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Old 10-31-2011, 10:03 PM   #701
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How much did you Lose today? I look like I lost about a half a gallon today.
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in 11 hours..... about a gallon?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:25 PM   #703
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maybe less..
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:49 PM   #704
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Yeah my 125 goes thru prob 5-6 gallons a week due to evap
a normal week for me is 10 gallons, my total water volume is approx 125 gallons, during the summer i was battling a dino outbreak and trying to keep my ph high, the only was i could do that was to run a box fan over the 36 and was using a kalk stirrer for makeup to keep my ph around 8.4. I was using 5 gallons a day.
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td, glad you wrote. ment to tell you my skimmer you recommended is broken in and running well. thanks for the tip and saving me 200$
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i think for total volume im running close to 70 gallons. im really liking my 40 breeder dt and sump.

i may try to do a full on "herbie ultra silent overflow" by adding a gate valve to one of my drain lines this weekend. right now im relying heavily on my durso standpipe i made.

mr_X, if your listening or anyone that has experience. with the glass top installed, will that hinder my growing everything with only 4 t5 ho bulbs. or does having glass not matter?
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:49 AM   #707
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Glass blocks somewhere between 3%-15ish% depending on thickness and tint...the real problem is when they start getting dirty...
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thanks brent. man i really need to start reading about and understanding lighting requirements and what hinders or helps it.
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i think there are very few who actually understand it... even if you do get your par numbers ive tried finding par requirements for corals and that info is pretty sparse as well...
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Well I can swing for a 6bulb if I have to. Thank god for 36". But if I buy a 4bulb getting the extra two latter is harder on me. 11" of water. Four should still be plenty even passing through glass. Got up this morning. 2 cups of evap in 6 hours. I can live with that vs gallons.

Im caught up on mr_X's build. Alot of good ideas. Like not using my return pump for as much flow and the possibilities of having a room to house all the equipment. I like DIY. It's something to be proud of. But my DIY has never looked as clean as off the shelf. The room could hide that.

I built my stand for this tank and sump. May not look it but it did have some thought put into it. Probably the best thing I did where the feet. Even full of water I can re-level the whole set up with just a 3/4 wrench. It is an exposed sump so im glad the plumbing looks clean and I didn't spluge silicone everywhere. It's been running for a week and some change now. If I get mangroves should I be concerned with toxic gas releasing into my water from the 5" dsb in the sump when I "plant" them?

I've already mentioned the sc150, bubble magus cone clone, skimmer is broken in and working like a champ.

Two fish 4 snails and 3? hermit crabs. I need to stock this thing.
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