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Old 02-11-2010, 08:32 PM   #31
 
Ok I'm lost on what u mean bout the 2 ztrips
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:41 PM   #32
 
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Ok I'm lost on what u mean bout the 2 ztrips
Across the top. Strip#1 would touch both sides and the front glass. Strip #2 would touch both sides and the back glass. It is hard to explain. If you look at acrylic tanks you will see the design.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:58 AM   #33
 
I will go try to look up some and see, im still waiting on the lfs to get back to me on if they have one or not.... I am still kinda confused so I will try to figure it out.... what thickness would the glass need to be?.. im guessing at least 3/8?... I know the local hardware only caries 1/8 thick..

on some other notes I ran into a lil snag on the fish tank stand... the base was perfect but the canopy is not coming out right and I dont like how its looking so I went another better looking route with it

I lucked up and got a protien skimmer from a friend for 40.00 so that helped me out a lot but it doesnt have a pump.. I dont know what brand the skimmer is but he said its 20 " tall and its a in sump... and would be good for up to 120 gallons..
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:06 PM   #34
 
Hey pasfur I hate to be a pain but can u send me a link showing a example of the tank trim you are talking bout I Google's several tanks and just don't see what you you are talking bout
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:44 PM   #35
 
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I don't know of any links. I am just speaking from experience seeing acrylic tank designs. The top of the tank has a lip that runs all the way around, or just on the back and front. The lip provides support.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:45 PM   #36
 
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I lucked up and got a protien skimmer from a friend for 40.00 so that helped me out a lot but it doesnt have a pump.. I dont know what brand the skimmer is but he said its 20 " tall and its a in sump... and would be good for up to 120 gallons..
You have to ignore completely the manufacturer rating on a skimmer. There is no standard for rating these units, so they just rate them for the purpose of sales. Post a picture and we can help.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:51 AM   #37
 
well scratch that on the skimmer cat... knocked it off the table and broke it... so much for that plan
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:46 AM   #38
 
Hey guys its been a lil since my last post but a lot of things have changed.. with my direction of the saltwater setup..

I have went from the 75 gallon to a 55 gallon acrylic tank, but I may be netting a 90 gallon in a week or so if the deal goes thru..

I ended up joining a local reef club.. and picked up a ev 180 protien skimmer and a mag 7 pump.. I have finished building my euro sump.. and I have ordered all my plumming parts needed for my tank..

even though im upgrading im still going to do the 55 then after I swap over to the 90 if I get it.. I may start a second reef tank at a later date or just sell my setup and invest those funds into the 90g

I ordered the 40 lbs rock and 40 lbs sand from marcosrocks.com... and my friend mike who got me started into this picked up some live rock for me today.. tha were going to introduce into my tank this weekend to start the tanke seeding process...

only thing thats left for me to do is get some lights, test kits, and my salt and I should be good to go
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:18 AM   #39
 
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the standard 90 isnt always better when compared to a 75 gallon. the 2 tanks are the same except the 90 is taller. this isnt the end of the world but if going with a reef it makes lighting more difficult. just something to keep in mind.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:13 AM   #40
 
yah.. I thought about that earlier actually... and my solution will simply be a thicker sand bed than what I would do with the 75 and some Mh and call it a day
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