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    On a side note:

    After almost 2 years of house hunting, it looks like we will be finally into a home of our own. I am tired of renting. We just got here in March, and by October/Nov we will be out. We are staying in the central PA area, so the move is only a few miles (I think its in the same zip code). From the way it looks I will have months (if needed) to move all of our belongings. Moving the tank will be pretty simple, and everything I have is very durable. I built this tank with certain expectations of the mantis from a bit of reading. I have a few things I would love a chance to do different. I may swap out most of the crushed coral and sub in reef rubble. I will certainly change the burrow pipe and the rockwork to keep it more "open" in the middle.....another option I am considering is setting up a 75 gallon+.

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    Reef-O-Potamus HgrReefs's Avatar
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    Congrats on the new house!!


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    The best part of a new house would be building out a room around my tanks.... Just saying.... Congrats to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopeitlives View Post
    The best part of a new house would be building out a room around my tanks.... Just saying.... Congrats to you.
    I snagged myself a 36" 90 gal locally (3'x2'x2'). The day the check is signed, a stand and tank will be setup and allowed some time to cure. I only have a 20g sump, and think that I will be using my 38g (also an odd size) as the sump. This will keep my 40 free for a frag tank....which was the plan for it initially. This plan should take about 4 months to realize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopeitlives View Post
    That's sounds sweet!
    I am pretty well stoked. I have to start shopping for a Coast-to-coast overflow, and a drill bit for 1"+ bulkheads (3). My current tank was modified by me with a glass hole bit and some plexiglass, and this one will get a bit different of an overflow. I may end up tying my 40 into the loop with this....would put my total volume well over 150g.

    I haven't decided on return line sizes, but Id guess that at least 1"+....up to 1 1/2". Will probably have 3x return lines in a "bean animal" configuration.

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    Take a look at the ghost overflows Synergy Reef is making. Pretty nice! It's what Reef Savvy uses on their tanks now.

    Looking forward to this build out!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HgrReefs View Post
    Take a look at the ghost overflows Synergy Reef is making. Pretty nice! It's what Reef Savvy uses on their tanks now.

    Looking forward to this build out!
    After I absorbed the sticker shock of the price of the ghost overflow, I am certain that this overflow will be like others made before it.....DIY. Also, the ghost overflow costs around 3x the price I paid for the tank.

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    Wow. Didn't realize they were so expensive. Lol


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    I did some concise measurements today. I found that the tank will hold 85 gallons of fluid almost exactly. It is a 1994 perfecto or marineland and at 3' long, I cannot find any proof that this tank should even exist. All rectangle tanks over 40g seem to be longer than this one.

    Seems I have found myself a rare one.

    I need to phone a friend to help me move it to get a fill test done. In the event of leaks, I will simply recaulk the entire tank....possibly in black silicone.

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