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Old 08-25-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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sump instalation

I have a 90 gallon tank I have had it up for 8 months with a hang on back protien skimmer, several powerheads, and a hang on the back double biowheel power filter 75 lbs live rock and crushed coral.

fish six line wrasse, foxface lo, Ocellaris Clownfish, Sailfin Tang, Sailfin/Algae Blenny, Bulb Anemone, feather dusters, pumping xenia

I was wondering if some one could help me with my problem

My water is hard to keep clear and I wanto install a sump

The problem is I have an
aga all glass aquarium on a a pine stand --Two doors with a bar in the center. --I want to install a sump and when I tried to put thesump/aquarium (dimensions 30 x 12x 12) under the cabinet it would not fit because of the small opening do to the cross bar. how do I get the sump into the cabinet without tearing down tank and stand.

anyone with some sugestions?


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Old 08-26-2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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You could try two smaller tanks.

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Old 08-26-2006, 03:48 PM   #3
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If you are daring...you can see what was done here with supporting the tank with some wood brace, and removing the center brace, inserting the sump, and replacing it:


P.S. I am NOT that daring
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Could you get a picture of your stand...I am facing similar problems but have come up with some solutions largely based on the things shown on www.melevsreef.com (btw, a great place for ideas and information!!) With some pictures of your stand I would be glad to offer my help!
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:48 PM   #5
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Drain it and then remove the center brace. The way on Melev's site will work but you better be careful. When I had a sump underneath my tank I removed a side of the stand so I could slide the sump in. I built my stand so I knew what I could remove without affecting the structure of the stand.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:47 PM   #6
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My stand has a side door for this purpose and I have 55g sump that I can slide in and out. I designed it this way and my friend built it. You could always precut everything and assemble it in the stand!

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