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Old 05-14-2011, 07:21 PM   #51
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I don't have the wet/dry still, I sold it off with a total piece of crap skimmer. LOL It wouldn't have worked though, I want a refugium. I would have liked it if I still had the overflow boxes, oops.

I'm kinda thinking I might wanna go with no sump, just go au natural.
Isn't a refugium a sump type filter with live rock and sand rather than bio balls? Just a different type of sump or am I thinking of something else???
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:24 PM   #52
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Isn't a refugium a sump type filter with live rock and sand rather than bio balls? Just a different type of sump or am I thinking of something else???
Doh!! Just read the rest of your posts re a sump refugium lol goodluck, sounds like an excellent project!!
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:44 PM   #53
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Went out shopping and still unsure of what I'm gonna do as far as a sump. :-(

The available space is 70" X 14 X 24. The center doors open and have 21" of clearance. A 55g would fit in there but it'd be really tight.
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Wow Epoxy sounds good for that chip/gouge , and GOOD LUCK with another build
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:36 PM   #55
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Anyone have any thoughts on what would happen if the crack/gouge gave way? Would the whole panel blow out or would it just spout a huge leak? I'm trying to figure out which side to make the back and i would prefer not to have it blow out on my TV and stereo equipmentr. LOL

Thanks for following guys, this is my last saltwater build! I'm so excited cause I can have every fish i want now! I don't have anything on my wish list that won't fit in a 125g. well, I could desire a blue hippo tang but I doubt the 125 is large enough.

anyone know the answer to that one off the top of their head? lol
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More then likely you would just get a small to major leak... a total failure is very rare and happens more with smaller tanks and are caused by impact. If it is a leak it will probably spray a bit.


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Pretty sure a hippo needs a 180 minimum, but don't quote me. I also doubt there would be a catastrophic failure.
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If it doesn't really make a difference to you which side to make the back, go with the safer choice and put the tank so that the flawed corner is away from your electronics. That's what I'd do.

Speaking of tangs, the other day I saw a beautiful sailfin! But I think they too need 180gal+
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I believe that 180 is a minimum for them as well. They are beautiful to watch though.
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Went out shopping and still unsure of what I'm gonna do as far as a sump. :-(

The available space is 70" X 14 X 24. The center doors open and have 21" of clearance. A 55g would fit in there but it'd be really tight.
hmm you could always get two 20g longs and put them in, just drill out the tops so you can plumb between them to join. one 20g can be for your skimmer return pump and heater while the second you can have as a fuge. all you'd need is a "y" plumbed in your over flow diverting water to both sections, and allow the fuge to have a slower flow through it so it can do its job better
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