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11-28-2012 03:38 AM
Jim_PA I am in NC now, no luck finding one yet.

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11-28-2012 02:31 AM
JoeGREEEN
the road is calling YOU Jim...

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I think the 40L would be perfect, now where to find one cheap. ha ha

ha ha

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/for/3423702841.html
11-28-2012 02:16 AM
NWA-Planted Good luck on a 40 long i never could find one!!!

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11-28-2012 01:02 AM
Jim_PA I think the 40L would be perfect, now where to find one cheap. ha ha
11-28-2012 12:23 AM
JoeGREEEN Jim,

IMO (u prolly not lke this) you should custom build your own or order one.

I have built acrylic sumps before to maxime every inch of space under a display tank. If you are placing enough baffles & bracing you can use cell cast acrylic one size less than the suggested thickness for an acrylic aquarium hieght. You can also build one out of glass yourslef. but this all takes time and $$$.

so maybe if you dont what to go through a custom then my other suggestion is going on criagslist/ebay to see if anyone nearby is selling a 40Long 48"x12x16

per aqueon products info thier 40 Long is 48ľ x 12ĺ x 167⁄8"
11-28-2012 12:22 AM
NWA-Planted I run a 20 gallon on my 125 and have to top off every couple days so a 30 is doable... Another option taller stand

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11-27-2012 11:54 PM
Jim_PA Other than maint is pain only have few inches between top of sump and top of wood on stand.

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11-27-2012 11:53 PM
JoeGREEEN
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I think 30 is too small that what i had before and always ran dry. Never had problem with 55.

Oh you never had a problem with 55G, ok then It seems like you should stick with it.
11-27-2012 11:45 PM
Jim_PA I think 30 is too small that what i had before and always ran dry. Never had problem with 55.

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11-27-2012 10:24 PM
Kathyy If you could check capacity before making this permanent might be a good thing. I have to pull the standpipe out of the overflow box weekly to net out surfing fish and that is another couple of gallons the sump must hold when pumps are off. Running my 40 gallon breeder is only half full. Lucky for me I am using covers on everything and have very little evaporation. It is really annoying having the sump pump sucking air and nagging you to do either dump more water in or do a water change NOW.

I would want to make the change too. The easier it is to do the maintenance the more likely it will get done.
11-27-2012 09:38 PM
JoeGREEEN What is the 55 gallon sump under? A huge tank like +150 gallons?

Considering the pita the 55g sump has become, I would swap it with the 30G. sure u lose some water capacity but depending on how you baffle the 30G in comparison to the 55G the diffrenece might now be so great.
11-27-2012 09:06 PM
Jim_PA
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A 33 gallon long will give you more space to work with. Same footprint as a 55 except it is 12" tall instead of 17" tall.
So the problem is already have the 30, wife will kill me for sure if I try to buy 33.

The 30 is 36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 16 3/4

The 55 is 48 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 21

I like having the long tank, but the fact it so tall is a bit of a pain, but maybe at this point I need to just deal with it.
11-27-2012 08:58 PM
n00dl3 A 33 gallon long will give you more space to work with. Same footprint as a 55 except it is 12" tall instead of 17" tall.
11-27-2012 08:51 PM
Jim_PA
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Have you run this by the wife...?

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hush...

She out of town for a few days..... going to get myself into trouble huh?
11-27-2012 08:46 PM
NWA-Planted Have you run this by the wife...?

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