112g reef tank build
by, 06-01-2012 at 03:29 PM (407 Views)
I recently picked up a 112 gallon oceanic tank. im going to build a custom stand and sump for it and im going to do my best to make this setup efficient and make it so that water changes and maintenance is easy.
this is the general idea in theory i want to combine the 112 and my existing 40g breeder build together into one system. ill be building a 48" x18" x 16"tall sump to run both systems. the lighting will be led eventually but will be metal halide and t5 for now.
i really like the dimensions of the tank but it has a huge center brace i removed it and water tested the tank and it bows a little less than 1/8th of an inch in the center, so it does need a brace.
a few questions have came up during the thought process of this build. could i make two smaller acrylic braces and silicone them in pace on either side of the overflow i will be installing? i mean i could take the bow out of the tank with my hands so its not a ton of pressure. ive also been thinking about running a brute trash can on the other side of the wall that would serve to add additional water volume to the tank and i could easily do my water changes from that can instead of taking water out of the dispay tanks. has anyone ran a system like that?