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Old 12-15-2011, 07:57 PM   #51
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I think I solved it. I cut a sponge filter down the side and put under it. Much better. With the doors shut, all I can hear is the overflow.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #52
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i like quiet ones better than mags. mag drives don't last me that long for some reason.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:12 PM   #53
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Yeah, I'm starting to wish I had gotten a quiet one. Mag's seem to be highly recommended though, which is why I opted for the mag drive. I might just get a quiet one before too long and sit this mag back for another build later on.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:20 PM   #54
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ROFL, I said that a number of years ago - numerous builds later, that mag is still sitting waiting for its "later build."

Other than the noisy return pump how are things progressing at this point?
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:38 PM   #55
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They're progressing well... actually. I've got two shrimp dangling in a mesh bag to start the cycle. I can hardly hear the pump now. I put a short section of flexible tubing between two unions and that killed a LOT of the vibration.

My skimmer and bulbs will be in tomorrow. I've almost talked the wife in to letting me get a reefkeeper or something similar. So many toys.

Oh... and I'm going to be building a couple reactors for cheap. Found a good DIY plan that I like - http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=197625
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:28 PM   #56
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Another quick update... I just tested my ammonia... between .25 and .5ppm. This is moving right along. I'm picking up 10lbs of LR next week after I return from visiting family... I'm still undecided on whether I'm going to put it in mesh bags or not, to keep any critters that might be in the rock out of my tank.
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critters are good for your tank. i get wanting to only have what you put in, but some things you just cant buy online or at the lfs.
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I believe I'd prefer to do without them if it means risking something like aiptasia, majano, mantis shrimp, etc.
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then why get live rock? your tank will cycle on its own.
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Coraline... and impatience
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