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    Another vote for one long overflow with bean animal plumbing.
    I prefer toothless.
    A long, toothless overflow does a fantastic job at surface skimming the water.

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    Great dimensions Clint. Some people don't like tall tanks but I love it. The fish and corals show much better when it comes to viewing.

    Why reef savvy if tank is in-wall and visible only from one side. Reef Savvy tanks should be displayed as center piece.

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    Nice! Looking forward to watching this go up. Love to hear about the air exchanger, that is a great idea!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RR-MAN View Post
    Great dimensions Clint. Some people don't like tall tanks but I love it. The fish and corals show much better when it comes to viewing.

    Why reef savvy if tank is in-wall and visible only from one side. Reef Savvy tanks should be displayed as center piece.
    All good points. I plan on having a "deep" sand bed like my current tank so there will not be 30" of water when all is said and done. I just picked reef savvy because I don't want to worry about the integrity of the tank. I have a 300 DD Marineland tank and it keeps me up at night. This tank will have euro bracing and an aluminum rim. Hopefully it will last me forever.

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    Here are some more pictures of the air exchanger. The first one is what it looks like mounted to the ceiling. The second picture shows the AirBox that has a carbon filter in it and the 4" insulated ductwork. The third is the exchanger shown from the attic.




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    Today I spent some time drawing up the sump for the tank. It is based off of the Zero Edge Series 7 sump but is linger than their largest standard offering and has a few other modifications. What do you think? I plan on ordering it next week and would appreciate any feedback on it. I already have their 26" version and am very happy with it and their customer service.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GotFrogs View Post
    All good points. I plan on having a "deep" sand bed like my current tank so there will not be 30" of water when all is said and done. I just picked reef savvy because I don't want to worry about the integrity of the tank. I have a 300 DD Marineland tank and it keeps me up at night. This tank will have euro bracing and an aluminum rim. Hopefully it will last me forever.
    My thoughts were the same as yours. Mine is built like a tank! (M1A1 that is ). I put it on a steel stand with an inch of plywood underneath with an inch of closed cell neoprene on top of that. Solid as a rock.

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    Billw - Where did you get the stand from? Reef Savvy want ~$2K (shipped) for an aluminum stand. I plan on drawing something up this weekend silimiar to this stand but with a 4" front overhang (to make up the difference of the wall thickness), no back brace, and using 3 X 1.5" steel material. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotFrogs View Post
    Billw - Where did you get the stand from? Reef Savvy want ~$2K (shipped) for an aluminum stand. I plan on drawing something up this weekend silimiar to this stand but with a 4" front overhang (to make up the difference of the wall thickness), no back brace, and using 3 X 1.5" steel material. Thoughts?
    I had a local weld shop fab it out of 2 inch 11 gauge (I think?) for $600. 2 inch is overkill but much more pleasing to the eye. 1 inch is good enough but looked weird to me .

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    I think they offer an extra year warranty with their stand, but I didn't buy from them for the warranty. I wasn't really impressed with their stands anyway. Particle board doesn't handle moisture very well.

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