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Old 02-11-2016, 02:37 PM   #21
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Thanks Dary. I already have the two 20 gallon long tanks. Will drill them and connect them with bulkheads. I like the idea of the two 20's because it will give me a lot of room for equipment without be too snug.

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Old 02-11-2016, 03:33 PM   #22
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On my 135 I have a acrylic 45 gal sump but in hindsight I wish I would have used my old 75 gal tank instead ,....of course I have a lot of junk to put in there too :-/ ,... Those sumps get pretty crowded pretty quickly


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Yea i know you are familiar with a sump full of equipment. Unfortinately i am limuted by the size of my cabinet. I wish i could go bigger on the sump but all in all i hope the two 20's will work out.

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Old 02-18-2016, 09:13 AM   #25
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I am taking two angels to work and giving them to a co-worker tomorrow for his 55 gallon. He only has guppies right now. Im keeping two angels andcacfew smaller fish. Thecrest im going to see if i can take up to petco for credit. Then 8 can start cleaning this tank out.

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Old 02-19-2016, 09:33 AM   #26
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Well good news. My co-worker is going to buy the rest of my freshwater fish from me. Hopefuly I will be able to start cleaning the tank out by next weekend.

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As usual.., it sounds like you have everything under control


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Thanks Dary.

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Old 02-24-2016, 08:03 PM   #29
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Ok im thinking ahead a little about equipment specifically a skimmer for this transformation. I want to eventually have some sps in this tank so I want a really good skimmer.

Next thing is when i bought this tank it was set up with the durso standpipe plumbing. I would like to do the same setup that I have in my 40 gallon which is the herbie overflow design. The only problem is that the holes are drilled in the bottom of the tank. I guess i coukd caps those off and drill holes at the top behind the overflow boxes.

Could you more experienced reefers chime in and give your opnions on the best way to go about this.

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Reef octopus always gets high marks, and seems like the most popular option. I have an aqua c and so far am disappointed in the skimmate production. Those newer skimz on brs look good, but pricey. I can't comment on the overflow mod but your initial cap off idea sounds practical.


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