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Old 02-11-2010, 06:34 AM
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Well I bought this fixer-upper from Ryan (Muck) so I'm starting a new thread. No more waffling between various cube sizes now. This tank is 36x30x20.









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Old 02-11-2010, 06:37 AM
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The plan is to get creative and run a Herbie on this tank. I'm going to reduce the 1.5" to 1" to free up some space in that overflow. Then I'm going to drill a 1" hole thru the back of the tank and toss a 90 on it pointing up to act as my emergency drain.

I don't have the tank in my hands so there might not be room to do this but I'm going to try very hard to make it work and avoid redoing that overflow.

The back will be scraped and I will be painting it and 1 side black. Overflow will be covered with live rock.
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Sweet! I think that will be killer and a very doable overflow. Pretty much just as you described. Nice and svelte! I like it!
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Equipment I have:

tank (36x30x20)
ro/di
ranco controller
eheim 1250 return

Plan to buy:
2 x LumenMax Elite mogul
1 x BlueWave 7 dual 250w HQI ballast
2 x Radium 20k bulbs
1 x Bubble Magus 250 Pro
2 x 100w Ebo heaters
2 x MP20
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Sweet!

What about using the patented sphelps style Herbie-in-a-single-hole Herbie? Might be easier than shoehorning a second hole.
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Equipment I have:

tank (36x30x20)
ro/di
ranco controller
eheim 1250 return

Plan to buy:
2 x LumenMax Elite mogul
1 x BlueWave 7 dual 250w HQI ballast
2 x Radium 20k bulbs
2 x 100w Ebo heaters
2 x MP20
Nice :-) I'm not sure if you've ever seen a BlueWave7 dual ballast? I had one on loan last summer (it was the single, not the double), but I found it very large, heavy and noisy. Other than that it worked great!
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:55 AM
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Well I like the new select-a-watt ballasts as well.

I know for sure I want to run the radiums to spec...which means I need an hqi ballast. for $100 more I can buy 2 of those ballasts and have flexibility down the road. Plenty of time to decide.

All the equipment will be on the other side of the wall as well. Noise matters not!
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or you use the line in the over flow as the return, build an external box for the overflow, not sure how cutting glass would work if it was already assembled however. Awsome dimension's and nice grab however.
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Yeah I don't mind coming over the top with the return. I think adding the 1" hole thru the back will be easy and the overflow is there to add some support under the drill location. I just know I won't be doing it =)
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Oooh, shun burn. Fine, be that way I'd still try the single hole Herbie first (could it really hurt? If it doesn't work then you can drill the tank.)
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