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Options for new tank - Optiwhite and filtration

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Zeus, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Zeus

    Zeus Active Aquascaper

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    Hi all

    Setting up new tank and have been working out size of tank that fits and will work in the space I have. Was going to go for a big tank with hood 60" x 30" x 30" but don't like the hood for all the obvious reason plus don't want the tank base too high for viewing and maintenance so limited on the filtration side would like sump but don't have the height in the base to have one and do like the features of the Fluval FX range for maintenance. Plus the cost off a Rimless tank was getting to £3000 in that size. Plus was thinking about getting some Kessil A160we which only light to 24in diameter so would of needed about eight. So not only was it going to be a tough project with the size of the tank the costs was running away.

    The tank is going to be used as a room divider so short side against wall

    So decided to go for smaller tank
    60” x 24” x 24” (L x H x W) Glass tank 500Litres
    15mm glass
    Cabinet 4 sides visible with base 600mm high
    Price £1210.90
    Optiwhite would be extra £230.40 for three sides - going to local shop to view them again- humm chioces

    Filter side was thinking of a Fuval Fx6 or FX4 do like some of the maintenance features of this canister. But think the filtration might not be enough.

    So also have a interanl sump inside the main tank on one side of tank 12" x 23.5" x 12" LHW so an extra 50litres for extra for media filtration, heaters, pump extra and that would leave two 6" spaces each side of internal sump for scaping and leave a 48" x 12" x 12"

    So run internal sump in tank and canister also, having the pros of both filtration methods and no need for high base

    Your thoughts
     
  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I have always run two filtration systems UGF and Eheim canister filters excellent filters quality made but certainly not the cheapest remembering quality costs as you are finding out.

    Any updates please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  3. Zeus

    Zeus Active Aquascaper

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    Started a Journal 'Olympus is Calling' just to keep it all in one place. Did have the Ehiem on my short list but the Fluval FX6 x2 won the race as Best bang for buck here in the UK
     
  4. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes Eheim are certainly not cheap.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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