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    Thanks John! I've spend about 17-18 hours a day reading about this hobby! I've been in the saltwater world for a about a year! And I've gone through 4 tanks setting up my 5th lol! But when I talk to newbies like who are In the hobby less then me they ask me wow u must have atleast 5 years in the hobby! I'm like wow really thanks I've started about 1 year ago! But I've been in the freshwater realm since I was 3 yrs old and at he end of my freshman year I was like I need some thing more challengeing and more ways to spend my dads money! Lol! So I got in to this! lol I love This hobby it's really relaxing! Anyway back to your thread lol!

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    How big of skimmer are you gonna go?

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    I'm on wood floors... warped now lol oops


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    Finally got a fishroom - my 500/g build

    Quote Originally Posted by Luman01 View Post
    How big of skimmer are you gonna go?
    For now I have a Cone Reef Octopus 3000 internal from my previous tank. It's a beast. It was handling around 320/g of water volume and I had around 15 large angels/tangs. I would like to upgrade to life reef skimmer in the near future.


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    I'm on wood floors... warped now lol oops
    Oh shoot, lol!!! I don't care about the floors it's all good.

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    Hey John if your going to do pen style why dont you take the overflow boxes out, patch the holes and then put a ghost overflow on one of the ends?
    Jason,
    What a great idea man but it involves a lot of work especially modifying the tank structure versus painting the small overflow area black :-). Aesthetically it will definitely look nicer but for now I keep it as is.

    I modified the previous tank with the ghost overflow and I was not impressed with the additional flow. And it was very costly to drill tank/oveflow box/sch. 80 bulkheads/larger pump...

    Here's the skimmer:

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    500/g Reef, 8ft by 4 ft * Trigger Custom Sump, 5ft by 3ft * Cone Reef Octopus Skimmer * 3-250MH/T5HO
    2XMP60s * 2XMP40s * 4 EcoTech Battery Backup


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    White Tale Bristletooth Tang, Emperor Angel, Captive Bred Annularis (Blue Ring) Angel, Orange Shoulder Tang, Powder Brown Tang, Clown Tang

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    So if you're going under the tank, might be wise to make the stand taller. I know you wanted it shorter, but being able to work in a sump and changes socks, skimmer cup, prune algae, clean, change media, etc... sure is nice!

    I vote for tall stand.
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    You can get away with a shorter stand If you put the skimmer in the closet. And you have direct access to the socks and reactors!

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    If you have plans of the stand with all the dimensions can you post a pic of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefahholic View Post
    So if you're going under the tank, might be wise to make the stand taller. I know you wanted it shorter, but being able to work in a sump and changes socks, skimmer cup, prune algae, clean, change media, etc... sure is nice!

    I vote for tall stand.
    You win...the stand will be 42" tall.

    No plans for the stand yet.

    Electrician is coming by Saturday to install 3 - 20 amp outlets. I want one 20 amp outlet in the ceiling for the lights. I don't want to drag the light fixture wires all the way down. Is 3 - 20 amp outlets enough???

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    Well I would put a fourth just in case.

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    I ran 2 20 amps on my 260g. That was 1 for the chiller, return pump and skimmer. And the other for 3 halides, 3 leds and 4 vortech mp40s.

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