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Old 11-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #141
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2" total or 2" on each side? Does the tank have to sit in the middle or can it be pushed up against the front edge with all excess in back?
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #142
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My problem is fitting the 40br under it. Since both tanks are the same width
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #143
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Maybe really strong horizontal supports lengthwise with no center posts? So corner posts only. Just a thought Not sure how thick you would need to go.

Edit: did a quick google search and there are some discussions on aquarium stands with no center supports.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #144
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Do you have links?
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #145
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http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1169964


http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...o-center-brace

The second link is informative regarding structural spans and weight load.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #146
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I feel the reef central one is sketchy.. I have stumbled upon it multiple times. You don't think it looks weak?
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #147
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I don't think so. Wood is pretty strong.

And you are only covering a 4' span
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:56 PM   #148
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Take a look at my stand build. Same problem as you. I built mine 2" wider in front and back, but all my support is under my 125g. Just added 2x4s and 2x6 to front and back for more room
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:30 AM   #149
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Take a look at my stand build. Same problem as you. I built mine 2" wider in front and back, but all my support is under my 125g. Just added 2x4s and 2x6 to front and back for more room
Stand looks good! Do you have a pic of display and sump underneath?
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:09 AM   #150
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Not yet. Will fit with ease though. Bottom of stand is 76 1/2" long and 22 1/2" deep. Will fit 40b with room to spare
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:20 PM   #151
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Well I have all my reef saver rock arriving tomorrow. Poor ups guy! Also ordered my red sea coral pro salt and 80 #s of Fiji pink sand. I am seriously hoping to get the tank cycling before Christmas.... Oh and sump is all siliconed and currently drying.
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Still doing research on stand...
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #153
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Rock arrived yesterday. Pretty excited about that. Almost there!
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #154
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So as I sit here at work I am constantly thinking of my tank... I now worrying myself about the sump I built. The first and second baffles are the same height... Is this OK or did I screw up!?
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #155
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The second should be shorter as it forces the water to flow through the tank but sure it will work fine if you can't shorten it
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #156
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Just drill a few 1/2" holes in the second baffle...
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #157
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Just drill a few 1/2" holes in the second baffle...
How far down? Both baffles are 12" high
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Mine are between 1/3-1/2 down. I had the same problem as well. Its also nice because it relieves some of the pressure against the baffle as well
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Mine are between 1/3-1/2 down. I had the same problem as well. Its also nice because it relieves some of the pressure against the baffle as well
Thank you for the advice! On another note I was watching Mr. Saltwater TV and saw a video on algea and learned to use a phosphate reactor to combat it. Is this something I should put on my tank right away or wait?
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I personally wouldn't. Get your tank up and running, let it stabilize for 6-8 months then see where you are at. If excessive phosphates are an issue at that point, sure add it. But you may just find that it's not needed
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