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Old 01-21-2012, 04:42 PM   #101
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I'm working on the last set of baffles after the refugium and was wondering if I even need them. I have a bubble trap up front and then I was planning on another 2 chamber set after. So the water would fall after the refugium, travel up and then over into the return. Is it even worth it? I can return a $18 sheet of acrylic if so. Like so:

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #102
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You need the ones before the return but not the ones before the refugium.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:23 PM   #103
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LOL that figures!!! I already have those in
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Making some good progress today. RODI is all done and working well. I also have the rest of the baffles cut and I'm getting them in place now.












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Old 01-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #105
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I swung by HD to get a few things today and was surprised to find a small 20g brute trash can! It's going to be perfect for mixing sw. It will fit under the workbench once I get things clean up and sorted.

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Is this your RO/DI reservoir?
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:24 PM   #107
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Yeah, for now anyway. I need to cover the top this week, probably just with some Clingwrap or something to make sure no dust gets in. I didn't want to drill the tank (or even know if I could, it was free) so I just siliconed in some egg crate to hold the float. It' solid. However, now that I know they have 20g Brutes, I may get another for storing it.
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I also got the new rock from reef cleaners into the tank. I took everything out, moved all the sand to the front of the tank, and started from the glass up to avoid future shifting. I think it came out pretty awesome. It has a nice cavern over on the left and a nice shelf from the old rock on the right. I'm going to get a bit more to build out the top of the left side a tad.. maybe 5lbs? I think this is a good setup for different coral needs deep to shallow. Thoughts?



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Yeah, for now anyway. I need to cover the top this week, probably just with some Clingwrap or something to make sure no dust gets in. I didn't want to drill the tank (or even know if I could, it was free) so I just siliconed in some egg crate to hold the float. It' solid. However, now that I know they have 20g Brutes, I may get another for storing it.
I bought a 20g brute for RO/DI storage. They're just right, not too big, not too small. Not sure if I missed it yet, but what ATO configuration are you going with?
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Last for today I think... I finished the sump baffles yesterday. The refugium is 10" high 14" long and 18" deep. I also ordered some sock filters and I'm looking into a cheap refugium light setup right now. I found a nice 5100k CFL bulb online but it's almost as much as the bulb to ship. HD and Lowe's here have nothing over 2700k it seems.

Anyway... plumbing will be done by tomorrow night and water should be moving mid week with the skimmer. The tank is getting a bit nasty with just the powerhead. Having said that, the levels are fortunately still good, the water is just cloudy and I have algae all over.

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