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    So I am ready to start. Day 1

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    I decided on a pair of power filters instead of a Cannister. I also feel having 2 seperate flows will aid water movement. I am installing a 300W heater as well as a 150W, one on each end of the tank near the outflow of the filters. I will be installing 2 seperate Air curtains. The Tank will be unplanted so I am heading out to the local nursery tomorrow for substrate and decorative stones to build nooks and crannies. I toyed with the idea of installing 2 x 5 gallon UGF in each corner of the tank to support a pair of powerheads, but I believe the output of the dual filters should have adequit force to move water. Any input would be apreciated...
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    I was wondering about using two heaters? What is your reason?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishyPastor
    I was wondering about using two heaters? What is your reason?
    Redundancy is good wrt to heaters, If one fails you are not left entirely without until you can replace the faulty one.

    Also, Having two keeps one from having to work overtime to maintain temps in a larger tank.
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    what are you planning on stocking with?

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    Heck if I know what I am going to stock! I am leaning towards Cichlids, but I may still go salt

    And 850 hit it on the head, 2 of everything, anything craps out, one can deal with it even on a long weekend holiday!
    Last edited by Surfdog; 03-27-2011 at 03:09 AM.
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    I have built the cabinet.

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    So, It's The TopFin 80G stand, Model 50956 by Ameriwood. At $169.00 from Petsmart, well worth the money. Assembly with no help, 90 minutes (with 3 teen boy's in house, go figure having to solo). A lot better than IKEA and easier than their stuff to put together. Interesting thing is after assembly, you may see "gaps" they are there intentionally as everything will seat when you place the tank. I tested this theory by having aforementioned teens stand on it, LOL.

    Haven't decided what route to go, salt or fresh, I need to do some more reading first, as well as a quick trip to Big Al's (local fishmonger). I am still partial to cichlids , always have been.
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if you're stupid (John Wayne)
    If you're not angry, you are not paying attention (Ralph Nader)
    9 Tanks (2-29G QT) ranging from 150G to 10G for my 1/2 moon Beta
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