I recently bought a 280 gallon (72' long, 24" deep and 37" tall) acrylic aquarium to replace my 92 gallon corner aquarium. Plan on keeping it low tech due to the size and lack of a ton of time to maintain it (I have a busy job and 3 kids). Right now I am in the planning stage. I have to build a stand, get lights, build a canopy, plumb it, etc. The plan is to move a sectional to where the current tank is in my family room from where the new tank will go. Since I will want to keep the old tank up and running until the new is ready, I want to get the transition done with as little transition time that includes a stacked sectional in the room to minimize the loss of spousal capital that I have remaining.
The filter will be a wet-dry and sump in the next room. The wet-dry came with and external pump and a Ocean Clear canister filter. I will replumb the return system so that I can take the canister offline for maintenance when needed. I plan to have it plumbed to my water supply and have nearby drain so that I can automate water changes.
For lights I am planning on probably going with at least four 50 watt LED spotlights from Amazon.
Stand is planned to be a simple 2 by 4 DIY, wrapped in beadboard to match the existing wainscoting.
Will update as things move along.
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Last edited by Bunsen Honeydew; 03-10-2019 at 10:04 PM.