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The plexiglass we're going for is probably going to come in around 0.75 cm thick, is that still to thin? We could use glass.
 

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Have you priced a sheet of 75mm plexiglass? Could be a few hundred bucks. Shame to have it go funky after that expense. Another plexi drawback imo, it scratches easily, becomes somewhat opaque with age and overall looks crappy after a time. Advantage is lightweight, but who cares when dealing with a setup approaching 3000 lbs?
 

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Hi, everyone the plexiglass caps were supposed to give this aquarium some extra height, for snags but still being contained.I think I will skip that idea. We have a few connections to people who make plexiglass shields, but I have not gotten an estimate. I will definitely just use glass, because of the faults that oscar6 pointed out.
 

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Deeda said:
What are these plastic/plexi caps you are talking about?
I'm unable to find a good image to attach but basically it's a raised lid (cap) that sits several inches above the height of the aquarium. Depending upon the sidewall dimension choice they can sit up several inches to provide clearance for aquascaping.

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fishybuisness said:
... My father has kept very large reef aquariums before, as well as my uncle I'm not going into this unprepared, but thanks for your concern :lol:.This will be a new experience, but I am by no means rushing into it. This aquarium means a lot to me so I am not just going ahead without thinking, I have been thinking researching this idea for years. ...

Good to know! =D> If you've got a well seasoned reef crew at your disposal all should go well. I'm looking forward to photos of your build as things progress.

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back to the stocking. as auballagh pointed out i do not want to over stock it, and have less species. so what about this for a stocking list?
- 10-15 b. cupido or another smaller earth-eater
- 6 bolivian rams, plus 4-6 half grown ones in my aquarium right now
- 9-12 apistogramma macelinsis 3m 6-9 females
- and/or 1 to 2 trio(s) red breasted acara or laetacara dosigera
- 20-40 cardinal tetras
- 10-15 red pencils maybe? this is already a lot.
- 2 albino bristlenose plecos.
too much? let me know, also i have attached some drawings of this aquarium.
 

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Yes.
LESS SPECIES - MORE FISH.
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And yes, the species and stocking numbers you would like to put in this monster tank, look pretty good.
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Plus, you have a PM..... 'PADAWON'. :)
 

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hey everyone i was going to purchase a trio or 2 of laetacara dosigera but it has come to my attention that the online shop i was going to purchase from also carries laetacara araguaiae, this species is not profileed in the CF catalouge i realize that this species has not been poularized very much compared to other laetacra species. i am wondering if they would also be good fish in this aquarium! thanks, here is an image of one that
 

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