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Old 04-01-2013, 04:03 AM
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I too think your good with the 1/2" foam the idea is for the foam to give and keep it level and it will do the trick. Especially with the plywood under the tank it should have less flex and stress points for the glass in general. I'd say good to go. You could always do a fresh water test before you fill with ro if you want to be sure.
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I have the old 85 gallon for sale on Kijiji if there's anyone local and looking. I don't expect it to last long as I'm only asking $50.

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Looking good Scott, you fill the tank yet? I wouldn't worry about the gap, I'm in agreement with the majority, the weight should compress the foam at any high spots and close the gap, that's really the whole idea behind using the foam in the first place. Do a tap water fill to test it, oh wait are you still a tap water reefer or have you switched to the good stuff yet?
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Good looking setup so far! I have a very similar layout myself so I'm probably biased. I just wish I had an external overflow on the side like what you have.

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Is that 1/2" foam well that didn't look like it. my regards it looks a lot thinner. I have always used 1" but hey that is me.
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No, hell no. Tank is still dry. I am not going to fill it until we are done tapping and mudding the basement. Probably another month.

No, I haven't been on tap water since I moved to the new house. I have a 5 stage RO/DI unit from Colby. I need to change out the cartridges and resin for the new tank.

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Looking good Scott, you fill the tank yet? I wouldn't worry about the gap, I'm in agreement with the majority, the weight should compress the foam at any high spots and close the gap, that's really the whole idea behind using the foam in the first place. Do a tap water fill to test it, oh wait are you still a tap water reefer or have you switched to the good stuff yet?
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Is that 1/2" foam well that didn't look like it. my regards it looks a lot thinner. I have always used 1" but hey that is me.
Yep, 1/2" foam.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:25 AM
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Well no build thread is worth it's weight without some coral pictures! These are all sitting in my 40g interm tank.

















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