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Old 03/18/2005, 09:45 PM   #1
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300g Starphire Room Divider

Well after loosing my 240g tank from an accident. More info on what happened can be viewed HERE



I have been planning my new tank a 300g 96" X 24" X 30" room divider viewed from 2 sides separating the dinning room and living room. Both 8' viewing panes of glass will be Starphire glass. Tank will have no overflow box going with 2 2" bulkheads for surface skimming same idea as this picture.



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Tank will have a closed loop ran from a GenX PC55 with 2 educators for the returns. Sump and all pumps will be in basement. Return pump from sump will still be my old pump Gen X 18000 4750Gph.


I will be updating this thread as the build comes together.


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Old 03/19/2005, 06:02 AM   #2
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oooh, I'm jealous


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Old 03/19/2005, 07:08 AM   #3
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Im comming to your house to live. You can have a son.


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Old 03/19/2005, 07:21 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear about the 240!!!!!

300 room divider should be sweet!!!!


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Old 03/19/2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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sounds like a fun project-- why no box?
Is there an advantage to the pipes?
I would think they might be loud.
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Old 03/19/2005, 07:56 PM   #6
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The box takes up to much space in the tank. Since my tank will be viewable from both sides I don't want a ugly overflow box on one side. I don't loose the durso stand pipes they are just moved to the outside of the tank like this picture.

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Or Like this


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Noise will not be a problem its the same idea as having it in a overflow box.


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Old 03/20/2005, 06:38 AM   #7
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Great! very nice.
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Old 03/20/2005, 09:46 AM   #8
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Who is building the tank?


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Old 03/20/2005, 01:05 PM   #9
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I'm having the glass ordered and sent to my house. Me and another guy from my LFS will assemble. He has made allot of tanks.


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Old 04/05/2005, 11:18 PM   #10
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Just a update. My Starphire glass came in today. Glass moving and tank building will start Thursday. I will have lots of pictures in my next update.


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Old 04/06/2005, 01:17 AM   #11
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after the incident with glass before why did you go with glass again? i would be skeptical with glass!! Good luck! and keep the pics coming.


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Old 04/06/2005, 12:46 PM   #12
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Yeah, HD - I remember reading the thread with you telling us about the 240 - I wanted to cry - for a 240 to go like that.... good to hear the 300 is comming along.


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Old 04/06/2005, 02:52 PM   #13
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Just a update. My Starphire glass came in today. Glass moving and tank building will start Thursday. I will have lots of pictures in my next update.
Looking forward to the updates - that starphire stuff is really, really nice and well worth the big bucks!


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Old 04/06/2005, 03:27 PM   #14
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after the incident with glass before why did you go with glass again? i would be skeptical with glass!! Good luck! and keep the pics coming.

I guess I'm a sucker for punishment LOL! No really I like glass for its properties. The accident with my 240g was a freak accident I will never no what caused the tank to crack that way. Others did what I did and had no problems.



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I hope it will be worth the extra expense


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Old 04/07/2005, 09:53 PM   #15
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Little bit of a set back today. The glass could not be delivered today. So Monday night will be the big build day.


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Old 04/08/2005, 03:43 AM   #16
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how much did you pay for your 300 gallon starphire tank? Is all three side side starphire or just the front panel?


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Old 04/08/2005, 12:03 PM   #17
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Not sure the cost yet of the Starphire yet. It will run in the $$$ thousands. I went with 2 96" X 30" panels. This will be a room divider so I got the front and back panels Starphire.


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Old 04/08/2005, 08:31 PM   #18
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Hey Rob sorry to read about the 240, your a better man then me, I would have flipped! Best of luck with the new tank and please post lots of pics

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Old 04/08/2005, 11:29 PM   #19
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Thanks.... The worst thing is I had insurance on the tank. I'm fighting with the insurance company now regarding the tank. This is what really ****es me off that I was paying for insurance on the whole setup and now they will not pay


But that is a whole new thread...........


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Old 04/11/2005, 11:56 AM   #20
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The build of my tank can be found here in the Large tank forum. I did not want to have 2 threads going on the build. Got the glass in today pictures have been updated see them Here


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Old 04/11/2005, 01:33 PM   #21
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Looks awesome! that starfire glass is great. Otis looks cool too, want 2 more Pugs?? LMAO

Good Luck tonight!

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Old 04/11/2005, 06:00 PM   #22
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How many pugs can you keep in a 300g?


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Old 04/11/2005, 08:31 PM   #23
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How many pugs can you keep in a 300g?


To funny LOL! Well the build went well pics are up in the Large tank Forums. Click link above.


More updates latter.


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Old 04/11/2005, 08:55 PM   #24
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Looks great! *drool*


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Old 04/11/2005, 09:12 PM   #25
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looks awesome! Best of luck!


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