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Old 06-18-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
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Damped Reef Build

Alright lady's and gentleman, I'm looking in to a new tank.

I haven't gotten anything yet for my build.

I currently have a 38 gallon reef up and running. However, ITS TOO SMALL!

So guess what? UPGRADE TIME.

I'm looking into getting a tank between 50-70 gallon range. And I want to do it right this time, with a sump.

I will be doing a DIY stand and canopy.

And for the overflow method, I'm going to be using herbies method.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with a ProFlex sump model 3.

I'm going to be needing help from you guys because im clueless on how to plumb my aquarium and all that stuff.

I'm looking forward to this build and I hope you guys can give me pointers and advice.

Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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i would suggest going even bigger. there is not much of a difference between 38 and 50-70gal tank. you still won't be able to have beautiful big fish such as tangs and you will out grow it in under a year.

speaking from experience! i out grew my 20gal in less than 6month and my 46gal in less than a year. now i am planning to go bigger and i will be skipping the 100 and 150 straight to a 220gallons. i believe that tank is just perfect for this hobby.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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Problem is, I just don't have the space for such a large tank I need to keep it under 4 feet
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:31 AM   #4
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I know some fish stores do custom makes and especially my lfs they can turn a 75g length and make it taller and wider becoming a 110g. But you might need a ladder after certain makes like that.
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Are you going to be keeping the old tank, or replacing it?
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #6
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I'm going to be taking down the 38 gallon and put everything in the new one
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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go as big as you can! if you can do 4' i highly recommend a 90gal! a

and keep us posted on the process!
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #8
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I might go with a 90! But I also have a budget so..
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U live near south jersey?
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:59 PM   #10
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I live in montreal Canada lol!
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