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post #1 of 7 Old 11-21-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,
its finally the time where I upgrade from my 29 gallon to a 75 gallon tank!! My 29 was set up as a reef but I'm thinking about doing FOWLR in the 75 because I really like some fish that are not reef safe! Anyway, I found a great deal online (tank,stand,skimmer,heater,overflow,pump,etc.) for only 300 dollars! The guy who sold it needed to get rid of it cause he was moving. I looked at the stuff an it was in great condition. Long story short.. it came with pretty much everything besides live rock and a sump...snice i already have 45 pound from my old tank I'm planing on getting around 40 more. The question I have is, can i make my 29 gallon tank into a sump? If so, how would I have to do it?
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-21-2012, 03:52 PM
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Hey guys,
its finally the time where I upgrade from my 29 gallon to a 75 gallon tank!! My 29 was set up as a reef but I'm thinking about doing FOWLR in the 75 because I really like some fish that are not reef safe! Anyway, I found a great deal online (tank,stand,skimmer,heater,overflow,pump,etc.) for only 300 dollars! The guy who sold it needed to get rid of it cause he was moving. I looked at the stuff an it was in great condition. Long story short.. it came with pretty much everything besides live rock and a sump...snice i already have 45 pound from my old tank I'm planing on getting around 40 more. The question I have is, can i make my 29 gallon tank into a sump? If so, how would I have to do it?
Thanks
Just starting my SW myself so im not much help but check out my thread here. There are alot of good ideas and some sump info there.

Also, if you need more rock, you may want to consider dry rock since it is cheaper and you already have LR to seed the dry. MarcoRocks is great stuff, and everything is 15% off thursday-sunday and they have black friday deals so now is the time to jump on it.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-21-2012, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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That's probably not a bad idea! Ill have to check it out! Thanks!
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-21-2012, 07:30 PM
Yup, your 29g would be a good sump.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-22-2012, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the link! It was really helpful! It didn't really tell me tho what I could use to separate the different sections of the sump (or did I just overrread it?!) Any thoughts on what I could do since now it's just the tank
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-22-2012, 10:26 AM
Its in there. If the tank is glass you should use glass partitions, but most prefer using acrylic. Silicone to glue them into place.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-22-2012, 10:28 AM
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Acrylic or glass to make the baffles in the sump.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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