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Old 10/10/2017, 08:21 PM   #1
raustinreese
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14 Year Navy Vet, Wheelchair user from a Freefall Jump

Hi All,

My name is Austin. I live in Virginia Beach, VA and am new to saltwater aquarium's. I joined the Navy in July 2001 and was medically retired in July 2015. I was EOD from Sept 2003 until I retired, I was doing a Military Freefall jump and long story short hit the ground doing about 65mph and now I'm paralyzed from my waist down and in a wheelchair full time. I am looking for any help or advice on tank setup so that I can still do everything myself. I want a tank that is between 30-90 gallons and I want to do reef and fish. Any help would be great.

Thanks a ton,

Austin


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Old 10/11/2017, 10:31 AM   #2
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You may want to consider a shallow tank on a shortened stand. My experience is that the top edge of the tank above armpit height is a pain.

Deep Blue is mass produced, so available, in shallow depths of 12-16 inches. Maybe something from them will work for you? On the plus side a shallow tank is cheap to light.

http://www.deepblueprofessional.com/frag.html
http://www.deepblueprofessional.com/rimless.html


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Old 10/11/2017, 10:52 AM   #3
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You may want to consider a shallow tank on a shortened stand. My experience is that the top edge of the tank above armpit height is a pain.

Deep Blue is mass produced, so available, in shallow depths of 12-16 inches. Maybe something from them will work for you? On the plus side a shallow tank is cheap to light.

http://www.deepblueprofessional.com/frag.html
http://www.deepblueprofessional.com/rimless.html
+1 You could add a sump, but it would be tight with a short stand. That'd be okay, but not a must. You can always go sump-less, many people have had equal success that way.

Thank you very much for your service!!!


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Old 10/16/2017, 12:03 PM   #4
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I'm not sure if you're still looking but I saw one for sale on craigslist in Chesapeake. I'm posting the link for you. It looks shallow but you may need to get a different stand to lower the tank more. I'm in Norfolk and have been in the hobby before and looking to get back in. Also a former Navy Working Dog Handler and I appreciate your service. If you need any help just let me know and I'd be glad to do what I can!

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/for/d...327438203.html


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Old 11/03/2017, 04:29 PM   #5
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Hey brother.....I would be honored to help you out. I donít know everything but I know enough to brainstorm with you. A lot of ideas already, let me know my friend....


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