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Frag Tank

By: melev | Tags: | Comments: 0

My frag tank is 22" x 13" x 8" with a 1" Durso drain in a 5" x 5" corner overflow. The locline feeding into the frag tank is adorable, I've never seen such tiny locline before. It's got a 1/4" outlet. The tank holds just under 10g of water.

Using sliced Marco Rock, I decorated the tank with a solid surface to place corals in the bottom and siliconed a few pieces to the back and right wall to hide what would otherwise be seen through the clear 3/8" acrylic. The tank is being lit with Reefkoi's Evolution LED fixture, Generation 3 I believe. With the whites and blues on, it's in the 14,000K range.

This tank is situated at the end of the 400g tank under the external overflow. Water is being pumped into it from a manifold off the sump, so all of its filtration & dosing needs are cared for. All I do is feed it and enjoy.

April 2013:

February 2014:

I took this tank down in early 2016 when the Frag System was installed. One concern that I couldn't ignore was how the walls bowed, as you can see above. Even with 3/8" thick cast acrylic on a tank that was merely 8" tall and held only 10g of water, the center swelled out a total of .75" across the center of the aquarium. I only recommend rimless tanks if they are made of glass.

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