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Old 12-21-2010, 11:21 PM   #21
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the black box in the corner of the tank is an overflow box. there are holes in the bottom of that box where you will attach tubing that will head to the sump, and a smaller tube will return water to the tank.
i don't know what those pumps were used for but it seems they have venturi's on them, which mix air and water. you would use something like that on a protein skimmer, but it looks like one wasn't included.
you will need a pump strong enough to return water from your sump which will be below in the stand i guess, to the display tank.
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i just read what you just typed. then the one hole is for the drain. a return line will need to come up and over the back of the tank.
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what do the 3 lil black things do they look like filters on the bottom of them
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they are pumps. i think they may have been used for circulation at one point. i would probably want to get new ones, and keep those for spares, or mixing salt water for water changes.
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is that something like drilled hole..??
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k so im going to need 3 pumps some live rock some base rock.. a protine skimer and maybe a filter till my rock starts to grow
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no just light sorry crapy pics took with my phone
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:09 AM   #28
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if u want to use this tank,u might plan on sump..that lil black box will drain some water...JMO
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what is a sump
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:33 AM   #30
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sump is another tank where size normally smaller than DT located under/above the DT....from your tank, the lil black is overflow where water goes into it and drain down to sump.....sump had varies of partition....normally with 3 partition where to locate filter,skimmer and return pump.....on the other side, more like cannister....but sump much easier to maintain and had more advantages....for more info, u can visit Melevsreef.com - What is a Sump?
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