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Old 12/20/2013, 03:11 AM   #76
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Man you got the wheels turning in my head. What are your water changes like?
90 gallon water changes every 4-6 weeks.


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Old 12/20/2013, 08:23 AM   #77
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I couldn't see from the videos and I don't remember reading this... but do you have an ATO on the fish tub?

Also, just to be clear, is this your equipment list?

300 gal tub w/X# live rock
55 gal tub w/200# live rock
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ATO?

Seems quite management... more so than the glass box version anyway!


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Old 12/20/2013, 11:12 AM   #78
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I couldn't see from the videos and I don't remember reading this... but do you have an ATO on the fish tub?

Also, just to be clear, is this your equipment list?

300 gal tub w/X# live rock
55 gal tub w/200# live rock
skimmer
MP60 circ. pump
1200gph return pump
heater(s)
marineland LEDs
ATO?

Seems quite management... more so than the glass box version anyway!
Yes except for the ATO. I wish I had one but I just dump about 5 gallons of RODI water in about once every two days. I have about 300lbs of LR is 300 gallon tank.

That's it.


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Old 12/20/2013, 11:15 AM   #79
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Thanks for clarifying! I wish I had some space to do something similar. It's such a great idea and it's so calming to watch, even on video.


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Old 12/20/2013, 02:51 PM   #80
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Thanks for clarifying! I wish I had some space to do something similar. It's such a great idea and it's so calming to watch, even on video.
Thanks. Yeah it really is a pleasure. I just scoot around in my computer chair and just chill by the tank. The fish just come to me and beg. Their personality has really intensified ever since I put them in this tank.

Best FOWLR tank I have ever had by far.


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Old 12/21/2013, 06:18 AM   #81
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You've inspired me lol. I was going to have a custom tank built that was 2'x2'x1' but after seeing this I'm going to now use a 50g stock tank. Love the tank man looks awesome.


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Old 12/21/2013, 10:00 AM   #82
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Very cool, i like it


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Old 12/22/2013, 04:46 AM   #83
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You've inspired me lol. I was going to have a custom tank built that was 2'x2'x1' but after seeing this I'm going to now use a 50g stock tank. Love the tank man looks awesome.
Go bigger. A 50 gallon stock tank is the size of my sump. I would go at least 150 gallons. It's too easy not too. The 50 gallon stock tanks would be great for corals. They are shallow and have pretty good surface area.


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Old 12/22/2013, 06:18 AM   #84
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Yeah im in it for the corals. Im going to keep the fish count to a minimum.


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Old 12/28/2013, 10:47 PM   #85
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Wow this is an awesome tank. I have a fish/man room in my new house and I would love to do this.

The only thing I'm worried about is evaporation. The crazy builder put a HVAC return right in the room. So I'm afraid that the 5 gallons evaporation every 2 days would just go straight into my HVAC. Do you use a dehumidifier or vent the air to outside to keep the humidity down? I guess the money I save on buying a new tank can be used to move the return.


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Old 12/29/2013, 08:05 AM   #86
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Wow this is an awesome tank. I have a fish/man room in my new house and I would love to do this.

The only thing I'm worried about is evaporation. The crazy builder put a HVAC return right in the room. So I'm afraid that the 5 gallons evaporation every 2 days would just go straight into my HVAC. Do you use a dehumidifier or vent the air to outside to keep the humidity down? I guess the money I save on buying a new tank can be used to move the return.
I have been asked about this many times. I have my RODI hooked up to a 5 gallon bucket. I pour about 5 gallons in the tank about once every 2 days. It's not a pain for me at all. It's the easiest tank I have every maintained by far.


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Old 12/29/2013, 08:12 AM   #87
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How do you handle the humidity in the room? Do you vent out the room or use a dehumidifier. Sorry for all the questions but this one of the best things I have seen in awhile. I love keeping it simple.


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Old 12/29/2013, 07:05 PM   #88
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How do you handle the humidity in the room? Do you vent out the room or use a dehumidifier. Sorry for all the questions but this one of the best things I have seen in awhile. I love keeping it simple.
My "fish room" is located in the basement and it's pretty open. I have not had any humidity issues resulting from this tank.


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Old 12/30/2013, 09:20 AM   #89
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Awesome. I'm sold. Next on my to do list.


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Old 12/30/2013, 09:56 AM   #90
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thanks for sharing. i am sold with this idea tank too. It might be my next project using the jacuzzi as the tank for close loop pump.


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Old 12/30/2013, 07:38 PM   #91
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Awesome. I'm sold. Next on my to do list.
Awesome. Send me a link when you start. I wanna see it.

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thanks for sharing. i am sold with this idea tank too. It might be my next project using the jacuzzi as the tank for close loop pump.
lol a Jacuzzi would be awesome. Let me know if you actually go through with it.


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Old 05/17/2014, 05:04 PM   #92
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Any updates to this tank? I really like the idea.


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Old 05/18/2014, 09:17 PM   #93
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I tried this and failed a few years ago. it was outside and in TX, the winter freezes and hail was just too much. great work, man!


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Old 03/30/2015, 10:26 PM   #94
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Any updates @tannersmith2000? I'm picking up a 300 gallon stock tank from a friend soon to move my 220rr to my new house. After I'm done using it I'm going to turn it into an indoor saltwater pond in my basement, I also have a 55 gallon tank drilled already, I may end up using my 100g stock tank for a sump for it. Still need to pick up a 1200gpd pump and a protein skimmer. Going to put a clown trigger in there for starters.


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Old 03/30/2015, 10:37 PM   #95
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is that Tank outside and does it require a chiller because the temperatures


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Old 04/02/2015, 08:44 AM   #96
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This would be cool to implement as an indoor pond within an entrance way to a home. You could bury the tub in the floor and use slate rock to cover up the edging.


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Old 07/19/2020, 08:14 PM   #97
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Does anyone know if tanner still has this setup and how it's doing? Seriously thinking about doing the same thing.


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Old 07/30/2020, 12:49 PM   #98
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Does anyone know if tanner still has this setup and how it's doing? Seriously thinking about doing the same thing.
Well not Tanner but due to a tank mishap aka leaky Marineland DD tank I rushed to move stuff and ended up basically doing this which I kind of like except trying to not get much surface agitation is a bit problematic.


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