Originally Posted by Innovator
Drill it....now go!
Whoah man...That scares the heck out of me....lol.
I will probably buy a whole new tank if it has to be drilled and have them custom build it for me that way. The LFS
that I got my 90 from a few months ago builds them to order anyway. I do agree that a sump is the way to go for filtration. It's funny I used to think that the tank was expensive but even after going planted I can see that the tank price is a drop in the bucket to the total expense of any elaborate tank.
I do have an empty 55 gallon acrylic that I retired due to scratches. I will have to see if maybe I can work on restoring it....that one would be easy to drill without fear. Although I think the bowfront would look cool because of the shape and giving me more room in the front for the rock etc. I think that the 55 was limited due to depth for aquascaping.
I plan to keep my planted tanks going as my husband has told me in our addition that includes a formal living room I can have all of my fish tanks in there. But I was thinking that perhaps I could practice on the smaller tank and then have something built for whatever the perfect spot ends up being in that new room. (maybe between 125-200gal since the 90 looks small to me now
I get kind of OCD about my tanks when I get going so I am sure you will see many posts from me asking questions...lol.
So what size sump should I go for with a 36 or 55 gal
tank? And can you point me in the DIY direction for building one?