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Old 02-23-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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130 gal reef project.

Hi! I bought this 130 gallon aquarium a couple of weeks ago. The plan is to have this set up by summer time. I will be setting up a 75 gallon DIY sump in the basement. Iam still fairly new to the hobby but have already learned so much from this forum, and still have a LOT to learn.

Here are some pics of the tank and stand. It came with a small sump protein skimmer, and pump. But I wont be using them.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:30 PM   #2
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I have been sanding the stand for a few days, it was pretty dirty. I still need to stain and finish it.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:55 PM   #3
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Quick question. Why a sump in the basement?
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:00 PM   #4
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Convenience. I will do water changes down there. Also thats where my RODI is, so I wont have to carry buckets up the steps anymore. So top offs and almost all maintenance will be done down there. If I should ever have an overflow it will be on the basement floor and not the living room. There lots of advantages to having it in the basement IMO.
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Tagging along. I've always liked these corner tanks. Having the sump in the basement is a good plan too, but has to be planned correctly to ensure you get enough flow.

What type of tank (FO, FOWL, REEF, FW?)
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This will be my first reef.
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Nice! Looking forward to the build project. They are always lots of fun.
A basement sump IS the way to go.
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i like the shape of the tank! and i dont know much about sumps but a leak in the basement is always better than a main floor!
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:54 AM   #10
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Nice stand. It will good very good once it's stained. I love a corner tank. They are rather unique and offer some different opportunites.
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