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Old 07-21-2009, 02:27 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 125g on the cheap. Now I can start the upgrade process of my 55g. Hopefully I can get a lot of photo documentation of my inevitable mistakes to show the next person what not to do. I will be using most of the equipment out of my 55 and eventually the 55 itself will be the sump. Any thoughts or suggestions along the way will be much appreciated. :p
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Seeing what you have done with the 55 and the advice you have given others, I think you will need minimal help and it will be awesome. BTW, thank you for your service. 20 years AF retired here 1985-2005.
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Thanks for the complement and thanks for the service. Hopefully I can get it down in a few months.
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I have another question. My tank is 60"x18.5"x24.5" outside measurements. What is the exact size of this AQ? anyone?
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:17 PM   #5
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Try this link:
Calculating Aquarium Volume - The First Tank Guide - How Can I Figure Out How Much Water My Fish Tank Holds?
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I went from a 55 gallon to a 125 gallon and it was not hard at all. You`ll do fine.
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:21 PM   #7
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Using this formula my tank is about 118gal, still not bad for $100.
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Not bad at all,Zack.
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I have a 48" 4x54 T5HO light (2 actinic, 2 12000k), It leaves six inches of space on all four sides of the light over the tank. Is this enough light for my 120 (I've decided to call it a 120, until further notice)
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Is it obvious as to the fall off of light in those areas? You could use those outer areas for lower light animals. Mushrooms, Zoas, Palytoas, etc.
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