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Old 08-20-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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20g to 55g upgrade

Well after months of collecting the time has come

The tear down move reasemble of the 20g:


Adding Fresh water and salt mix:


The new sand over crushed coral excited:


The new light: 4x 54 wt t5ho with led moon lights


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the stand looks weird..... but otherwise ^_^ nice upgrade
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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That`s a pretty odd looking fish on the last pic. LOL. Looks like a pretty nice upgrade.
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Make sure that stand is rated for that tank. Once you start adding LR you are going to add another 50+ lbs to it.

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Old 08-20-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
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The stand was rated for a 55g high i think not a 55g long, so im sure itll be ok, its pretty sturdy
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:51 PM   #6
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i can see its going to take quite some time for the water to un-cloud
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:25 AM   #7
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So how long does it take the water to clear from the live sand being poured in. I put 70 pounds of it in about 10 hours ago. But the band news is im using a 55g hang filter til my Fluval 405 comes. And it isnt clearing up much, does it take 24-48 hours to clear up?
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I'd still be concerned about the stand. You've got a few inches from either side of the actual stand that will have no support other than a piece of plywood. Those ends can start to buckle and lead to disaster. A 55 standard is longer than a 55 high.


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Old 08-21-2010, 04:06 PM   #10
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so be it, i found a new stand for 59.99 im worried too
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