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Old 08-29-2005, 01:26 AM   #11
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Sorry, this begs the question.....why?
I know you have a large system, but you still need to transport it to your tank for water changes. IMO, unless you want to constantly airate a very large container, 30-40 gallon garbage cans will do.
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:00 AM   #12
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Try USPLASTICS, they have a "Standard Flat Bottom Fiberglass Tank With 457 Gal Capacity" as well as many other size tanks:

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...duct%5Fid=5388
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:35 PM   #13
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I would think that a 150g stock tank (purchased at a feed store) would suffice. I can't imagine that you'll need to replace ALL of the water in your main very often.... why the need for 500 at a time? Let us know what you decide. We definitely want to see recent pics (don't you have a new sump in line too?) I'm dying to see your fish room!
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The reason I am wanting a big tank is I currently have 4 QT tanks going with a total water capacity of 200 gal. I am going though roughly 80 gallons a day of sw. I am using dechlorinated tap for the QT tanks because cyano etc is not a issue, however it is a pain to mix the water constantly. I use RO/DI water for my main and I use two large rubbermaid containers for roughly 80 gallon water changes. The problem with that is the 100GPD ro unit only produces 50 gallons a day unless you bring the water pressure up to 100 PSI. So I have 2 large trash cans in my foyer for 3 days when I do a water change. I was thinking of purchasing a large tank to use now for SW in the QT tanks. After all my QT is done I will dry it out and keep it full of RO water for changes in my main. Tractor supply has a 325 gallon tank that is roughly 40" round and 60" long for $370 they also have a 60" round 500gal tank with a dome top for $300 I think this is probably the way to go ( they both have 15 " access holes"). I am just trying to determine if I want to do it and were to put it. If I put it in my garage I will have temp issues with it.
Phyl. I do have the additional sump installed. It is currently home to a 2-3" mantis. It makes the water changes easy. I just turn off my return pump and let the 2 sump tanks fill up then I have a drain hose plumbed under the house that my UV return line fits into. I just plug up the pump until it starts to pull in air. I have the sump connector lines about 8" from the bottom so the second sump never runs out of water. I currently have a sand bed in it. It will also hold roughly 50 lbs of base rock when my QT tanks are torn down. What type algae do you recommend for the sump/refugium?
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Do you have any time for your real job?
I am so envious!
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Heck with that, I am envious of his apparent income! (whatever it is, I want your job!)
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Well as far as my job goes..I was well off and into big houses and high dollar sport cars. Then 3 years ago I retired at age 30 (as in retire or we will fire you because we are eliminating your job) I spent everyday of the next 2 years enjoying my wife and 6 month old son. The last 8 months of that 2 years I was looking for a job with no luck (depressing) . It was a very humbling 8 months. During that time I learned to appreciate all my wife does (stay at home mom). I got my priorities in line. God/ family and friends, money is somewhere towards the end. After I got my head straight God opened doors for me. I had 3 job offers in 2 weeks from places I had never applied. I now work for a fortune 10 company and love to spend time with my family. My little boy wanted a nemo and I guess deep down I did too. SW has turned into something the whole family enjoys. As far as income goes I have none. It all belongs to God. He just lets me use it.
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