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    Sawdonkeys 210 Build #2

    Its finally happening. My condo is rebuilt and I moved back in. Ive ordered a new 210 gallon tank, a glass holes overflow kit, a 40 breeder for a sump, and a custom acrylic baffle kit.

    Over the weekend, I rebuilt my old stand and fixed the things that always bothered me. I put two thick coats of flex seal on the lower part of the stand, so if anything ever leaks, it will hold about 20 gallons better than a kiddie pool and will keep my new hard wood floors safe.

    Heres my old tank thats been running in this condition for more than six months. No filtration, only one water change. Somehow there are a still a couple of SPS alive and of course, my two triggers are still in there.

    Heres the stand after putting one coat of white on it. One more coat and then I fix the walnut veneer. Im then going to sand and re-finish the whole walnut stand and canopy.



    This is where it go, same place as before:

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    Woohoo glad you are back running.

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    Awesome. Who did you go with for your new tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjl714 View Post
    Awesome. Who did you go with for your new tank?
    Just got a standard 210 marineland with no overflows. Drilling for GlassHoles overflow box. Thought about going with a 180 to get rid of the height, but it was actually significantly more than the 210.

    Im getting the tank from a guy I know that has wholesale hookup.

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    Good to hear the Clown and Niger Triggers survived.

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    Dumbest of all is always the one that thinks he is smarter than everyone ..

    Dont be a smartass
    all you get from me is :thefinger:

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    I like the glassholes idea, what’s the plan for the return(s)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjl714 View Post
    I like the glassholes idea, whats the plan for the return(s)?
    Ill drill for the return too. I got that kit from Glass holes too. Ill reuse my echotech return pump. Its the smaller one, I forget the name. I dont like having a ton of water going through my sump, so I dont even run it half power. A lot of people would say its too small of a pump for this size tank, but I see no point in pushing tons of water through my sump.

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    I’ll be following, I’m considering similar with a 125g.

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    Baffles. Nice and neat with masking tape on the silicon. Still a couple more to put in. My sump will be a lot tighter with going to a 40B from a 75. However, Ill have so much more space under my stand.


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