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Old 06-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #11
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Why do you want to put a 36" light over a 48" tank? I think the ends of the tank will be dark and it might look odd as well.
It is a 36" tank. Its not your standard 55 gallon as stated in the first post. Its deeper and wider than a standard 55 gallon.
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First off if you suspect the glass is tempered DO NOT DRILL IT. If you do and it is tempered your out of a tank. Better safe than sorry!!! As far as lights go it all depends on what you want to do. If your goin with softies the t5 will do but with a taller tank you will want more lighting to keep LPS and sps happy and healthy. Personally I would suggest led they are powerful and last a long time. Metal halide is the next option which would probably cost more than the LEDs. There are led fixtures online that are reasonably cheap.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:41 AM   #13
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Honestly it appears to be. It has a green tint to it on the sides where the corners meet I dont see on other tanks plus the glass is a inch thick. So would a wet dry style sump be ideal or a refugium style sump?
A refugium would be more beneficial than the wet dry filters.

Many people have success with the CPR overflows. Read all the good and bad reviews like you would for any other product. All types of overflow does not provide peace of mind.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:23 PM   #14
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Could I use a 10 or 20 gallon tank as a sump.?
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Yes but you will be limited to what you can put inside of it. Also it needs to be big enough to prevent flooding. You never fill up all of the sump. If you ever lose power, some of the water will drain down to the sump until the water no longer reaches the overflow.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #16
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So maybe a better size would be a 40 gallon tall?
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #17
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So maybe a better size would be a 40 gallon tall?
Imo tall tanks are more trouble then there worth. If you could fit a 40b that'd be great with no center brace
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:30 AM   #18
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From eye measurement I'd say the interior of my stand is 40" long maybe more its a good 30" wide or more stand what would fit in them and what about a refugium what are those and how do I get that started. I want to start with fowlr and move to corals and amoeba eventually with crabs and other invertebrates. What about my lighting choices and and I'm thinking of Fiji porous live rock the red lava looking rock. Not sure from where though but I like to order all my gear from amazon. I'm not looking to spend a lot.
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I'd like to start off affordable then work my way up to the high end skimmers and filters and such. Want to start with some small clowns maybe some snails and small invertebrates like that.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:23 AM   #20
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Also I've heard a 55 gallon is a good starting point correct?
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