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Old 10-14-2012, 04:18 AM   #11
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heres an updated draft of my plans. ive started building. just waiting for the water to settle after adding the mud. then ill place some live rock and the macro algae i have waiting in the main tank. any thoughts or advice?

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:35 AM   #12
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On the last compartment to the return if your last baffle let's the water exit the top the as you see evaporation it will be apparent in the return chamber as it lowers causing a waterfall effect unless you have an ato system. To solve that without the ato you can make the last baffle exit the bottom instead so adding a third baffle would fix that.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #13
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Not sure about using activated carbon ! I don't see the point I've never used it on my 85g reef ! It will just filter out trace elements and all the good stuff !!! Many people have success with it but in my experience there's no point ! And once it's loaded it will need replacing as it will leak stuff back into the water column ! Just my opinion !
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #14
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Carbon is useful if you have a very high coral load and want to keep some of the chemical warfare at bay. It can also do a nice job in polishing the water for clarity. I always have run it and polysorb in a BSR reactor to try to get that tiny last bit of phosphate out of the water. Using my Hanna meter, I have found any reading over .05 slows the coral growth to a stop.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:28 AM   #15
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Carbon is useful if you have a very high coral load and want to keep some of the chemical warfare at bay. It can also do a nice job in polishing the water for clarity. I always have run it and polysorb in a BSR reactor to try to get that tiny last bit of phosphate out of the water. Using my Hanna meter, I have found any reading over .05 slows the coral growth to a stop.
+1 on carbon for chemical warfare lps tanks i dont use it on my sps tank tho
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:20 PM   #16
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heres some pics of the sump.

heres the ten gallon (going to add more LR and macro algae)
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #17
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I'm currently building my first 10 gallon sump as well! I have it made and I'm waiting for plumbing parts to come in the mail. And I gotta still my tank as well. Feel free to check it out and anyone who wants to help along please do!
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heres some pics of the sump.

heres the ten gallon (going to add more LR and macro algae)

heres the overflow drain.
Jmo id change to chaeto
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:20 AM   #19
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Jmo id change to chaeto
ill see if my LFS has any. this is what they use in their sumps so thats what i bought. but variety is always a good thing.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:33 AM   #20
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heres an updated draft of my plans. ive started building. just waiting for the water to settle after adding the mud. then ill place some live rock and the macro algae i have waiting in the main tank. any thoughts or advice?
This how i made my brother sump check it out o hope this is helpful
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