130g custom build

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by mediumrare, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Not sure about the price; mine is at a school so I got a deal. I would definitely call Jess at Diablo Corals and tell him what you're looking for. He suggested the 105's dimensions to me and I have seen other people order DSA from him. PM me if you need contact info.
     
  2. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    The pricing is actually pretty similar for our full custom order. The only added cost is any shipping and crating fee, and we may be able to save some $$ there since Neptune is placing an order from their custom tank manufacturer anyway, so our tank can take the same truck as the store order. Also, with a left corner overflow we reserve the option to making the tank a peninsula for when we move.
     
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  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Probably wont fit nice, but I'd seriously consider an external overflow if you are getting it custom anyway
     
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  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I would consider a coast to coast external overflow. The total amount of surface skimming is much larger compared to a corner. Bean animal drain setup will be virtually silent n foolproof.
     
  5. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    The tank is going to be peninsula style viewable from all four sides so we wanted to maximize continuous viewable area.
     
  6. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Well, I'm excited to report today we took a huge step for this build. We paid for the tank and stand. Final specs are: 48L 26w 22h (est ~130 gallon). On 40h inch stand. Star fire on both long panes and right narrow pane win corner overflow on the right. Eurobraced. I'll be running a 36 inch tideline trigger sump. We'll use our 3 Vegas for light. For skimming for the short term I'll use my curve 7 and reefoctopus 1000ssss. The sump will have enough room to run both at once.
     
  7. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Can still do c2c but you've already ordered the tank so nvm.

    Think I saw you and your significant other at Neptune this evening. Congratulations on the new tank! Very exciting!
     
  8. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Coast to coast would obstruct a few inches off the top from one of the longer panes and external is just ugly as we have no where to hide it since the tank will be viewable from all 4 sides
     
  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Ah, I missed the viewable from all 4 sides part. Have you checked out Zero Edge tanks? Or considered a center box overflow?

    Though with a center box, I don't know if you will need a brace to hold it.
     
  10. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    I've heard of both and seen examples of both. With the high flow requires of an sps aquarium a zero edge tank wouldn't have even overflow and viewing the tank would be distorted. Center pillar overflow is also obstructive. Lots of good ideas but we're trying to keep to simple methods.
     
  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Maybe plan to have 3 drain holes In the overflow. Definitely nice to be able to go bean animal for noise
     
  12. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    That's the plan.
     
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  13. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Just got the digital mock up for the tank from Neptune. Cant wait to see the real deal in a few weeks!

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  14. nly04

    nly04 Guest

    what size and how many of drain and return holes or what bulkhead size for drain and return?
     
  15. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    3 1" drains and one 3/4" return
     
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Why 3/4" return? Can't fit 1"?
     
  17. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    No need imo
     
  18. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Bean animal can move a lot of water. Might as well have return be 1"...at least I would. At least it will be quiet either way!
     
  19. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    There's no need to over engineer. A single 3/4" can easily handle over 1500GPH flow rate, which is more than enough to give this tank a min of 7X turn-over rate. Keeping the hole smaller also increase the structural integrity of area inside the over flow foot print.
     
  20. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    That is true, keeps overflow area smaller and stronger.
     

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