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    Talk me out of my upgrade

    250/300 gallon+ folks. Talk me out of my upgrade
    Would you do it again if you had a do over? Are you happy you went big/bigger? What would you change if you were to do it again?
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    Bigger is better, lots of room to grow and opens the door to species you couldn't keep otherwise.

    Downside, Cost, Cost, Cost!!
    Also dedication time, even with all of the fancy equipment, there always seems to be things needing done, it is like your other child, you need to care for it continuously & now even more stuff to worry about because you went bigger, spent more money and have this beautiful tank you must at all cost keep it going. Operation cost goes up also, your electric meter spins faster LOL!

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    If you can afford the money and space, do it. You won't regret it.

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    I agree with scooterman. Bigger is better.

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    yep... me too

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    nice design, how thick glass?

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    I went from a 90 gal to 75 gal to 38 gal to an Aquapod Don't follow me. When I start up another tank I'm beginning at a 125 gal
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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    yep... me too

    Is there some way to clean out the inside overflow box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfinn View Post
    Is there some way to clean out the inside overflow box?
    No, not really, and I hate that too, just didn't have a great alternative. The plan is bottle brushes and an MJ 1200 that I have set up to push water through...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    No, not really, and I hate that too, just didn't have a great alternative. The plan is bottle brushes and an MJ 1200 that I have set up to push water through...
    Mine is the same way. I figured bottle brushes would be the tool, but it's very difficult to reach on a 30" wide tank.

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    You have any tips or tricks to working with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    You have any tips or tricks to working with it?

    I don't. I was hoping you had a plan.

    After 3 years, mine doesn't really look as bad as it could.

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    I guess theres hope then. LOL.
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    I never thought about pushing a maxijet up to it. May have to get it a shot and see what happens.

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    five thousand dollars.....
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    75AGAg,sump 45breeder w/ mag7

    36" sunpod 2x150
    tunze 6085 N 6065
    120lb+Lr
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    Aqua C REmora in sump

    mIxed reef, softies, pora's, clams,
    1 Amphiprion ocellaris (hosting GTA)
    1 Zebrasoma scopas
    1 Premnas biaculeatus ( H. crispa?)

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