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Old 02-19-2012, 01:26 AM   #21
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It definately is easier to clean but were talking about a small tank at home not a whopping 2400 gallons lol plus with that setup all your rock is in the middle so less risk of scratching..you can go either way though, all just a personal choice
It was fun snorkling lol i miss that tank
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #22
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I bet lol...id be curious how much that'd cost to build haha
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #23
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Hey everyone, i'm a newbie to the sw hobby and am on the journey of building my own tank. i'm trying to recreate this tank i found on the internet, with a few tweaks of my own. I hope you'll help me, as i have or will have tons of questions. but for starters, here's the pic of the tank i want to recreate:
What A great set up. Certainly not your traditional home aquarium Great concept.

1 suggestion, if you are trying to make a continual flow to come out of the volcano, you can use a powerhead in the center of the rocks and nobody will see any pipes. You can also put the powerhead on a timer so that it "Explodes" at particular times. If you want to get really fancy, have your return pipe from the sump go through the tank and volcano so you have a continuous flow. (You'll probably need to have a secondary return as well as the water pressure will probably be too much for a single return.)
Good luck with this project.
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Just an idea on making the volcano, of you used PVC pipe and split it you could have multiple outlets for the water. Then use spray foam and cover it in concrete (or better yet use sikatop, a concrete type material that doesnt leach and is food safe) concrete and sikataop can be dyed to any color you want, the foam is easily sculpted with a steak knife or drywall saw and it weighs much less than rock. If done right it looks authentic too.
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Oh and another thought would be to plant moss and some tropical plants, that would look very cool.
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How many gallons will it be?
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:16 PM   #27
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Fantastic looking tank. The evaporation will be horrendous!

Good luck mate.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #28
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How many gallons will it be?
It will be 75g, 48"x24"x12"
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What A great set up. Certainly not your traditional home aquarium Great concept.

1 suggestion, if you are trying to make a continual flow to come out of the volcano, you can use a powerhead in the center of the rocks and nobody will see any pipes. You can also put the powerhead on a timer so that it "Explodes" at particular times. If you want to get really fancy, have your return pipe from the sump go through the tank and volcano so you have a continuous flow. (You'll probably need to have a secondary return as well as the water pressure will probably be too much for a single return.)
Good luck with this project.
Yeah thanks for the idea, and i never thought about pressure problems, thank you so much! tomorrow i'm contacting my lfs to see if he knows where i can get some good glass sheets
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Can't wait to see the build so i can get some ideas please take lots of pics
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