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Old 10-10-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
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What is your dream tank?

If cost was no object what would you have?

It still must fit in the same space you have now for you tank or be reasonable in your house. (i.e. i have a 120 but have a perfect space for a 48x48 cube)

1. tank size
2. lighting
3. skimmer
4. sump/refuge
5.pumps/powerheads
6 controler

Mod's please reply. I am not looking for the most expensive just what everyone thinks is the best. please fill free to discuss any equipment you cannot do without (reactors, dosers)
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:15 AM   #3
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im not that far in the game so i couldnt answer several of these but ill try!

1. 180G, that just seems like a perfect size for me
2. id like to say LEDs, but it seems for larger tanks MH is the way to go, so probably 3 MH with maybe some LEDs for actinic or just good ol T5s
3. for skimming id like to over skim most likely, because if i had this setup id do an octopus/cuttlefish tank, then a reef.
4. probably like a 75 or so refuge, keep a peacock mantis in there !
5. may 3-4 koralias
6. dont know enough to say

as for extras i have no clue except getting a RR tank, thats a must. id be much too scared to drill any tank

thanks mdaniel. this was actually fun to think about!
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I love either super shallow, or lots of depth back into the tank.

1. 72 x 24 x 18
2. LEDs or MH
3. Bubbleking
4. As large as would fit under my stand.
5. MP20's or40's
6. Never done much research into a controller.
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1. Something deep width for good aquascaping and Reef-Ready but the overflows not in the main part of the tank. Probably something like 84Lx36Wx24H

2.MH for now leaning towards LED as technology advances. Maybe all AquaIllumination LEDs across the whole thing.

3.BubbleKing is known to have bad customer service in the states, so I would go with the biggest ATB Cone Skimmer.

4.Mmmm maybe around 75-gallons

5.Combo of Vortechs and Tunze

6.Neptune Apex
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1. Something deep width for good aquascaping and Reef-Ready but the overflows not in the main part of the tank. Probably something like 84Lx36Wx24H

2.MH for now leaning towards LED as technology advances. Maybe all AquaIllumination LEDs across the whole thing.

3.BubbleKing is known to have bad customer service in the states, so I would go with the biggest ATB Cone Skimmer.

4.Mmmm maybe around 75-gallons

5.Combo of Vortechs and Tunze

6.Neptune Apex
Very nice but what is the point of the Tunze and vortech powerheads. They are both great I don't know why you would need both though
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Very nice but what is the point of the Tunze and vortech powerheads. They are both great I don't know why you would need both though
Thats over a 300gallon tank and would need a lot of powerheads. I'd use the Vortechs to do majority of the work and then angle a couple Tunzes in directions you can't angle the Vortechs.
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2 MP-60 would be the answer.
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If cost was no object what would you have?

It still must fit in the same space you have now for you tank or be reasonable in your house. (i.e. i have a 120 but have a perfect space for a 48x48 cube)

1. tank size
2. lighting
3. skimmer
4. sump/refuge
5.pumps/powerheads
6 controler

Mod's please reply. I am not looking for the most expensive just what everyone thinks is the best. please fill free to discuss any equipment you cannot do without (reactors, dosers)
I am pretty close to my dream tank. Although next would be a 12'x6'x2.2'
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