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post #21 of 35 Old 08-11-2010, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Oh waw, I see what you mean. Was it a custom stand you ha made? It's a really nice set up. Again appreciate the pics. Makes it a lot easier to understand. All wonderful advice. You've saved me a lot of beginner mistakes already.
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post #22 of 35 Old 08-11-2010, 01:15 PM
no it was not custom. its called a tech stand made by oceanic

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post #23 of 35 Old 08-11-2010, 01:20 PM
heres a link to a store that shows you the look of the aluminum finish. the second to last tank is what i have except mine is black
http://www.orlandotropicalfishstore....nic-tanks.html

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Perfect! I just messages them to see of they ship to Canada. Hard to tell from my device here, but did you those cabinets also open on the sides?
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post #26 of 35 Old 08-11-2010, 02:53 PM
don't laugh but here's my sump. there's nothing in it except live rocks and a skimmer! it's very low tech and cheap. sorry for the bad pic, i took it with my phone.



the hoses are an autotomic top off that i made and the other hose is a ca reactor that constantly add ca, mg, alkanity, and all necessary minor trace elements. I don't like the sump you posted earlier because you won't be able to fit a big skimmer in it which i think is vital to successful reef keeping.

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Perfect! I just messages them to see of they ship to Canada. Hard to tell from my device here, but did you those cabinets also open on the sides?
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where in canada are you? btw there is a custom tank builder in canada. i heard they build awesome tanks! if you'd like i'll look up the co and get back to you.

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post #28 of 35 Old 08-11-2010, 03:10 PM
i sent you a pm with the tank builder in canada. i didn't know if it would be a problem posting it here. please check them out before agreeing with them on anything as i've never personally used them but heard good things. do some homework with that info.

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where in canada are you? btw there is a custom tank builder in canada. i heard they build awesome tanks! if you'd like i'll look up the co and get back to you.
I'm in Calgary Alberta. Would it be difficult to find a stand for a custom tank? I think I'm going to stay with a 75-80 gallon tank. Going bigger really intimidates me not to mention the cost to stock it. As for a sump, thanks for letting me know about the one I posted. Did you have some suggestions for a good one?
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post #30 of 35 Old 08-11-2010, 03:28 PM
what i did to custom build my tank is use the footprint of a 120 gallon tank and then buy a 120gallon stand. the footprint is 48 x 24 on a 120 gallon. my tank is designed to be a 100 gallon tank. if i were to choose a ready made tank i think the best option is a 120 gallon for a few reasons.
1. you can fit all equipment under the stand and not have any ugly stuff outside the stand.
2. it fits the 24 inch wide theory
3. 48 inch long will give you alot of room to aquascape.
4. relative low cost.
5. it's just a tad too high for the arm pit theory (4 inches to be exact, hence mine is 20 inches high) for me personally but if i had to i guess i could live with it! :)

my second selection would be the 75 gallon tank. with a 75 gallon you may hvae to cram everything under it but i think it can be done. BTW make sure the tank is reef ready!

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