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Old 10-20-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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My new 220 gallon

Well. Thanks to Craigslist- I was able to afford a much bigger tank! It's gonna need some cleaning up- but it will be worth it!
I need to raise the stand about 12 inches- maybe build a new canopy and clean up some sand. I bought the tank for 600$ with the stand and canopy. Plus a refugium- but my current refugium is much larger so when I sell the 90 gal I'll keep that one and sell this one that came with the 220. I was able to purchase 150 lbs of sand from my LFS for 40$ (used) and I need to rinse it well. Will do the same with the sand from the 90 before transferring it over.

Here's a pic of the tank filled with water so I can clean it up in the morning. I figured I'd let it soak overnight to soften everything up.



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Here's the stand and most of the stuff that came with the purchase...


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And here's the canopy. My buddy hijacked some lights since I'm just going to use my leds.



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My husband wants it set up by Sunday. I have my work cut out for me!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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thats the size tank i want eitehr that or if i can find one an 96"x24"x24" although i would liek a DSP so slightly taller then 24" is idle
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Lol. Nice. This one is 29" high. I'm going to need a snorkel mask to clean the bottom!
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lol not if you do a 4-5 inch deepsand bed, although that may be expensive but at the end of it all your system will benifit from the nitrate reductions once its fully established
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Just measured again. The tank is 72.5 inches by 24.5 inches by 29 inches.
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It wouldn't be too expensive. They still have about 4-500 lbs of sand at my LFS. I just have to clean it. It's 20 cents a pound.
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thats cheap, just take your time cleanign it and do it in bits at a time so you can get any garbage out
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What's the best way to clean it? I got a tarp today to line my tub do I don't lose any in the process.
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So I dont* sorry. Fingers are too fast tonight
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:27 AM   #10
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Congrats on the monster. I have one myself I have been working on. Takes up most my living room wall. But well worth it once it's all up and running.
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