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Old 01-19-2009, 06:13 PM   #31
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Come on, I bet you could not even type that with a straight face?
yer right, I couldnt...Sir
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:10 PM   #32
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Octopus Extreme 200

Got my Octopus skimmer in today and quite a big difference in construction quality than the CSS 220. Now I can get going on my sump build.

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Old 01-31-2009, 02:55 PM   #33
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Nice buy.
I just picked up another model (smaller) of the same skimmer. It seems like a good design, and seems to be working fine.

What's next?
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:46 PM   #34
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Nice buy.
I just picked up another model (smaller) of the same skimmer. It seems like a good design, and seems to be working fine.

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I think Im gonna get the sand next or maybe start my sump build??? Heck, I dont know hehe. One things for sure...I gotta watch my budget during this weakened economy period as not to carry over a CC balance. In this area with Boeing, Microsoft, Weyerhaeuser etc laying off big time one must pay attention. Im optimistic though and hoping Obama and crew can pull us out of this one!
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:13 PM   #35
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A thought:

When I started my little 29g reef, I had the tank up and running before I had finished the sump. With the live rock in and the lights running, some snails, and the closed loop, everything went quite well for a few weeks without problems. It's a nice way to get things going and have time to play with the rock while you are waiting on the sump. Think about it, people have tanks setup without a sump all the time. You are not going out and buying a ton of stuff to put in this tank for a long time anyway. You could have your plumbing started down to where the sump will be with valves glued on to keep the water from draining out of your main tank. Then just slip in the sump and finish the plumbing when the time comes.

You have options.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:31 AM   #36
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Joe - You actually made me think a bit there and does seem doable. I still need PHs or I would have to setup an ext pump somehow, which seems easy enough but Im gonna wait a bit more.

Have a pair of Rio+ 2100 PHs on the way. Does anyone have comments/criticisms on these units? They are freebies so Im thinking QT, salt mixers, LR cure etc at the very least.

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Picked up four Koralia 4 PHs, 330lbs aragamax sand, and a titanium ground probe last weekend.

I have decided to hold off on the build for a little while. Tired of renting for the last two years and looking to purchase a home again so that will consume much time and money. But as soon as I find something and get moved in the tank is first on priority.
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Wow 11 bags of Sand?
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Wow 11 bags of Sand?
I calculated for 4" SB and a couple extra for the fuge I havent built yet. Probably over-kill but didnt want to come up short when it comes time to put it all together.
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Dude that is a lot of sand! I used 120ish in my 120 and have a 3" bed in most places, deeper in some and less in others. One nice thing you wont have to go out and buy sand to replace as it vanishes out of your reef.
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