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Old 02-09-2014, 01:06 PM   #91
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No the back of the stand is clear acrylic. I thought the same thing but nope. I'm kinda screwed.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:28 PM   #92
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No the back of the stand is clear acrylic. I thought the same thing but nope. I'm kinda screwed.
Well if your up for it, why not open the back up? This will give you more room to work with a bigger sump and the back don't show so your safe
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:39 PM   #93
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Worried that the stand won't be able to support the tank then. I feel like it's there for a reason, ya know? I'll look at it again.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:41 PM   #94
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Worried that the stand won't be able to support the tank then. I feel like it's there for a reason, ya know? I'll look at it again.
Yes I definetly understand that. Makes you wonder how they made it work without drilling it
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:49 PM   #95
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The guy I bought it from was using it for fresh water. I couldn't see the tank in person before purchasing because he lived over two hours away so we met halfway. I probably wouldn't have bought it knowing the bottom had no room. I'm almost thinking of just looking for a used full setup instead.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:51 PM   #96
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The guy I bought it from was using it for fresh water. I couldn't see the tank in person before purchasing because he lived over two hours away so we met halfway. I probably wouldn't have bought it knowing the bottom had no room. I'm almost thinking of just looking for a used full setup instead.
How thick is the acrylic on the stand exactly
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:59 PM   #97
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I wouldn't mess with that stand. Might build a better one eventually. You really need a bigger sump. Can you even fit all that in a 5gallon? On a tank that small a HOB will work okay. I just like sumps.
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If u were you and still thinking about the BH-1000 I would spend the extra 30$ and get the BH-2000, I have the 2000 and love it. Yes It may be a little overrated but if your sump problems continue a overrated skimmer may do the job without a sump. You could also get a HOB filter like an aquaclear and convert it to a small Refugium. With a 5g sump you may only get 3G of Refugium space which may be the same size as an aquaclear 110, you could also if you had the extra money get the HOB Refugium that BRS sells. 2 3 or 5 gallon. They are pricey tho
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:22 PM   #99
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After all this annoyance I'm now just looking for reef ready setups. I'm thinking this tank is a bust. Might just use it for freshwater. Ugh. This is frustrating.
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Sure looks like you could make that tank work with a bit of modification.
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