Nemo's 1500 gallon 144 x 48 x 48 aquarium

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This is a build in the making dating back to May 4th 2021. This would be a back dated chronical of the build progress of this beautiful home and the aquarium that it surrounds. This home was designed around a 1500 Gallon full reef aquarium engineered to hold the weight of a massive aquarium on the first floor. It's actually above a state of the are golf simulator! We stretched the capabilities of what glass can do with this 12 foot x 4 foot x 4 foot build. AGE (Acrylic and Glass Exabits) built the aquarium with a steel brace around the entire perimeter, 3/4 " Glass, Low iron on all 4 sides, with PVC bottom all on a 2 inch square tubular powder coated steel frame. This aquarium was a beast!

I hope you enjoy the chronicled build from May 2021 to Present.

In these attached you will find the stick build of the home and the aquarium that will be placed.

This is the divide the Office and main living area. Through the front doors the tank will be to your left. It is viewable from the entire first floor.

Here we laid out the basic plumbing and footprint of the aquarium stand. We called out the hole locations for this aquarium. We have 2x 1.5 returns ran to the basement , 3x 2" drains running to the basement, 2" water change hole, and a 3" emergency floor drain. This will result in 100' of plumbing to the mechanical room.

We hope to update this thread on the progress of the build. Be sure the follow along.

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So Aug 24th 2021. Delivery day has arrived for our build! This monster tank came in on it's own special trailer. This day was supposed to be a triumphant day but it actually turned into quite the nerve racking adventure. We contracted out AGE to preform the delivery and setting of the aquarium for us. MAN was that an adventure to say the least. The delivery driver showed up a day early before any of the AGE delivery people did; and he did not want to sit around overnight to wait for them to get here and wanted the tank off ASAP so he could leave. AGE and myself had to beg and buy the guy dinner and a hotel room to stick around. All while a 1500 Gallon aquarium and stand sat unguarded outside of the home overnight.

The next morning; man watching this was not for the faint of heart. I'm thankful I wasn't responsible during this process. They used a Lull and the operator that was onsite to move the aquarium off the pallet and onto the forks. Then onto a set of genie lifts to get aquarium into the house. Honestly I would have done it differently but it was delivered and set into place. I will reserve my thoughts on this. BUT it was delivered and set onto the stand successfully.

The house was built around the aquarium and will be the focal point for the entire first floor. We immediately wrapped the tank inside and out in foam and plywood to protect it during the construction process. I've heard many interesting things about drywallers.
 

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