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Hinds04 01-19-2011 11:01 PM

75 gallon reef build
I had a thread on here before that is to old to post in lol. Anyway I'm doing a 75 gallon reef with built in corner overflow and a 20 gallon sump with no chambers containing a heater, filter pump, LR, and a PH. I just got my stand (5 months later). I'm going to sand and paint it in the morning maybe have the tank on it the the end of the day.

mr_X 01-19-2011 11:07 PM

why have a sump at all if all that's in it is a heater and some rubble?

Hinds04 01-19-2011 11:15 PM

will have a skimmer in it at some point, all I want in my display tank is powerheads

the_fish_man 01-19-2011 11:16 PM


mr_X 01-19-2011 11:18 PM


Originally Posted by Hinds04 (Post 1200099)
will have a skimmer in it at some point, all I want in my display tank is powerheads

then you will need partitions.

Hinds04 01-19-2011 11:26 PM

lol i have seen protein skimmers on display tanks before

mr_X 01-19-2011 11:30 PM

LOL back at cha!
they were HOB skimmers. if you want an IN SUMP skimmer, you'll need partitions. that is, of course, if you want it to function efficiently.

Hinds04 01-19-2011 11:32 PM

ANYWAY... fish list[/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

Hinds04 01-19-2011 11:37 PM

don't have the tank for a chambered sump...i realize hang ons aren't as efficient... I also know that skimmers are not absolutely necessary... and I know the local fish store uses HOB skimmers on very successful display tanks that they have. All this combined I think I should be fine. I'd rather not fill my build thread with this so PM me in you have anything more to add to the topic.

Hinds04 01-19-2011 11:38 PM

Can anyone suggest two more fish for me. Bright colors, I really want something blue like a blue devil damsel

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