75 gallon aqua Japan

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I want to document my build with this post. I have a 75 gallon aqua Japan tank 36x24x20. I’m pretty exited because this is the biggest tank I’ve ever had. I made a steel stand and painted it with por 15. The walls are made out of 1x6 wood with frosted glass inserts. The main door will be held on by magnets. I ordered acrylic baffles from eBay for a 20 long sump. That’s it so far hope to start plumbing soon.

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I made a light hanger out of conduit for my ati light today. I'm not to sure how high I should have it above the water. Im also have 2 aquatic life halo led lights i might put up but not sure if that would be overkill. I don't have a parmeter but any input is appreciated.


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I made a light hanger out of conduit for my ati light today. I'm not to sure how high I should have it above the water. Im also have 2 aquatic life halo led lights i might put up but not sure if that would be overkill. I don't have a parmeter but any input is appreciated.


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That’s super rad! Can you post a picture of how you secured the conduit?
 
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I have that same exact tank. I modified the overflow intake and had a 3D printed version so that it doesn't run the water level too high when I have my return pumps on high. What type of flow are you planning on the tank?
 
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I used conduit clamps with self tapping screw to Hold it to the back of the stand.

I have 2 rossmont pumps, 2 Jebao pumps and a Jebao return pump.

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Small Update:
mesh screen Lid and 3D holders to hold lid
3D printed some lineloc for the return
Added valves to plumbing but need to buy hose to connect return pump to manifold
starting aquascape soon. What do you guys use to stick the rocks together?
Just purchased 100 lb of fiji rock with some really nice image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
 
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That sounds like a fun project but if someone has the cad file they could send me that would be cool to.

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You want a CAD? What do you use? Do you want the .stl file? I can get a mesh file on solidworks if you want. It’s up on thiniverse 2811807


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You want a CAD? What do you use? Do you want the .stl file? I get a mesh file on solidworks if you want. It’s up on thiniverse 2811807


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Thanks I'll print one out when the tank is up and running.

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Looking good, great job on the stand. I really like those frosted panels.

I want to say I ran my 8 bulb fixture about 10" off the water for an sps dominant reef. That tank was also 24" deep.

That lid looks clean too, great job on that.
 
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Looking good, great job on the stand. I really like those frosted panels.

I want to say I ran my 8 bulb fixture about 10" off the water for an sps dominant reef. That tank was also 24" deep.

That lid looks clean too, great job on that.
Thanks dude. The frosted panels were my girls idea and I really like how they turned out. This will probably be an sps tank. Jason from coral collectors literally lives less than a mile from me so I'll probably be frequenting his shop. I can adjust the height of the light but I dont have a par meter. I'll have to experiment to find the right height. My bulb combo is B+,B+,Coral+,B+,Purple+,B+.

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