I like how you designed your stand. I received a SCA 150g tank for Christmas, and will be following your build out. Thanks for sharing your progression and though process!Stand dimensions:
Top 60” x 24”
Base 60” x 30”
2” steel tubing, don’t remember the thickness... 1/4”?
With 3/4” plywood under the tank (as recommended by SCA), the rim is at 63”, perfect for almost straight viewing (I’m 5’10”).
I made the base bigger for two reasons: 1) so that I have a little room in the cabinet in front of my sump, and 2) so there’s a more vertical run for the drains.
Here’s a top down view (I haven’t installed the overflow yet)
Wow! What a great Christmas present!!!I like how you designed your stand. I received a SCA 150g tank for Christmas, and will be following your build out. Thanks for sharing your progression and though process!
wow that's amazing how dead silent it is!!!There’s water in it! It’s still in my garage and this is just temporary fresh water, but I wanted to test and make sure the plumbing works!
The Exotic Marine overflow is silent. It took a little trial and error to get the level in the external box just right. I’ve got three ways to adjust: the gate valve and two return pumps. I’ve got my new COR20 and a spare Jecod DCT-8000 running. I’m running both pumps at about 30%. Any more and I’ve got a lot of flow through the secondary with the primary gate valve wide open. It’ll be interesting to see how it is with my existing COR15.
Here’s a video of it running. Note that the Jecod pump is what you hear. The COR is much quieter.