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Old 05-18-2011, 12:43 AM   #61
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I have the same thing... that way if I want to shut my system down but I don't want the water in the DT to drop till the siphon breaks, I just close the valves.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:47 AM   #62
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My thought exactly. Think of it as a fail safe, in the event anything starts to go crazy and I need to shut down the system, it is as simple as shutting two valves. Then I am free to work on anything in the sump or fuge I need to without disturbing anything in my DT.
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Ah I see, wasn't doubting you, was just very interested since I'm planning a 220g this summer also.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:39 AM   #64
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It's cool, feel free to follow along. I am by no means an expert, but I am going to do my best to piece this thing together.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:36 PM   #65
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I bought my lights! I have to pick them up tonight, if the woman would hurry and call me to come get them. Current USA 3x MH 72" fixture with lunar LED's, 175 bucks!
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:37 PM   #66
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OOOO sooo jealous!!! how do you find this stuff??? LOL

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Old 05-18-2011, 07:56 PM   #68
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So since its all the rage today, what are you doing for substrate? Going with a dsb or just regular? I'm going with the pool filter sand myself. Figure I'll save $200!
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DSB, like in my 65gallon. Less maintaining needed, and better natural filter.
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What substrate did you use for your current dsb? Have you actually seen a difference? I run 0 trates now and I have like 1 inch to 2 inches...
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