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Old 07-10-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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That's a good looking stand. What size sump are you building?
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #12
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Gonna have the sump built for me. Size is gonna be 30"x 15". Just not sure of the configuration yet.
Gonna be this

Or this

They are from a guy on Manhatten Reefs (Custom King). Just gotta make choice. Both are acrylic and are about 27 gal full and run at 15 gal. I would love to have a bit bigger but these would leave me room in the stand for top off and other equipment. What does everyone think.
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I'd go with the second option. The movement of the water seems better. First the skimmer would get it then through the fuge then return. Its the way I would do it but I'm no expert. I only have room under my 90 for a 29 long. Your going with the mag 9.5 for the return?
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #14
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That's the sump I'm leaning towards.
As for return pump, I am gonna use a mag 9.5 but only cause I'm getting it for free. So I'll save a bit of money now. Later though I'll probably switch to a eheim 1262 or a sicce syncra 4
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I thought mags were supposed to be pretty good? Idk I have an external pump now. It takes up too much space though. I saw sicce pumps for the first time a few days ago. Are they any good?
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #16
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I have a sicce 1.5 on my nano. Great pump. No noise at all.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #17
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I may have to look into those. They were also not to expensive which is a plus. As soon as I find a 6 foot tank my build will begin.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:15 PM   #18
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Quick update


Still gotta do second coat on doors.
Light is on. TEK 8 bulb. These legs are flimsy. I'm gonna hang it anyway.
Skimmers in. SWC 160 cone.
Sump is ordered and getting built. Gonna go with a guy on manhatten reefs. Rich(Rkaragozler) make glass sumps. That's what I wanted. That's what I got. Best thing is I only pay for glass and silicon. Can't beat it.
For flow I have decided to start with 2 mp10's, and my koralia 750's from my other tank. I will remove the 750's later and add another mp10. I just can't afford 2 mp40's. So I figure this is the next best thing. It should offer me plenty of flow. Rock is ordered from reefrocks.com. Haven't decided on sand yet. Got it narrowed between Fiji Pink live sand or a 50/50 mix of Tropic Eden reef flakes and mini flakes. Well that's it for now. Thanks for looking.
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Looks good. Are you doing a two tank setup? I've been thinking of that as well with some low flow species like horses. Would be cool. Also on another note, the tank gibes a nice reflection when you take pics. (polka dot boxers) lol
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #20
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I knew there was a pic I forgot to change. They are actually ESPN boxers. Hahaha.
I'm hoping the wife will like the smaller tank next to it. I don't think she will though. I was planning on using it as a frag tank or possibly a displayed refugium. Not sure yet.
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