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788692B1-D98C-4EC2-81A5-9CA835C138B2.jpeg Aqueon 120g reef ready not a fan of the black stand so I will build my own and a matching canopy I’ve always wanted a reefer 425 but I’ve been thinking about going this route To save a little money get more water volume and because I have this crazy dream to frame out a small room in the basement to put the sump directly under where the tank is for extra floor support for the tank above,easy sump maintenance,a fish room for all my crap to keep the mrs happy and frag tank ,,, like the title said talk me in or out of it is it even possible?is it worth it? Anyone have any experience with aqueons I can’t find many build threads with them on here
 

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Are you buying the tank and stand as a kit or something? Not a fan of reef ready tanks. Would rather have a ghost overflow. The stand is junk (I think you know that). I’ve seen those stands at Petco they are stapled together. Would have to be really cheap / good deal.
 
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Those tanks have been around for a long time. Most of them are solid. I'd personally pass though. The two overflows create a great space for detritus to build up that would be almost impossible to get to. Tuning them is also a bit more complicated from what I've heard.
 

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Don’t the come with one 3/4 inch hole and a 1 inch on each side right? It can be turned into a Herbie overflow but I don’t care for using the 3/4 inch holes.
 

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I faced a similar dilemma. Couldn’t bring myself to drill a big, expensive aquarium. Only regret is limitation to Durso overflows.
Detritus can be dealt with by good flow, good aquascape, and a capable CUC.
 
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I set up a RR tank 9Oceanic 135g ) with no issues and not my first RR tank. This will be just fine. Assure the stand is stable and if not, brace it with 2" X 4" if needs be.
 

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Highly recommend SC Aquariums. Just set up their 150g three months ago. Beautiful eurobrace tanks down near the price range you’re looking. Mine was delivered within 5 days of ordering, so it’s not long lead time either
 
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Are you buying the tank and stand as a kit or something? Not a fan of reef ready tanks. Would rather have a ghost overflow. The stand is junk (I think you know that). I’ve seen those stands at Petco they are stapled together. Would have to be really cheap / good deal.
Tank can be bought separate

Educate me!!!what’s the benefits of a ghost overflow?

im in the trades so building a new stand and canopy is definitely a must for piece of mind lol
 
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Those tanks have been around for a long time. Most of them are solid. I'd personally pass though. The two overflows create a great space for detritus to build up that would be almost impossible to get to. Tuning them is also a bit more complicated from what I've heard.
One of my concerns was the second overflow I was curious on how to run the return line and Ide also like a emergency overflow much like the Red Sea reefers setup
 
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It is not a crazy dream to build a fishroom out in your basement. I did it last year and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Went faster too. And I am so glad I did!!
Building isn’t a issue Im more concerned on the ability to pump back to the tank 8-10 feet effectively
 
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I set up a RR tank 9Oceanic 135g ) with no issues and not my first RR tank. This will be just fine. Assure the stand is stable and if not, brace it with 2" X 4" if needs be.
Yeah i definitely will build my own stand in starting to think the tank might need be custom ordered now tho for plumbing like stated above
 
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Tank can be bought separate

Educate me!!!what’s the benefits of a ghost overflow?

im in the trades so building a new stand and canopy is definitely a must for piece of mind lol
Tank can be bought separate

Educate me!!!what’s the benefits of a ghost overflow?

im in the trades so building a new stand and canopy is definitely a must for piece of mind lol

You can see the difference
 

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Building isn’t a issue Im more concerned on the ability to pump back to the tank 8-10 feet effect

My pump pumps water that far easy with no issues. Current eFlux DC Flow Pump. I was concerned at first as well cause the original sump sat under the tank and only had to pump water up four feet. Now it goes 10 feet to the display no problem. My tank is 120 gallons as well and there are two pipes feeding sump from the DT.
 
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My pump pumps water that far easy with no issues. Current eFlux DC Flow Pump. I was concerned at first as well cause the original sump sat under the tank and only had to pump water up four feet. Now it goes 10 feet to the display no problem. My tank is 120 gallons as well and there are two pipes feeding sump from the DT.
Checking out your build thread
 

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Checking out your build thread
I also have a separate thread about my fishroom build.


If that will help
 
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