- Jan 11, 2019
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I ordered the same exact size tank from Glass Cages. Low Iron glass for the front and sides and custom overflow. My overflow only had 2 holes drilled, 1.5” and 1”.Think I’m about ready to pull the trigger on putting my deposit down for my big tank upgrade and I’ve gone back and forth with a couple of configurations whether it be height, width, overflow style, stand considerations, etc. I think I’ve landed on a 48x24x18 (90G) from Reef Savvy.
What do you wish you had known or considered before ordering a custom tank??
If I could do it again I would have had 3 holes for the overflow for a Bean Animal style drain or durso and a 3rd for the return line. I ended up having a local glass shop drill a hole in the back right for the return line.
I can’t go any wider thank 48” wide due the the wall I’m putting it up against. If I were to do it again I would have ordered a 140g, 48x24x24. The extra 6” is negligible but additional 50 gallons (55% increase) more will in my uninformed opinion will increase tank stability significantly. I’ll post some pics tomorrow.