OK I've decided it's time for another tank. I'm really needing a frag tank. The space that I have available is in my home office and is currently used as a printer stand (don't tell my wife but the printer is moving) The cabinet is a standard built-in cabinet with a top that measures 30x24 Above this is an upper cabinet that is 28" above the countertop. Money is tight as I have another baby on the way so this is going to be as budget as possible. I've decided on two 10 gallon AGA tanks with the long sides together giving a footprint of about 20x20 Because the upper cabinet is there I'm planning on building a little hood to mount to the bottom of that cabinet giving me about 12" of space to the top of the tanks. These are also going to share a 175 MH retrokit that I already have. Each tank will be modded with a built-in fuge running a Maxijet 900 and Hydorflo. I will probably add an additional powerhead to each tank for additional circulation.
I'll post pics as soon as everything makes it in.
List so far:
1- 175watt MH Retrokit $0 already have from a previous project
2- 10 gallon tanks $24
2- MaxiJet 900 $30 sale at drsfostersmith.com
2- 50watt stealth heaters $30 sale at drsfostersmith.com
2- hydorflo $20 sale at drsfostersmith.com
1- sheet black acrylic 11x25 $12.50 ebay
1- sheet eggcrate $11
2- Tubes of silicone $12
1- 4x2 Oak Ply for hood $18
1- 4x2 MDF for Counter $9
2- 4x30 1/4 thick glass $20
1- 6 fan Aquatek Cooler $58
1- 20# bag of Live Sand $29
1- Tetra In Tank filter 10i $12
4# Live Rock $12
Thanks to Sandeep and Lalani for inspiration....
Some of you have asked for the dimensions on the panels I build for these tanks. Here is the file. I hope this helps.
Edited by hcsceo, 04 September 2008 - 01:17 PM.