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    Yay! New tank! **upgrade

    A good friend of mine at work finally (after months of harassment) gave me his unused 70 gallon long tank.

    I have the day off work today, so I spent most of lastnight prepping the tank and getting ready for the big switcheroo. I had to go out and buy 2 more bags of substrate and salt - and I don't even remember how many trips to the water store.

    I'll be spending most of this morning putting the rock and old sand into the tank, and I will be posting pics as soon as I get everything done and cleaned
    Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better -Albert Einstein

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    What size tank are you upgrading from? Lookin forward to some pics!!

    IJO

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    Quote Originally Posted by IJO View Post
    What size tank are you upgrading from? Lookin forward to some pics!!

    IJO
    We went from a 20 Gallon to a 35 Gallon, and now we're going from the 35G to a 70G tank - it looks monolithic compared to our old tank
    Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better -Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisthepart View Post
    We went from a 20 Gallon to a 35 Gallon, and now we're going from the 35G to a 70G tank - it looks monolithic compared to our old tank
    WHATEVER YOU DO>....KEEP THE OLD TANKS FOR QUARENTEEN!!!!!!!!!!

    can't stress that enough.

    At least the 20 gal for a quarenteeen and the 30 gal for say a predator tank.

    But you will be using the quarenteen tank a guarentee you that.

    I loved a naso tang that I had for 6 months, but because my GF bought a fish that gave the darn naso tang ick, it died.

    I was MAD as heck.

    Stupid box fish was the culprit. Lost one naso tang and one flame fish due to not having a quarenteen tank, cuase i was nice and gave my 40 gal away to the kid next door.
    90 gal tank
    200 gal power fussion skimmer

    1 firefish, 1 wrasse, 1 juvi yellow tang, 1 watchman gobi
    70 pounds free Live sand,200 pounds free Live rock
    1 power heads,

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    is it drilled??? if not do yourself a favour and do it now :b2:


    looking forward to the pics too
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    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    is it drilled??? if not do yourself a favour and do it now :b2:
    I second that motion otherwise you will soon be upgrading again...not that that's a bad thing of course. :b15:
    That's it for now, keep reef'n

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    is it drilled??? if not do yourself a favour and do it now :b2:


    looking forward to the pics too
    What is drilling the tank for? A sump?

    Anyway, here are some pics.. I'm having a severe problem with my fluval 404 leaking from the sides where there's some stupid holes for some reason..
    And my custom box I'm in the middle of working on is stupid.. I'll be re-building a new one this weekend. Any good idea's what I should use to coat the wood with? And what I can use to make sure my MH doesn't catch it on fire?
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    looking good :b16:

    are you planning on getting some more LR, looks a little sparse?

    is that a linkia or fromia hanging off the power head in the back?

    why do you think the halide is going to catch on fire?

    what wood do you want to seal?

    i see the flame scallop peaking out, they are so cool looking.
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    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisthepart View Post
    What is drilling the tank for? A sump?

    ... Any good idea's what I should use to coat the wood with? And what I can use to make sure my MH doesn't catch it on fire?
    Most of us drill the tank for an overflow that leads to the sump. Some will drill additional holes and use these for the return. Alternatively the return can be plumbed over the tank rather than through.

    You will not regret drilling for the overflows. As a matter of fact, the longer you have the tank, the more thankful you will be.

    FOr the wood, if you are referring to a final finish, the ultimate would be a spar varnish. This is used for an exterior finish for boats and any wood exposed to the elements. I use it on outdoor wood furniture in my garden. Otherwise a good polyurethane finish, will provide good protection.

    Ward

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    We went out and bought all the materials we needed just now. But when I came home I noticed that my MH busted in the core, so now I need to get a new one of those!!

    I thought it would of caught on fire because the amount of heat coming from the bulb and how hot the top part of the custom box became. But I picked up some firewall and heat paint.

    The little guy hanging off the power head is a yellow fromia - it was the first living thing we bought for our tank when we started. We're going to make it a habbit to get some more LR everytime we get paid.. So far today I picked up $40 of it
    Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better -Albert Einstein

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