03-26-2009, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Soccerfetus8
That sounds awesome. But i'm picturing the possible disaster with that tank. 1 Gallon water = 8.3 lbs. 560 gallons x 8.3 = 4648 lbs. Add in the tank itself, plus rocks and gravel (and the kitchen sink), your talking 5000 lbs of weight. Make sure you have a heavy duty stand (like the frame from a new 1/2 ton pickup truck), and I would not recommend your 3rd floor apartment for such. Your 2nd, and 1'st floor neighbors would be rudely awaken when you get it full of water and it comes crashing down thru the shabby construction as a 5000lb space rock crashing into the earth. But all the possible bad aside that thing will be amazing once set up and running with the right stuff.
I think that he said that he was not going to set it up until they moved to a new place.
Originally Posted by onefish2fish
heres what i would do.
i would get the biggest baddest protien skimmer that i could get my hands on and enough live rock to fill the tank. i would only put metal halides on 4-6 feet of the tank and stock lighting ( with atinics to match the coloration of the other lights )
i would have ALL reef safe livestock, you could even easily do a school of chromis. i would only keep corals in the 4 feet or so that the light is on but live rock all through out the tank. the end that doesnt have the strong lighting can have a sun coral to add coloration to that end of the tank. thats where i would atleast start, you can always add more halide pendants when your corals grow into colonies and move them down towards the other end of the tank.
That sounds very cool8)