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Old 04-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #11
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so here is the 125 gallon tank i got($300). it came with a 30gallon sump,stand,tank,and canopy. during the following week i have a list of things that need to get done before i do the install:
do a leak test
plumb the overflows
add more support to the stand
clean and wash 250 ish lbs of sand, after all that we should be ready to go!.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #12
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Great deal for $300!! Very nice! waiting for the build, keep us posted!
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ok so turns out it is a 135 not 125.. lol better for me . tomorrow i am going to try and add some 2x4s to the stand on the back and on the top to make it more stable. i just really don't want to take any chances with this thing, also i have a question. currently i have a viaaqua return pump on my 60, its at around 700gph, should i get a second return pump for this tank? or just plump the returns into one line?
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:16 AM   #14
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Awesome deal! I would do herbie overflow design. Both as drain and return from outside on the left side. This what I have done. Since it creates a syphon NO SOUND OR BUBBLES. I love it.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:16 PM   #15
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Ok so here is what I have got done so far,

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ID:	90536 tomorrow I am going to screw them into place.I cleaned the tank out and I must say the seams look really good, I am probably going to add some more silicone in a few spots just to make sure.next weekend is the big move.I'm super excited!! Things left to do still: wash 200lbs of sand, plumb the overflow, finish the sumps (a 20tall fuge, and a 30 sump)
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:25 PM   #16
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so here is the 125 gallon tank i got($300). it came with a 30gallon sump,stand,tank,and canopy. during the following week i have a list of things that need to get done before i do the install:
do a leak test
plumb the overflows
add more support to the stand
clean and wash 250 ish lbs of sand, after all that we should be ready to go!.
Ok im new to this but i wanted to know if its ok to use regular sand from lowes or home depot as your sand bed?
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:38 PM   #17
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50 lb. Commercial-Grade Fine Sand-196152 at The Home Depot

this is what i will be using. it is 100% reef safe. i have used it in a 20gall fresh water tank and i currently use it in my sump for a DSB in my 60gall tank. way cheeper then going to the LFS for a 20lb bag of sand for $25 - 30.
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It doesn't harm your fish or anything right
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:55 PM   #19
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nope, 100% safe. just make sure you really wash it before you put it in the tank.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:03 PM   #20
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Awesome deal! I would do herbie overflow design. Both as drain and return from outside on the left side. This what I have done. Since it creates a syphon NO SOUND OR BUBBLES. I love it.
could you go into more detail on this herbie overflow design? i have been doing research and it sounds like a good idea.
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