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Thread: 300g Shark/Ray aquarium
05-08-2012, 07:53 PM #21
Originally Posted by Crispy
Once I figure out how big of fluidized bed section I need I will build it out of acrylic. I just posted about sizing on another forum... hope I get a responce.
So far the design goes... dual return ---> filter floss ---> skimmer ---> fuidized bed ---> triple baffle ---> scrubber ---> dual return pumps
05-08-2012, 08:15 PM #22
whats the footprint ?10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
55G Coral only-soon
150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
75G predator tanksoon
DIY live rock
05-08-2012, 08:33 PM #23
0Originally Posted by Hpimichael02
10sqft sump - unless design changes
05-15-2012, 04:13 PM #24
Well, tank has been filling with water for 36 hours... half way there! Once it gets a little more I will add the salt, heater and pump to start that process.
The only downside is so far with everything leveling out I am 1/4" lower on the right side than the left. It may level out like my 120g did but we will see. I doubled checked with the OEM and it is within spec.
05-16-2012, 04:57 PM #25
Took the water out of the aquarium and started to shim the entire stand.
I would recommend everyone to shim their stands from now on. I am amazed how off everything really is. I used a dollar bill to check for gaps and then added the shims. I used the composite ones from home depot which are not expensive.
Hopefully tonight I can resume filling the tank
05-16-2012, 09:00 PM #26
Just want to say that I'm really enjoying this journal and look foward to checking the progress each day! Thanks!
05-16-2012, 09:11 PM #27
0Originally Posted by cuckoochews
05-16-2012, 09:19 PM #28
Just saying (sure you got this covered) the tank will weigh near 3000 lbs - more than many small cars ...over build your tank stand and I assume it will be sitting on a thick concrete level surface - if it shifts at all, that will 300 gals of salt water, all the fish and live rock ... .
By the way, I thought live rock and algae scrubbers consumed nitrates?
05-16-2012, 09:23 PM #29
0Originally Posted by Cermet
Correct, LR and scrubbers consume nitrates. Since I won't have much live rock the scrubber is a must unless I want to do water changes all the time... which I don't lol
05-17-2012, 07:20 PM #30
Tank is shimmed to +/- 1/16 of an inch but the 4ft level bubble was in the center at all my points.
I put the water back in, added 2 buckets of salt, pump and heater to mix it.
Tonight I will install the sump then add the sand. Maybe by tomorrow it will be fully running? Only time will tell