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Old 03-03-2014, 10:50 AM   #91
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I was thinking earlier today that instead of a 30 gallon tank costing roughly 300 dollars I could use the 20 gallon and 10 gallon tank I have lying around and make a 20 gallon display with 10 gallon sump. Just brainstorming and wanted to run it by you guys first to see what you think. The stand I built has some extra space in the backside of the top if I use the 20 so my plan is to make a adjoining canopy covering the empty space in the back and coming up over the aquarium using 2x4's and covering it with birchwood and staining it the same color. What do you think?
I was recently talking to my wife about this same idea. I say go for it!!!
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:32 PM   #92
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Sumps done

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:33 PM   #93
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And look what I just realized the 10 gallon sump fits behind the 20 perfectly!
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:43 PM   #94
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And look what I just realized the 10 gallon sump fits behind the 20 perfectly!
Awesome!!! What's your plans for that now?
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I really don't see the point of a canopy because with the sump on top I wouldn't have enough room. I need to get an overflow box and return pump to test the sump next
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Sump passed the leak test at a 295 gph flow rate. I was worried because the only acrylic I could find was .093 Inches thick.
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Canopy frame complied with.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:47 AM   #99
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Dude nice!!! I built my stand the other day for my 75g. Still need to wrap it
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That's really nice man. What kind of wood are you wrapping it with?
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