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Old 05-23-2011, 02:03 PM   #461
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lol 40 bucks or a 2 week wait hmm, fill up the system and start the cycle, then put the sump in. you are usign an over flow box so it shouldn't be to hard to put the sump in fill it and then have it primed and flowing

I am kinda dreading and looking forward to putting this sump together LOL.
I feel mentally I know what I have to do, BUT it's just a question whether it will work. I'm getting a dual overflow so I'm not sure how to prime 2 tubes at once and I'm so unsure of where my sump water level should start out. Thats why I'm doing a run through in the garage. I may get the lfs girl to come by and supervise. hehe.....

Once I move the 125g into the living room I will be ready to move rock and livestock over relatively quickly. I don't plan on "cycling" the tank per se. I've always had a slight ammonia spike and mostly no trites when I move tanks around. I figure a few days of the base and LR in the tank and I can move my fish over.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:06 PM   #462
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Your moving from a 55 to the 120, you may be able to get away with a few days if you move over all of your live rock.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:09 PM   #463
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I have almost 100lbs in the 55g, I'm taking 20lbs out of my pod tank and maybe another 20 out of my cube. I'm also ordering 50lbs of base from reefcleaners.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:20 PM   #464
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The base won't help speed up the cycle, but 140lbs should make the cycle go quicker than normal. It took my 65 10 days to cycle with 100lbs of established live rock.
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for what it's worth, I would suggesting adding some of those tangs closer towards the end. They tend to be pretty territorial.
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I'm actually not adding many fish Flake, LOL. I want the tangs, a sand sifting goby and maybe 3 anthias. I was planning on the tangs first, do you think I should get the other fish first?

AND I just dropped about $500 bucks so far, I ordered my return pump, 2 powerheads, some more test kits, my overflow, extra salt and some other neat stuff.
Still have to order the sump yet, just waiting for aquacave to get back from lunch.
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Woot! Just ordered my refugium, also got the macro light too.

Now to wait for all this stuff to come in......CAN'T WAIT!
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Always fun waiting, lol
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:25 PM   #469
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Atleast your other tanks will pass the time.
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I'm voting you go on a search for the Midas to pass the time. I love mine.
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