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Old 12-21-2011, 03:33 AM   #591
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Ok I lied I did feel like going thru and looking at it. Lol. Did u make that sump urself? I know u guys deal with some serious sump space issues with them tanks. But it seems like that isn't going to be the most effecient for your skimmer. If you can I would try to get the skimmer outlet to flow directly into the bubble trap. But then again then the trap probably isn't gonna do much like that. Personaly I'd lose the bubble trap and just have a baffle there with the skimmer flowing over it into a sock. Then If you really want a trap closer to the return pump. I'm probably beating a dead horse, but that would get the most efficiency out of your skimmer.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:43 AM   #592
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This is a bit bigger than our 54's but the WM seems to be doing fine. Hummmm anyone want to buy a JBJ system. lol I'd push my momma down for that 350 corner. I wonder if it's 350L or 350G?
http://youtu.be/ANZiPKjtR2Q
Is that a devils hand at the top? How do water changes work with that so close to the surface?

How long have you had the Flame and how has it been working out? I'm apprehensive about getting one for my reef.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:39 AM   #593
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That's just a random YouTube video showcasing that a wave-maker can be effective in a corner tank. That's none of the (4) of us sharing the corner tank threads tank...

I personally had a flame initially as I assumed I was going FOWLR, but unfortunately I made mistakes early on and lost a few fish of which my flame was one. I didn't have corals at the time.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:07 PM   #594
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I've had the Flame angel / coral beauty for about a month now. The only real issue I've had with him is a little bullying of the smaller fish. I've been tossing the idea around of replacing a few fish so I can add some shrimp. Not sure what I would get & it seems tough to choose something that isn't going to hide or be to aggressive.

I can tell you that the best way to keep the CB from nipping is to feed him multiple times a day. If he isn't crazy hungry he shouldn't be hunting or scavenging for whatever he can find.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:48 PM   #595
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Had my flame and coral beauty for over 10 years. Flame pokes at a polyp every now and then, the beauty never touches the coral. No other dwarf is reef safe IMO.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:05 PM   #596
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yep a lot of good info out there thanks I appreciate it, but for now im just going to let the system run for a couple of weeks and see how everything works out and make any changes then. No need for over reacting yet, time is definitely on my side. The equipment I built was from reviewing other equipment out there and of course in a perfect world I would have had a 50 gallon sump and refugium, but its not.

Het Tim I wouldn't buy the aqueon sump. I also reviewed the sumps they built and was sure I was going to go with it. After looking into DIY sumps you have plenty more options. Aqueon crams everything into there sumps and don't seem very practical unless you use their skimmer as well. Good price crappy reviews.

Just my .02 cents
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:18 PM   #597
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I have the aqueon sump. The space for the skimmer and whatever else is actually bigger than you'd think. The only thing I don't like about it is that the instructions say you can easily lock the first sliding divider into place and push back the second wall. Second wall doesn't move and no where to secure the sliding divider...I'll fix that when/if I care...I might just make a fuge in another tank...but thats a ways down the road. It is pretty solid and if you don't want to or dont have the time to make one...I was really strapped for time...it was perfect. Still think it is.

But now that I have it, I see how easy it would be to make my own. If only time allowed.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:52 PM   #598
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That's exactly what I'm deciding. I consider myself quite mechanically inclined and a DIYer at heart.

However, at present my tools are an hour away at my parents house as I'm living in an apartment. Don't have too much room for projects and I'm just at the point where I am making enough money that buying has become easier than making.

Unless I can find a reason other than money to do DIY, I'm on the prowl for a nice pre-made job.
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Hey sniper I'm glad it works for you. I've never seen one in operation. I'm sure if I was squeezed for time and space that's what I would've bought also. Just glad I wasn't in either position and could build my own. If this micro bubble thing sorts itself out I will have no complaints about my sump.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:02 AM   #600
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600th post. dang this thread is getting long
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