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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)11:51    Post subject: Lack of Space in Sump Reply with quote

Hey, my sump can only be about 10.25" wide. My skimmer will require a footprint of 10". Because the acrylic will take up space, I won't be able to fit the footprint. What can I do?
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)12:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is it that your sump can only be 10.25" wide?
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)13:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because anything wider won't be able to slide into my stand. That's the problem. Getting the sump into the stand.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)13:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put the sump in before the tank goes on. You may have to take a few braces off, just be sure to put them back on.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)13:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I could only take braces off by using a saw. My parents would not want me cutting up my stand.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)13:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Braces are usually nailed on. Being an acrylic tank, it probably has a solid top. Can you take a pic of the back of the stand? I want to see what you are working with.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)13:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just looked. They are screwed in. Smile Thankfully; I'm not very good at pulling nails. I'll see if my dad will let me unscrew the brace.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)13:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool...make sure the tank is off before you do that.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.29(Tue)7:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I will. Smile I didn't respond yesterday about my dad's response because I had to go to football practice. He said I could take it of, as long as my sump isn't huge. He just doesn't understand that sumps correlate with the term: bigger is better. Well, I think I'll spend the rest of the day designing my sump and thinking about other fish-related stuff.
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