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Old 02-23-2006, 03:37 PM   #11
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Technically a rr tank with a build in overflow could still flood if the overflow became blocked by something large like a snail. I had seen this happen with a friend’s 120 gal rr tank and 55 gal sump which dumped about 10 gal of tank water on the floor before we noticed. It can be easily prevented by using a pre-filter screen and is still better then using an overflow box.
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:57 PM   #12
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Get the RR tank if you still can...you'll thank yourself later on.
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:10 PM   #13
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I did it! I did it!
I ordered a 75g Oceanic Reef Ready tank.

I went to the lfs last night and asked them if I could change the regular 75g tank I ordered that was due in Friday to a rr tank and they said, Sure, we can make that happen. So now I'll have a rr tank.

No hassles, they just did it. I really expected to have to pay a restocking fee or something with such short notice, but they were happy to help. I'm sure they were happy about the extra money too, but the customer service there has been wonderful. In case anyone cares, the shop is Fins & Friends in Phoenix.

I feel so much better about this than a hot device. So much.

This AM I've been looking at sumps, pumps and ps. After adding up the cost of all the parts I'm thinking of spending a little more and purchasing a Lifereef LF1-125 since it appears to be a unit with everything in it that I need. Plus room for more should I ever want it. I can't find anything bad anyone has said about the products, so I might be on the right track.

Does anyone know of any other 'all inclusive' systems out there?

This forum and it's users have been so helpful with everything, I can't believe how much more I think I know now. I'm pretty sure that by going with a rr tank and a Lifereef unit I'll be saving money in the long run. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:29 PM   #14
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$889.00 for a 17 gal sump!! You could save about $500+ by DIY. Especially since you aren’t too limited by the stand size (48 x 19 x 22). A 29/40 gal tank should fit (around $40-$60), a quality sump skimmer like the ASM G2 ($234), & a return pump like the Mag 9.5($68 ), along with various pvc and Loc-Line outlets and you could DIY for around $400 or less.

Just a thought

Congrats on the RR tank
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:04 PM   #15
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Definetly agree with Tecwzrd on going DIY. A 20L tank is even bigger than what you're looking at, and would be adequate size for your 72. That would cost next to nothing. You could cut some glass baffles and silicone them in where you want them. Only major expense would be your skimmer and with all the money you saved you get a really nice one
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:56 AM   #16
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Good grief work sure gets in the way sometimes.

Thanks for the replies... it sure got me thinking.
I'm guessing I could do this... I hope.

Based on the interior measurements it looks like I could fit a 30g 36x12x16 tank in there.

Looks like the tank and glass baffles are the cheapest part. Then I need a skimmer, return pump and various plumbing supplies? What is the loc line used for?

Hope the folks in the DIY forum don't mind a million questions. I've been doing searches and reading and think the part I'll need the most help with is the spacing of the baffles. Doesn't look like there are any hard and fast rules about this, but if someone else has done it before and it worked, that seems like a good direction to start in.

Thanks for making me think about this a little more.

Guess I'm off to DIY land.
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:18 PM   #17
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Great, this is just super.

Too many choices.

It's like going to a restaurant with 100 things on the menu when there should only be three and two should be tripe.

Ok, so I'm designing/laying out/stealing these sump plans and I find out my lfs has a used All-Glass MegaFlow model 3 sump that one of the customers whose tank they maintain just traded in for something bigger. It's not six months old and they only want $125. It wouldn't give me a fuge, but it would be a nice solution that is almost ready to go. Larger capacity than the lifereef I had been looking at, but still, not as complete as the diy I was looking at as there is no room for a fuge and might be limited in the amount of room for a skimmer. I'll be stopping by after work to look at it.

Hmm, I just realized I have store credit there too that would would make it free.
Arrgh... too many choices.

I'll just take the tripe.
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