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Old 11/09/2019, 10:58 AM   #1
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What equipment is necessary?

I have a post about setting up a 210 gallon that I got in an abandoned storage unit. Years ago I know that protein skimmers and uv was something that was claimed to "need". So in looking at what I acquired I found that the 12w uv light has gotten wet in the light socket portion so its ruined. Also, no protein skimmer found.

The setup of this tank will be at least 6 months, just wanting to know what is recommended to run these days. I havent tested the pump yet but from what I have read, it was too high of a GPH for the uv to be doing a whole lot anyway.

So what would you recommend that I need for a 210 gallon tank with sump. Tank has dual returns and overflows. Planning on low maintenance aggressive tank.

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Old 11/09/2019, 11:01 AM   #2
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This is the tank I'm referring to.

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Old 11/09/2019, 01:44 PM   #3
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Tank...saltwater..porous rock....powerheads...

Anything else is optional...


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Old 11/09/2019, 03:13 PM   #4
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Old 11/09/2019, 03:28 PM   #5
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Tank...saltwater..porous rock....powerheads...

Anything else is optional...
So basically a lot has changed lol

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Old 11/09/2019, 03:36 PM   #6
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Skimmers and ATO and doser just make maintenance a whole lot easier.
I said I would never need or use.
I was wrong.
Each week my skimmer pulls a ton of crap......my ATO and dozer removes daily stuff


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Old 11/09/2019, 03:49 PM   #7
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Skimmers and ATO and doser just make maintenance a whole lot easier.

I said I would never need or use.

I was wrong.

Each week my skimmer pulls a ton of crap......my ATO and dozer removes daily stuff
I mainly meant cleaning maintenance. I dont mind water changes, I just hate algae. Itll be fish only. I may even go back to freshwater and discus so I'm not mixing salt. Like I said I have awhile to wait.

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Old 11/10/2019, 03:26 PM   #8
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"Itll be fish only"
....awesome....easy peasy....

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" I just hate algae"
......a good reactor with some RowaPhos would take care of that potential problem for you...


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Old 11/10/2019, 03:26 PM   #9
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Old 11/10/2019, 04:19 PM   #10
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I'm sure you're already on top of the need to test that bad boy for leaks, which would be the #1 need, I'd say. Good find!


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Old 11/10/2019, 04:23 PM   #11
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I'm sure you're already on top of the need to test that bad boy for leaks, which would be the #1 need, I'd say. Good find!
Yep, planning on this week. Found out the pump needs a rebuild too. Just under 40 bucks not too bad

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Old 11/11/2019, 07:11 AM   #12
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Yep, planning on this week. Found out the pump needs a rebuild too. Just under 40 bucks not too bad

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Is this going to be a problem? I filled it up about a third right now. They were there before water went in so it didnt expand it.

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Old 11/11/2019, 08:35 PM   #13
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What is they?
Gobs of some gook in pic but need better info. Anything can be cleaned out, more importantly is that the DT does not leak.


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Old 11/12/2019, 05:29 AM   #14
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What is they?
Gobs of some gook in pic but need better info. Anything can be cleaned out, more importantly is that the DT does not leak.
The cracks on the frame. The cross braces are solid but theres 2 cracks on the top rim

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Old 11/12/2019, 07:53 AM   #15
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I see the splits now didn't before, was pretty tired when i got home from work.
Never saw an upper tank rim do that maybe someone who has exp with large tanks has an idea what happened? Good luck.


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Old 11/12/2019, 08:48 AM   #16
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I see the splits now didn't before, was pretty tired when i got home from work.
Never saw an upper tank rim do that maybe someone who has exp with large tanks has an idea what happened? Good luck.
Thanks, I'm just curious if its crucial to replace/brace or if I could epoxy plastic to repair it. I wrapped a cargo strap around it to brace it so I could finish filling it this morning.

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Old 11/12/2019, 09:56 AM   #17
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That rim needs replaced. With a crack in it, it doesn't do it's job of keeping the tank from bowing. I wouldn't fill it with water, even if to test it.

The good news is, you can go to a fish store. They can order you a new rim, and they're not that tough to replace.


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Old 11/12/2019, 03:20 PM   #18
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That rim needs replaced. With a crack in it, it doesn't do it's job of keeping the tank from bowing. I wouldn't fill it with water, even if to test it.

The good news is, you can go to a fish store. They can order you a new rim, and they're not that tough to replace.
My lfs has a display tank just like it. They said you cant get the brace anymore.

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My lfs has a display tank just like it. They said you cant get the brace anymore.

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What is the footprint of the tank?

It looks like an All-Glass / Aqueon brand. You should be able to find a rim.


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What is the footprint of the tank?



It looks like an All-Glass / Aqueon brand. You should be able to find a rim.
6ft x 2ft x 29high

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That's the same rim a standard 180 takes. You should be able to get a rim. If it's All-Glass (now Aqueon), they still make those tanks.


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That's the same rim a standard 180 takes. You should be able to get a rim. If it's All-Glass (now Aqueon), they still make those tanks.
I'm looking but no luck so far

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Good luck. Try Petco even. They sell aqueon tanks.


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Good luck. Try Petco even. They sell aqueon tanks.
This should take care of it

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