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Old 11-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #301
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just ordered my RO/Di unit and a Mag 9.5 pump off BRS
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The basics would be the safest to buy or anything you know for sure you're going to use. Salt, more salt, sand, powerheads, refractometer, any dry rock you plan to use, that great skimmer, lighting, a GFO reactor, power strips, a GFCI outlet or two (if you don't have em already), and a six pack. lol
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:00 PM   #302
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Awesome!

The basics would be the safest to buy or anything you know for sure you're going to use. Salt, more salt, sand, powerheads, refractometer, any dry rock you plan to use, that great skimmer, lighting, a GFO reactor, power strips, a GFCI outlet or two (if you don't have em already), and a six pack. lol
well i thought my order went thru, apparently it didnt lol **** these credit companies lol grrrrrr
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:06 PM   #303
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I think I'll order the pump n Skimmer off eBay.. BRS isn't cooperating with me right now
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #304
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Ok I'm gonna attempt to get my glass cut today for my sump.. quick question tho, if my sump is 16" tall, how tall should my glass sections be? Is 10" okay?
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #305
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Start with the reccomended water level for you skimmer as your first baffle. Then go .25"-.5" smaller for each baffle.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #306
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Start with the reccomended water level for you skimmer as your first baffle. Then go .25"-.5" smaller for each baffle.
Okay, where would I find out that info? I don't have the skimmer yet lol
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:27 AM   #307
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Seems like several ppl have there octopus at different levels.. some say 7, 8, 9, and 10". So think I should just make it 8" to be on the safe side?
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Well drfosters is saying 6-7 3/4 for that skimmer so I would just put it on a stand then and run a higher baffle. Honestly to get the most out of your sump you'd be best to figure out how much water your plumbing will hold while running along with how much will back siphon from the tank. Then leave that much room in your sump for when you turn it off. If you don't already know the math every 231 cubic inches is 1 gallon.
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Well drfosters is saying 6-7 3/4 for that skimmer so I would just put it on a stand then and run a higher baffle. Honestly to get the most out of your sump you'd be best to figure out how much water your plumbing will hold while running along with how much will back siphon from the tank. Then leave that much room in your sump for when you turn it off. If you don't already know the math every 231 cubic inches is 1 gallon.
That's the problem, I never did a big tank like this with plumbing so I have no clue as to what I'm doing lol my friend supposed to be helping but he's been busy with work and school.. I'm trying to move things along but it seems impossible with me lol
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What size pips will you be using and do you have measurements for how much you'll need? Doesn't have to be exact just pretty close.
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