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Old 05-15-2011, 12:32 PM   #71
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So what do youthink of this sump?

Eshopps RS 200 Berlin Style Reef Sump, for tanks 125-225 gallons - AquaCave

I don't quite understand the setup though. where does the skimmer go and is there room for a refugium area? The last chamber is for the return pump right? Or does the skimmer go in there too?

Thanks guys, I know my questions can be tedious. lol
hm thats a pretty good deal i may think about using that instead of converting my 55G just seems like too much work with all the moving and the emptying etc so then i can just sell this 55G with the lights and stand maybe
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:17 PM   #72
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well a wet dry uses bioballs so that right there will leech nitrates liek crazy, in a reef system the wet dry isn't really recommended.

would the remora b large enough to handle a mag3 though, the reaction chamber might be to small for the bubble contact time
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:34 PM   #73
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They sell one with the different pump, I went with the mj1200 setup cause its rated to 75g and I only had a 29g at the time.

But it says in the specs that the same unit can handle the higher flow. Just need a different baffle box for it is all.

I keep up on my system like a maniac so I think I might be able to pull off the wet/dry setup without a nitrate issue. I'm currently running 0 trates in my 55g and all I have is the skimmer and a fluval canister filter. even with the canister I'm not seeing trates.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:27 PM   #74
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fair enough, its up to you but i'd still go with a fuge over a wet dry even if you do decide to keep your remora
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Well I do already have a 10g tank setup as a pod tank. Lots of lr and cheato, live sand and all. Is it feasible to plumb that in somehow? Or am I looking at 2 separate tanks and two overflows basically?

I'm getting confused.
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This is the protein skimmer in question.

AquaC Remora Pro Protein Skimmer With Drain Fitting & Mag-Drive 3 Pump - AquaCave


it says to 120 in there somewhere....

I don't anticipate buying many more corals to be honest. I'm really enjoying the fish aspect more.

I may even decide to put the corals in the biocube if they fit and make it fish only but still reef friendly if I decide to go back. All the fish I have on my wish list are reef safe I think.

Heres where I am on tangs:

Definite- 1 yellow tang
maybe- Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Two Spot Bristletooth Tang
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Spotted Bristletooth Tang, Ctenochaetus truncatus
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Mimic Half Black Tang, Acanthurus chronixis

What do y'all think? I'm also kinda stuck on the schooling fish. I was thinking anthias but I've read that they eat pods and I have hopes of putting a mandarin in there eventually so I don't want anything to compete with it for food.
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I just emailed the guy about the lights, I scraped together the $300!!! If he hasn't shipped them out yet I will be getting the Nova extreme pro. With all 12 bulbs!! It's the perfect fixture for my tank. I may have this tank up and running in a couple weeks instead of a couple months.

This is all assuming the tank doesn't leak.
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i doubt you'll have any problems with it leaking, be optimistic
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I just CLOSED the deal on that lighting system. I can get them tomorrow or whenever I feel like driving out there. WOOT! I'm just about ready to start actually doing stuff other than water testing.

i tried the windshield epoxy, it didn't go so well, it was very drippy and wouldn't fill the hole properly. Might try it when I empty it to paint it. Also decided I'm gonna flip the tank front to the back so that the crack away and towards my front door. Plus i can paint over part of it too.

I can't wait to get these lights! I almost spent $600 on them lol
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Where did you get your lights? Did you go with the Nova T5's?
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