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Old 02-25-2010, 05:24 AM   #11
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It looks good. Nice tank. Does it have anything covering the water like glass or screen? You will probably want some good screen on top to stop anything jumping but also it won't prevent gas exchange.
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It looks good. Nice tank. Does it have anything covering the water like glass or screen? You will probably want some good screen on top to stop anything jumping but also it won't prevent gas exchange.
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Yeah it came with hinged glass tops so I'm gong to see how those work out, if they cut down on the gas exchange too bad I'll probably just leave the hinged part open during the day I have other animals in the house so some kind of tops are a neccesity. Thanks for the comments guys!

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Definitely do all of the interior of the stand with one or two coats of polyurethane to protect from water and salt creep.
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Along with returns from the sump there should be roughly 4800 gph which would be 21x turnover, I'm thinking about upgrading to the Koralia 8s for more flow!

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I would go with more powerhead's instead of bigger ones. mayme 4 or 6 k-4's. It is much easier to control flow patterns with more pumps.
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I would go with more powerhead's instead of bigger ones. mayme 4 or 6 k-4's. It is much easier to control flow patterns with more pumps.
True, they're just so big and gaudy, I'd hate to have to see that many of those ugly things all over the tank, so I'm really considering a pair of MP-40s which would add ~6,000 gph of flow for a total of almost 11,000 gph.. Just gotta justify the price...

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Hey,

Yeah it came with hinged glass tops so I'm gong to see how those work out, if they cut down on the gas exchange too bad I'll probably just leave the hinged part open during the day I have other animals in the house so some kind of tops are a neccesity. Thanks for the comments guys!

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I have two cats and a dog. When I had a freshwater tank, the cats prefered to drink out of that. Just got the 150 Reef set up and the cat gave it a shot. The look on their face was priceless. Basically "Eww, no thanks" and haven't went back up there again.

If you are worried about cats, they know to stay away from saltwater.
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I have two cats and a dog. When I had a freshwater tank, the cats prefered to drink out of that. Just got the 150 Reef set up and the cat gave it a shot. The look on their face was priceless. Basically "Eww, no thanks" and haven't went back up there again.

If you are worried about cats, they know to stay away from saltwater.

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