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Old 03-29-2012, 02:25 AM   #11
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Drew out my power needs for the tank and how I wanted it to look. This is my working model, both switches on the outside of the tank with the plugs mounted on the backing above the sump.

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Old 04-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #12
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Finally got my sump today!

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Old 04-14-2012, 01:57 AM   #13
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Looks fantastic!

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Old 04-15-2012, 01:30 PM   #14
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The local wildlife has made it into my tank, but im worried the small tank wont be enough for them and they will need to be re-homed soon.

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Old 04-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #15
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Well I managed to get the top and back onto the stand tonight, and start some of the electrical.

These plugs will be controlled by 1 switch and will be for my lighting system, so this way I have 2 plugs will both have a main on/off switch in case I need to turn the lights off for whatever reason.

Later this week I start the other feed which will power the pumps and powerheads.



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Old 04-23-2012, 12:27 AM   #16
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Lookin real good Magma!
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:06 PM   #17
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Well its been almost a full year and its just sat in the living room collecting dust...so this past week I have really started to do something with it.

Filled the tank with sand, and some base rock.

Purchased 3 LED Units (Evergrow d120's) and have hung them over the tank (removed one fixture temp to hang over the older tank)

Started the plumbing, I was going to use PVC pipe but I ended up going with flex just because it was faster, the overflow pipes are still PVC but only because I happened to have some left over from a previous tank.

Also plan on finishing the electrical this weekend.

Loose fit on over flow plumbing.


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Old 03-31-2013, 08:10 PM   #18
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Just got a new return pump today, and I can not be more pleased with it. I bought the Speedwave DC 1320. Also known as the Waveline dc-5000, its adjustable up to 1320g/h (at 0 head) along with a 10min feed button which shuts the pump off for 10min during feeding then restarts. The pump also has a soft start which mean it slowly ramps up to its set speed so its not turning on full power right away.

I did a test with in and its silent to the point I had to check the water was actually moving. Also NO LEAKS! so now all I need is some heaters and the tank can start being filled and cycled....wow so close to finishing this!




I also got a few new frags and 3 bubble tips when I bought the pump. 1 sun coral frag with about 3-5 heads which is currently in another small tank being feed so no pictures yet.



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Just got a new return pump today, and I can not be more pleased with it. I bought the Speedwave DC 1320. Also known as the Waveline dc-5000, its adjustable up to 1320g/h (at 0 head) along with a 10min feed button which shuts the pump off for 10min during feeding then restarts. The pump also has a soft start which mean it slowly ramps up to its set speed so its not turning on full power right away.

I did a test with in and its silent to the point I had to check the water was actually moving. Also NO LEAKS! so now all I need is some heaters and the tank can start being filled and cycled....wow so close to finishing this!

I also got a few new frags and 3 bubble tips when I bought the pump. 1 sun coral frag with about 3-5 heads which is currently in another small tank being feed so no pictures yet.
That pump sounds like the most perfect fit to what I want. I know it's still new but say you was to replace it right now, would you replace with the identical pump? By silent does that mean totally soundless or just quite compared surrounding noise like falling water. Thanks for any feelings you have on it. I'm ordering something very soon.
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That pump sounds like the most perfect fit to what I want. I know it's still new but say you was to replace it right now, would you replace with the identical pump? By silent does that mean totally soundless or just quite compared surrounding noise like falling water. Thanks for any feelings you have on it. I'm ordering something very soon.
After using it to fill the tank and running it for about 12hours just making sure all the plumbing works. Yes I would replace it with another DC motor. My other tank which runs on AC and is either On or Off is way louder and its a smaller pump.

This DC pump is rated at 1320gph using 40W. My other pump for a smaller tank is 300gph at 130w.

The speed controller is perfect and the feed mode is great to shut off the pump and automatically turn it back on after 10min, now even if I forget to turn it on no problem! (I always forget the little things)

I took a quick video with my Iphone just to show how the tank is working right now.

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