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Old 06-08-2011, 03:28 PM   #21
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There is water displacement due to the rocks, just depends onhow much you got.

I take out water in 5g buckets so i know exactly how much to put back in. At least that was my system until I just got the 125g and it would be impratical to continue that way.

But yeah, for a smaller tank, if youre taking out 20g for a pwc just get a few buckets from home depot. I got painters buckets so it has the gallons measured on the sides.

Hope that helps
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #22
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Thanks, helps alot, looks like tomorrow will be 3 store stops.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:39 PM   #23
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You should start a build thread, that way you can ask all your questions in one place.

Plus, everyone loves a good build thread with pictures! LOL
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:48 PM   #24
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id count for having a...55-60 gallon tank, after all is said and done. just an estimate.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:53 PM   #25
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What's a "build thread"?
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:55 PM   #26
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Just a thread that you keep going with updates and pictures. I start mine off when I get a bare tank and go from there. I just ask questions and people answer! It's awesome!

I start new threads if I have a specific question that I want a broad range of people to see. Usually with a "build" thread you have a few people who follow religiously and know their stuff.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:55 PM   #27
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Well now that makes sense, I figured that would be this thread then. I did start two others, specifically because I wanted input on the filter I bought since I need to return the SeaClone, then another for input bout sand and rock. I'm doing the sand and rock buying tomorrow. I will include pictures as I do things but right now, my profile pic is it. I plan on rearranging the rock after I get more tomorrow then I will post new pics. I'm nervous about making the aquascape sturdy so I did the new thread. Everyone check it out and throw me some of your excellent knowledge and creativity for my sand and rock thread.

Do I need to have this thread moved to make it into a build thread or should I start another one somewhere? I need all the advice, ideas, input, info, brainstorming, creativity and of course honest opinions from everyone so I like the idea of build thread.

May be good to name my tank "The AquariumAdvice.Com Forum's Community Reef Tank" LOL

P.S. Creativity is a definite help as I have none.
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Well then this is your build thread then! Woot! your first build, might not be your last once you get the hang of it.
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Well then this is your build thread then! Woot! your first build, might not be your last once you get the hang of it.

For some reason I kinda figure you may very well be correct.
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I started with a 45 hex tank last year, and at the height of my obsession I had 8 tanks. I'm down to 6 now.

Every one of them was an absolute joy to do! well, the 125g reef is giving me some trouble with the hardware but other than that it was just plain fun.
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