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Old 02-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #41
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Baby steps, baby steps lol. I'm still new to the whole sump thing and getting more confident every day so I will try some cool plumbing on this build. I may go complete pvc even. Was at the store scoping out the tank and overflow setup today, still planning it in my mind.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #42
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Yay! Mailman delivered the sand today. he DID NOT look happy about the boxes either. LOL

I think the only thing I need now are the tank and the stand.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:08 PM   #43
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YAY! How exciting!

I can't wait for the last week in February!
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #44
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Awesome! Can't wait to see this setup!
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Kool can't wait for it to start coming together. The ups,FedEx,mailman never look happy bringing packages lol especially the heavy ones.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #46
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It's now time to go over my equipment list and see what I am missing or need.

I think I am waiting on the tank & stand and half the sump. lol Otherwise I think i may be ready. If I can't get the vortech powerhead at the end of the month I may use some koralias for the time being.

I'm now second guessing my return pump though. It's a mag 7. I won't be running anything off the line but I will have head loss to account for. So I'm figuring I'll be at like 500gph which isnt really alot. Should I order a mag 9.5 does anyone think? I already have the 7 and wasn't planning on changing it but now I'm thinking about it more and I am unsure.

I think I am pretty set on the skimmer too. I am probably gonna go for another eshopps psk150. I was gonna steal the one from the 125g but then that would mean I'd have to redo that whole sump to fit another larger skimmer in. Too much hassle.

And about the vortech. Since I am only going to be using one and have no intention of getting the radion light fixture can I just get the MP10es and skip the wireless? My lfs said I could and the non wireless one is like $60 less.
I've been up all night so I am just typing what comes to mind. LOL
NEXT: Stocking List I think I have it done kinda
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I'm not an expert in return pumps but I'm using a 9.5 in my 180 gallon. Just going by that i would think the 9.5 is too much and the 7 would be good.IMO I think it's odd that you would have the same pump when my tank is 3x bigger .
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It's now time to go over my equipment list and see what I am missing or need.

I think I am waiting on the tank & stand and half the sump. lol Otherwise I think i may be ready. If I can't get the vortech powerhead at the end of the month I may use some koralias for the time being.

I'm now second guessing my return pump though. It's a mag 7. I won't be running anything off the line but I will have head loss to account for. So I'm figuring I'll be at like 500gph which isnt really alot. Should I order a mag 9.5 does anyone think? I already have the 7 and wasn't planning on changing it but now I'm thinking about it more and I am unsure.

I think I am pretty set on the skimmer too. I am probably gonna go for another eshopps psk150. I was gonna steal the one from the 125g but then that would mean I'd have to redo that whole sump to fit another larger skimmer in. Too much hassle.

And about the vortech. Since I am only going to be using one and have no intention of getting the radion light fixture can I just get the MP10es and skip the wireless? My lfs said I could and the non wireless one is like $60 less.
I've been up all night so I am just typing what comes to mind. LOL
NEXT: Stocking List I think I have it done kinda
Cool, I can't wait to see the finalized stock. (You know that I can't help as far a eqip. goes, lol)
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:01 PM   #49
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I'm thinking i may have to get a mag9.5. the predrilled hole is 3/4 of an inch. How would I plumb it then? I'm confused....
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You can get adapters for the pipes to Change the size . I have half inch pipe from my 9.5 . I didn't realize you have predrilled return holes.
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