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Old 02-08-2014, 08:17 PM   #71
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Thanks! Does the image show up or the link? The image shows up on my screen. Even though it's a photo bucket link. Yeah I got the tank for $170. Not bad. It's acrylic. The stand is too.
Yeah it showed up for me! I want one! That's gonna be a happy mantis!
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:27 PM   #72
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Haha yeah he will be. Haha didn't notice parts of both my kids are in the pic. Can't do anything without them involved. Still trying to figure out what to do about filtration. Suggestions? Def a skimmer. I really think the fluval hob will work but is it worth it to constantly change media?
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Haha yeah he will be. Haha didn't notice parts of both my kids are in the pic. Can't do anything without them involved. Still trying to figure out what to do about filtration. Suggestions? Def a skimmer. I really think the fluval hob will work but is it worth it to constantly change media?
That's a bit out of my league. I'm not a sw person here
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:06 PM   #74
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Possible mantis tank...

How's it set up? I assume it's drilled with a overflow or is it a integrated tank with just the section in the back to work with. Is there room for a small sump?

IMO for the Mantis tank I would keep it simple. I would fill it with suitable reef substrate for digging (aragonite IMO) and I would have a lot of live rock in the tank. Might even consider growing some cool macro algae. I would run the biggest skimmer I could fit in the system. Add a bag of GFO or any of the suitable organic reducers as a backup and your good to go.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:27 PM   #75
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Here. This is what I'm working with. Not drilled. I figured it really didn't matter because it'll be the mantis and I'm going to TRY 2 or 3 damsels or chromis. They'll probably get eaten. So it's just that hole and the two open sections. The acrylic is broken at the top... I might just cut that piece off.

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I don't want you to damage your tank, but drilling a return and overflow to a small sump is what I would do. Otherwise a HOB is the next best option.
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Do I have to really drill? If I can fit an overflow box.... I can do a sump underneath. Right?
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Sure. I just haven't had good luck with anything that depended on a siphon.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:14 PM   #79
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Actually now that I measured this tank kinda sucks. The bottom where the sump would go only has like 19"x9"x18" room. 9" wide is not good. Can't find any sumps that small.
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Looks like a hob then.
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