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Old 05-07-2005, 12:00 AM   #1
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2400 Liter wall Aquarium

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I am staring a new project and need your advise
I need Advise regardig building a 2400 L wall Aquarium
1 Should I use Acrilic and if so what diameter?
2 What Type of Filtering ( I currently have Berlin System)


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Old 05-07-2005, 12:32 AM   #2
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Honestly, you scare a lot of people off with the whole metric thing, so in order to help facilitate comments, 2400 L would equal approx. 634 gallons.

My advice...have someone else build it. That is a lot of hydro pressure to account for. As for filtering, you're going to basically need a professional setup, I will defer this to our professional store keepers.
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Old 05-07-2005, 12:49 AM   #3
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I have a 100 Gallon set up already, and I am building my house and live by the ocean, so it is a Chalenge i know but i like the idea of buying the materials myself and doing this task.
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Typically the problem most people find is with seams in acrylic. I am no expert, so I will defer, but I would spend a lot of time looking up acrylic molding online.
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As an experienced mechanical engineer I build a lot of things. Big budget stuff at work and small budget stuff at home. Frankly, with questions that fundamental, I would never attempt a build that critical without serious, expert help.

600+ gallons of water will not only destroy your home, but it could serious injure or kill a person if you had a failure. Not to mention losing many thousands of dollars. Not only do you need a professional to build the tank, you need a civil engineer to analyze the support for the tank. At about 64#/cu-ft, you're supporting an enormous weight. Your home insurance policy will need serious restructuring as well. Sure hope you don't take this lightly.
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Bernardo, take a look at this web page www.oregonreef.com The guy has 850 gallon tank in his house. He has some information on his construction process.
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WOW that is unbelievable!!! the only thing that could top that would be to turn a swimming pool into a reef.
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:28 PM   #9
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The thing that really gets me about the 850g tank. He does a 165g water change once a month.
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That is unbelivable man it looks like the ocean in his gallery....Wish i had the bling bling..$$$ to do that! WOW 8O I wonder where he had the tank made?
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