55 gallon reef plans

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  1. edc_aquarium

    edc_aquarium Active Member

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    So I’m planning on doing a 55 gallon reef tank and so far I have a 55 g tank and a 20 g tank that I’m go to turn into a sump and I have my return pump so my plan is to drill the glass and put a 2 in bulkhead for a overflow and a 1 in bulkhead for the return but I also want to have a 5 g tank for my refug and a 10 g tank for frags
     

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    ifarmer Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    For salt water. 55g tank is the worse tank to setup. Very difficult to setup anything in that tank. Not worth it in my opinion.

    The 40g breeder is a much better tank.
     
  3. Jisko

    Jisko Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I will agree to an extent... here is my 55g
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    I will say its very narrow but the extra length is amazing... compared to my 30g breeder which is my frag tank 36x18x12 I like the extra depth that youd also get in the 40g breeder but it just seems like so much less space. My tangs love zipping all around the longer tank
     
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    A4goulet Member R2R Supporter

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    Do you have a stand yet? The narrow depth of the 55 makes it hard to fit anything larger than 10g sump unless you're building a custom stand. Also what kind of overflow are you going with? The bigest mistake I made with my 55g was only drilling one whole for my over flow.
     
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    edc_aquarium Active Member

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    I built my stand already [​IMG]
     
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    edc_aquarium Active Member

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    Can I see your whole set up
     
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    Jisko Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Of course :D stand is 6 foot long, The tank on right is a frag tank I was setting up at the time of this photo.
    Can view all my photos from in instagram ^_^ https://www.instagram.com/edwards_reef/
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    sneub Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I would say go for it :)
     
  9. edc_aquarium

    edc_aquarium Active Member

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    How much rock do you have ?
     
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    Jisko Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I believe 35lb? Not 100% I've taken and put rock in so who knows haha i started with half live rock and half base... all of it was from BRS
     
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    edc_aquarium Active Member

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    How much did it all cost
     
  12. Jisko

    Jisko Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    the rock? Rock was around $150 i think again not 100% sure
     
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