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heres pics of my 300 that work,WARNING 56K!!

Here are some pics of my 300 that i am currently putting together, i built everythin from the stand to the tank. heres a pic of one of my discus that cant wait to go in it
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Your tank is huge, is it 8 feet long?
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yep, 96" long x 31" tall x 24" wide
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A dream tank. You have serious DIY ability to take on a project like this.
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Looks awesome! Have you filled it with water yet?
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Nope not yet, i am currently finishing the sump and getting my lights and canopy done with my overdriven f32 t8's 10 of em hope that will be enough, should get around 800-900 watts shooting for at leat 3 watts per gallon but dont think ill get it, i will see how it works out lighting is only costing me $260 total with the timers, after i get that done i will strap the ro/di filter on it and watch it fill up for about 3 days and dose all the elements and etc and let er cycle for a while , going to put a couple of big oscars in it just to start out the cycle and then i will remove them and begin plantin some plants, WOOOW thats alot of plants and then ill start getting my discus in there, i cant wait
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Wow impressive start there. Be sure to keep us updated.

I'm glad to see that us freshwater guys are finally starting to show those saltwater guys that we are just as capable DIY'ing as they are.

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Holy smoke thats awesome! Keep the pics coming as you progress. I would suggest that you think about a "Durso" type drain for your overflow. They are WAY WAY quiet and cause a ton less surface disruption. Also ALL-GLASS brand sumps look like they would go a long way to help co2 retention as well. I am sure one look at the pic on the site and one could come up with a DIY knock off.
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For my supm i am using a totally seeled sump, its a 75 gallon that i will be putting dividers in so there will be as little surface agitation as possible it will have tops on it with seales and clamps holding them tight
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Sounds good. The AGA sump has the drains enter below the water surface in the sump. I made one like that a few years back and it helped quite a bit. Although sealed up real well the whole sump becomes a reactor of sorts. Here is a link to the overflow pipes I was talking about:

http://www.rl180reef.com/pages/stand...ndpipe-aga.htm
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