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Old 01-28-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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New tank can't decide on size???

Hey guys I'm going to do another reef tank in my newly finished basement and can't decide on size .

I don't want anything too crazy, nothing bigger than 250 gallons or so,

Any ideas??
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:14 PM   #2
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Thinking about a shallow tank maybe
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Will this be in the wall or stand alone? I agree that a large footprint and shallow depth are ideal for a reef.
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IMO, Shallow would be nice or even just a 240g. I live the 8x2x2 footprint. Looks big when you walk in the room and the 2' depth allows for stacking live rock and still having room for sand in front.
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Here's a place that I bought my big tanks from. They are pretty affordable, and make decent tanks. People complain about them, but these guys are half to two thirds cheaper than the competition. View the sizes and get even more confused...lol.
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If I do a long tank it'd be a max of 6ish feet I length , I'd like to have at least 2ft depth and 18" height would be ideal.

Thinking of a center overflow
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I have a couple reeflo hammerhead hybrids hanging around so I would use one of those for a rerun pump and do a closed loop with eductors for circulation
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Will this be in the wall or stand alone? I agree that a large footprint and shallow depth are ideal for a reef.

Standalone since I'm finished all the renovations and don't want to tear down any walls, lol
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Have you thought about a large shallow cube? I love the look of these tanks and am currently pricing out a 54"x54"x16" which if I run about an inch from the top should give me 190ish gallons
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Have you thought about a large shallow cube? I love the look of these tanks and am currently pricing out a 54"x54"x16" which if I run about an inch from the top should give me 190ish gallons
Holy crab those are awesome dimensions! I agree a cube would be awesome. Maybe 4' x 4'?
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