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MY 80 gallon tank build


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    bigbill - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default MY 80 gallon tank build

    iam starting this thread as iam new to reefing and am hooked and this 12gal nano ante going to cut it
    iam new to reefing so i have a lot of ? to ask. it will be a long slow build but i want to do it right and not buy junk stuff

    tank info 48x21x18
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    will be takeng the tank to be drilled hopefuly on fri will post pics when i get started

    1st ? how big of sump will i neeed to have for this tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    iam starting this thread as iam new to reefing and am hooked and this 12gal nano ante going to cut it
    iam new to reefing so i have a lot of ? to ask. it will be a long slow build but i want to do it right and not buy junk stuff

    tank info 48x21x18
    month one
    will be takeng the tank to be drilled hopefuly on fri will post pics when i get started

    1st ? how big of sump will i neeed to have for this tank
    is that a 75g tank?
    either way fit the biggest sump you can under your tank. its the best option. a 30-40g would be good, a 20 wouldnt be too bad really but more water volume the better.

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    its was sold to me as an 80 but when i use the gallon thing came out to 76.4 gallons but its 48 1/2 bye 21 1/2 bye 18 3/4

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    its was sold to me as an 80 but when i use the gallon thing came out to 76.4 gallons but its 48 1/2 bye 21 1/2 bye 18 3/4
    are you building your own stand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMUreef View Post
    are you building your own stand?
    i have stand all ready

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    ditto on the biggest sump/fuge you can fit in the stand. especially in your area you can find alot of used tanks either here or on michigan reefers to build a sump from. i wouldnt move downstate,lol but i see a heck of alot of deals that i cant get because of the distance!

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    Pics!!! I want to see this stand!!

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    IMG 2038 - MY 80 gallon tank build

    IMG 2039 - MY 80 gallon tank build

    plz dont mind the mess havent cleaned it out yet

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see it with a tank, water, fish, rocks, corals.... It's always great to see someone starting from scratch and documenting it all the way. Keep those pictures coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    its was sold to me as an 80 but when i use the gallon thing came out to 76.4 gallons but its 48 1/2 bye 21 1/2 bye 18 3/4
    Those are some funky dimensions! By my calculations its 84.6 gallons.

    Regardless, I can't wait to see if full of ocean life!

    [TIP]Be sure to use the inside measurements to calculate the volume.[/TIP].

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