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Old 01-31-2012, 04:49 PM   #21
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Those few inches make a real difference with how you can scape your rock and place your corals. I had a 55g and really wished I had gone with the 75g. lol But now I have a 90g but it's fish only, and mr x is right of course about the height between 75 and 90. I don't know how I could place corals and do things in the 90 if it were a reef setup.

So basically i vote a 75g.
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Those few inches make a real difference with how you can scape your rock and place your corals. I had a 55g and really wished I had gone with the 75g. lol But now I have a 90g but it's fish only, and mr x is right of course about the height between 75 and 90. I don't know how I could place corals and do things in the 90 if it were a reef setup.

So basically i vote a 75g.
Alrighty! Thanks!
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Yes! the 75 is 100 times better than the 55 because the 55 is so shallow front to back. A 75 is a good tank for a reef. Now when you get this tank you are going to want to drill the back for a drain to sump. Either that, or purchase a "reef ready" tank, which is already drilled and has an internal overflow.

The reason for this is so you can implement a sump underneath your tank or even in a remote location. This is a big help. Even if you don't understand it now, later you will thank me.
Can you spare the tank sticking out another 3 or 4 inches from the wall? If not, look for a reef ready tank.
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Yes! the 75 is 100 times better than the 55 because the 55 is so shallow front to back. A 75 is a good tank for a reef. Now when you get this tank you are going to want to drill the back for a drain to sump. Either that, or purchase a "reef ready" tank, which is already drilled and has an internal overflow.

The reason for this is so you can implement a sump underneath your tank or even in a remote location. This is a big help. Even if you don't understand it now, later you will thank me.
Can you spare the tank sticking out another 3 or 4 inches from the wall? If not, look for a reef ready tank.
If I did the 55 I can but I don't think so with the 75. It would be right up against my dining room table at that point. So I'm just gonna keep looking for a 75 but I'm supposed to be looking for a drilled tank? If I do find one that's not is it something I can do myself. I may be able to scoot the table over a few inches to allow for it
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Also how does this one look mr x?
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Also how does this one look mr x?
Also not really I to the ion fish but I figured I could find someone who would want it weather it's a store or a person.
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Drilled tank would be awesome to have. i run both drilled and not and I'm feeling silly for not getting my tank drilled. It makes life soo much easier for you. Plus it's alot more quiet than the overflow box you would need of you dont get a drilled tank.

LOL, I moved my dining room table about 2 feet over to allow room for my 6 foot cichlid tank. It's just a few inches but it an important few inches. You also could get a tang, some are good in a 75g tank. There are NO tangs that can go into a 55g.
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Drilled tank would be awesome to have. i run both drilled and not and I'm feeling silly for not getting my tank drilled. It makes life soo much easier for you. Plus it's alot more quiet than the overflow box you would need of you dont get a drilled tank.

LOL, I moved my dining room table about 2 feet over to allow room for my 6 foot cichlid tank. It's just a few inches but it an important few inches. You also could get a tang, some are good in a 75g tank. There are NO tangs that can go into a 55g.
Looks like I'm just going to stay on the hunt for the 75 I want. Is drilling something you can do yourself or have someone do if you find a good offer?
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There are places that sell the hole cutters for tank, like www.glaa sholes.com

Where in florida are you at? I'm halfway between daytona and orlando!
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There are places that sell the hole cutters for tank, like www.glaa sholes.com

Where in florida are you at? I'm halfway between daytona and orlando!
Im in west palm. About 2 hours from Orlando

I think I'm just gonna keep on the lookout for a drilled tank.
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