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Old 09-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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Petco $1 a Gallon Sale

Just picked up a 20 gallon long for $20. Making it a sump for my 40g breeder!!!

Anyone have ideas on how I should design it??
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Is this for all petcos? I need more 40 breeders.
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Keep it simple with 3 sections. 1st section - skimmer, 2nd - live rock, 3rd, return.

1 baffle splitting 1st 2 sections and 3 baffles splitting lr and return sections.

Hope this helps
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Is this for all petcos? I need more 40 breeders.
Definitely worth the trip to find out...I have a friend that works for the one here in town so I told her to let me know when sales like this go on
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Keep it simple with 3 sections. 1st section - skimmer, 2nd - live rock, 3rd, return.

1 baffle splitting 1st 2 sections and 3 baffles splitting lr and return sections.

Hope this helps
Thanks...that's what I'll be doing 3 sections with a bubble trap between 2nd and 3rd section...now I need a to find a pump that will create a good flow with the CPR CS50 overflow box...any suggestions?
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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I suggest drilling and using a Glass Holes overflow.. Can't go wrong with the 700gph overflow kit and a Mag 7.

Does your 40 breeder already have water and or livestock in it?

And I highly suggest a 29 gallon over instead of a 20 long.
..Same footprint, just higher in case of any overflowingness..
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I suggest drilling and using a Glass Holes overflow.. Can't go wrong with the 700gph overflow kit and a Mag 7.

Does your 40 breeder already have water and or livestock in it?

And I highly suggest a 29 gallon over instead of a 20 long.
..Same footprint, just higher in case of any overflowingness..
Don't know if the glass is tempered though...is there a way to find out?
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Don't know if the glass is tempered though...is there a way to find out?
Tempered tanks will almost always have a sticker on the bottom ( outside ) of the tank , so when you look in the tank u should see a orange sticker .
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:46 PM   #9
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Ordered the 700gph overflow from Glass Holes today. Now I need to figure out what pump i'm going to get.
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