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Old 10-31-2012, 06:34 AM   #11
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In the long run the livestock from the nano will end up in the 70, the nanos moving and going to be a QT tank
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:15 PM   #12
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All right, one last piece of equipment left to buy..... The skimmer. Any suggestions? Don't want spend a fortune, but want something nice.
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I think the reef octopus skimmers are great for the money. I run one without major issues, they only arise from my weekly brownouts lol.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:03 PM   #14
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Regarding the weight, yes it can be an issue. About 1000lbs over 3 or 4 floor joists. Will the tank be against a load bearing wall? Is it on the bottom floor with a crawl space perhaps? Will it be sitting above a large room in the center?
Fish tanks have more weight per sq ft than an old style tv or waterbed.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #15
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Ok, trying to get the last few things together for this build. I want to start my wiring and plumbing but need my sump pump and skimmer. This skimmer thing is a hard choice to make. Any other Ideas on skimmers? I think I would like to keep it out of sump to keep room for live rock/ macro. 70 gallon cube RS-100 sump.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #16
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Also, how many GPH should I be moving on 70 tank with 20 gallon sump?
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:18 PM   #17
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I run a mag 7 on a 75 wide opened. Good flow and not ripping through the sump. A mag 9is larger and you will have to dial it down with your check valve, use more power and a little louder. That why I went with the 7.Whatever you use go with a mag.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:23 AM   #18
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:47 AM   #19
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Forgot to mention 20 long sump so about same set up.
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