GlennF's DSR tank

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Hi there,

I am GlennF and some know me already and some don't.

anyhow i started this thread to introduce my tank properly in here.

It measure 250 x 80 x 70 cm and the water height is 60cm.
The display is 1200 liters.
Including the other connecting tanks the water mass is about 1650 liters

this is a FTS of the front


This picture was taken on november 2013

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Hi, @glennf

Welcome to ReefBase.

Wow that's some tank! Fairly sure that's the biggest on the forum. Very beautiful, I daren't think how much that's cost to put together.

Is that a reflection or is the tank viewable from both sides? i.e looking through.

What's it look like two years on?
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Hi, @glennf

Welcome to ReefBase.

Wow that's some tank! Fairly sure that's the biggest on the forum. Very beautiful, I daren't think how much that's cost to put together.

Is that a reflection or is the tank viewable from both sides? i.e looking through.

What's it look like two years on?

Thanks for the welcome

The cost is not that much because most is DIY and most corals were grown from frags ranging from 4-7 cm.
I wil be posting  more soon

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Looks mega that get some more pics up looking forward to seeing them :)

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Welcome to ReefBase @glennf

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Reply #5

Superb!

@glennf , I'm in the middle of planning an upgrade to a 6ft tank.  I keep going back and forth in my mind about the height of the tank.  How do you find the height for working in the tank?
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I have a 6x2x2 and I find that just about right for reaching the bottom of steps and working on my brother inlaw has an 8x3x2 and that's a pain to work on.

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Reply #7

Your tank looks amazing, welcome to the forum.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

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Reply #8

Looks mega that get some more pics up looking forward to seeing them :)
Thanks marty


this is the back


Nov, 2013. ...
i will be doing some old pictures first.


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Superb!

@glennf , I'm in the middle of planning an upgrade to a 6ft tank.  I keep going back and forth in my mind about the height of the tank.  How do you find the height for working in the tank?

6ft = ~ 182 cm.  Nice size m8!

60cm waterheigth is Just fine.

Now i have my bulbs enclosed into my cover that is  annoying with maintenance . If i have to do it over again i would go for a fixture hanging on a cable which i could lower down to the right hight and wind up to do maintenance.

When you plan full sps i would go for a shallow reef with 45-50cm water height.
Easy for fragging and more light penetration
Last Edit: Sep 8, 2015 6:21:53 pm by glennf

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I have a 6x2x2 and I find that just about right for reaching the bottom of steps and working on my brother inlaw has an 8x3x2 and that's a pain to work on.
3ft ~ 90cm Is a real challeng to work on the bottom regions

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Your tank looks amazing, welcome to the forum.
Thanks m8

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these two movies were taken 25 oktober 2012




this a  a movie shot  on 18 june 2013


this is one was shot 18 okt 2013
Last Edit: Sep 8, 2015 11:09:39 pm by HK_Fuey

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Hi @glennf and welcome to ReefBase. I guess you are based in the Netherlands?
That's a beautiful aquarium you have there. Great videos and I like the soundtrack(s) too!
So is the DSR method the original idea behind the Triton method?

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