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Old 01-17-2015, 01:28 AM   #51
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Finally put the pump in and it was a nightmare. Never again will I use threaded bulkheads for anything. I worked 2 hours trying to get the return not leaking and finally gave up. It's leaking a drop every 20-30 seconds into a bucket. On the upside the herbie setup is crazy quiet.

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Old 01-17-2015, 01:48 AM   #52
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A little silicone would fix that bulkhead easy


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Old 01-17-2015, 01:35 PM   #53
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It's outta the threads of the barb fitting. The only reason I got threaded was to make it easy to take apart and it is such a pain to take a part.

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Old 01-19-2015, 01:11 AM   #54
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It stopped leaking on its own. I'm really glad because I was tired of messing with it and I'm pretty sure my wife was too.

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Old 01-23-2015, 12:25 AM   #55
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This is the stocking list I've decided on. Critique please.
2x true percula clownfish
1 x snowflake blenny
4x blue green chromis
2 x dispar anthias
1 x sixline wrasse

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Old 01-23-2015, 05:44 AM   #56
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Is it going to be FOWLR or reef? Are you getting any inverts?


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Old 01-23-2015, 01:36 PM   #57
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Just a reef. And for inverts I'll keep some dwarf blue hermit crabs probably around 20-30 turbo snails and I already have around 50-100 brittle starfish that will go in when I transfer everything.

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Old 01-26-2015, 03:57 PM   #58
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I've decided I'm going skimmerless with a light bioload. I'm going to utilize the first section of my sump for live rock and the second 24x24x12 section as a fuge with 2x21 watt par 38 leds at 6500K. I've decided i will go with mostly lps with a few sps since sps corals are so hard to find in North dakota.

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Old 01-28-2015, 03:54 PM   #59
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Anyone have any suggestions for powerheads? I was thinking 2 rw-8's. I was thinking 2x rw-15's originally but then saw 1 in person and even at the lowest setting 2 were kicking up sand on a 150.

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Old 01-28-2015, 04:15 PM   #60
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I think it's a mistake to keep a reef with sps, without a quality skimmer.

You can buy a dimmer switch and put it inline and turn the pump down even more if need be. I am doing this now with a wp-40 on my 105. It's a simple LED dimmer-
12V 5A Switch Dimmer Adjustable Control Single Color LED Strip Light Black White | eBay

Otherwise I doubt two rw-8 will be enough.
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