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Old 12-11-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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150G build for newbie

Hi there my name is Andy. I introduced myself in the new member section a week ago. I just purchased a used 150 oceanic tank on Craigslist. It is a custom made tank with one overflow at the end with four 1" and 3/4 drains/intake. In the pics you can see I am cleaning it with water/ vinegar mix to get water stains off. Kind of funny when I rinsed out the overflow box 5 little snails came out dead obviously. After I get it wiped down I am going to upright it , fill it and looks for leaks. Should be okay since it was just used not to long ago.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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Oh forgot to add that the tank dimensions are 5x2x2. I am looking at either building my own stand or buying . Any suggestions of stores, online sites with stand instructions, etc?
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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Holding water! Now the fun part of getting it all out...
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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Awesome buy! Ill definitely be keeping an eye out on this to see how you come along. Do you already have an idea on what you'll be stocking it with?
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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Holding water! Now the fun part of getting it all out...
Oh yea siphoning works
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:06 PM   #6
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Thanks! Well i am not for sure yet on fish. I def like yellow tangs indo pacific tangs Achilles tangs clowns and maybe some others. They will have to be reef compatible though as I plan on doing that down the road
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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question about stands. anyone out there using a 4 foot TALL stand for their aquarium? I am thinking about building one this height. Thinking it would be easier to view inhabitants than bending one's back to look. What are your thoughts. I have thought about it tipping easier but the stand will be at least 30 inches wide.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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sump that was used with my aquarium by previous owner. still figuring out how to place it under the tank and how to plumb it up with protein skimmer. Looking at getting a precision marine bullet XL 2 and a couple iwaki pumps
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:38 PM   #9
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My 90g tank is on a 42 inch stand and it looks so good! I love looking straight ahead and seeing my fish. All my other tanks are either 34 or 30 inches high which means even though I'm short I have to kinda bend down to view things.
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Cool thanks Carey for the insight. Glad to hear someone else knows it works good
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