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  1. Hi ScooterTDI, I will definitely get a lid. Is it difficult to make? I will need a custom size. I would like to turn the aquarium to become a peninsula, but my office is very small. I may move next year, so hopefully my new office will be a bit larger. Thank you for the feedback! Mary Lynn
  2. Hi Tom, I just posted photos yesterday of my Kessil light. I used a Griplock and steel cable. I also purchased the wood bracket from onefortythree. It was expensive, but it looks great. I really didn't like the arms that Kessil provides. I really detract from the clean look I wanted. Thank you for responding to my question. Mary Lynn
  3. This is my first saltwater tank. I've been a WAMAS member since 2013 but I just set up my tank in December 2018. I purchased an Aquamaxx 22 gallon and I love the size. It is larger than many nano tanks but not so large that I struggle doing regular water changes (just 4 gallons at a time). My main consideration for choosing an aquarium was height and size. I am 5'4" tall and many tanks were too tall for me with the stand. The tank measures 36 x 12 x12. I ordered a custom stand from Etsy.com. The company is UrbanIndustrialNW. The stand is made of recycled Douglas Fir (well sealed) and measures 38" x 14" and 36" tall. It also has a lower shelf for a future sump tank (if I decided to switch over to one). Right now, I have an Oceanbox Designs AIO Reef Conversation installed on the left hand side with Chemipure Blue, Purigen, and InTank Bonded Poly Filter Floss. The light is a Kessil A360X. I found a beautiful Teak bracket for the light. It is made by OneFortyThree (www.onefortythree.com) and it is a pendant light bracket. It is normally 10" from the wall but I asked them to make it 9", which they were happy to do. The Kessil cord runs over the top of the bracket and down through a groove in the back. I am trying to decide if I want to cover the cord and paint it. I used a Griplock ZF-15ZZ to hang it from the ceiling. I am using 1/16" steel cable from Home Depot, 1 alligator clip, 1/4" x 4" eye bolt and 1/8" garabiner at the ceiling. With the bracket and Griplock, I can easily adjust the light height or take it down. The Griplock can hold up to 50 lbs. so it is quite secure. The Griplock is from shop.bmisupply.com (cost $2.95 plus $5 shipping). Since I am a newbie, I am sticking with just 2 clownfish, 1 Peppermint shrimp and 2 snails. So far, everything is going pretty well and I feel like I can manage this tank. I just need to figure out how to hide the cords. My next step is to add a few easy corals. I will update the build when I add my first coral. Mary Lynn
  4. I just purchased the Kessil A360X tuna. I would like to hang it from the ceiling with a steel cable. Can anyone recommend a hanging kit from an online source, such as Bulk Reef Supply or Marine Depot? I asked Kessil.com and they said it is "DIY." I am also considering using a pendant wall bracket to run the cord to the wall (https://www.onefortythree.com) and adding a wire cover down the wall. Thank you. Mary Lynn
  5. Hello Sethsolomon and 20LogR, Thank you for responding to my question. I would like to be able to move the return line around the edge of the aquarium since I may change its orientation. I actually considered buying spare parts of a MAME overflow for the glass elbow. Unfortunately, the owner of Saltwater Conversion is not taking orders (due to health issues). I may try the CPR return for now. http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/inflow-kit-by-cpr.html Thanks again for the reply. Mary Lynn
  6. Hello, I am a beginner and I just purchased an Aquamaxx 22 gallon long tank. I would like to install a glass-holes overflow box on the left-hand side and a Lily pipe for the right side. I am adding a sump tank below. I can't find any examples of a Lily pipe attached to flexible tubing and a sump pump (only canisters). I also considered the MAME overflow but it looks complicated. Does anyone make larger glass J pipes that would work with a sump pump? I would really appreciate your ideas and feedback. Thank you. Mary Lynn
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