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Old 11-05-2011, 08:18 AM   #11
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Let's see some pictures of the beast
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:15 PM   #12
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Wellll to be honest I would be already started on this build but our floor will need reinforced. The only space I could put it is over a crawlspace. I'm not going to be cramped and dirty reinforcing that part of the floor, lol. I will hire someone to get that job done

So, that obstacle (though not really a big one) encourages me to take the build slow. I'll get supplies and stuff before I put it up instead of as I go along.

Sucks though because there's this huge tank breakdown on CL not too far from me.

No pictures yet. Didn't have enough manpower last night to bring it inside.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:31 PM   #13
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Sucks though because there's this huge tank breakdown on CL not too far from me.
Get the equipment from that tank, and whatever rock they have. Now would also be a great time to start building your stand while the floor is being reinforced.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:10 PM   #14
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Would love to get the rock, but I don't have anywhere to put it.
Scouring through the equipment though.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #15
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Maybe a couple 55 gallon barrels and some power heads.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:19 PM   #16
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Im trying to decide if I want to drill this or use what i'm familiar with, a hang on back overflow.

If I drill it, I'll have to make a lot of decisions, how big of hole, how many holes, gph flow, etc.

HOB overflow boxes take the thought out of that for me, but aren't as "professional". The back of this tank will never be seen though.

Then I have to figure out if a spare 55 is enough for the sump or if i'll want to look around for a bare 125 or similar.
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Scott.., if this were my tank I'd have it drilled.., its a big tank and you're going to need a big sump and alot of flow ..., besides., as you said ., it's more professional too.... Now about those pictures........
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:17 AM   #18
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Pics will be soon, I promise.

For now, I just now got it inside. Took a while for me to get 3 other guys available at the same time to move this thing inside.

Wouldn't you know it I got a darn scratch on the BOTTOM of this thing. I don't think it's deep but I'm not comfortable with it.

Before I ever set it up I'm going to get a half inch thick piece of acrylic and silicone it to the bottom where that scratch is. I just don't want any potential issues down the road.

It's just like me to scratch it. If you need to count on someone messing something up in any way possible just put your bets on me. :-L
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Make it a shark tank!!!!!
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:51 AM   #20
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Yup, i'd agree to drill it as well. Acrylic is super easy to drill through. Just need a bit for it. Much much easier to drill through than glass. GL!
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