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my 180 build will cost 6000 dollars to build and around 60 month to upkeep not conting the fish and coral
Despite all this he now wants like 6ft long by 2ft high by as thin as he can get it where it would fit everything well I mean I’m not hating the idea of a huge tankIt's like buying a car--pick new, used, or Ferrari and you can spend that much. Oh, and it always breaks down even if you purchase everything new. Last, you can never run out of aftermarket additions...
Despite all this he now wants like 6ft long by 2ft high by as thin as he can get it where it would fit everything well I mean I’m not hating the idea of a huge tank
Ok so like 6ft by 2 1/2 ft then ?Best bang for buck IMO (great glass, quality, great aluminum stand, euro bracing for strength and prevent splashing, and you can buy whatever sump you want):
They also have a peninsula model
Don't go "thin" if you're going 6 feet long. If anything go wider... wider is what lets you "fit everything"
The innovative marine 30 inch wide is as "thin" as i would go with a 6 foot tank. 24 inches is common, but the extra 6 inches allows lots of flow. Even 36 inches wide would be better.
Ideally, IMO a "perfect" large tank would be 8 feet by 4 feet.... same as sheet of plywood... very standard size, plenty of room... but you'll need to go custom for that for mega $$$$
Yeah I will have a look I would prefer to buy the tank stand and sump all together I’m looking at getting a custom made tank if I can’t find a used one as my measurements are hard to find for like under £1,000If you’re going to look at tanks I would highly suggest Innovative Marine (tank/stand) or even Planet Aquariums (tank/stand and sump).
The bigger the tank the more expensive but a lot of things can be DIY and cheaper I highly advise checking out Joey Mullen the king of DIY on YouTube, he also has a book. Also it doesn't hurt to look around at used tanks on Facebook. hope this helpsOk so 3-4 months in to my 22gal marine tank and my dad wants a tank like 150gal
He said he thought I would like kill all the fish and not be able to keep up a saltwater tank well he was wrong.
Does anyone have an idea about how much it would cost like for everything? I don’t think he realises how expensive marine tanks are lol cause when I go to my lfs and come back with like a £100 bill he’s like you only got some rock why is it so expensive !
Any help is appreciated
Thank you I’m actually already subscribed lolThe bigger the tank the more expensive but a lot of things can be DIY and cheaper I highly advise checking out Joey Mullen the king of DIY on YouTube, he also has a book. Also it doesn't hurt to look around at used tanks on Facebook. hope this helps
I’m not big on used equipment or going cheaper, big believer in you get what you pay for (on most things).
Actually I’ve just thought I already have a 200L ( around 48 gallon ) freshwater aquarium would that work as a sump if I drained it and took everything out and put in like aquarium dividers and plumbing and a heater and everything else that you put in a sump?Yup pretty normal thing for most people to do