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Old 11-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #31
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really depends on your setup. i am running a danner mag18 for my return pump. what id usually suggest is to aim for your target flowrate (based on what type of tank you want to have) then subtract the flowrate from the powerheads. for instance, im at 3750gph with my 2 powerheads, add in roughly 1500gph from my return pump and im at 5250gph, or roughly 42x turnover...so my flowrate now will support sps and any corals i could want to house.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:50 PM   #32
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So for a 150 gallon tank would I want closer to 5x or 10x the turnover from my pump alone, I plan on getting power heads in the future but until I get corals I don't wanna spend too much cash as most fish will get by with my maxi jets that I currently have laying around
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #33
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And would my 1" returns be able to handle 1500 gph? I guess a good question would be how much can a 1" drain handle per hour
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:48 PM   #34
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Lots got done this weekend so far! I got the tank plumbed, rock re worked to my liking as of now, and rodi water getting put in my heaters are heating the tank as it fills and I will be mixing salt and putting in sand tonight! Super excited
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #35
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Here is a full tank shot as it fills
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:35 PM   #36
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Looks good. I like your rock work.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:38 PM   #37
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Thanks! I think I finnaly got it the way I wanted, I put the pink Fiji live sand in tonight and my tank is impossible to see through so hopefully that clears up by the morning
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Hey guys, I was just wondering how long it usually takes before the cloudy mess goes away? I put the new sand and water in about 24 hours ago
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:39 AM   #39
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Woke up this morning to clear water! Great news there, but although now that I am able to see, I notice that in the back behind the rocks there is no sand, does snyone have any tricks to help me get sand back there with out taking all of my rock out? I really like it the way it is
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turkey baster!!! just be careful not to kick it up everywhere
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