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Old 07-17-2008, 11:33 PM   #151
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I have a sump that will take about 30 more gallons of water...not to worry...I also have my 55g frag tank that isn't all the way full either. I can have it fill all the way up which is another 5g or so. I have to do a major PWC so what water I have to take out will go down the drain!
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you didnt leave any extra space for when you will add the rocks corals and so on...

what will you do with the extra salt water that you are removing ? throw out or keep in the water mix unit ?
The other day when we did this the water was really cloudy while we were putting the rocks in and it only got worse as we were going so we had to keep stopping, wait for the water to clear up put more rocks in and repeat. So, this way at least we don't have to do that... and knowing my hubby there is probably more then enough room in the tub in the closet behind the tanks to hold the extra water. I could be wrong but then again Allen and I don't even need words anymore to know how the other thinks. And if there is extra water the drain isn't that far from the tanks (THANK GOD).
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keep us posted, i cant wait to see how this thing turns out
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Right now i'm still waiting on the water to clear up a little more so we can start placing the rocks. Last time it was a PITA because I couldn't see what I was doing....this time we are going to take our time a little more and do it better!
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Glad your cloudy water cleared up after a little time, mine took almost a week to clear to the point where I could see .
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Holy smoke ziggy (and ziggy's wife!), I hadn't been following this thread at all. What a mess! Wish I was closer so I could've lent a hand or something. But I'm glad to hear things seem to be working out.
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Holy smoke ziggy (and ziggy's wife!), I hadn't been following this thread at all. What a mess! Wish I was closer so I could've lent a hand or something. But I'm glad to hear things seem to be working out.
Thanks Kurt! It was a disaster! The new 120 is on the stand and clearing up as we speak.

I had to add a drain line to the manifold. I was only using 2 but that wasn't enough so I put a third one on and it seems to be doing the trick. When I put the MAG36 on the tanks I will probably have to throttle it back some.

The water is clearing up nicely and we should be getting the rock back in the tank soon....
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Most of the rock is in the tank. We are waiting for it to clear up a bit more before continuing. It's hard to see what I'm doing. The progress is pretty good at this point in the game. We are taking it slow and making sure things are secure. I'm going to be nervous about the tank for a while after the 150 mess.

Here's what it looks like at this point...
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I have to say that I am very impressed with the performance of my skimmer. It is pulling some of the nastiest stuff out of the tank I have ever seen. I guess stirring up the sand like we did and moving the tank 2 times in a matter of days has something to do with that. It is working overtime! It's even pulling sand out. I just cleaned the cup for the third time today.
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What kind of skimmer is that?
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