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Old 10-12-2012, 12:16 AM   #11
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My goodies came from marine depot today, got the overflow box all ready.
Now all I have to do is plumb it so the sump, this Is something I forgot that I would have to refit.
I'm thinking I'll just get something to convert the threaded part into the smoother hose and measure to make sure I get the right size and just plumb straight together. Does that sound about right or should I have a ball valve or something?
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:11 PM   #12
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Personally I like the flex tubing! It's easy to install, easy to clean, and flexible so you can move things around a bit better other than having to disconnect everything. That's just my thoughts and how I have my setup. I have had mine setup this way for about 5 years now
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:42 PM   #13
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Alright so I'm looking at ordering a mag 12 for my return.
And bio bale for my media.

Skimmer is gonna have to wait for a month or so, I don't need it for now anyways.

And still waiting on my base rock. My sand got here 4 or 5 days ago....

And I'm thinking I'm gonna go to Home Depot one day and pick up the rest of the stuff I need for plumbing.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:00 PM   #14
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I believe bio balls hold lots of nitrates and things like that in them. That's just my opinion
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:04 PM   #15
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I believe bio balls hold lots of nitrates and things like that in them. That's just my opinion
Yeah, I'll be cleaning them often.
Bio bale is really easy to clean.
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Wait you said bio balls, lol. Biobale is very different.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #17
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I believe bio balls hold lots of nitrates and things like that in them. That's just my opinion
Yea bio balls are old school don't bother
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Doesn't bio bale (stringy stuff) work in a similar way as bio balls? So they would both be nitrate factories?...If you're maintaining them properly like you said you'll be doing, I'm sure it will be fine, but a hassle too.
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Oh I though you misspelled bio balls. Since I never heard of bio bale. Well good luck I'm still looking for a reasonable price for glass around here the lowest price I got so far was $600 in my state and out of state I got a price from glasscages.com for $450 but I would have to pick the glass up from one of their delivery points which is $40 min away.
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Doesn't bio bale (stringy stuff) work in a similar way as bio balls? So they would both be nitrate factories?...If you're maintaining them properly like you said you'll be doing, I'm sure it will be fine, but a hassle too.
Yeah its the stringy stuff.
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