Vertical 1000(2) gallon tanks DYI

PAULGrebol

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I am building my new house and doing 2 vertical 1000 gallon tanks on each side of the fireplace. Here are the details. I am designing and building myself so any input would be appreciated. I will be doing mostly cichlid20190402_164838[1].jpg but community tank with other fish
  • 18" footing with #5 rebar also #5bar 8" o.c. through footing into walls
  • 10' tall by 48"x48" interior
  • using 48"x96" 2" thick acrylic
  • walls are 8x8x166 block with #5 (5/8") rebar every 8" horizontal and vertical
  • walls filled solid with 3000 psi concrete
  • header solid concrete with 4 #5 bars horizontal
  • has it own room in between for pumps and access with ladder and walkway, behind 7' fireplace
ideas on the rest
  • was going to use hydrostatic concrete inside with reinforced mesh then black pond armor
  • angle iron to hold acrylic on outside with 1/2" redheads into solid block
  • was going to have auto fillers with own reverse osmosis
  • water chiller of 200' pipe in refrig
  • access room has own HVAC system, mini split
  • 2 above ground ground sand pool filters each 3000 GPH
  • 2 backup fine filters 500 GPH
  • underwater LED lights
  • I have 2 2" pipes to exterior
 

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What are you planning on to ensure adequate flow throughout the tank? Drains on the bottom and returns up top? Or MASSIVE powerheads?
 
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Wow!.....cant wait to see the house finished.......I have tank envy!
 

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Well it's gonna look lovely!
My only suggestion is maybe too late. I would never build a fireplace.

World's most efficient way to heat the sky.
Ben Franklin made them obsolete back in colonial times.

I haven't lit mine in nearly 25 years.
I'm converting it to an aquarium. ;)

Cheers!
 

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Well it's gonna look lovely!
My only suggestion is maybe too late. I would never build a fireplace.

World's most efficient way to heat the sky.
Ben Franklin made them obsolete back in colonial times.

I haven't lit mine in nearly 25 years.
I'm converting it to an aquarium. ;)

Cheers!
Please make a thread about it if you can, that sounds rather interesting.
 

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Wow! Outstanding. What are your plans for filtration? How will you access the inside of the tanks for cleaning/ aquascape? This is gonna look great.
 
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