still a great place to start. This is a reef ready tank with overflows in both back corners that I will probably be connecting with an overflow across the back to have one large overflow that would be plumbed using the bean animal method.
As far as equipment goes this is what I'm planning on using: an ecotech vectra m1 as a return pump with a split to drive a cerges reactor. Lighting will probably be provided from my Aquatic Life Freshwater Halo with an additional slave unit. As far as the sump setup goes, I was strongly considering going with a wet/dry set up.
I went and looked at the tank today, but my buddy wasn't free to help me move the tank, so if all goes to plan I will be picking it up tomorrow.
I just updated my phone and lost the pictures I had of the tank , but those will come soon. No idea really on how I am going to scape the tank, so will update you guys on that when something comes to mind.
Finally was able to pick up the tank today, moving it in wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. This is probably the biggest tank that I would have been able to get up to our third floor apartment, unless I wanted to hire riggers to hoist the tank up
. It could use a thorough cleaning, and I am going to get some novus to buff out some slight blemishes, but other than that the tank is in great shape.
This isn't where the tank will be set up, this is just for ease of access to the tank so I can plumb it. Came with two large grocery bags full of bio balls which I will probably be re-using once I set up the baffles for a wet/dry; owner I had bought it from took them out because he wasn't going to use a wet dry if he put a reef in the tank like he was originally planning. There's two holes in the display portion of the tank, the hole in the bottom right is probably going to be a dedicated drain, while the upper hole will have some loc-line on it for a return. Right now I am planning on connecting the two weir towers with a pipe instead of a weir across the back, and then drilling an additional hole into one of them so I can have a third pipe for a bean animal method overflow.
As far as lighting is going, I don't know if getting a second aquatic life halo would be sufficient for it. The two lights would be able to handle the depth, but I am not so sure about how well they would handle the entire length of the tank. When I get a chance I will take the halo off of the 60P and do a little "test fitting" to see how it would look. If two pendants isn't going to work out, it wouldn't be worth it to get a third and I would instead go with a 60" 4 bulb ATI T5HO fixture that I have my eye on.
Medium sized dog (55 lbs) provided for comparison.