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Old 06-12-2011, 11:31 PM   #61
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Well I have never really looked for rubble for sale about 70 lbs of what I bought was just rubble but I have seen the buy it and crush it method yes basically in that order is how it works if you have your skimmer in the sump it goes through it to
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Well I have never really looked for rubble for sale about 70 lbs of what I bought was just rubble but I have seen the buy it and crush it method yes basically in that order is how it works if you have your skimmer in the sump it goes through it to
The skimmer with the LR and LS?

Do you have a step by step link or something for your DIY overflow?

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Just for a rough cost estimate I am about $300 in and I still need at least another 60lbs of rock. Also I don't have any of the fancy equip just the basics
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Just for a rough cost estimate I am about $300 in and I still need at least another 60lbs of rock. Also I don't have any of the fancy equip just the basics
I don't even want to think about how much I'm going to spend on this setup. Lol

I'm merging a couple of my FW tanks to cut electricity cost. I know it'll be more once I got the SW running. Plus the wasted water using RO/DI.
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The skimmer with the LR and LS?

Do you have a step by step link or something for your DIY overflow?

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That is where mine is just because I am limited on space some people will build another chamber just for the skimmer I didnt do a step by step video (wished now I had) I did a google search and looked at several of them and put one together for my needs
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That is where mine is just because I am limited on space some people will build another chamber just for the skimmer I didnt do a step by step video (wished now I had) I did a google search and looked at several of them and put one together for my needs

I was told to have a 20g sump. Can I get a bigger one? To have more space and water volume.
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Do I need a chemical filtration? Does it go in the sump as well? To absorb phosphate or something?
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20 gallon is enough but no reason why you couldn't have bigger If you are like most of us a bigger DT is always in your future so a bigger sump would be nice then
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Do I need a chemical filtration? Does it go in the sump as well? To absorb phosphate or something?
I have to bags of ammo chips and carbon in mine and just recently added a phosphate sponge because I couldnt get my algae under control
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I have to bags of ammo chips and carbon in mine and just recently added a phosphate sponge because I couldnt get my algae under control
The chaeto wasn't enough to absorb phosphates in your tank? How often do you change your carbon? Is it a necessity in a SW tank? Because in FW we usually just use it to absorb tannins, extra medication, and to make the water clear(usually for non-planted tanks).
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