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Old 06-04-2011, 12:53 AM   #791
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well carey, no choice left
throw that tang in there
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:53 AM   #792
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Looks really nice carey!
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:32 AM   #793
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hey carey how are u making out with the pool filter sand do like it?

I think the PFS was a good buy. I like the texture and it doesn't blow around as easy as some other sands I've had.

The only thing that stinks is one of the bags had darker sand so now the far right corner of my tank is darker on the sandbed. LOL I've been trying to mix it in with the other sand, but it's really deep and I have small arms.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:34 AM   #794
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I don't think you should get a spike from the rock if it was out of the water for a short period of time... I have taken mine out for 20 minutes at a times to chip away rock (to make my arch more profound) and everything was okay when I returned it

It looks like I may have a spike after all. Just tested and it looks like ammonia is slighty green tinted in the vial. I have no trites or trates as far as the API test can tell. I may just test with the salifert to see if its just a tiny amt of trates.

I want some nitrates don't I? I'm not sure where the die off came from, maybe I took longer with some rocks than I thought. :-(
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:07 AM   #795
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Ok so I'm messing with the sump today and figured I'd show a picture. I have the water level pretty high but only to cover the return pump intake and the skimmer intake. It looks like the refugium part stays full no matter what.

Do I have enough or too much water in there? I could probably lower the water level an inch or two. I also haven't added any sand or LR to the center section yet so I'm guessing that displacement will raise the water even more.

The only thing we haven't done yet is fake a power outage. If the power goes off does the overflow keep it's siphon? I mean after the water goes below the teeth on the overflow, will the water still in the tubes and overflow box be enough to keep the siphon going for when the power goes back on?

And if not, are there any easy ways to start a siphon real quick other than the airline tubing in the curve of the u pipe?

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WOW!! Great tank with so many possibilities. Nice job with the layout too. I love the size. Perfect for the tang...

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The purpose of an overflow is to break syphon so youd have to start it again
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:11 AM   #798
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WOW!! Great tank with so many possibilities. Nice job with the layout too. I love the size. Perfect for the tang...

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Thanks so much! Yep, this tank was done with the sole purpose of putting in Tangs. LOL And of course more livestock! Can't wait to start stocking, or at least moving over my current fish and corals. Poor things are gonna be lost in that tank.
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I'm trying to setup my skimmer but it's giving me grief. Keeps overflowing....It's an eshopps psk 150. I've been messing with the flow adjustor to no avail...Overflows the cup in about 15 seconds or less
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I'm trying to setup my skimmer but it's giving me grief. Keeps overflowing....It's an eshopps psk 150. I've been messing with the flow adjustor to no avail...Overflows the cup in about 15 seconds or less

Just let it run like that for awhile, it takes a couple weeks to break them in. Is the skimmer in the center part?? Cause the water does look high in there, only because the plastic separators look kind of high, if it is in there you could place an ice cream bucket or something underneath to raise the skimmer, make sure to do the same for the skimmer pump.
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