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Old 08-23-2011, 04:00 AM   #41
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If your still having noise issues from the sump intake try extending the pipes down to the water line or even just a bit under
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:32 AM   #42
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If your still having noise issues from the sump intake try extending the pipes down to the water line or even just a bit under
Yes, did that but it's bubbly like a jacuzzi
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:39 AM   #43
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Does increasing flow or decreasing flow change anything?
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If you used flexible lines to drop into the sump try to split them like you would peel a banana I was told to do that with mine but I never did I was to help with noise / bubbles if their was an issue
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If you used flexible lines to drop into the sump try to split them like you would peel a banana I was told to do that with mine but I never did I was to help with noise / bubbles if their was an issue
Yes, using flexible lines. Haven't tried that trick yet but I may consider it if all fails LOL
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #46
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Ok, so after playing around for hours I finally got it to quiet down!!! I had to change the end caps and adjust the air holes plus change the flow of the overflow pipes and take one pump out. Guess one mag7 is plenty for my tank (who would have guessed).
After adjusting and re-adjusting it finally got to the point were I like it

Also added carbon to the sump so maybe by tomorrow I can actualy see the wall behind the tank LOL

Added pics, I know it's ugly right now 
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It's looking good. Not ugly at all. I could only hope mine will look that well when I'm that far into it. I had that same haze. I don't think it's from anything like the sand. Look up my 75 build. Or I can post a link to the pics. I think it's the salt not 100% disolved. I let mine run and it cleared in 2 days. Like you I washed the sand until my water was almost clear.
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It's looking good. Not ugly at all. I could only hope mine will look that well when I'm that far into it. I had that same haze. I don't think it's from anything like the sand. Look up my 75 build. Or I can post a link to the pics. I think it's the salt not 100% disolved. I let mine run and it cleared in 2 days. Like you I washed the sand until my water was almost clear.
Thx I'm trying... It's amazing seeing a finished product finally working as intended after > a month of planning and building. Will check out ur build of course

Tomorrow I'll check out ACE hardware store and see if I can find some 100% ammonia, really don't wanna put a fish into this unfinished brew LOL and the rotten shrimp just sounds disgusting to me
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yes to the ammonia, after learning what i have, i wish i would have done a fish less cycle on all of my tanks. i envy your current set up and patience. you used all clean base rock right? where did you get it and how do you like it? it looks great in the pics....

post 47 shows how hazy my tank was and post 57 shows it clearing up. i havent posted a recent pic yet but its crystal clear now.

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Thx for the compliment
I'm very proud and so happy it's working now.

Yes, I'm using 100lb of base rock from reefcleaners.com. I think they did a great job with the stones!! I left room for life rock to be added over time and enough room for the LR from my current set up to go in there once it's "moving day".

Like your 75g tank, looks like you had alot of hard work with it
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