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Old 01-24-2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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MRC's Frag Tank Build

Ok well figure ill open up a seperate thread from my 46 thread since I'm gonna have some questions along the way for this setup I already know it lol. For those of you that dont know I just picked up 2- 4'x2'x8" acrylic frag tanks with dual 1' overflows. I'll putting a top on my stand tomorrow so ill have them in place sometime around then. The original idea was just to plumb into my 46 but im starting to like the idea of just doing an entirely New system. What do you guys think?
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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Well while waiting for some opinions on the first post ill see what you guys think of this as well. I've got two of these tanks which obviously will take a LOT of pieces to fill up. So my thoughts were maybe just dedicate one tank to frags and start a nem propogation tank. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:29 PM   #3
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Here they are on the stand. Gotta flip flop my room still though... This should be fun lol
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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Bottom shelf is cut and in place. Next step will be setting up the plumbing and sump/fuge.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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Not much activity here.... Well curious since I've never owned an acrylic tank, for those of you that have do you think I should have a piece of foam board under the tanks?
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There isn't a need to put anything under the tanks, it'll be fine. My acrylic tank did t get scratched up by not having anything under it. Only thing that might have scratched it was the shifting of the live rock inside it, but either way its on the bottom under sand in my case.
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I meant more for leveling. I've heard that even the slightest gap somewhere could cause a seam to pop and with these being used and about 6-7 yrs old already I'd like to take every precaution possible.
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Then you answered your own question I think.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #9
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Well I've heard a few people say that its not a good idea so I guess I was just looking to hear someone to say they would reccomend it to make me feel more comfortable about the decision lol. I wanna make sure everything is done right the first time around haha
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Just do it. Either that or some old towels or something would do. I used to keep towels under my freshwater tanks, not for the reasoning you are looking bun to catch the water I spill all over the place lol.

In terms of a nem tank, I'd only do it if you're interested in selling them in your shop. If not, then it isn't worth the trouble IMO. But we both know nems bring good money so it would be worth it from a profit standpoint.
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