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Old 06-27-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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75g reef build in progress

Well, I've been wanting to get back into reefing and finally came across a deal.

40 bucks for the 75g tank. I pulled the crappy frame off, gonna reseal it all and painting the back blue.
10 bucks for the 40g sump
also have a 30g tank I'm going to use as a refugium I got for free
I got a free 48" coralife compact fluorescent fixture 2x65w

drilling kit+overflow box with 2 - 1" drains is on it's way along with
2 koralia #3 pumps
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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I'm thinking about a Quiet One 4000 for a sump pump. it's 1017 gph. Does anybody have any experience with this brand/model?

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Old 06-27-2009, 06:40 PM   #3
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I`ve never used that brand. I`m a mag pump guy. I just wanted to wish you well on the reef build.
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I have a quiet one 1200 and its virtually silent. It's only loud right now because I broke the impeller...
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How did you break the impeller? Is it a quality issue I should be aware of?

Update: I just went to Lowes and bought some 2x4, I'll probably start building the stand on Monday. I finished cutting all the old silicone off earlier and cleaned everything up, and resealed it all. I'm going to start painting the back of the tank blue here in a few minutes.
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Well I took off the strainer, and I accidentally sucked up a piece of gravel with it. It broke off a chunk of the ceramic magnet thing. So it was my fault and as far as I have heard they are really reliable and don't break (unless you suck up a piece of gravel)

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cool, well thanks for the info, I haven't quite decided which I'm going with yet, but I'm leaning towards that one. I want to find out a bit more about it before I buy though.

I just put the 1st coat of blue on.
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well I went ahead and bought the Quiet One Model 4000


and ordered my skimmer Reef Octopus NW-110
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Well, I picked up a sheet of acrylic to start on my sump, the stand is nearly done, I just ran out of trim. So that will be done tomorrow probably. I'm not sure if I even want to build doors for it. I might but I may just leave it open for now till I get the tank all set up and established.
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I see you removed the trim, but do you plan on replacing it? It's there for a reason. Tanks with no trim are euro-braced along the top. What's your plan?
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