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Old 03-30-2009, 05:22 PM   #31
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150 Gallon 48x24x30

I found a 150 gallon for $250, but the size is tall. This will limit the run room for the fish and limit the workable area above the tank. What are thoughts on using this for a FOWLR?
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:03 PM   #32
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New Plan and Possible Tank

I've updated the plan with full wood supports instead of concrete blocks. I'm also talking to a guy who has a 220 gallon 72x24x29 for a great price.

It's an hour and a half away, but I can pick it up by truck. Any issues with transporting a tank that size?

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Old 03-31-2009, 07:37 PM   #33
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Take several guys with you when you go pick it up!
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:01 PM   #34
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Is it a glass or acrylic tank? Is the 220 a complete setup?
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:54 PM   #35
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Is it a glass or acrylic tank? Is the 220 a complete setup?
It is a glass tank only with no holes drilled or overflows. I'm guessing 400#
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:09 PM   #36
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I'd take at least 4 people with 6 being even better lol. That should be a fairly heavy tank and no need for anyone to mess up their backs. If you don't have a proper truckbed, rent a uhaul and find some strong wood as a base because most trucks have uneven liners. I'd also take large blankets for cushioning.
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I'd take at least 4 people with 6 being even better lol. That should be a fairly heavy tank and no need for anyone to mess up their backs. If you don't have a proper truckbed, rent a uhaul and find some strong wood as a base because most trucks have uneven liners. I'd also take large blankets for cushioning.
We will need to stand the aquarium on end to get it down the basement stairs. Would this put too much pressure on the ends of the tank?

I've had two good prices on 200+ gallon tanks, both of which may be too big or too heavy to move into the space I need. lol.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:47 PM   #38
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Hmmm, how thick is the glass? Can't you just throw it down the basement steps and silicone the end result back together? XD lol. Is the basement so steep that you cannot slide it lengthwise along its bottom frame or just a very odd angle downward?
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72x18x24 On The Way...

The 220 fell through, but I have a 135 gallon tank only that should be on the way. $150 + gas delivered. I'm hoping it will get here Saturday.

The guy I'm getting it from sounds like he has been working in SW for a while. He has a 5' tall skimmer he built.



I'm thinking of building in a Calfo style overflow. The way it is going in the wall I will be able to support the hang on part of the overflow. The returns from the sump will be on the sides of the tank.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:23 PM   #40
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Updated Plans with Calfo Overflow

I've updated my plans to include the Calfo overflows. This is the back and side view. The piping is all 1" except for the 2" inlet for the closed loop.
I'm not sure if I will need to have stand pipes in the overflow if I'm draining from the bottom of the box. It seems the noise would be none to minimal.

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