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supernareg
08/08/2006, 04:08 AM
so i'ma be getting one of those L shaped comp desks (that go in the corners of the walls) for my room cause mine currently sucks.

my plan:

the desktop, i'm assuming will be about 18-24 inches wide. i plan to make or possibly buy an L shaped aquarium and set it on the desk. it wont have a canopy, it'll drain down to a 20 gallon long sump, with baffles, skimmer, heater, LR, and possibly cheato and clip on light. inside the tank, everything from my 30 tall will be going in there, except for the 4 SPS, as i dont want to put a metal halide. i'll have a couple of MJ <600 in there + return pump.

i want the tank to be no more than 8 inches tall, with 2 inch sandbed, and about 6 or 8 inches wide pending on the desk. smallest would be 6 inches wide and 6-7 tall, largest (on 24 inch desk) would be 8" wide and 8 7-8" tall. the length of the sides will be determined by the desk's length

livestock will be 1 yellow wrasse, 2 false percs, 1 firefish, possibly will add maybe 2 more fish.

lr will be places sparingling to mildly, with most of LR in sump.

i want the lighting to be mostly actinic and 50/50, i dont want a metal halide as i'll need many to cover the surface area.

questions:

how should i attach lights (pc's) without a canopy??
does the overall setup have any flaws i'm not seeing?
any new ideas that'll make it easier?



thanks

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e349/supernareg/untitled.jpg

BCreefmaker
08/08/2006, 09:12 AM
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supernareg
08/08/2006, 04:41 PM
crazy prices, i'd rather buy glass myself and piece it together

Steven0000
08/08/2006, 05:16 PM
how many gallons are you expecting this to be? because that is a lot of fish

BCreefmaker
08/08/2006, 06:51 PM
yeah... i found that my local glass shop does plexiglass tank for so much cheaper.... just the corners dont look as nice

supernareg
08/08/2006, 09:05 PM
sump will be about 20 gallons, each side of the actual tank should be about 8-9 gallons, so totally about 17 gallons + 20 gallon sump.

reefinnewb
08/09/2006, 02:49 PM
I would seriously cut down on the amount of fish you want to put in there. I think two percs and one small fish would be pushing it more than that and i would think you asking for issues. Both aggression and bioload.

supernareg
08/09/2006, 06:12 PM
i have 3 fish in my 30 tall with 10 gal sump now... so maybe i'll just keep those 3 for this 1.

Steven0000
08/09/2006, 06:30 PM
yeah good idea

wise choice my friend wise choice
:D