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Old 04-24-2005, 11:23 PM   #1
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My basement sump and prop tank

Here are 3 pics of my new basement sump/fuge and prop tank.

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*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:34 PM   #2
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My hubby and I are always joking around about the fact that there's no turning back (or selling the house or... ) once we drill that hole in the floor. We've been to several local reefers houses and are amazed at how they all have ended up in their basements! LOL! Nice looking setup. Thanks for sharing it! I'm still doing all I can to keep my system in the stand!
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:46 PM   #3
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LOL, I had mine in a closet before and I could not even imagine putting it under the stand I did not want to drill in the floor but the idea of water getting on the carpet or the basement floor was a factor. I tried to cut the carpet in a way it would cover easily.

I had previously cut the carpet out around the stand due to a water mishap. When I moved the tank, I had a guy come in and patch the carpet. Can't tell anything was ever there now The tank had been there about a year.

I have not been able to get my electrician in yet so please ignore the wire mess. It will not stay that way.

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Old 04-25-2005, 12:17 AM   #4
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Sweet!
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:51 AM   #5
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Awesome!
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One way to avoid drilling the hole on the floor is to furnish your basement and put your tank in there

Nice work.
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One way to avoid drilling the hole on the floor is to furnish your basement and put your tank in there
Don't get me started on that! I did that in my last house. Tank started in the kitchen and when I finished the basement, I moved it. Year later, we found another house with a nice unfinished basement. Can't afford to finish this one yet. Maybe in a couple of years. I love moving tanks
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I have hardwood floors and drilled right through them, but I'm not planning to move. If I do, it'll take some work to fix it, but it's not impossible.
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:50 PM   #9
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I had considered making a rectangular cut and then putting a narrow vent cover over the hole if I ever moved the tank.
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Why not go through the walls, I figure drywall is much easier to patch up than floors, and this way you wont be degrading the structural integrity of the flooring... just a thought (thats what I plan to do once I move into a house ... I am looking to buy one this summer )
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