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Old 04-17-2013, 04:44 PM   #21
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Hahahaha, I felt the same way too but after watching people do it on youtube I mustered up the courage to do it. The only thing that sucks is that I live in an apartment, so I barely have any room. You can see the pics of my awesome work station. The girlfriend surprisingly didn't freak out.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #22
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Mounting the box


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Leak Tested. She's tight!!!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #23
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Can I ask how that works in regards to the three bulkheads, and the nozzle on the right. Thank you.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #24
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It's a Bean Animal Overflow. Middle is a full siphon, left is an open channel that handles extra flow and the right upturned elbow is the emergency overflow. Google it and to you will find numerous YouTube videos and forum posts about it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:13 PM   #25
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IMO you can't go wrong with any of the skimmers on your list except the Vertex because I've never looked into them. This simple decision might take you a few days Pick one skimmer and research all reviews and videos for 3 days. If you can stick with one skimmer throughout the 3 days, then buy it. The longer you wait to research, the more satisfied you'll feel about your purchases.

Finally narrowed down my choice on a skimmer. It was between the SWC Xtreme 120 Cone Skimmer and the SWC Xtreme 150 BMK. The 120 has a smaller pump and a new cone design. The 150 is not a cone but has a bigger pump, slightly bigger footprint but will allow me to upgrade to a 75 gallon tank later without having to buy another skimmer.

So the SWC Xtreme 150 BMK is the winner. Now to start planning my sump now that I know how much space I need for my skimmer.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:06 PM   #26
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Need some input on my return pump. 40B with 20L so I was thinking a Mag 5 dialed back with a value. This way I can always tee off to run a reactor or Turf scrubber later on.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #27
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Mail Call!!!! Tunze Osmolator, Vortech MP10WES, and Mag 5!!! Thank you Jesus!!!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:39 PM   #28
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Update

It's been a hot minute since I've updated on here, so here goes. I finally got the tank up and running and cycled. Still haven't finished the stand but who cares, its just missing the doors. Here is a couple pics of the livestock

Randall's Goby!!!


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Ocellaris Clown


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Old 07-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #29
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Congrats on your build & very nicely done! Get a pic of the whole tank so we can see it. Also, the bean overflow..... your thought and is it very silent as they say?
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:41 AM   #30
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FTS with moonlights. I'll post another with the T5s on when I get home later.


The Bean Animal is super silent once dialed in. With the Eheim Compact 2000 I'm running on this, I doubt it can ever overflow with all the redundancy this overflow provides.
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