I have a sketch drawn up, and I'll attach it now. It may vary slightly for strength as Marineland wants to have their CAD guy run his structural tests, but this is the basic plan. The display tank would be 84" x 36" x 30" - roughly 400g. Starphire glass with black silicone. The back wall where the overflow is will either be smoked glass or painted black, or I'll use window tint.
With the tank close to empty (still have to get out all of the sand and the last of the water, including in the overflows), I'm thinking about what to do next.
Wes is pushing for a huge upgrade. LOL It's always easier to get someone else to upgrade, after all. A bigger tank could be nice, but I know what the workload was for the 280g and have no reason to think it would be a minor adjustment for a bigger one. The truth of the matter is, larger tanks cost more every time. I may
The top left corner of my tank is leaking. Ugh. I'm going to have to figure out what I can do about it today. The carpet is wet in the entry way.
Update 7:57 pm 7/03/10:
Here are the pictures I took this afternoon. I didn't take a picture of wet carpet because you know what that looks and smells like. I removed the wooden column on the left side of my tank as soon as I saw how it was soaked with saltwater. I also checked tank salinity, and it has dropped to
Updated 07-03-2010 at 11:41 PM by melev
My neighbor showed up pounding on my front door while I was busy measuring PAR in the fishroom. Turns out a small fire ignited on the transformer behind my house. And it's raining!
I went ahead
My angled tank is turning three next month. And I've been contemplating a new tank in that spot. I came up with an idea today, which I think will be amazing. Hopefully I can build it in the next couple of weeks. I know you guys want all the details, but I'd prefer to reveal it once completed. It'll be a little bit bigger, it'll have a nifty way of looking at it, and it'll incorporate a Vortech MP10 internally. I'm stoked!
Here's an older image of the tank in question.
Updated 06-29-2010 at 04:43 PM by melev