Jamie's 560 Gallon Build

Discussion in 'Large Aquariums 180g+' started by Jamie7907, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Jamie7907

    Jamie7907 Active Member

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    So I'm more of a lurker than poster most of the time but I thought I'd do a build thread for my newest tank. I've kept reef tanks since 2000 and this one will be a mixed reef as well. The main tank will be 96" x 48" 32" and hold approximately 560 gallons. Underneath the tank will be a custom 81" x 24" sump and a 120 gallon refugium. Total water volume should be around 750 gallons. I'm building all of this myself so some parts may take longer than others but I started building the tank last weekend and the wood framing for the stand is being jointed and thickness planed by a friend. The tank will be entirely made out of 1" acrylic with the exception of the 2 overflows which will be made from 3/4".

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    Wow nice!
     
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    Thanks! I've been planning this for a year. I've had the acrylic since February but I hadn't figured out how to do my overflows. The tank will be viewable from all four panes and I really didn't want to have any wires visible in the display. So what I came up with was 2 overflows in the center of the tank that are reminiscent of a castle turret. I built both overflows out of 3/4" black acrylic with 8"x 8" inside dimensions. At the top on the inside is a box just big enough to house two 1" schedule 80 bulkheads and eventually two dursos. From the bulkheads I'll run two 1" drains down two of the corners leaving all of the center dry and open to mount An MP60 on each wall. At the top on the outside the "turret" comes out from the main body 1 1/2" and 4" high with drain slots coming out to over 50" of surface drain for each overflow. And of course the main body has been cut out to connect the turret and the inside drain box.

    I got a chance tonight to work on it again so I put the last of the 4 sides on.

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    Awesome, following this for sure!
     

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