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Old 02-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #161
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So the bottom one would be good for what I need and fit I side my sump? I'm doing the 20 long like you suggested just trying to find the tank. I've asked around. If that's the right thing then I know what to save up for next!
Yes, that skimmer is plenty good for your system. Just measure the inside of the stand and make sure you have room for it. You will have to remove the collection cup for cleaning every week or so.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #162
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I forgot to ask last post, how tall is the stand? lol That will help dictate if you have any issues with a normal skimmer cause they are usually pretty tall. And while youre measuring you might wanna note the length and how far it is back to front so you can fit an appropriate sump underneath.
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A 20 long will fit in a 75's stand easily. It's the same stand as you have for your 90 Carey.
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True, BUT depending on the crafting of the stand it could have less room underneath than the size would make you believe. For instance I couldnt fit a 20L in my stand on the 90g. He made the stand by hand and it is two sections underneath. It also has a shelf built in on the right. And also, on my 125g, it's 18 inches from back to front BUT I can barely fit the 14" wide sump in there.

Just wanted the OP to be prepared in case she has a funky stand. LOL
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:20 PM   #165
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I doubt that 32g is food grade.
It's not but it was just to fill my tank for the first time. It hasn't cracked yet and I'm just finishing aquascaping the tank then I'm going to transfer the water and then use it as a trashcan. The 64g is food grade though
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #166
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I got a 64g for $55 and a 32g for $12 Both came with lids and were bought at walmart
Ok so I should get the 64? It has to go outside on my patio no matter what so the 64 is fine with me. Do you think the water will be fine in the tank sitting in the heat outside?
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #167
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I paid $22 I think for lid and can at ace hardware. It's a 32g brute.

Since youre in an apt you might wanna think about a 20g or so. The biggest you can fit in the house. Whether it be a closet or alcove, theres gotta be somewhere you can fit a can.

As far as the ro/di you linked, well, if I had the money I would get it but the 5 stage deluxe should be fine. I am ordering one next week during the group buy at bulk reef supply, they will be $180 for that week for group buy members. I think they also discount some of their protein skimmers as well so if you have a bit of cash you might wanna check it out.

There's so much you have to get, lol, but you did get the biggest thing out of the way. haha... I would start getting the smaller things as well if you can, like a refractometer for salinity ($30 on ebay), water test kit (API liquid test is good), 2 powerheads, heater,lights, the SALT lol, stuff like that.

There are some really great deals to be had online if you just look real good. I shop alot at the following: Bulk Aquarium Supplies - Reef Aquarium Supplies | BulkReefSupply.com , Aquarium Pet Fish Supplies, Tank Accessories, Products & Equipment , Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums , Aquarium Supplies, Reef Aquarium Supplies, Aquarium Products, Fish Tank Supplies, Freshwater Aquarium, Marine Aquarium , Pet Supplies | Dog Supplies | Fish Supplies | Bird Supplies | PetSolutions .

the above are all top of the line in my book and each retailer will have some of what you need cheaper than the others will. To save the most $$ I usually buy a few things from each one and it has worked out really well for me. I don't hesitate to recommend them. There are some other places I've ordered from but the livestock or dry goods just werent up to snuff. haha

Think I wrote enough? Sorry for the long post just got on a roll!
As far as inside for the can I literally can't. I have carpet everywhere except the kitchen and I'm not kidding when I say after the tank there is not an inch left so its either the garage or the patio. Either place I can put as large of one that I want I think.

As far as the RODI goes I looked up the price difference and it's only a $50 dollar difference so I might as well get the one that's better for such a small difference.

I would LOVE to join the bulk buy thing but right now after the tank and stand I'm flat broke! No extra cash at all so I'm
Just trying to have everything picked out and know exactly what I want

As far as testing if the tank leaks or not I looked in my garage and I do have the room so I may try to get it set up to test it. I have to put it on the stand since the thing coming out the bottom but what do I do because it looks like the water would flow right out of that tube. I'm confused!! Lol sorry!!

Thanks do much for all the sites! I'm going to bookmark them!
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Yes, that skimmer is plenty good for your system. Just measure the inside of the stand and make sure you have room for it. You will have to remove the collection cup for cleaning every week or so.
I measured the stand and it's 47" long 16" deep and about 21" tall at the top of the door side so I'd want to go a few inches below that to take out the cup right?
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True, BUT depending on the crafting of the stand it could have less room underneath than the size would make you believe. For instance I couldnt fit a 20L in my stand on the 90g. He made the stand by hand and it is two sections underneath. It also has a shelf built in on the right. And also, on my 125g, it's 18 inches from back to front BUT I can barely fit the 14" wide sump in there.

Just wanted the OP to be prepared in case she has a funky stand. LOL
Im very lucky! Nothing funny I side the stand wide open! And the ready even has a power strip put up inside the stand! Yay!
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Ok so I should get the 64? It has to go outside on my patio no matter what so the 64 is fine with me. Do you think the water will be fine in the tank sitting in the heat outside?
It's got wheels on it too. If you want to keep it outside I'd get something with more quality like a brute can
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