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Old 09-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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So, I was looking at a 265 gallon tank on CL. Someone bought it So I now have some questions.
1. How many Tangs could I put in a 180g?
2. Do I have to have a sump if I want a reef?
3. What is your tank size that you may upgrade to one day?
4. This will certainly be my last upgrade, so do you think this is too small?
5. What is the highest number of gallons tank you would upgrade to before you thought it was too much work?
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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I am kinda bummed that I couldn't get the 265g, but everything happens for a reason, and maybe it would be too much work for me. For example, If I did a 10% water change every week, I would have to change 26.5 gallons.
I found a few 180g's on CL. Maybe that would be better. What do you think? I really don't want to get a bigger tank after this one.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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Hmmm,,that does stink..I remember looking for months and bam,,finally got my deal..

Tangs in a 180,,2 for sure ..possibly 3
I think a sump is almost a must on any tank
I did just upgrade to my bigger tank(don't think it will be my last)
Question is do you think its too small...for me ,,yes it would be
Don't think the tank would ever really be too much work at any size if you have the proper set up..
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #4
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Thanks! So, if I did go with a sump, would the tank have to be drilled? Also do you know any sumps you can buy? I really know nothing about sumps or plumbing or anything like that, LOL.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:50 PM   #5
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Thanks! So, if I did go with a sump, would the tank have to be drilled? Also do you know any sumps you can buy? I really know nothing about sumps or plumbing or anything like that, LOL.
A drilled tank is nice but there are ways around it. You could just take a smaller tank say 20%of the dt volume and make it into a sump. My 90 has a 20g tank turned sump. My dt is drilled btw.
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A drilled tank is nice but there are ways around it. You could just take a smaller tank say 20%of the dt volume and make it into a sump. My 90 has a 20g tank turned sump. My dt is drilled btw.
So what would I use to get the water down to the sump and back up? If I just bought a tank, would I put dividers in for the different compartments? Also, what compartments would I need? I think a refugium would be a good idea. If I need dividers, where can I buy them? Do I have ot cut them myself? Do they make any sumps already made with dividers etc.? Sorry for all of these blabbering!
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:15 PM   #7
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Here are some links for ya
Berlin method of filtration
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Protein skimming - is it right for you?
Refugiums,fuges or refuge
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:30 PM   #8
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Thanks for the links! You use a hang on the back overflow right? What brand is that?
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I use this one

CPR CS102 SIPHON AQUARIUM OVERFLOW BOX by CPR Aquatic - AquaCave

It's a CPR continuous type, has no J tubes to hold siphon. I had an eshopps overflow with J tubes but always lost siphon so I went wen this one instead.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:06 PM   #10
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Thank you everyone! I think I am going to go with a 180 Gallon. I see one on CL. That I have my eyes on. It is a 180g with stand for $400. Is that good? I can't wait to start a 180g build!
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