I finally get to join the big tank club!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Fish Boss, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

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    So I just pulled the trigger on buying a used oceanson 160g flat back hex. Dimensions are roughly 60"x21.5"x31.5". It's going to be a b**** to reach the bottom of the tank, but overall I am very happy with. So stoked to get it up and running. Looks like this
     

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    Congrats. I hate all those corners tho. Or are they bends?
     
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    Never heard of that brand before. Are they new?
     
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    Looks like some Chinese brand


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  5. Kim Pattison

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    If it is acrylic be sure to clean the panels very regularly. The coraline will be impossible to remove if it gets a foothold. I love the big tanks but after having a 240 acrylic it will be glass from now on.
     
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    Size matters.
     
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  7. Fish Boss

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    Definitely glass, older tank, the website i found the picture on was a chinese website. Ive never seen a " new " flat back hex, think they are an old design. Imagine a regular rectangle or cube tank, with the corners cut on a 45 degree angle. Thats essentially what this tank is
     
  8. Fish Boss

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    I finally picked up the tank! Now I just have to clean it up and slowly piece it together. Can't wait to start a tank journal on this bad boy. It's really interesting how the front pane of glass is one piece. Normally when I see curves like with this tank, it's acrylic
     

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    Nice!
    Looking forward to the tank thread.
    Interesting that it is glass. Lucky. I agree that Acrylic can be a pain (which is what I have)

    What are dimensions?
    It does not look like 60" long you mention above. Maybe 30" or 36"?
     
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    Somewhere online I saw a glass tank where the joints were at 45* angle
     
  11. Fish Boss

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    I pulled out the tape measure, it was 48" x 23 x 31.5 Oh well. I think I want make this a bare bottom SPS dominant reef. Low bioload, lots of flow throughout the tank. I think it would be to cool to have an encrusting coral cover the bottom
     

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