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Old 05-24-2011, 09:30 PM   #11
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I assume if ur adding the new water to ur sump u need to use a pump equal to ur return pump. So u don't empty ur sump.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:39 PM   #12
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I have a flow valve in my water out hose that I adjust as I'm doing the change so my input flow keeps up.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:50 PM   #13
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to make it easier i just shut everything off pump the water out of the sump pump the new water in the sump and i take about 5 gallons out of my dt too i have it marked so i know how much to change then pump it back to the line and turn everything back on my 55G i usually change about 12-15G a week probably overkill but everything in my tank is thriving so i stick with it
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:08 PM   #14
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I do things a little different.I do a 50% water change once a month.I have a 75 gallon with 20 gallon sump.Actual total water volume is 70 gallons total both tanks after displacement of rock,equipment etc.So I do 35 gallons pumping out of display tank while pumping in to sump at the same time.I was taught this way by a very experienced LFS owner seven years ago and have been doing it that way successfully ever since.I do check and add calcium and buffer supplements weekly as needed.
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yea the end result is the same just a little different whatever works
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:16 PM   #16
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:04 PM   #17
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Are there any other tips and tricks that u guys have for dealing with large tanks.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:00 AM   #18
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Your biggest challenge ,and I mean biggest is going to be curbing the urge to be constantly going and buying a new fish or coral and keeping yourself out of the poor house.LOL
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Your biggest challenge ,and I mean biggest is going to be curbing the urge to be constantly going and buying a new fish or coral and keeping yourself out of the poor house.LOL
lol its an addiction i have a tank ready to upgrade to and im still buying corals for the 55G i cant even really say why im doing it i need help!
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:49 AM   #20
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Your biggest challenge ,and I mean biggest is going to be curbing the urge to be constantly going and buying a new fish or coral and keeping yourself out of the poor house.LOL
Haha I know that's already happening with my 55 gal. That's why i figure a large tank won't really limit what I can put in it too much.
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