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Old 07-07-2012, 11:41 AM   #81
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For a baffles I don't think but you can probably check to see online the strength and stress it can handle..just trying to think of ways for you to use it cause I know how it feels to have stuff left over to build with always looking for a new project lol
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #82
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Funny thing I'm at the lfs store and they told me the same thing lol
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #83
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Funny thing I'm at the lfs store and they told me the same thing lol
About what lol
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:33 PM   #84
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To put put a fouth baffle in cause of a waterfall effect.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #85
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Ya I had to learn from first hand experience :P but ill just combat that with an ato (gives me more validation to get one haha)
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #86
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Lfs store tell me to getting a sump pump for 500 gph cause its really like 300 by the time water get to the top of the tank is that true?
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There is loss from the travel yes. For my 55 tank, I built a 20 long sump. It is currently using a mag 5 as the return and a CPR overflow feeding it. It is working out great, I made each of the 3 sections 10 inches long. This can easily be modified by making the return area smaller for more room in the fuge or intake area. Though in my 10 inches of intake, I have my skimmer, a uv sterilizer, and another pump that feeds my dual reactor. Lots of room in there. My fuge has some cheato, a money plant, and 5 mangroves.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #88
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Question does lowes carry a safe silicone for aquariums
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #89
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They probably do. I just bought a small tube from my LFS and even after creating my sump and sealing my overflow and pump to my dual reactor.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #90
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Yes any silicone WITHOUT a mold inhibitor should be fine that's what I used
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