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Old 10-06-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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120g build

Okay so I finally got my 120 tank in. It's built in overflow and drilled. I bought a 40g for a sump and have a few questions on the dimensions I should make it. I want a refugium in there as well so my baffles are in question. So I needed to ask how high do I make my first baffles if I need a 6" water depth for my skimmer?
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Forgot to attatched what I'm working off of. Found this on the Internet and it seems good to me. Will the water level be okay? And any design modifications anyone suggests? This is obviously my first build. I'm upgrading from a 20 g
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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Looks good. I just made one myself thats similar. I would make it higher than needed. As long as your skimmer is adjustable. If not u can always make a shelf to any height u like



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Old 10-06-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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Oh great! Thank you! Bought stand materials today; my Home Depot doesn't cut glass so ill have to find a glass shop so I can get this thing up and running
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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The stand is built! Was gonna finish it up by sealing and painting along with siding but got called into work. I'm probably going to do my DIY floating refugium tonight. Buying the pump and return assembly Friday. Coming along nicely. And very, very expensive.
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Nice, gonna keep an eye on this thread. I might also need to build a better stand for my 90.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:48 AM   #7
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Nice, gonna keep an eye on this thread. I might also need to build a better stand for my 90.
Ya I definitely overbuilt the stand but I figure with all that weight let alone money on it I'd go for the overdone version lol
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:40 AM   #8
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Nice work on the stand. Mine is similar but I added 2 extra center risers/legs on the long sides. I also partially enclosed the back side with plywood to help with torsional rigidity.

Beefier is better.

What are your plans for this? Reef, Fish Only?

My next upgrade will be a 120 too so ill be tagging along.
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Nice work on the stand. Mine is similar but I added 2 extra center risers/legs on the long sides. I also partially enclosed the back side with plywood to help with torsional rigidity.

Beefier is better.

What are your plans for this? Reef, Fish Only?

My next upgrade will be a 120 too so ill be tagging along.
Thanks! I was going to do the center supports but I wanted full access to my sump. Im using 4x4's laying on top of the 4x4 posts for extra strength so I could avoid the center bracing.

It's going to be a reef. I have small frags in my 20 right now and need a home for their growth as well as larger pieces in the future
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Oh, I didn't notice you used 4x4 before. I used L 2x4 in the corners, so you shouldn't worry about that.

I would consider a backing on it though, if you plan on using a wave maker, for a few $ it will give you some insurance against the side to side motion. I know you used ties on the corners, and will be dressing it as well. A backing would also help keep moisture from your drywall and keep light spilling out the edges on the wall of you light a refugium at night.

What are you thinking of for hardware?
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