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Old 07-04-2004, 01:50 AM   #1
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New tank placement... distance from wall

I've just acquired a 65g All-glass Aquarium. I plan on FOWLR. In a few weeks I am going to order the AquaC Remora protein skimmer. According to the AquaC website the skimmer is 2.75" from front to back. How far from the wall should I set my tank to allow enough room to add the skimmer? Is 4 inches enough? I would like it as close to the wall as reasonable. I imagine it would be very hard to move once it is filled with rock, sand and water.

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that is how far most of my tanks are from the wall. and yes they are almost impossible to move when full, and I wouldn't reccomend trying it
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I have mine a little farther from the wall, it allows me to reach back there for my mag float to clean the glass.
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I suggest 6" myself. More if you have an overflow. Oh and that 65gal tank will be upward to 800-900 lbs when full so ya it wont move.
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I've got mine about 10" from the wall. Mainly due to the fact that I couldn't get my DIY wet/dry under the stand without cutting the rear supports. Just didn't sound like a good idea

On a side note, I was able to move my tank about an inch forward earlier to move the wet/dry in trying to get the system tuned....nobody mentioned that part!
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