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Old 01-24-2011, 10:28 AM   #41
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If you are going to have corals a skimmer is an absolute MUST have. Now your sump does not need baffles, I have mine running without separations and its just fine. However, you will need a skimmer. I have mine with the skimmer on the left with macro algae, 35lbs of LR in the middle, and my return pump on the right hand side. I also have a sock filter for my overflow. Works great without baffles. It is your call though. Some people use them some dont.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:58 AM   #42
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I wish I had gotten the 75-gallon... I could really use it's footprint to work better with my LR. Otherwise, my 55gal is exactly like yours, and I'm very happy with it.
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Tank is still pretty cloudy today. I wish it would clear so I can start arranging some LR
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:30 PM   #44
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why is it cloudy?

from sand or from bacteria boom?
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when I put the sand in it just hasn't really settled yet. I have two PH's in there and 3 big pieces of LR
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:37 PM   #46
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ahhh trick for sand is to put it in first put a large bowl on top of it and pour your water into the bowl, will not make any clouds at all

what powerheads?

you will need a 3rd one soon enough for a 75 gallon
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i plan on more. plus my return will add two more when I get the overflow and all running.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:48 PM   #48
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Oh ok, you have not set up your sump yet? Is your tank drilled or you just gonna over the back of it?
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It is drilled in the corner at the bottom. I have the pvc coming up but the water is not high enough to flow into it yet. One, I didn't want to buy a return pump yet nor do I know which is a good one to get. Two, I wanted to see where my water will be after LR and all.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:59 PM   #50
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return pump for a 75 gallon i would use a mag 5.
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