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Old 05-14-2015, 10:31 PM   #21
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it is actually going to be a 280 (250 actual gallon) I will have 1 mp60 and 2 mp40. Is this enough? I will also have an mp10 at the top to create surface agitation.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:06 PM   #23
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Ok!! So we have an issue! It looks like I will either have to put up some support beams in my crawlspace underneath the office. Either that or my tank plans and my room, will have to be moved into the basement.

This is fine too. Just wished it was on the main level where the family could enjoy it. With the basement there is a HUGE Open Floor Plan!!!! So if I go with the basement it will either be in the middle of the room or as a peninsula. But possibly a couple 100 more gallons. Since I always wanted to be a marine biologist, very low paying job, I want to get the biggest tank my budget and my time can afford. I can afford a maximum of a 400 gallon tank. As far as the long run goes. I will be keeping up with this for many years to come(11th year so far, 4th since I started caring for the tank though )
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If you could have any tank size or any tank shape. What would you choose? What is the best for rockscaping especially? Just kinda curious
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:30 AM   #25
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Many people prefer wide and short tanks for rock-scaping reasons. 400 gallons is a huge tank! There was a 600ish gallon tank in my area being sold for $800 not too long ago. If I had my own home I would have got it in a heartbeat. Don't think my parents would like a 72x72x30 tank in their house though

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Old 05-16-2015, 08:41 PM   #26
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Wow ok that looks pretty awesome. Im looking at something that is 6 feet by at max 4 feet wide and only 2 feet-30 inches tall.
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a 6x6 wouldn't fit right in the room downstairs. haha But thanks for sharing!! I will try to look for something that is cubeish and not too tall.
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an 8x4 would be good. anyone like that tank size?
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Would be awesome. Tons of room to rocks cape however


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The largest footprint you can afford is what I would choose, and definitely not a tank deeper than 24-25". 8' x 4' would be awesome. I have a 6' x 3' tank now, and am not feeling like this will be my last tank....I'm going to end up with something I can keep tangs in until they are full grown- a 300 gallon is not enough tank for that.
As for the skimmer, 1.5 to 2 x your total system volume is what I would suggest. That octopus you linked on the first page is not enough.
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