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Old 03-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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Post Summer Project Is it to Late?

This summer I am going to try to construct a New Aquarium Stand on my 55 Gallon. Right now I have the Basic Black stand 48x12x28 Was wondering how much more bigger I should go? Also I was thinking of installing a Overflow Box with Sump/Refugium. I was wondering for ideas on that I should do and how to construct this project. My glass is not drilled so there will be no drilling to install the Sump. Le me know of some ideas....

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No drilling needed. A HOB overflow will work fine. A refugium will be great on your tank.
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agreed. You can make the stand as big as you haev room for, so you can conceal all the equipment below.

Over on RC in the DIY forum is a ton of info and pics of stands
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Sweet That's what I am planning to do.
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Any brand suggestions on Over Flow and Sump Combo?
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Here is a Sketch of my New Stand

Well I got a Sketcc of How I want my Stand to look I kind of mapped it out the Best way I can to show you How it will be set-up. It will be for a 55 G now but will convert to 120G in the future... Look below

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Hmmm, are you planning on putting/maintaining the sump from the back? If I remember your set up right now, it is against a wall and with your plan may make it difficult to get to.
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Yeah I know. That's why I am making it with a Few opening especially were the Sump/refugium is going to be, I forgot I wanted a door there 2. and I am making it 28 inches Wide so the tank will be only using 12 inches of it the rest I should be able to have access to and be able to maintain and work with. I am on a Second Floor Apartment so hopefully all goes well But then again with my luck.
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