Dr. Reef starting a 375+ tank.

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After a long planning and debate on what size tank i was going to get i have decided to go with a 375 gal tank. Rimless 96x36x24 along with a sump 36x24x24.
I am replacing my current setup of 96x24x24.
Reason to change was more water volume and redoing the whole system with not making same mistakes i did earlier.
I also have 3 x QT tanks 36x16x13 with 3 sumps 18x18x18 ordered.
Along with a 36x36x13 Frag tank with a sump 18x18x18.
All 3 qt tanks are going to run independently, 1st for Chloroquine Phosphate (CP), 2nd for Copper and 3rd for observation/holding.
Frag tank will be independent system on its own, Ran by apex 2016 and trident do dosing main three elements and AWC Aqua water changer.

Main tank will have the following equipment.
1. 1.5 hp Ecoplus commercial Chiller
2. 4x 300 w titanium heaters
3. Reef Octopus Dual chamber cal rx
4. Karollin Sulfur denitrator.
5. 3 stage Lanthanum reactor.
6. Reef Octopus SRO-6000 ext skimmer.
7. Reef Genesis Automatic water changer
8. Return Pump Reeflo gold dart after headloss at 3200 gph (4600gph capable)
9. Pan world 1275gph for sulfur and calcium reactors along with Skimmer.
10. Pan world 1475gph for Chiller and lanthanum reactor.
11. Trident
12. 2x Dos
13. 4 x Gyre XF 280 (1 on left and 2nd on right, 3rd and 4th on back wall)
14. 10x Hydra 26 HD led fixtures.
15. Pure white fine sand about 300lbs
16. BRS reef saver rock 250lbs and 100lbs of BRS shelf rock.

A few pics of current setup and few diagrams of new setup coming in.
Old tank is 8 yrs old made by glasscages and no issues. along with old sump 48x24x16
New tank and sump along with frag tank and 3 qt tanks plus sumps are made by Concept Aquariums Calgary Canada.
 
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Old setup being pulled down

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Looks like you’ve got it handled. Mice dimensions by the way.
 
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still waiting for Concept aquarium to get the tanks ready and deliver.
I got a few pics of the qt tanks and a frag tank along with a sump from them yesterday. ill post them here soon.
 
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I will have a frag tank that is 30x30x12.
Its sump which is 18x18x16
Then I have 2 quarantined tanks
48x16x16 with removable egg crate dividers.
Both qt tanks are 4ft in length so are divided into 4 sections of 12x16x16 each. If I have bigger fish I can remove one or 2 of the dividers to make room.
So far no new pics of main tank or main sump yet.

One thing Concept Aquariums does it that the whole tank (no matter what type) whether its sump or frag or qt or main. It's all built on a piece of plywood.
You can see on the bottom glass panel of all tanks there is a piece of plywood glued.
It can be removed but advised not to and let plywood sit on top of my plywood platform.

Tanks are all glass, 4 sides and bottom panel, all glass but just built on top of a plywood same size as bottom glass panel.
Never seem that before. I had the option to either build the tanks on plywood or foam.
Any thoughts?
I think it's more stable and less changes of glass breaking under pressure due to unevenness.

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Finally today FedEx dropped my shipment off.
I barely opened it to see and check for any damage.
Everything seems ok and well packed and looks good on quality at first glance.

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I am really impressed with work and effort Concept Aquariums in Calgary has put into these custom made tanks.
I'll be posting more in detail pics and reviews as I go along and open these pallets up.
 

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