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Old 11-19-2011, 10:01 AM   #521
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Yeah, I didn't want the overflows to stand out, kinda wanted everything to blend in.

All my other stands are black or very very dark so this bright oak one would probably clash with my decor. BUT I'm not sure I can paint this stand well. I'm a very very crappy painter. LOL If it's stained already I was thinking on staining it black, kinda depends on the wood texture. Or if it's paintable I was thinking spray paint. lol

Anyone ever spray painted their stand? And the big question does it look good?
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:21 AM   #522
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Deff looking forward to this build
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:22 PM   #523
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kk my two copper... use the stand. you already have the latter right? using the 90 could give you more options for stocking. and i think in the end you would like that more. spray paint is a wonderful thing, both for the stand and your tank. do them both.

the sump should be good for the 90. berlin style filtration only... nothing wrong with that carey. depending on the skimmer, no upgrades would be necessary so thats a plus.

so my vote is still use the 90 and paint the stand and tank. use the 20g sump. be happy and enjoy it...


i spray painted my 125 stand with krylon fusion paint. you can only tell i did when you open the doors and look inside and see where i thought it wasnt necessary.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:36 PM   #524
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After looking at this 75g setup today I've made some decisions! I am buying the setup first off, too good of a deal not to. lol

I will use his custom 20g berlin sump for the 90g. It has a reef octopus skimmer, couldnt find the model number though but it looks to be ok. I think i will try to paint the stand, it's such a nice cherry though, he stained it himself and he did an awesome job! If I paint I'm gonna go with the spray paint this time around.

I'm gonna sell off the lights and tank and keep the rest. It'll mean I still have to buy lights for this build but the halides are gonna be way too much for a fowlr. This is the light

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I'm also getting a 15watt UV sterilizer, not sure where I'm gonna put that, it is HUGE. I mean huge, like 2 feet almost and very heavy. The two reactors he threw in I'm gonna use in my 125g, he even is giving me the pump.

The JBJ ATO I will most likely add to the 125g as well, he has a 5g tank he uses for the reservoir that I can fit in my stand.

So , I will be picking this up as soon as I find a ride. I'm thinking Friday. Well, hoping by Friday anyways. Then i can set it up next week adn be on my way! YAY! Finally! Still not sure if I'm gonna go all base rock or maybe steal 50lbs out of the 125g adn put 50lbs of base back in it's place. It should pretty much be cycled if I do that I'm thinking.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #525
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scrap the uv. from everything i read its 50/50 if they actually do anything productive enough to make them worth keeping.

the rock sounds like a good plan, using the rock from the 125 i mean.

every thing sounds great carey. i guess i just have to wait till friday too.
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If u don't want the UV, I'll buy it. Just let me know.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:14 PM   #527
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yeah yeah, anything you dont want lets us all know what you want for it. thats if you want to mess with shipping.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:01 PM   #528
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Yep, I will. The UV is a current gamma, they are not selling them anymore but they still have the bulbs for sale. I'm not e4ven sure how I would mount it, the guy said he was gonna set it all back up so i could take pictures so i can put it all back together the right way. LOL

He has hard line plumbing for it so that should be fun to work with. Also comes with a mag 7 pump for the return. He had the UV directly inline with the return pump I think. Not sure how much good that did since the flow would have been so fast. Both the UV bulb and the halide bulbs were replaced 6 months ago so there is still some life left in em'.

I wish the weekend would just go by already! LOL I want my new setup!
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All I can say is WOWWWWWWWWWW. You're moving right along.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:11 PM   #530
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I'm so exited Buffy! Tomorrow I go pick up the 75g setup. I will post pictures when I get home with it.

I plan on setting the 90g on the stand and painting the back finally. lol When you guys see the pictures you all can help me decide if I should paint the stand. I'm also gonna have fun playing with all the toys! Reactors, sumps and pumps OH MY! LOL
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