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Old 09-04-2011, 02:54 PM   #61
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look all there. mr_x has more experience than me, so i would listen to his advise to glue the elbow for the return. looks straight forward. you can do this easy.
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:59 PM   #62
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Thanks for the hand holding guys, it's making more sense to me just going back and forth with you guys. Unfortunately I can't do a dry setup yet as I have no stand. Gonna get on that this week. A 75g tank stand will work won't it? Or is it not made for the extra weight? The 4' X 18" dimensions are the same as the 75, just the 90g is taller I think.

Theres a guy my lfs recommends who makes custom stands, I might look into that if I don't find something on CL.
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im fairly certain a 75 stand will work no worries! 48x18 right? yeah no worries!
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:17 PM   #64
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yep..the same stand.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:44 PM   #65
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Actually, I've been looking at stands and realized the holes in the bottom of the tank are rather far back, towards the base of the tank. Are there stands that are made for tanks with bottom drill outs?

Also, since the holes are gonna be so close to the sump I won't need the flex hoses will I? I was thinking on doing it with pvc, probably a step above what I am comfortable with but it seems it would work out better.

Woudl I use pvc cement in that application or just use threaded parts?
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yes. there are reef ready stands, and yours can be too, as soon as you cut a hole in it!
i wouldn't use pvc for the drain unless you put a union on it. i find it's convenient to use the flexible pool hose for the drain so i can move it if need be. you may want to get down there and do some maintenance on the skimmer.
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Cutting holes in the stand is ok? It doesn't compromise the integrity of it?

I will be back with the plumbing questions closer to set up time, I'm getting confused again. lol
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not cutting a square 4" x 5" hole in the plywood top. it's not going to hurt anything.
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Cutting holes in the stand is ok? It doesn't compromise the integrity of it?

I will be back with the plumbing questions closer to set up time, I'm getting confused again. lol
Just be sure you don't drill or cut through any main supports. There souls be a "frame" going around the four sides of the stand. If it is a wooden stand it will most likely be covered we a more decorative wood which gives little support and can be drilled.
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okie dokie. Gotcha. I just worry about stuff sometimes, ya know? Like a 1000 lbs of water and rock crashing on my floor. lol
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