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Old 02-25-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Jim's 90 gallon tall build

I picked up a used 90 gallon tank back in January. I strted working on the system and started by repairing the stand. It was made from the pressed chipboard and had gotten wet. Naturally, the wood started swelling and deteriorating to the point I didnt want to set the tank on it for fear of it collapsing. I replaced the damaged pieces with birch plywood. that thing is SO strong now.

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After the repairs...
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I got a wet/dry filter with the unit. It wasn't adequate for my needs because it wouldnt allow me to use my new Reef Octopus protein skimmer. I disassembled it...
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I rebuilt the sump, following the advice of several of the forum members...
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More later on putting the sump and plumbing in... I'm having trouble loading more pics...
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I'll be following - looks good so far!
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Looking good. Can tell you have done your research and planned well. I'm all in on this build.
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Placed the tank on the stand, then painted the back cobalt blue... oops, pics are reversed...
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Made some return pipes from some PVC that was already here from another project... Just had to get the bayonette connections and the adapter to connect it to...
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Assembled the pump, adding a ball valve in case (when) the pump fails, then manufactured a top for and finished assembling the sump...
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