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My 1100ish gallon build

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by scchase, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    So I am finally getting close to getting this build done. When I bought my new house in 2014 one of the keys was a space that I could finally make a truly massive build in and since I have already built a plywood tank I decided to go that route again. Please see my thread on my 480 gallon build for more information on that tank. One key difference this time is that I decided I wanted to have two viewable sides which doesn't seem to be a very common configuration for these tanks. Total size is 8'x6'x3'. A friend of mine custom built the steel stand in place custom fit to the floor, since the tank and stand are both to big to ever get out of the basement in one piece everything has had to be built in place. I am now awaiting quotes on glass and following the installation of the glass I should be able to have everything online within a few weeks. I finished the first round of epoxy top coat earlier this week and then will do another 2 coats after glass installation. I still need to custom build a sump that will connect to the 360g acrylic aquarium that will serve as a refugium with seagrasses.

    Livestock will be focused on traditionally non reef safe fish. Triggers, angels, large tangs and wrasses. Despite their reputations I have found them to be reasonable well behaved with SPS and leathers so the tank will focus on these two groups. For SPS it will be mostly montis, Poccilipora, and the like, the weedier the better. I keep all the high end stuff in my 480g.

    On too some pics.
    [​IMG]20170930_102609 by Scott Chase, on Flickr
    [​IMG]20170930_110254 by Scott Chase, on Flickr
    [​IMG]20170930_110300 by Scott Chase, on Flickr
    [​IMG]20171213_182430 by Scott Chase, on Flickr
     
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  2. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  3. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks awesome man cant wait to see it running!

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  4. NickP

    NickP Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    gonna be crazy awesome!
     
  5. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Very cool!
     
  6. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Gonna be awesome!
     
  7. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Can’t wait to see this bad boy filled!
     
  8. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    This is awesome! How thick will the glass be that you're using?
     
  9. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Looking forward to this Scott! Makes most of the rest of us look like we have toys for aquariums! Lol
     
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  10. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Dang this will be awesome for sure!!
     
  11. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    3/4 inch glass, probably a little overkill with all my bracing though.
     
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  12. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    This is a sweet build! I'm definitely following and jealous!
     
  13. Legonch

    Legonch Emerald Reef Supply M.A.S.C Club Member Featured Sponsor

    My god is that huge! Cant wait to see it wet full of good stuff!
     
  14. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Scott, what made you go with glass instead of acrylic? Was weight an issue? Did you have to reinforce the floor?



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  15. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Really hard to bond acrylic to the resin, floor is concrete and the ground out here may as well be rock
     
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  16. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Glass has been ordered and will be delivered sometime next week or late this week. Once I get a date I will need the help of 3/4 people to unload it from the tank, take it to the basement and set in place.
     
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  17. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    I'm always up to help, keep us posted

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  18. kchristensen8064

    kchristensen8064 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

     
  19. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    I’ll jump in to help if I’m available.


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  20. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

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