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Quest Lobby 560 Gallon build

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by MuralReef, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    So here we go again! With a generous donation from Doug we are looking at adding this monster to the mix in the library. The tank is 120”x36”x30”. Right now the plan is for us to have a predator tank and possibly some type of active sharks. IMG_4088.JPG IMG_4091.JPG


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  2. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    We need to build a stand and since our environmental department decided to toss our art teachers steel we are leaning towards a wood stand made from 4”x4”s and 2”x6”s.


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  3. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    We are going to use another tank we got last summer that was going to be set up this way which is an 8’x2’x2’ 240 gallon. We need to laminate some acrylic inside to cover the previous overflows and other random holes. Our return pump is going to be an AmpMaster Dolphin. We have two options for skimmers. One is the old Reeflo Orca from the classroom tank or an MRC skimmer. I’m leaning towards the MRC but it needs some TLC to get it sealed back up. Probably going to go with 2-8’ T-5 shop lights from the depot to keep lighting simple.


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  4. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    That is sweet.

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  5. JodiI

    JodiI Amphipod Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I love it. The monster tank. Where naughty children and math teachers get to swim with sharks.


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  6. scmountain

    scmountain Amphipod Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    that thing is HUGE! Do predator tanks have larger bio loads with more "wasteful" feedings?
     
  7. Kayvon

    Kayvon Amphipod

    Hope to see some anglers in there. I bet the kids will love them
     
  8. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    I think it’s part messy eaters plus large amounts of waste created by the larger fish.

    We actually just set up a tank to house an anglerfish that we’re hoping to pick up from a fellow member here. I don’t think anglers would do well in a tank with larger predators.


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  9. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    We made some progress this week and hopefully will have it up and running in the next few weeks. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  10. JodiI

    JodiI Amphipod Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I have the better photos.

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    Took 6 men and a plywood ramp to get the empty tank up onto the stand.
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    First inhabitant.


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  11. rmougey

    rmougey Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    So being my paranoid self, where is cross bracing?
     
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  12. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    It’s coming! I was wondering how long it would take someone to ask. We’re planning to have cross bracing across the back.
     
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  13. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    Was thinking the same thing but Mike is a smart guy so I didn’t ask. Lol


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  14. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    On another note, that tank is amazing! What lucky students your school has! I do think you should do a full blown sps tank though.


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  15. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Sometimes I’m smart.
     
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  16. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    Well... maybe I was thinking Jodi was smart and you are a good minion.


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  17. JodiI

    JodiI Amphipod Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large



    He runs his mouth too much to be a good minion.


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  18. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Wow! I guess I talk too much. I’m glad someone is the smart one even if it’s not me.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2021
  19. halmus

    halmus Sardine Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Mike, someone has to call you out on this. Your tank isn't fit for sharks.

    -PSA from your local Selachimorpha Police (yes, I had to look that word up).
     
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  20. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    All the research we’ve been doing suggests that we would be okay with epaulettes and/or bamboos. Not as active as what we were hoping for but they won’t get too large for the system. Which type did you think I meant? I agree most get too big and with active swimmers curved interior corners are preferred.
     

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