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Old 09-23-2011, 06:08 PM   #391
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Like moving into a new and bigger house. Love the room, now watch my credit card bleed as I fill it with wonderful things. That's the fun part for me.
Greg,...I'll be just tickled to death if I can just do the swap over without screwing something up.....i bought a bunch of PVC plumbing parts and pieces to plumb my overflow into my sump and the return hardware also,...aghh,... This is going to be interesting,...hey,..while I'm on the subject,..very recently I saw in a post a diagram for a noise reducing tube that fit your built in overflow box to reduce the sound of your water dropping down a foot or two onto your bulk head before it would enter your sump....anyone remember seeing that???
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:20 PM   #392
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You can use some poly material to give the water a path to flow on rather than create a waterfall. Also try some egg crate material sitting on it's edge so the water flows over it on the way down the overflow. Anything that breaks the velocity of the water will quiet things down.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:50 PM   #393
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I just received my new plexiglass sump via fed x and it looks like it'll really do the job,...it's rated for 225 gals and it's a monster,...tons of room for a giant skimmer,tons of room for the refugium and the return section is also massive,...but, when I built my tanks stand I planned for this sump and made sure it would fit with plenty of room to spare and it looks like I did well,...I really think I'm going to like this setup !!!
I believe I have everything needed to plumb this whole thing up upon my return,...pipe,fittings, ball valves,anti syphon valve,glue etc etc.... I think I'll be building this whole setup in my mind and on my iPad from 2600 miles away.,...I'll have the AA forum tuned in as well,......but for now I've got a zillion things to do before Monday,....aloha for now
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:55 PM   #394
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I just received my new plexiglass sump via fed x and it looks like it'll really do the job,...it's rated for 225 gals and it's a monster,...tons of room for a giant skimmer,tons of room for the refugium and the return section is also massive,...but, when I built my tanks stand I planned for this sump and made sure it would fit with plenty of room to spare and it looks like I did well,...I really think I'm going to like this setup !!!
I believe I have everything needed to plumb this whole thing up upon my return,...pipe,fittings, ball valves,anti syphon valve,glue etc etc.... I think I'll be building this whole setup in my mind and on my iPad from 2600 miles away.,...I'll have the AA forum tuned in as well,......but for now I've got a zillion things to do before Monday,....aloha for now
Now Now, stop worrying about what you gotta do when you get home. Just forget the tank while you're gone, come on, you can do it....1. 2. 3. FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO

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Old 09-25-2011, 11:47 PM   #395
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+1 Have a great time!
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:49 PM   #396
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That's right Dary it's called a vacation for a reason just worry about how your gonna float over to the pool bar to get the next cold one

Have fun be safe look forward to hearing from you when you get back
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:10 AM   #397
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Dary... Wish i was there with ya. Have a great time!
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Sooooo,....we went to the Maui aquarium center yesterday and if you're not just "awed" by the whole scene then there's something wrong with you....they've got it set up so when you walk into the center your first encounter is with fish and aquatic life in the very shallow reef ,something like 0-10 feet ,then you slowly proceed down ward into the 10-30 foot range etc,...by the time you exit the first building and have seen so many aquariums from hundreds of gallons to some that are in mega thousands of gallons,..you are truly humbled by what we try to do in our living rooms.
They have a little corner that they talk about how they use skimmers etc,..they have these tiny little peep hole for viewing the " behind" the scenes,.. but I'm sure to the average Joe blow they really couldn't care less or could understand whats going on back there BUT to us marine aquarist I'd love to be able to be able to take a tour back there to see just how massive a setup they have,
From what I could see thru the peep holes it looks like what the plumbing on the queen Mary must of looked like. I did try and take a picture of their filtration setup sign,..I hope it comes out ok.
My brother Joe ( back home in california ) sent me a blurry,extremely hard to see picture of my tank saying ..." is this normal? ". ..... Heart sinks into your chest at this point,..oh oh,......but after a couple of phone calls back and forth I think we have things stabilized for now.
other than that ,..alls well in Maui .
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Most aquariums have a behind the scenes tour that would be of real interest to you. Talk about scaling everything up!
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