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    I found a guy who lives locally and he builds custom acrylic tanks and sumps. I worked out a deal with him, and he will build me a custom all-in-one, if I help him with his website.

    I drew up this design, it is 20' wide, roughly 16g. I chose that width because I would be able to use the lighting that is on my 10g right now. I would basically be moving all my rock and critters from my 10g into this tank. The "false wall" will be made from black acrylic. The back will serve as a fuge, I will also put some filter floss and my heater in there. Please let me know what you think. This drawing is looking at the tank from the rear.



    I might go an inch higher, or wider, but I don't want to go too big because I will have to upgrade my heater, buy more sand & rock, etc.
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    Kinda hard to understand. You have to get your mind in the right perspective to see it right, but it looks cool!
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    20 feet is an awfully big tank...you could keep WHALES!!!
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    looks good, same design as my nanocube with the sump, congrats!

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    ...actually, it's very similar to the frag tank I'm having made...except we put the 'sump' to the side.

    My RSM has the sump in the back...a little hard to get into, but otherwise I have no complaints...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rue
    20 feet is an awfully big tank...you could keep WHALES!!!
    lol, that reminds me of spinal tap...thanks Rue
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    thats cool! best of luck with it.
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    I think he left of a ' in his post...it's 20 inches " not 20 feet LOL A 20 foot tank would be incredible

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    Looks cool. I've never considered building an all-in-one. Great idea!

    What are the dimensions on the fuge in the back? I see that it spans the 20" of the tank, but what's the depth?

    I would go ahead and make it a bit taller. If you are going to bother changing tanks, you might as well get some room out of it too. And it would help it not look so squarish. Just my 2 cents.

    I'm sure it will look great with whatever you do to it if your past tanks are any indication. I can't wait to see it built.

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    i agree, taller tanks make the best reefs, one time i saw a 30g breeder as a reef and my god it was ugly.

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