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Old 11-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Well here I go this is the start of my 65 octo build
Picked up the 65 off kijiji. Unfortunately it has one of those lets paint on backgrounds, but with alot of work it should be good as new
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Well the glass is now clean from paint. Traded sum frags for a boyu skimmer And a sump pump. The pump is way underrated for what I need but the frags didn't cost me anything out of pocket, so why not. And she skimmer isn't a great name, but it's rated for 600 L. Which is around 150gal. That's almost triple the main tank I should be good with that.



As for the design I want to build a stand where I can see my refuge in the sump. It will be the middle section of the sump. Maybe ill put sum thing in there that will clean up what the octo leaves behind. Blood shrimp and a bunch of nasarrius snails.
Trying to keep my eye out for a good sized sump


Does anyone know what macro would be best in a tank like this?
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I was so hoping for this to have a lot more pictures and be a lot further along. None the less I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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Well sorry not much to take a pic of yet. Today I picked up my bulkheads and some dry rock 30 lbs . Hope the pieces are big enough he's not going to rearrange them. Ill seed it with a piece out of my 90 or my 75 frag tank
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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Picked up a sump it's a 40 gal online and got sum free chunks of glass
The refuge area is almost 17 gal

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should be interesting. following.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #7
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #9
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Well I think I'm pretty much done with the sump am I missing anything?

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The egg crate basket is for bio balls ordered from eBay.


So from the overflow water travels down through the bio balls, under the baffle and into the skimmer chamber. From there it goes over the wall into the fuge. Haven't decided what I'm gunna house in the fuge yet tho. I'm thinking maybe a pistol, or a mantis. And sum ornamental Marco. From there the waters goes over the wall into the last chamber where the heater and return pump will be. I know there is no bubble trap, this is a octo tank and they need high amounts of dissolved oxygen. I may have to put an airstone or a powerhead in the last chamber to help get a little more air into the water, so I decided against it. .
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Lookin good! Cant wait to see this finished.
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