265 gallon

Fishing

Always Learning
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#8
you can put a 500 in that thing man. Great job. I'm sure you are putting the sump and other stuff in a separated room right?
 

1spotpooalot

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#9
you can put a 500 in that thing man. Great job. I'm sure you are putting the sump and other stuff in a separated room right?
No. It will fit underneath. I planned for the cloud 9 RB skimmer which is only 21inches tall. Since my width foot print is a little smaller than I like, I may split two tanks underneath for sump... lol it sure yet
 

Chris A.

Formally toomanyfish
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#13
I’m going to try blue on my next tank. Heard it gives you a deeper dimension to the tank. Don’t know but will give it a shot lol
 

1spotpooalot

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#14
I’m going to try blue on my next tank. Heard it gives you a deeper dimension to the tank. Don’t know but will give it a shot lol
Yea...I could see that. I have a 72 that has a blue background...its...re freshin g ...lol. But with the overflows being black, i wasnt sure if it would clash...or shorten the tank look. Just played it safe i guess. This will be way to big to change my mind
 

Fishing

Always Learning
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#16
Pushed it in place and have my temporary sump/plumbing in place
Great work...Just curiosity, are you placing the return pump before your skimmer? I thought it would be the other way around, water coming from the tank going over the skimmer and then the return pump pumps up. Just curious because maybe I did my wrong. Thanks
 

1spotpooalot

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#17
Him the drains will dump into the skimmer chamber first, then over the media all before the return pump. This is how I have my 93 set up now too....but as you can see, my sump is way too small. I will be re plumbing at a later date after i get a better set up...i.e spend more money
 

Fishing

Always Learning
BRS Member
#18
Him the drains will dump into the skimmer chamber first, then over the media all before the return pump. This is how I have my 93 set up now too....but as you can see, my sump is way too small. I will be re plumbing at a later date after i get a better set up...i.e spend more money
Oh now I got it. Thanks for the reply and happy holidays and good luck with your new system!
 

CAPSLOCK

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#20
That tank is going to be awesome. I'm jealous of your open stand that will let you work in and modify your sump easily.

I have plastidip on my tank and it is the way to go for sure.
 
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