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Old 02-17-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Trine's 40 Gallon Build

Well, this build is rather unanticipated. Last night I noticed that a small scratch that I had made with some substrate and the algae cleaner has gone from being app. 2.5 inches to 6.5 inches . I'm pretty sure the "scratch" now qualifies as a crack on the front of my 28 g. bowfront. So, I'm of to buy a new tank and, since the stand fits a 40 gallon, I figure I might as well upgrade it a bit.

Since I'm going to move everything from the 28 gallon over to the new tank, I don't think it has to cycle, right? Luckily lights and filter will fit. I'm not sure my protein skimmer is large enough, though, but hopefully it will cut it with weekly pwc's. I guess I need another koralia and a couple new rocks... and some more substrate... and some spray-paint. I'm definitely going to paint the back of this tank black. Going to be a fun weekend project!

On the bright side, I get to add another fish and there's more room for corals
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See some good things come from the bad lol. You just switch everything to the new tank without the cycle because you have all your bacteria in the rock.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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wash the sand REALLY REALLY well
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #4
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Lol I will cleverB

I actually went to get the tank yesterday. I really wanted a 40 breeder, but my stand was too shallow. So, I got a 38 gallon, only to come home and realize that apparently I can't use a measuring tape. Turns out my stand is 4 inches too short! Luckily my husband is all about my fish so he agreed to getting a new stand!!! If course, the 38 gallon is going back then and I'm getting a 40 breeder!! I'm so excited
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Awesome ! It's easy to make easy mistakes when your excited lol.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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So true. I have the breeder sitting in my bathroom filled with water. I doubt it will leak, but you just never know. Tomorrow I'm tackling spray painting the back. Should be fun!
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Have fun. Do several light coats until its nice and dark.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #8
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Decided to get a couple new frags to go with the new tank

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Good looking frags!
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Im upgrading my 36 bowfront to a 55 gal tomorrow because of a leak. I know the feeling, it sucks...and then you have more room to play with so its all good.
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