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Old 02-04-2015, 10:26 AM   #11
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And on these breeder tanks do that have dividers in them or something?

I thought the same thing when I first started. A "breeder" as in 40b is simply a dimension available. Reefer like them because they have a nice footprint, wide and shallow.

For a sump, you will want dividers though, assuming you DIY.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:35 AM   #12
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Oh ok yeah it's diy.


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Old 02-04-2015, 01:53 PM   #13
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Does it say "do not drill" or "do not drill bottom".

If you don't drill it, you have to get a HOB overflow box.
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On the bottom support it says tempered glass do not drill.


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Old 02-04-2015, 03:05 PM   #15
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On the bottom support it says tempered glass do not drill.


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"Most" bottoms are always tempered. "Usually" the sides are not. Try this. http://www.salt-city.org/showthread....ss-is-tempered.


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Old 02-05-2015, 03:36 AM   #16
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I have to agree, drilling now will be the best thing you could do, well next to setting a sump up.
I will never go back to a hang on overflow, never had any floods but it could have easily happened. The 40b is ideal for that tank too as a sump, I use one on my 180g tank. Plenty of room for a decent skimmer and anything else you may wanna toss in there, depending on your needs at the time.
I know it sounds like alot of stuff, the sump and drilling, but trust me and the others, we have learned from our mistakes and only want to have you avoid our pitfalls. lol
I even drilled my 40b tank and stuck a 10g sump underneath. lol So easy and so much better to maintain the tank. You will thank us, thats a guarantee. lol
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He doesn't have room for the 40 breeder. His stand is too narrow. He needs to use a 55. Yes, most bottoms are tempered, but very few sides. I'm going to drill my 300 gallon today. I'll document it with pictures and maybe videos to show you how ridiculously easy it is to do.
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I'm trying to put together my 125g tank and have no idea I what I really need. I know I don't really want a sump. And is the skimmer/ filter combo any good?


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No, to answer your question, the skimmer/filter combo things are garbage. A protein skimmer is a very important part of your system. You want something of quality. If you stay in this hobby for any length of time, you will regret buying garbage components. Ask here and buy once.
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Thanks for actually answering my question. What's a good brand?


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Reef octopus, vertex, ASM(the new cones, not the old ones), msx, atb, Seaside aquatics, bubble magus, aqua-maxx, jns...
Any of those brands will work, but remember to purchase a skimmer rated for 1.5 to 2 times your total system volume to be safe. Manufacturers loosely rate their skimmers. Bulk reef supply recommends getting the largest skimmer you can afford.
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