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Old 01-20-2019, 10:49 PM
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I got a 200 gallon tank with 200lbs of live rock . I want to fit a bigger sump be require to remove one of my support braces to do it . I am a mechanic by trade not a carpenter so not sure if it will be fine for the 2 mins it takes for me to swap the tanks . Heres some photos of the stand build thanks

The one I am pointing at is the one I want to remove temporarily

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Old 01-21-2019, 05:50 AM
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What about taking the doors off. Building a temporary brace/beam to extend under the tank to be supported from the sides before you remove the brace.
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:11 AM
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I remember with my 75g bow front it had a similar brace. I would be hesitant in removing the Center brace without some support. I’m even thinking a 2x4 on a jack stand or something. Just enough to allow you to work around.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:46 PM
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any chance or removing the side panel?
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:47 PM
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Drain 80% of the water just before the swap.
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:23 PM
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of the stand not the tank lol
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:55 PM
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I'll try building another support like frogger suggests , the side panels sadly is part of the support . I will reduce the water and see what happens lol

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Ya 50% less water will make a huge difference in weight and consider it a large WC
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:18 PM
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Hi Man,

I did this myself twice. once on a 180 gallon, and again on a 90 gallon, both times i drained the tank down as far as i could, then just removed it. I installed my new sump, then jacked the sagging cross brace up and slid the old piece back into position, glued it and screwed it on.

Although i did it multiple times, i was paranoid and having heart palpitations each time i did, so i still don't recommend it. Do it if you have no choice is my advice.

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