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Old 04-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #11
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There should be no issues with a shallow sand bed. I'd make sure that the egg crate is covered just because it would look tacky. Make sure your edges aren't sharp either.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #12
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Things are moving along and It looks like I will be setting my tank up tomorrow on my B-day.

I do hove one question. I am considering doing a 10g refrug that will sit in a cabinet next to the tank above the tank's water level. Does anyone know how I would set up an above tank sump. there are not many guides of how to do this. I want the flow to and from this tank to be slow maybe 50-100gph. I want this to be a pod factory.
I would set this up sometime during or shortly after the cycle. my wife really wants a mandarin. I told her that it would mostly likely be an Xmas present to here. lol I believe that 8 months is more then enough time have a killer pod population for him/her to thrive.

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:11 PM   #13
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You could cut the time down by a decent bit on the mandarin if you seed with large amounts of pods which is what i did.. got 3k pods over a month for my 20gallon sump/refuge and after 2 months its jammed pack with copepods and amphipods with a plump, healthy green mandarin
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #14
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Mrc thanks for the advice.
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The tank is filled with the live rock, sand and saltwater atm. once the sand settles I wll Finnish my aqua-scape. I will post some pic.

Some advice needed:
I am most likely doing an under tank sump eventually. any suggestions for hob overflow box?

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Get a CPR overflow and aqualifter combo.
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Get a CPR overflow and aqualifter combo.
+1 agreed...best option other then drilling
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If you can't drill the tank then the CPR overflow with aqualifter pump is a great solution. I run that setup on my 125g and have had zero problems in a year with it. No floods, jams or overflowing.
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Is it better then the life reef overflow? I've read positives about that one also.

Thanks for the help
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I'm not familiar with that one, sorry. I have only used two overflows, the eshopps one with the j tubes for siphons and the cpr continous one. I had zero luck with the eshopps one, kept loosing siphon on one of the tunes. lol
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thanks Carey, I will keep that in mind when I look for an overflow in a few months.

I just tested my tank and my results are as follows
salinity 1.024
PH 8.2
Ammonia .5
Nitrites .0
Nitrates 0
Does the .5 mean its cycling or should I add food or something to increase that number?

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