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Old 02-01-2018, 05:30 PM   #1
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Not much to say, really…

110g with stand

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• Base rock: coral, barnacles, conch shells
• Non-submersible pump: Iwaki Walchem WMD-20RLT
• Pro-Twin Dual-Venturi HOB protein skimmer
• Various test kits (old, maybe useless…) NO2, NO3, pH, Ammonia
• Second Nature Whisper 1000 air pump
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• Lots of cleaning!
• Replace the lamps
• Replace the pump
• Cross fingers that the skimmer works
• Replace plywood floor of stand
• Update the plumbing
• Sump
LR & sand

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Old 02-01-2018, 09:03 PM   #3
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Got my 75g a couple of years ago off Craigslist; this one came through a Facebook local/regional For Sale page…

75g was a complete setup also; needed a bigger sump, re-plumbed, additional LED lighting, skimmer, heater; I think that’s it. Also a $200 score…
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First cleaning pass complete; scraped off the thicker stuff, then three washes with good ol’ H2O, straight outta the tap. Next two passes will be vinegar, then another two or three tapwater-only passes.

I haven’t messed with the overflows yet; you can see how bad the bottom glass was inside.

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Might want to check the seals on the bulk heads..I just one that just cracked in half before install. Fortunately I had extra bulkheads so finding a new gasket took 10 minutes..
In searching I think it is easier and maybe cheaper to just buy the whole bulk head? Then you can choose to replace completely or just the gasket..
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Yup; part of the re-plumb plan.

Say…what size sump should I use? I’m thinking about a 30-40 gallon breeder; my LFS put baffles in the 20L I bought for the 75g a couple of years ago…

I need a good submersible pump; what’s your recommendation?

And good, relatively inexpensive 60” LED lighting…

Nebraska Aquatic Supply, my LFS, will have good opinions (they always have) and I just wanna compare what other hobbyists like, and why/why not…
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I like Jeboa pumps .DC and digitally controlled so if you slow flow you save electricity. Less heat transfer then most other pumps also.My old mag raised tank 4 degrees.
The 15,000 is the bomb now and what I run on my 180.
I have older Jeboa 12,000 I am using on my 120.
Almost everyone goes with the cheap Chinese box lights also.
I run 2 mars Aqua 165w on my 120.
Pump go to the 3962 g one .Very affordable and you can turn it down infinitely.
https://www.chewy.com/jebao-marine-s...pump/dp/158716
Light https://www.amazon.com/MarsAqua-Dimm...mars+aqua+165w

You may find each cheaper if you hunt ,just quick links...
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Ran a 15-minute test with the skimmer immersed in tap water; seems to be OK – turns out it’s not a HOB, so that’s awesome! Clean-up time…

Next, there’s these two beasties:

Maxi-Jet MJ-750

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And, no info anywhere on this; anyone have any idea what make/model?

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Clean-up & testing time!
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Looks like an old aquaclear or hagen 500 possibly .
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Both pumps work!

Found paperwork; it’s an Oceanic Systems Model 4 setup. Looks like some minor parts are missing/replaced…

Also has a tall Creative Plastic Research skimmer – cone is busted but the rest is intact & probably unusable because skimmed water/bubbles will reach bottom of collection cup (wonder if CPR is still in business & replacement cup/cone are available).

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I’m leaning toward not…
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