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Old 08-26-2011, 06:38 PM   #111
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when a person is 6'+ the whole world seems like it was built by midgets.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:44 PM   #112
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when a person is 6'+ the whole world seems like it was built by midgets.
Hahaha very true, my 125 doesnt even come up to my neck...only reaches midchest.. I like not needing a stool to reach the bottom back of the tank. But seriously, id go the cut top route, even if the cuts slightly off the trim will cover it
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But seriously, id go the cut top route, even if the cuts slightly off the trim will cover it
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My 120g goes all the way up to my forehead. I'm 5'5.5"
I dont mind using a stool to do stuff in the tank as most maintenance is done in the sump anyways. I'm ~110lb and those 14" of clearance are great... My boyfriend, who of course is bigger, is struggling. So if u are 6'+ I would recommend cutting the tank as huma-huma suggested
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:31 PM   #114
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hmmmmm how much clearance do you all think a husky framed guy should have in order to properly service a sump? if my math is correct, if i where to make the 55 12" tall i would have a looooong
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:31 PM   #115
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wrong button.... 30 gallon sump
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Id cut another 6-8 inches off the top, that should give you roughly 12-14 inches of clearance, more than enough for an arms length. I wouldnt cut the 55 down to 12", you wanna try to contain the salt creep and mist, a 12" sump wont comtain much
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if i cut it down to 14 inches i will have 11 between top to bottom. and i think that because its under an iron frame i have a bit more room to work through.

i havent come up with a plan on covering the mess that will be my sump. maybe just a pull away wooden skirt that i can trip over when im working on it.... my blood pressure will love me and sweety pie can laugh at me.
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In a sump you are looking more for surface area rather than gallons. 20g sumps are too small not due to water amount but due to surface area provided. That's why the 40g breeder is so great.
I have to agree with huma again. Considering what you have vs what you need, 14" should be ok, but not less. Don't forget: once the sump is filled you CAN NOT move it to place stuff in it. Try to stuff a 20" high skimmer with 6" clearance in there with tubes and lines hanging around in there
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yeah im worried about space for water to go in the event of a power out if i cut it too short.
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ha i told sweety pie i wanted a 75g for the sump. she said no to that too. if its surface area thats important the diff between a 55 and 40 breeder is 78 ish square inches
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