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    Stock Tank for a Sump

    Has anyone ever used the Behlen stock tanks?
    They are more rectangular than the rubbermaid tanks.
    here is a link to the Behlen tanks

    http://www.behlencountry.com/asp/cat...=Water%20Tanks

    The price is about the same as the equivalent rubbermaid tanks. Around $180 for the 150 Gal tanks.

    Any words? Johnny what are you going to use for a sump?
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    Anyone?
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    Tanks: 400 gal Reef, 180 gal FOWLR, 300 gal Sump, 40 gal Frag Tray plumbed as one system - 900 gal total water volume.
    DIY Calcium Reactor, Nielson Reactor and Skimmer

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    I don't have any experience with it, it may be good, however if it's the same price as a rubbermaid trough, why not go with the tried and tested rubbermaid?
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    The rubbermaid has such a large surface area. It is hard to add compartments to it. The longer more rectangular behlen tank would allow me to put a skimmer compartment, refuge, and a frag grow out stage into it.
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    Tanks: 400 gal Reef, 180 gal FOWLR, 300 gal Sump, 40 gal Frag Tray plumbed as one system - 900 gal total water volume.
    DIY Calcium Reactor, Nielson Reactor and Skimmer

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    I checked out the Behlen tanks this weekend. Very cool. They are alot deeper than the Rubermaid tanks and can easily be fitted with baffles to create a sump with stages.
    I think this is the way I will go.
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    Tanks: 400 gal Reef, 180 gal FOWLR, 300 gal Sump, 40 gal Frag Tray plumbed as one system - 900 gal total water volume.
    DIY Calcium Reactor, Nielson Reactor and Skimmer

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