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Old 05-10-2012, 10:47 PM   #2061
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Lol I think everyone hates it... Maybe even plumbers.

I just used vinyl with a small amount of PVC for valves/ attaching things.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #2062
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I never did mind doing any of the plumbing,...it gives you some options as to having " control" over how everything is setup and works for you,.... thinking it out a little can really pay dividends later ,.. Also doing the plumbing means your getting pretty close to getting everything up and running. . .... Go get'em Buffy!!!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #2063
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Yep it is really exciting at least! I put a few unions on it so I can take it apart easily. I haven't needed to use Teflon tape yet, but I probably should've..
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:42 PM   #2064
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I gotta say I was absolutely PETRIFIED to do my plumbing the first time around. Now, after plumbing my third tank I gotta say I really really enjoy it.

I am so weird, I know, lol, but it's a fun day setting everything up and using the pvc cement and plumbers tape, makes me really feel like I'm getting some stuff done.

if you need any help Buffy we are here for ya! What skimmer do you have to fit in the sump, which return pump do you have and what's your sock setup? Double input into the sock, 7" sock, corner mount or across the back?
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #2065
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You should use the plumbers tape everywhere except compression fittings (which I don't think are even made in pvc). It really helps seal the threads.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:21 PM   #2066
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Got my cuc in, they are in the tank and the tank is soooo filthy, don't know if they can clean it up before some of my corals get smothered.

So USPS has gotten on my *&$( list again. My cuc box looks like someone dropkicked it across the state of Wisconsin, ok ok, maybe it was trying to make it self down to Florida. Grrr. I need to find some time to take those pictures to USPS and complain.

I'm a little disappointed in the packaging too, I mean they are "only" snails" but still they are alive and they cost money, one bag lost it's water, a few bags of water with critters. Box had a few sheets of paper on the bottom and a few on the top kinda tucked around. Plenty of movement space, not a single peanut or bubble wrap. I'm not sure I want to order again.

My tank is sooo filthy oh I said that already. So my sump needs to get done. 20G I don't think is going to cut it but I don't want to go any bigger. I have the plexiglass cut ready to be sealed but not an inch in there where I can place them and still have a fuge.

I have the Danner Mag 7 for a return pump. (Can pods go through the sponge on the pump?)

I have the Reef Octopus NW-150 and the sock is a HOB 4" single.

Everything is in the 20G Long with jeez no room for fuge or to "mess around", unless I'm looking at this all wrong.

Anyone got a clue to what I'm doing LOL.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:26 PM   #2067
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I was wondering about the sponge with my mag too. It seems like the pods are getting stuck for me.

I have had problems with shipping with cuc too, but they arrive fine, I'm sure if will be the same for you. If you have any problems, give John an email, he is a big help. They might look dead in the tank for a few days but they aren't! Mine survived in the winter and is keeping my tank very clean
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #2068
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I was wondering about the sponge with my mag too. It seems like the pods are getting stuck for me.

I have had problems with shipping with cuc too, but they arrive fine, I'm sure if will be the same for you. If you have any problems, give John an email, he is a big help. They might look dead in the tank for a few days but they aren't! Mine survived in the winter and is keeping my tank very clean
I'm gonna let him know (send him a pic) of what we get. He pays for that service, there is no reason they should treat the packages the way they do. He's not paying for broken boxes.

CUC are fine but that one dent was close and one bag was empty of water, thank goodness he put a wet paper towel in there. They were all stuck to that. But pretty much all are moving around, some not yet. Not worried though.

I'm gonna post pic of my "sump" to be later tonite, maybe someone can help me out with it. Thank for following ya'll.
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[QUOTE="Buffy"]

I'm gonna let him know (send him a pic) of what we get. He pays for that service, there is no reason they should treat the packages the way they do. He's not paying for broken boxes.

CUC are fine but that one dent was close and one bag was empty of water, thank goodness he put a wet paper towel in there. They were all stuck to that. But pretty much all are moving around, some not yet. Not worried though.

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I'm gonna let him know (send him a pic) of what we get. He pays for that service, there is no reason they should treat the packages the way they do. He's not paying for broken boxes.

CUC are fine but that one dent was close and one bag was empty of water, thank goodness he put a wet paper towel in there. They were all stuck to that. But pretty much all are moving around, some not yet. Not worried though.

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You go girl !!!!

LOL, it just ticked me off, how rude of them, calling post office tomorrow too, no wait, I'll go in.
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