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Old 12-25-2011, 03:49 PM   #21
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From what I figure it's a little over 112 gallons. 15 cubic feet x 7.48 = 112
Odd size shape not standard
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You will probably want a couple filter rated for about 100 gallons each, and a couple 250-300 watt heaters. As far as the top goes your putting the canopy over the open top tank? If its a wood canopy your building I would highly recommend glass tops or your wood would likely get wet, twist and warp and it is possible it could contaminate your tank. Glass tops would also help to prevent humidity rusting or corroding the light fixture. Electricity and water is a bad combo. Tops dont need to be glass but a solid material that's transparent, plexiglass for example.
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Nice find! Will you try doing a background for this one?
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Congrats on the tank!
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:54 PM   #25
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From what I figure it's a little over 112 gallons. 15 cubic feet x 7.48 = 112
Odd size shape not standard
From cleaning it I can see it was a previous self build by my old neighbours so yeah Ur right it's not standard that's also why I gotta build the top myself but that's for the calculations my Math is appalling lol
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:56 PM   #26
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You will probably want a couple filter rated for about 100 gallons each, and a couple 250-300 watt heaters. As far as the top goes your putting the canopy over the open top tank? If its a wood canopy your building I would highly recommend glass tops or your wood would likely get wet, twist and warp and it is possible it could contaminate your tank. Glass tops would also help to prevent humidity rusting or corroding the light fixture. Electricity and water is a bad combo. Tops dont need to be glass but a solid material that's transparent, plexiglass for example.
Thanks dude I totally appreciate the advice do you have any pics of glass tops I don't think I have ever really seen them tbh and I plan to treat the wooden top with water sealant stuff and if this goes horribly wrong which I don't mind ( all part of the noob leaning curve lol) I think I might look at the lights that stand over the tank with no lid if that makes any sense like I say I see very very few open top tanks
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Nice find! Will you try doing a background for this one?
I may if I can afford all the materials after setting this up lol but I keep looking at pics of your background and it's like man that's exactly what I want I mean I would build it In the exact same style only longer lol how do you Mount heaters and filters an what not to the back ?
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Cheers red sea and thanks loads to all you guys for helping me out makes this Christmas find less daunting with the info u guys have given me MERRY CHRISTMAS To all of y'all .
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You could make a DIY sump filter for it. All you need is a large container, like a plastic storage bin and one of those plastic drawer units. Then a power head to return water. You could put heaters in the sump too. There are lots of cool DIY ways members here have used and on YouTube. Makes awesome filter and causes less clutter in tank. You just see pipe in and out... Just a thought.
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:57 AM   #30
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That's a real good idea
Jeff I think I'll haves be to take a look at that online I have seen sumps all over this site but never really understood what they are
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