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Old 07-23-2009, 01:59 PM   #51
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I am trying to get plans to make my sump and refugium. can you draw a simple plan showing me how you did yout rank? I would greatly appreciate it. Also i like how you set up your live rock. It would look cool as a big reef.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #52
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my sump/refugium are both just tanks, no baffels. I decided I wanted the two tanks because it would increase my water volume (which does a lot for your entire system's stability)

I would not recommend a setup like this unless you have a LOT of space in your stand or your going to run the sump/refuge somewhere else completely, like a basement.

I'll draw something up here in a bit and post it though,
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:02 AM   #53
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Thanks for taking the time to draw something up for me. I have been trying to get my dad to do a saltwater tank for a long time and he said he might just let me. YAY. So i plan on using this site as a guide. I am of course gonna start with a FOWLR 55 or 75 gallon tank. So thanks for the ideas.
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Good luck to you.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:14 PM   #55
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Good luck to you.
Well dont wish me luck yet. I am still trying to fully convense my dad to let me do this as my first salt water tank. Let me as you your opinion. I have another tank that has a bichir, flag cichlid, and a gold gourami. And i am fighting whether if i should put these fish in my 90 gallon corner tank and wait and put the saltwater tank in in a 55 or 75 gallon tank. Or should i do it the other way around? The Corner tank has a overflow built on it just to let you know.
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larger volume of water is usually better for low-tech aquariums and beginners.
90 corner with a HoB overflow+ as big a sump as you can fit = win
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yes I agree ue the 90
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:17 AM   #58
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larger volume of water is usually better for low-tech aquariums and beginners.
90 corner with a HoB overflow+ as big a sump as you can fit = win
Actually has a built in filter. I plan on having a 30 gallon sump filter.
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.75 ppm ammonia
.5 ppm nitrite
0 ppm nitrate
8.1 pH
180 ppm Alk
240 ppm TH
1.023 salinity
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hhhmmm.....well....
My ammonia is 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 5-10

doesn't seem possible that the tank is cycled in a week and 1/2...

I think I'm going to grab a couple big shrimp from the grocery and put them in the tank, try to get another cycle out of it. good idea?
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