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Old 03-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #61
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Do you have a check valve or a hole drilled into the return right below the tank's water line? Just checking......
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #62
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No. I couldn't find a check Valve at menards or HD to fit 3/4 or 1" so I am just going to drill two holes in the return. What size should the holes be? I figured I would wait until I fill the overflow up though so that I understand where the water line is going to be exactly.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #63
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Actually upon inspection, it appears there is already a hole drilled in the 90 at the top of the return... Seems like that hole is going to be above the water line... Hope that isn't a problem.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #64
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Nope, thats how my 90g is setup too. Just wanted to make sure, it;s one of those little things you can forget until an accident happens.
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Cool, thanks Carey.

I just ordered a 10 gal ATO reservoir on ebay that will fit perfectly behind my tower speaker and be out of the way, but should be easy to fill from my RO system. I hope I am about done spending money (on parts and equipment anyway).
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:25 PM   #66
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I would still drill another hole or two right under the surface to be safe.
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Alright, when I turned on the fuge light and closed the front door, I realized the glass though tinted, can be seen through. I do not want my "Awesome" work on the sump to be visible when the fuge light is on, so I just went and picked up some spray paint. I am spray painting the back of the panel. First coat applied. Hopefully it looks ok when I am done.

I also picked up some hose clamps to go on the bulkheads on the bottom of the tank for some extra insurance there. They seem much, much tighter now.
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Hose clamps were a very good idea. Would not want that coming off while you're at work. Awesome looking tank. Sad news is that you are never done spending money on a reef tank. There's alwasy something new, or something you forgot you bought last year and when you go put away the new ones you just got, find the old ones... Though you can never have too MJ1200's hanging around LOL.

When you filling that tank. I have a really nice yello Fiji leather I'm getting rid of soon. You and Jon can bid on it.
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Awesome Cmor! I am in

Most of the rest of the equipment will be here tomorrow and tuesday, including the AI SOLs, heaters, salt mix, ATO reservoir,and vortechs. But... I am still waiting on my rock and sand to ship. It is looking more and more like I won't get it until next week at the earliest. I figured I would wait to add sand and rock before water. It is going to kill me though, the wait
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You want to get your rinsed sand down after placing your base rock on the bottom glass (or frame). Fill part way and add the salt water about halfway. Now add the rest of the base rock and LR. When you're done with the aquascaping (first pass anyway), complete filling with salt water. Now the fun begins. What do you do while the tank is cycling.

If you must see something in the tank, get an infants rubber duckie to float in the tank. LOL
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