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Old 04-08-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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My large reeftank

I'm new to this forum but am an experienced reef keeper. Here are some photos of my 265 gallon reef and fish tank. I love both corals and fish so my tank is filled with both. Hope you folks like. This tank is eight feet long and two feet deep. It's going to be replaced with a tank that is six feet by five feet at the end of the year.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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amazing, very nice tank.
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Beautiful tank! Can't wait to see the upgrade.
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Gorgeous! Congratulations
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For close to a first time poster you top the list on nice tank! Your experience will definitely be welcome!

Edit: Are you saying the new tank will be 6' long and 5' back so a 6' x 5' footprint or 6' long and 5' deep? Either way that is big! I would think either would have challenges and are designed for specific things (like lighting a 5' deep tank for coral will be tough!).
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Not to mention that's quite a load!!! I'm guessing it isnt' going in a 2nd floor room
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great looking tank
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@smitty, thanks for the complement. Always willing to give advice as I have been doing this for a long time. @ nxb161, the current tank is in my finished basement which also serves as my man cave. No structural issues down there! The new tank is also going to be a mixed reef/fish tank. It will be 30" deep. It will be in the center of a room so it can be viewed on all sides. (either this or a pool table!) the returns inside the tank will be in the center, that way, I can set my rocks in the center. I want the fish to be able to swim all the way around the tank. I cant wait to set this thing up! Putting the additional fish list together.
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That sounds wonderful. I can't wait to see the progress on the new tank. A tank that has a 360 degree view will be almost like diving... Something going on everywhere. Keep feeding us photos. You are providing a great deal of inspiration.
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