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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    I was hoping to be a bit further along with getting the tank setup. I still need to paint the corner the tank will be sitting in.

    Once I get the tank set in its spot, the photos will commence.
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    Finally, getting the room put back together. The walls are painted and tank is in place. I would have filled it with water, but my wife wants to get the carpet cleaned first. So will wait until next week to fill.

    But here are a couple preliminary photos showing its spot and the stand:

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    Excited to follow the build. I set up a jbj 20 in January as a frag tank and love it. If I were gonna do a second full tank with fish it would be a jbj 45. I modded a filter sock behind the overflow, it definitely helped polish the water. Something to consider while you are still setting it up!

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    I'm interested to see your mod.

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    I filled my new tank with water...only to realize it wasn't level in the corner when I pushed it into position (the stand is mounted on casters). Yes, I should have checked that first with the tank in final position. I ordered some adjustable feet so that I can level it, but still have the ability to move on the casters if necessary.

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    These feet can be mounted under the tank and drill a hole for an Allen wrench to adjust. However, I'm going to mount outside of the stand because the casters would be in the way in the corners. I'll paint them to match so I think it will look fine and allow fairly easy adjustment as well as the ability to raise the legs so it can be moved on the casters if necessary. (When doing this, I would drain the tank at least 50% to reduce stress on the tank.)
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    The leveling feet should be delivered today. With any luck I can get some water flowing this evening.
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    The tank now has water flowing! The leveling feet are installed and the tank is level.

    Depending on how its looking, I may try to move some of the live stock over this weekend. I think between moving established rock and dosing bacteria I should be able to move quickly with transferring everything to the new tank.

    I'll get some updated photos tomorrow.
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    Sounds good Jim. Glad you finally upgraded.
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    Still waiting for those pictures...

    I also think that no invert ranch is complete without one of these...
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    What Tom said
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