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post #1 of 2 Old 03-24-2008, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Novice seeks advice. DIY or reef ready tank?

Hi all. I'm considering investing in a 75g tank and would like to eventually set up a reef tank. I'm still in research mode; however, I would really like to hear some thoughts on donig a DIY tank (i.e. setting up the internal overflow box, drilling for the plumbing, setting up plumbing & sump, etc.) versus purchasing a "reef ready" tank.

Also, if anyone knows any good links that help my understanding of plumbing issues (i.e. PVC piping, closed loop systems, flow considerations), I would greatly appreciate it . Thanks so much for your help.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-25-2008, 12:03 AM
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I wish I could help you more with the DIY instructions. I have read threads of experienced fishkeepers having trouble drilling glass, they went through many tanks.

If I were drilling a setup, I would have someone who definitely knows how to do it. Tanks have a bad habit of spidering once the glass cracks.

Good luck. :D

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

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