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Old 07-02-2009, 09:29 PM   #41
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Ok, so I have my power heads hooked up, and the sand in my tank and refugium. The drains are plumbed, as well as most of the return, I can't finish that until I get my return pump.

----> I have a question, the 35g long tank with the 3 drains in it is my sump, should I do a baffle system in it or could I leave it like it is with the return pump on the left side and the skimmer in the center. If anything, what if I just do one baffle on the left side just before the pump? That way the water level by the skimmer will stay at or above that height. All I'm putting in there is the skimmer and the return pump, and probably some rubble, doesn't seem to me like I should need a complex baffle setup since my refugium is a whole different tank... thoughts?
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:00 AM   #42
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I got my return pump and skimmer in yesterday, they are both hooked up. The live rock will be here by thursday or friday. 90lbs base rock, and 25 lbs premium rubble.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:09 AM   #43
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My refractometer and the rest of my parts for my semi-DIY metal halide kit came in.

Oceanproaquatics is screwing me around with my liverock order because they are moving from one shop to another right now. I wish I would have chosen another place to b uy it from, wasn't aqare of their issues when ordering. So I guess if I get my liverock this week I'll be lucky, and I'll be able to add the rock and saltwater. Then once I get all of that set and running I'll work on building the canapy and installing my compacts+halide.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:11 PM   #44
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well, it's been a while. But finally my rock is shipped and it's supposed to be here on wednesday the 22nd. I'll get my aquascaping done and put saltwater in! whewt!
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:40 AM   #45
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Pictures!

My LR came in yesterday wewt!

I have the water @ 1.022.
It was very murky when I got everything in there, so I took 2 clean socks, put them together and over the 2 downspouts going to the sump. within 10 hours (sleep) I woke up and the water is close to being clear.

My cycle has officially begun.
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It looks pretty good. It`s exciting when your LR comes in. Congrats.
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I do have one problem. It's easily solved. But I have alot of micro bubbles in the tank.

I'm going to have to drain the sump, take everything out, and put a double bubble trap before the return section, my skimmer is producing too many micro bubbles that are getting sucked up to the main tank.
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love the tank AND the dog! cool
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love the tank AND the dog! cool
I love my dog!
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heres mine. the pics pretty bad because of the lighting. sorry to be off topic, but dogs ARE important!
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