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t-rex
03-25-2012, 02:29 AM
So the other day I pickeud up a free 60 gal acryllic tank with sump. It cam with a lot of **** I threw out but kept a pump and the sump. I cleaned the tank today http://img.tapatalk.com/1844284d-75af-0832.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/1844284d-75ae-f3ea.jpg
Now being acryllic there are scratches. I've never had an acryllic tank, is there any way I can reduce these?

The overflow and drain that cam in it is a single 1.5". I was thinking of putting a couple plates on this and redrilling for either a herbie or modded bean animal, any opinions? http://img.tapatalk.com/1844284d-764a-3d7e.jpg

Lastly the sump. I want the skimmer to go in here however I'm not sure where to put it. I'm almost considering building a new sump. http://img.tapatalk.com/1844284d-769d-b868.jpg

Input is appretiated! I'm new to marine. I currently have mts hah and have a few other tanks on the go aswell!
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freezetyle
03-25-2012, 02:54 AM
with acrylic you can get some of the fine scratches out with a really fine grit wet sand paper and some elbow grease. pretty time consuming but shouldn't be an issue, I think there are some you tube videos of it being done

t-rex
03-25-2012, 08:48 PM
Ok so ivot er shining like new with the wet sand paper. Measuree the tank and its actually a 75 gal. For now I'm going to start FOWLR, and hopefully move towards reef in a year or so..

Af far as a return pump I was debating between the mag 9.5 and the sedra 900. Any opinions on experience? My tank is approx 4 ft higher..

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t-rex
03-25-2012, 09:46 PM
Any opinions on that sump. I have aanother 30 gal long I can use as a sump.
I've never seen one like this before
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t-rex
04-19-2012, 12:02 AM
Bump

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