Sunny's 600 Gallon Build

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  1. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    I am ready for the new build after my 350 leaked on me. It will be an acrylic tank this time around.

    72X60X32.

    I plan to use everything in the basement that is still running.

    It will begin with the sump room redesign. Tank will arrive in 6 - 8 weeks.

    Stay tuned for pics as the build comes together.

    Sunny
     
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    Mrx7899x Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    600 gallons wow
     
  4. kschweer

    kschweer Administrator Officer Emeritus NJRC Member Moderator Article Contributor

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    Awesome sunny!!! Who’s building the tank if you don’t mind me asking?
     
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    What great news Sunny! Is this goi g to be in the basement or upstairs like the prior one?
     
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    600?
    Might be easier to install an in-ground pool with glass sides then dig viewing tunnels around it.
    But seriously, acrylic? I know the advantage is in the weld, but there has to be a ton of bracing on a tank that size.
    What's the thickness?
     
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    Nice size tank man. Keep us posted
     
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  8. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    The tank is being built by Advanced Acrylics out of CA. Look them up.

    Ha! What is the fun of having a tank in basement, Pete :-D. I will never see it. It will replace my 350G in the same room.

    Mark I did weigh in and pondered for a looooong time. Finally decided acrylic for that size tank and after my misfortune with glass. It will be 1 inch thick all around and euro braced.
     
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    They make great tanks! Excellent choice.
     
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    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    Folks

    Show me some aquasscaping designs. You have 6 feet by 5 feet to play with. What will you do with your tank?
    Post some pics/designs. I am all ears. . :D
     
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    If you want us to sketch up some ideas... you have to let us know what you plan on having in there!
     
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    Wow Sunny congrats! It come true. I have some ideas I will dig up for you.
     
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    Can your floor handle that weight


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  14. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    I reinforced the floor when I installed by 350G. It was 30 inch deep. So I now have to support the extra 30. I will put some lally columns to support the front.
     
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    I love acrylic tanks, but due to scratching I would never use one for a display. I highly recommend you go bare bottom.
     
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    Nice to see you back
     
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    It really sounds great, but now the problem is your couch may cramp your tank. Lol
     
  18. Sunny

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    You are so correct. I am struggling to keep the couch and tank in same room...
     
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    With a tank that big you don't need a couch, you need scuba gear.
     
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    Welcome back Sunny! this is going to be a build i'll definitely be following. I'll be living vicariously through your build. lol
     

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