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Old 06-12-2011, 09:43 PM   #41
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yep they do, and standard for a 55g that is 18" is probably 1/4" thick acrylic, maybe 3/8"
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:44 PM   #42
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There is no such thing as too much flow in SW. Some corals need strong flow, other do not. All depends on what your putting in your tank, IMO.
8 hours of the day I have at least 2 1300 gph wavemakers running and 1 1384 gph return pump running
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What's the salt and water ratio?

What's your routine when doing PWC? RO/DI water in a container, add right amount of salt then in the tank? No need for dechlorinator because of the RO/DI?
I use coralife salt and it mixes 2 cups of salt to 5 gallons of water
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instant ocean is .5 cups to 5g for a sg of 1.022
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Thank you all for the information. Now I need to buy the equipments as much as I can afford at a time to get things started. I need to start with the overflow.
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Thank you all for the information. Now I need to buy the equipments as much as I can afford at a time to get things started. I need to start with the overflow.
Here is one I built myself from pvc Diy pvc overflow
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Here is one I built myself from pvc Diy pvc overflow
I would like to build one to save money. Thanks for the link. Can you explain to me how an overflow works and what do I need for a whole setup? I mean the gadgets to suck in the water from the tank and then back to the tank. And also the siphon break. Thanks.
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A overflow is just basically a way to get water down to the sump by means of a siphon I dont have a siphon break in my overflow because it can only drain down so far before the water can not get into the overflow On my return I have a siphon break hole drilled just below the water line so if the pump quits for any reason it will only siphon back through the return line until it gets down to that hole instead of draing all the way to the bottom of my return
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Just a idea of how mine is set up with a sump
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How did you build your sump? What else do you gave in it? What hose did you use for the return pump? Thanks.
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