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Old 03-23-2013, 11:38 AM   #161
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I had the same problem I had to drop my tank in from the top. My stand is open at the top so i had to remove all my rocks, corals and water just to drop the sump in. It's worth it!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #162
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ugh! i've been there. Sorry to hear it. We all have to learn the same way
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:22 PM   #163
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what size tank is this? do you have a single door in front or two with a divider in the center?
btw, you don't want the water level in the return area too low. you can limit the amount of water that fills the sump when the return pump is unplugged by drilling a siphon break just under the water line on the return nozzle.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:34 PM   #164
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About time mr x! I had 2 sets of doors with a 10" support decider. I was thinking about cutting the divider. I only need about 2".
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:47 PM   #165
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135g dt- 40g sump
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:37 PM   #166
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So here's the center brace. In going to cut 3" off both sides and install wider doors and a support column behind center divider.

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:25 PM   #167
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My friend had a 125 gallon tank which was 6' long. that partition wasn't even load bearing on his store bought stand. Not saying this is the case with yours, but you can always run a 6 foot 2x4 on end under the front of the tank for extra strength while you remove the brace. Put 2x4's on each end...like a header would be, when removing a load bearing wall.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #168
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Yeah I'm def going to put 3 2x4 vertically, and 1 horizontaly
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #169
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The front price of stand is just a 5/8 piece of ply with 2 holes cut out for doors.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:20 AM   #170
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Penn plax 700 gph cannister filter
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This is for a3 chamber sump 10 gallon, my tank is a 55 gal FOWLR. Is this a good design, this is my first marine tank.
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