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Old 10-21-2012, 01:15 AM   #11
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Seems like a nice place, but would you have a HOB filter then? I don't think you would be willing to somehow drill through the granite to put in a sump or canister filter below.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:23 AM   #12
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I think he will have to make a shoot around the granite in the middle since that's the thinnest area, it will all be hidden, and I can suspend the lights from the cabinets
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:24 AM   #13
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I think canisters would work better or a sump
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Awesome then. If you get the supports and such it will look great and there's a lot of space for maybe a BIG aquarium.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:27 AM   #15
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Sump is def. a better method of filtration. Canisters can be nitrate factories if not cleaned frequently which can be tedious. Plus you can put a skimmer in the sump (instead of not having one or having a HOB which is kind of distracting) and a refugium if you like.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:28 AM   #16
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Ok now I measured the granite and its

66.75 in long by 25 deep
So 5.5 ft by 2 ft
What size tank would fit?
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Well looks like the largest size I could fit is a 100g but the issues are, I would have 3 in on each side open and I would luckily have 6 inches I could have on the back so pipes would have room.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:35 AM   #18
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Lots! will work. Here are some websites for aquarium sizes:
Standard aquariums:
Aqueon » Aquariums | Products
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Glasscages.com - Glass Aquariums
For sumps you can do a cheap DIY sump and no need to spend $ on a stand. You can also look on craigslist for a cheap aquarium. Don't know if it's still going on or what (prob. ending today or tomorrow I think), but PETCO has a $1 a gallon sale up to 55 tanks I think.
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100g would be a dream! I say go for it if you can afford it!
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Eeesshh, I need more than 55 to keep the fish I want, so more like 100 but looking on the custom site I could do a 120 tall , I swear this tank is going to end up taking most of my income taxes
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