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Old 09-10-2011, 03:38 AM   #51
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No worries thanks mate thanks. There seems to be these dirt looking things getting blown around by the power head, do I just pull them out if I get a chance?
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:10 AM   #52
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Yes, why not? Make sure you clean the powerheads frequently, I destroyed two last time I did this
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Old 09-10-2011, 04:14 AM   #53
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Great thanks. I also went to pick up live rock today but when I got to the guys house it was all covered in aiptasia. God that stuff is gross! Left it and going to wait out another week or so until the sump is fully functional and water temperate correct.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:03 AM   #54
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I'm a bit worried about the glue used to glue the plumping together for the return. I mean, the water is flowing through those pipes and obviously coming in contact with the left over glue residue (albeit completely dry).

Does anyone know if this is a danger or toxic to the water?
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:10 AM   #55
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No its fine just let it dry for 24 hours and rinse it real well before using. Allot of people use pvc for there plumbing including me.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:12 AM   #56
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Thanks Paulweck, the glue just smells gross when I rub my finger over it, even when it's dried (been on for 8-9 hours now), so I was a bit worried. So just rinse the piping in some fresh water and it should be safe?

Sorry, just don't want to expose any poor creatures to toxic glue lol
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:25 AM   #57
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Freshwater will work just make sure u let the pipe cure for 24 hours and u will be fine.both of my tanks are plumbed out the same way
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:23 AM   #58
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Ok, so the rest of the water is about to go in so I can get the sump operational. The water is much clearer than before, but still murky, I'm hoping once the sump is operational the rest should clear up!

I would like to ask a question about the sump before I fill it please How deep should I have the sand bed?

Here is a picture I quickly whipped up in paint so you can see what I'm working with:

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Old 09-11-2011, 10:14 AM   #59
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Ok so I've filled up the tank fully and the sump half way.

Everything seems to be working, return pump is flowing, overflow is working. How high should the water level be in the weir? It is very noisy from the splashing of the water falling down to nearly the bottom of the tank.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:02 AM   #60
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Also the skimmer cup is already half full of dirty looking water and I need to empty it, not quite sure how to, didn't expect it to fill up so quick!
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