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    90 Gallon Set Up

    Man I haven't been on this site for awhile, I feel all tingley. Well we moved into a new house, and of course the fish tank was the last thought. With the tank, sump etc I'm looking at over 1000 pounds and I'm a bit worried about the weight. But I have started a man room close which is next to out garage ................... so tank in the wall here I come ( I haven't run this buy the boss yet ) I can have the back of the tank and equipment in the garage side. The thing I'm worried about is the cold in the winter, of course I'll have heaters in the sump but I'm still worried. Any one have any Idea's???? Or know if it would be alright. The garage is not heated, but hafe the tank will be in a heated room. I will post some pics tonight.

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    welcome back............


    it will probably get pretty expensive trying to heat the tank, only to have it cooled in the garage. i can't really see this working unless you insulated the garage and added some form of heat or at least built a wall across the area and insulated that.
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    It gets pretty radical calculating the wattage/gal when the desired tank temp and ambient room temp are more than 20degF apart

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    Unless you could build it into something like an insulated closet in the garage. But even then there will be moisture issues.

    Is there any way you can run the sump down to the basement?

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    I am limited with where it can go, the basement is a fully finished apartment, for the mom in law. I will have to rethink where is will go hmmmmm
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    hmmm.. ya like that guys said you got a few probs with this:
    is the garage going to be used to house a car ? the fumes and gas wouldn't be a good thing for the tank as well as dust particles. if you plan to do any wood work or machining in your garage, you will have to somehow seal your tank from the garage and heat will be an issue if its not heated and insulated.

    I like Kenzy idea about a sealed closed area, you could always vent it with a humidistat to keep the hum. down. directly into the garage which would at the same time heat the garage up a bit.

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    also, depending how big the garage is, one of those garage heaters ( those yellow or red boxes that run on 220v would do wonders ) I have one in my garage and within 30min of it running, i'm in there working in boxers and t-shirt LOL.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    this could also be dangerous if you ever have a car in there to let fumes back into the house... or just the smell of gas.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Thanks guys for your input, I think it would be best not to put it in the garage. I will have to have rethink this.

    Again Tks
    Stephen

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