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Old 07-21-2013, 01:03 PM   #11
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I would go hang on back protein skimmer instead of hob filter if you can. The bacteria in Your live rock and live sand will do most of the biological filtration.
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Btw I would buy some live rock to "seed" the dry rock.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #13
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If you aren't doing a sump I found a dresser at ikea for my 40 breeder freshwater tank that works well. It is almost the perfect size, it is a little tall but I think that is good since the breeder tank isn't that tall. I think it was around $110 and then you have drawers for supplies.

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The dresser looks nice, but is it solid enough to support 500ish lbs?
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:02 PM   #14
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The dresser looks nice, but is it solid enough to support 500ish lbs?
Yeah, I have had my planted tank up for 5 months. I can bump it pretty good and it won't move. It is surprisingly sturdy.
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Not trying to bash anyone`s experience but 500 lbs on top of a dresser is asking for problems. It might hold up at first but it wont last for long. JMO
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:20 PM   #16
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Trying to find a stand for this is stupid
Petco had metal frame stands for this on sale last week, think they were about twenty-something bucks.
BTW, don't search for a stand for a 40b. Look for one for a 50 or a 65.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:22 AM   #17
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IMO your future purchases for consideration should be a protein skimmer ( recommend remora-s) some live rock to seed your dry rock as stated before, a couple circulation pumps and a light. ( I'd advise getting yourself the taotronics. They're more then capable of handling any coral you desire and are very cheap. About 120 for one unit. Also grab yourself some basic test kits if you don't have then already for cycling
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:52 AM   #18
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I would like to add that live rock isn't necessary for seeding. The bacteria you want will come for free from the air.
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Update!! Got a stand finally after looking for two months. Paid 70$. Coming along? What do you guys think? Got the twenty under there to start making my sump eventually. What's the next step now?
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:33 PM   #20
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Very nice!

If you plan on having a drilled tank rather than a HOB overflow then you should drill the tank now rather than wait.

If you DO want a drilled tank then glue in the panels to set up compartments for your refugium now
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