New Cube!

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by Michael Roth, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Michael Roth

    Michael Roth Blue Ring Registered

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    Very excited about this custom tank, long time coming really. I hope to have it ready for a bimac when my preferred lfs brings it in...


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    and here is a thought I have for filtration, not sure if I like the prefilter on the return side though...


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    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    How many gallons is the tank?
     
  3. Michael Roth

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    Oh, I would guesstimate 55ish... its 24"x24"x25"
     
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    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    It's pretty cool lookin, can't wait to see it filled.
     
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    You might want to consider keeping the water level lower than the available room. I bring this up for two reasons. One it seems to help keep octopuses in the tank if there is more than an inch of air space between the top of the water and the top of the tank (we actually removed and lowered an overflow in one of our tanks for this reason) and two, typical aquarium silicone is only rated for an 18" height. I am not sure why this is but it was something we noted recently when buying silicone to glue lid supporting braces on our acrylic tank. I wouldn't have notice it except burnthestatus had a minor (minor in that only one started leaking and the others were rebraced before anything happened) disaster with his custom tanks at the beginning of his experiments.
     
  6. Michael Roth

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    Funny you mention that, it is exactly why I went with eurobracing, 3/8" glass, and an overall height of 25", so that there would be an inch left above the water line :>
     
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    I have a tentatively id'd abdopus coming home tomorrow, I'll post pics in the journals section if the acclimatization goes well.
     
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    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Are you going to put your new octo in your custom tank?
     
  9. Michael Roth

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    Nono... It will be in the same (smaller) cube my last abdopus was in. I just don't find it as useful as the new cube is, but I have not even set up the new cube yet, let alone had it run long enough to be an appropriate home.
     
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    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    just checking,sorry if I offended you.
     
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    no offence taken:> I imagine it is a common error, and worth discussion
     

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