I fed the new tank a little flakes, and it didn't even go to ammonia, I just got nitrates from it.
I am working on getting the rubble out of the main tank and into the sump. I just got the sump running water through it.
I also got my first 2 powerheads in it. They work pretty well. They are MJ1200's with the Algae Free Sure Flow kits. I am going to add 2 more MJ's (looking at 900's) with the Sureflow kits also when I add a wave maker.
Now, this might sound funny, but one of the overflow standpipes seems to make more noise than the other. It also does an up and down motion inside the overflow. These overflows have the T connector with a 90 degree pipe turned down and a small hole in the cap above the T. The only difference between the 2 is that one has to go further sideways than the other to the sump (the sump isn't exactly in the middle of the stand). It doesn't do it all the time, it will just start doing it for 20 minutes, then stop for 2 - 3 hours.
Also, what do you guys think I should do for lights? I currently have an ARO Model 4LX Fluorescent VHO
ballast that can run up to 16 feet or 440W of VHO
lamps. I also have 2x 175W MH
I was thinking of getting 2x 72" Super Actinic bulbs and a 72" Reflector with 4x MH Mogul sockets
. That way I would keep the ballasts I have, and just need to add the lamps and a new dual ballast for the other 2 sockets. Probably some 12k or 14k lamps.
Now, I'll go back to my colouring books.