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Old 11-12-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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Purchasing a new tank

I was at the LFS today looking for a new tank and stand.... I currently have a 55 gal glass tank on an old desk... and the tank is too long for the desk..... needless to say I'm looking for a better setup.

They have a 60 gal acrylic tank with a built-in "sump" or whatever you call it on the back of the tank. It is all one piece and about the size I'm looking for as I just bought a 4x65w PC fixture. It has an overflow into the back section where the bioballs/protein skimmer etc is located. I was seriously thinking about picking up this tank. My two questions are.

Would this setup be alright? Has anyone heard anything negative about these?

Would I need a stand? The tank would hang over two to three inches on each end if I leave it on the "desk" I have it on now.

Ok so three questions.......
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:34 PM   #3
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If you don't mind the hangover and it is only a bit over the edge, i don't see a problem with the setup. But you may wanna get the matching stand for aesthetics .
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:15 PM   #4
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If you want to use your exsisitng lighting fixture, why not bump it up to a 75 gal, or 72 gal. bow front and put together your own sump? That will give you more water volume and more options with your sump.
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