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  1. Default Buying a 125 gallon tank - questions


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    I located a 125 gallon tank on Craigslist however the ad stated reef ready with a built in overflow.

    I understand these are for Marine however can they be used for freshwater? And what exactly is a built in overflow ?

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    Maybe move this out of the cycling sub-forum and just in beginner freshwater. Might get an answer faster. Wish I could answer your question
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    Yes you can use it for a freshwater tank.
    A built in overflow is so you can have a sump under your saltwater tank. Its basically another tank under your main tank for extra filtration. The water from the main tank runs through a hose or hoses down to the lower sump tank and a pump brings that water back to the main tank. Your lower tank acts like extra filtration for the main tank.
    You really dont need a sump for a fresh water tank but others have done it.
    If you dont want to use the overflow feature I'm sure you can buy plugs to cap it off so all your water stays in your 125 gallon tank.

    Nice find 2life!
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  4. Default Questions on buying a FW aquarium with a built in overflow


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    I located a 125 gallon tank on Craigslist however the ad stated reef ready with a built in overflow.

    I understand these are for Marine however can they be used for freshwater? And what exactly is a built in overflow ?

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    I answered your questions here.
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=113921
    Good to see you moved your questions to this section.
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    I have merged both of your threads as you were asking the same question in both

    +1 to Strider's advice

    You can use that tank for either a FW or SW set-up, with or without a sump.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I love having overflows on all my tanks. makes things so customizeable. the bonus of having a sump = added filtration, water volume, and somewhere to hide equipment.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    I am relatively new to the hobby, just set up a 55 gallon community tank. The only kind of filtration I am familiar with with the kind that hang on the back of the tank. what kind of filtration would you recommend , this tank has four openings, two on either side. Can someone direct me a tutorial or article on this type of filtration?

    I think I am getting a good deal - $300 for the tank, stand and light. is that a good deal?

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    Strider gave you some good advice and as Crispy said very customizable! Sounds like a great tank!

    I have bought tanks on craigslist and had really good luck with them. However I have heard some cases that didnt turn out so well. I always filled mine up out side once and let it sit to make sure there arent any leaks. Even if its fine when you pick it up, it could spring a leak when moving it. Ill point out the obvious in say you dont want 125 gallons of water on your floor haha. Plus filling it up out side makes it really easy to give it a good wash down.

    125s are awesome! Keep us posted if you get it and good luck!
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    Here's a great link to understanding tanks with built in overflow boxes. It is an article on reef tanks but I followed the same basic principles when setting up my first tropical tank with overflows and sump.

    http://www.reefaquarium.com/2012/some-sump-basics/
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