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Old 03-06-2015, 12:37 PM   #31
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(Grammar aside, trust me I'm not bright! I do have auto spell though. . .)


Something like this, at this idea stage, would be approx 5300G.

Especially at the drawing phase, you'll never make that 0.4 work!
In my opinion, that's far too much! it's just too big!

Only once the actual shell is constructed and the drains are in, you could guess closer, even then, factor in substrate etc, you'll still be out by a few hundred G.

You'd still need to count them buckets in!

All you need is 1/2" of misplaced shuttering, that's going to cost 50-150g, or you'll gain that amount! (. . .and that's not even close! Just a wild guess)


I went from 1052 litres to 794 litres (paper to production)
Last fill 860 litres, substrate is the variable.

That's 277.(908-) u.s. gallons down to 210 odd. (According to google calc)
Scale that up! You'll be roughly 500gallons either way!

Really I'm fairly convinced this is just a pile of paper waiting for recycling, I'm not saying it's impossible, I just don't think you're quite ready!
But if you do ACTUALLY have the money and space, recruit some people!

Maybe 2-5 years of planning, you'll be good to go!
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:00 PM   #32
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(Grammar aside, trust me I'm not bright! I do have auto spell though. . .)


Something like this, at this idea stage, would be approx 5300G.

Especially at the drawing phase, you'll never make that 0.4 work!
In my opinion, that's far too much! it's just too big!

Only once the actual shell is constructed and the drains are in, you could guess closer, even then, factor in substrate etc, you'll still be out by a few hundred G.

You'd still need to count them buckets in!

All you need is 1/2" of misplaced shuttering, that's going to cost 50-150g, or you'll gain that amount! (. . .and that's not even close! Just a wild guess)


I went from 1052 litres to 794 litres (paper to production)
Last fill 860 litres, substrate is the variable.

That's 277.(908-) u.s. gallons down to 210 odd. (According to google calc)
Scale that up! You'll be roughly 500gallons either way!

Really I'm fairly convinced this is just a pile of paper waiting for recycling, I'm not saying it's impossible, I just don't think you're quite ready!
But if you do ACTUALLY have the money and space, recruit some people!

Maybe 2-5 years of planning, you'll be good to go!
I get the idea your a glass half full type of guy lol. (*No insult here, I mean this in the best possible way, really, thought I should asterisk this as forum posts rarely convey the true nature of a comment)

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Old 03-06-2015, 01:34 PM   #33
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i wasn't really going to do it any time soon, i just wanted to get plans so when i do get the monny i can start right away, i'm not trying to rush it, that's why i'm getting ideas now
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:39 PM   #34
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5,236.4 gallon tank build

This isn't really the place for plans for a 5,000 gallon tank.
You post build threads here, not structure integrity threads. I doubt anyone here could really help you at this point


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Old 03-06-2015, 01:44 PM   #35
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well i,m also looking for advice on what i should keep in it, when i need the acrylic ill go to a local custom aquarium maker
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:02 PM   #36
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well i'm sorry if i have mild aqraphia.
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Do you have plans for filtration drawn out? I'd think you'd need at least one room dedicated to filtration. I'd plan that, how to hear it and figure out all the plumbing before even deciding to do this.


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i'm going to have a separate room with heating, filtration(will be custom or a pool filter with special medium) and equitment
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:08 PM   #39
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I would finalize some plans, talk to a aquarium maker, get some renderings, and the work on stocking the tank while it's being built. You can't stock until it's built/cycled anyway


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well i like to know what fish i'm getting before i get the tank, because a angel might need a taller tank thank a catfish who may need more area.
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