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Old 08-05-2012, 11:50 PM   #11
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I figured most the cost is in the skimmer, but I just might go the DIY route.

The wife doesn't trust me much with the DIY part. She is afraid of it leaking.
Wife, hell.... I'd be afraid of it leaking!! Scour craigslist and pick up a 55 or 75 & DIY a sump from that.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #12
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Ok, another sump related question. How many gallons per hour overflow box should I have? Getting a tank that won't be predrilled.
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I like to have about 2-3x tank volume flow through my sump so 800 gph? the flow will be limited by the return pump
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Ok, another sump related question. How many gallons per hour overflow box should I have? Getting a tank that won't be predrilled.
You could get a overflow kit from Gl*******s. I suggest to get the 1500 gph kit that has two 1.5" drain holes. That should be more then enough for your tank . IMO
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:36 AM   #16
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30 pounds dry tonga branch from bulkreefsupply.

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Old 08-16-2012, 06:46 AM   #17
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50 pounds dry tonga shelf rock from bulk reef supply. Amazing rock, will make for some great overhangs.

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I also got in 100 pounds of dry rock from reef rocks, pictures to follow later, tired from a long night at work.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:05 AM   #18
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So I chickened out on a diy sump and bought this http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...9&pcatid=24529
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Anyone have experience with aquamaxx sumps? I am considering the 300 s I think it was. It is an in sump skimmer.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:01 AM   #20
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Long day breaking down my 50 gallon tank then setting it back up across the room (New tank to sit where my 50 was)

Everything went well despite the wife freaking about a wrasse that went carpet surfing.

Picked up the new tank from the lfs with the help of a couple friends and a helpful neighbor. Started to put the base rock in, but I'm sure to re-aquascape once I get the live rock and fill it.

Now to wait a few days for UPS and Fedex to bring misc. supplies, skimmer, sump tank, ro/di system, salt mix, etc
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