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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I am VERY new to this hobby so please forgive me if I don't make sense at times. I am posting here because I would like some advice on what it takes to build and maintain a saltwater aquarium. Just last weekend an opportunity came to me that seemed too good to pass up. My brother's...
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    Hello, I'll be moving in about a month and a half, and I wanted to take this opportunity to upgrade to a tank that has been sitting empty in my current place. The tank is 72in X 24in X 24in (Bow front). the stand is 88in x 25in x 41in. So, I would say a little under 180 US gal. I will be...
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    Now, I do realize this will be a boring thread. But if you start to dose off, just grab a hammer and give your noggin a good thump to keep yourself awake. I know most people do what I used to do, they measure the salt they are mixing by the scoop-full, cup, or whatever amount they find...
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    Funny thing I noticed on my 65 gallon rimless tank with a foam mat. In the center of the tank, it's possible for me to slip a rigid postcard between the foam mat and wood stand. On the edges, it's not possible for me to do that. This tells me then that all the weight are completely on the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Ok i have this rock work that weighs about 60lb, now i know are tanks holds thousands of pounds of water, i have a 150G . And i'll add sand and about 180 lb of rocks. But the sculpture i made has a "V" shape as you can see in the picture. I've built a support structure that is now failling and...
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    Do you think this stand will hold the weight of my 75 gallon tank? It is built out of 4 x 4's with 6 by 1/2" lag bolts into the vertical studs. There is not shake, sway, rattle, etc. It's solid. I know it will but I've started to second guess myself for some reason. I'm just nervous I guess.
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    i have a 50 gal marineland bowfront on a stand (made from particleboard with some iron support bars). while ive had tanks in the past, ive never had one loaded down with 50lbs of rock, 60lbs+ of sand/crushed coral and so on... its a tempered glass tank...i think it will work just thought id check
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    how much rock will my 55 gallon hold.Or how much would the weight will the bottom pane of glass hold?
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    is a 55 gallon too heavy to place on a second floor? of course it would be perpendicular to the support boards.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Back in the day we used to use foam(the pink kind) under the tank to even weight distribution. Is this still the prefered method? I am about to get my 125 full of water and wanted to know if this is something I should do before getting it up and going.
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