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Old 05-28-2012, 10:47 PM   #41
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Okay, when i cut it should I take it to the lfs for a couple bucks or just toss it?
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:55 PM   #42
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That's up to u I throw mine away mine wants me to give it to them or don't really give me anything for it but they want to charge me 10 dollars for it
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Ok, can you Post a couple more pics of your refugium? I mean closer ones
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #44
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Alright thanks, I'm trying to make a list of things I'm gonna need to buy an hopefully I can have a running refugium up by this weekend!
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:41 PM   #47
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No problem I put sand in mine but I wish I wouldn't of
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #48
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Tad late to this party, but I have seen people turn that same model of sump into a fuge in the past. Should be a pretty easy switch by just replacing the bioballs with a handful of cheato. I didn't see a finished discussion on your lighting, all you need is a simple PC light for it. If the top of your sump isn't glass, as I believe that it isn't, you can get a simple clip on light at either your hardware store or pet store. It has got hard to find the cheap clip on lights at some hardware stores, which is why I'm mentioning going to the pet store and getting a reptile light. Same light setup they just use a UV bulb in them. Simple switch out of bulbs if it even comes with one at all.

Though, if you want to get a piece of glass for on top this is also simple. Lowes will cut pieces of glass for you for super cheap. This is where I got the glass for the sump I just made. Then while you are there, you can see if they have a cheap work light! Good luck, I still haven't found one so I'm reusing my old reptile light, just getting another piece of glass as a "top" for it.
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That's what I said use a clip on light from home depot and it looked to me like he could use his sump I wouldn't go buy anything except a light it would probably be Cheaper at a local hardware store
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Tad late to this party, but I have seen people turn that same model of sump into a fuge in the past. Should be a pretty easy switch by just replacing the bioballs with a handful of cheato. I didn't see a finished discussion on your lighting, all you need is a simple PC light for it. If the top of your sump isn't glass, as I believe that it isn't, you can get a simple clip on light at either your hardware store or pet store. It has got hard to find the cheap clip on lights at some hardware stores, which is why I'm mentioning going to the pet store and getting a reptile light. Same light setup they just use a UV bulb in them. Simple switch out of bulbs if it even comes with one at all.

Though, if you want to get a piece of glass for on top this is also simple. Lowes will cut pieces of glass for you for super cheap. This is where I got the glass for the sump I just made. Then while you are there, you can see if they have a cheap work light! Good luck, I still haven't found one so I'm reusing my old reptile light, just getting another piece of glass as a "top" for it.
Ok I'm gonna have to replace the white plastic top with a plexiglass piece so light can shine through and your Lowes cuts actual glass or plexiglass? Mine won't cut actual glass

I mostly need help trying to figure out how I can put sand in there or even if I should, should I??

J33p you say you regret it..why?

Yeah I'm gonna have to save up to buy bulbs haha these are 4 96 watt PC bulbs so there 36.99 each at my lfs so it's gonna cost me a shiny penny to get them all replaced!
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