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Fluval Vicenza 40 Gallon

Hey guys so I recently picked up a 40 gal off craigslist from a reefer. At first I gave it a lot of thought wether I should or shouldn't buy it. I decided not to since I was feeling symptoms of MTS (multi tank syndrome). But he knocked out $50 off the price, threw in some filters, and delivered. Of course I couldn't resist so I bought it for $150.
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Here it is guys! This one is gonna be my display piece. I will spare no expenses to make this tank my pride and joy lol

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Cleaning the deposits off equipment

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I started putting everything together to perform a fill test

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Filter is a fluval 305 although im most likely going to upgrade and use this filter on one of my other tanks

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So far so good ...

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Dam petsmart with their clearance sales haha I couldnt resist picked up this fluval c4 for $25 out the door.

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The tank is clean and ready to go. For now I picked up some manzanita branches and have them soaking. I used a couple suction cups and rubber band to hold them down since they float. Now to pick up some substrate!

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Well guys today I noticed the fluval 305 filter had a hairline crack and when I opened the filter it spread. At this point I can either buy a new filter or spend $60 to replace the motor housing. I might just upgrade filter

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Sweet ! I like it already.
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Just FYI it's a 46 bow. I have the same tank with an eheim 2215 and a hydor eth 200. Pool filter sand and a coralife t5ho (low end t5) and it does alright

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Just FYI it's a 46 bow. I have the same tank with an eheim 2215 and a hydor eth 200. Pool filter sand and a coralife t5ho (low end t5) and it does alright

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Really? The guy I bought it from said it was 38 gallons but I rounded up to 40 lol I always suspected it was bigger tho. I just picked up a fluval 405 from another reefer on craigslist, now to clean up all the barnacles off this thing ugghh ..

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Well after I was done cleaning the filter I noticed the impeller cover is cracked and was silliconed to fit back. Although the filter works this bothers me. Fortunately the parts from the 305 work with the 405 so im good to go but that serves as a lesson to me to always thoroughly inspect anything I buy on craigslist.

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I connected the filter and works awesome. At the moment I dont have any media in the filter yet other than some sponges so I will need to order some. Next up I need some lights. Im thinking of x2 36" fugeray leds or should I get the ray2? What do you guys think?

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If it's 36 inches long it's a 46 bow. They make bows with numbers ending in 6. I've heard of 16, 26, 46 and the larger 72 and 92 (I've only heard about a 92 once and it was on the forums )

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