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Ok here goes! Almost ready to start the redo on the 220 tank I got from another member. As soon as I fix the last few things on my wife's tank.cb7e8ee4255e6a057610840359f5002b.jpg

Building a stand for my skimmer

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TrentN   

Are you gonna build or buy that piece of plexy? Get 10x the amount you need for all the re-cuts you're going to do.

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By the time you buy the solvent and the plexi that price is not bad really. I looked at those stands and they are well built. Personally I like the stand Aaron built. Simple yet effective.

Richard

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drauka   

Egg crate and zip ties for a win. If you want to get really fancy add some plastic pot scrubbers underneath as a pod palace...or a marine pure block like Aaron

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Ok I have all the plexiglass and a bottle of this solvent. I enjoy making things And figuring things out. Not the money at all! I want to take there idea and explain on it. I like the egg crate ones but I find the egg crate so damn brittle!

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It was the pet land in fortwalton. Mine did not have one. And that's why I put a picture of the glue. I figured there had to be something better

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This is my first post on my 220 build tank! The question is preference. The open space under the tank is 24 front the back and 72 side to side and 28 floor to bottom of the tank. I need to build a sump I have an internal pump and a curve 9 skimmer. I have two tanks one is 40 gallons 18 fRont to back 36 left to right and 17 top to bottom the second is 55 gallons 48 left to right and 13 front to back 12 if you are cutting the glass and 20 too to bottom. In short it's a lot taller and would be a bit harder to service as its a lot deeper !

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I dont think the 40 is going to have the volume to hold the power out drain down from the 220. I also think working in a 55 sump under a stand is going to be a nightmare, I've done it. You really need a shallow 5' long tank for a sump on that beast IMHO. If your stand was a little longer I would say bulkhead 2 40 breeders together but that's just a little to long for the stand......hmmmm. of the 2 options the 55 is the best. Be smart with your stand build, just tall enough to get equipment in and out. Any taller and you will need a ladder to work in the Nain tank.

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Or you could draw out what you think the perfect option would be and build it. Honestly I thought cost on my sump was reasonable and half the cost was the grinding of the sides so if same amount of pieces it might not be bad to do it that way and get what you want rather than settling and changing later like I did.

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TrentN   

Mike you could draw our exactly what you want in a sump/refugium and go to a glass shop and get them to cut it for you. Dakotasport, Degan,or myself could come over and help you silicon it together. you could get the exact size you want and in my opinion glass is so much better than plexy.

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I like that! I got a deal for you guys! I will draw up what I want and order the glass. When it comes in I will have all of you guys come to my house and put it together for me!! I will let you do that for me while I cook crawfish for you!! Ask Dakota or panda I am a pretty good cook!

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I like that! I got a deal for you guys! I will draw up what I want and order the glass. When it comes in I will have all of you guys come to my house and put it together for me!! I will let you do that for me while I cook crawfish for you!! Ask Dakota or panda I am a pretty good cook!

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you gonna have fried rice too ?

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drauka   

In a nut shell:

 

Pros - Nutrient Export, Safe place for microfauna (Pods) to populate and keep the Display fed.   If growing other macro algae's it could be a source of food for tangs and herbivores.  

 

Cons - added equipment in the form of at least a light and possibly a pump, If not kept under control or in a well designed space it can be a pain with clogging pumps .  

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The big green hairball is chaeto. It is a macro algae that utilizes available nitrate and phosphate to grow allowing you to export nutrients when you cut it back and remove it from your sump.

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Not completely necessary though I am not one of those people that runs a ton of flow through my sump to begin with. I figure I run between three and four hundred gph running through it. Even if I were to run more I don't see it causing issues. Basically just a place for reef bugs to proliferate.

Richard

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