And so it begins... 1300 gallon setup

glamit

Member
hey guys,
i am in the works of building a U shaped 1300 gallon tank, dimensions are 14ft by 9ft by 9ft (32"wide and 30"tall). It will house 6 SR and 9 BBXB. So far just the stands are bolted together but i will post up some more pictures as more work is finished. I'm super excited and would like to share this process with you guys until the finished product.
 

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chen88

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holy crap!! a lot of huge tanks appearing these days! cant wait to see that things stocked!

I would like to say I started the train rolling late last year! Lol. Now I'm going to have the smallest if these new tanks! Lol
 

oshiet

New Member
Wow... Speachless to say the least! Can't wait to see more pics.
Guess you had a hellova time getting the thing levelled?

This really depresses me. I had plans for a 1000 gallon build, but its being put on the back burner.
 

DaiDee

New Member
Probably acrylic no? Would be more structurally sound with acrylic compared to glass. Not that there's a problem with glass if it's all perfectly level.
 

glamit

Member
hey guys,
thanks for all your inputs, the tank is going to be built with glass, and there will be 2 sumps running. I am not going to be working on the tank until next week so hopefully there will be a few more pictures next week.
 

chen88

Super Moderator
I wished I had the space to be putting a tank that size....always good to be able to max out a tank to the house...

good luck and hope that you have a great learning experience building your dream!
 

glamit

Member
hey guys,
back at it this week, heres a few photos of what we got done so far this week.
 

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glamit

Member
I wished I had the space to be putting a tank that size....always good to be able to max out a tank to the house...

good luck and hope that you have a great learning experience building your dream!

hey chen,

your right it's a huge learning experience, there's so much i still havent decided on yet. by the way how did those titanium heaters work out for you? how many do you think i should run for this tank?

Also has anybody heard of Hydronic Heating Coil for Sumps? using natural gas instead of electricity from a boiler? I heard it is very beneficial but i have never seen this type of set-up b4
 

DaiDee

New Member
hey chen,

your right it's a huge learning experience, there's so much i still havent decided on yet. by the way how did those titanium heaters work out for you? how many do you think i should run for this tank?

Also has anybody heard of Hydronic Heating Coil for Sumps? using natural gas instead of electricity from a boiler? I heard it is very beneficial but i have never seen this type of set-up b4

oshiet is the man to talk to about heating coils....
 

glamit

Member
more pictures

just going to let everything dry for the week, hopefully i'll be all done by the end of the month
 

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chen88

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hey chen,

your right it's a huge learning experience, there's so much i still havent decided on yet. by the way how did those titanium heaters work out for you? how many do you think i should run for this tank?

Also has anybody heard of Hydronic Heating Coil for Sumps? using natural gas instead of electricity from a boiler? I heard it is very beneficial but i have never seen this type of set-up b4

didn't see this post....My titanium heaters hasn't been turned on yet! LOL...I got the blueline titanium with a ranco controller. My two inline reeflo snapper 18 pumps are heating up my water to 83-88 (88 when both pumps are running) so I have not turned on my heater!...
 

Paul

New Member
That is very cool and I do see why you want to do it, but why wouldn't you want to finish the basement walls and ceiling first?
 
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