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Old 12-11-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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New Tank Build 35Gal

So how about some details on it

Tank is 32" x 13" x 20" with center overflow(single 1 1/2" drain), glass top
20 gal baffled sump
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36" Current USA double T5 HO light
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So im gonna be setting this up in my house tommorow no rock or sand yet but thats ok easy enough to get.

How about some stocking list help though?

other thank has 2 black clowns, royal gramma

so this tank I was thinking:
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Any other ideas, suggestions?
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:29 PM   #2
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Fowlr or want some reef action?

Fish wise i like those. I think a brain as a center piece would look awesome, or a clam.
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start this a FOWLR but might end up adding corals...
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:16 PM   #6
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tank is setup and running, the overflow is loud as all **** but I have a ball valve on the bottom of it i can adjust so maybe lose some of the nose on it not sure yet, either way its running FW in it right now because I need to clean it out a bit.

Sump has a 120gph return on it so its pumping out nicely, also found how much to fill the sump with in case of power failure

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Old 12-12-2010, 11:07 PM   #7
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Tank with the lights on


sump setup



Ball Valve



overflow filled with bioballs (why I dunno the guy before me had them in there said it made it less loud)





Still cant figure out how to make the overflow not sound like a running toliet with the gargle and trickle..
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so took out the bioballs from the overflow chamber, and im working on building a stockman pipe to fit inside of this, the only problem im having is that i cant find the proper parts here and fish stores want to charge me way more than what i could pick them up at the hardware store for.

Also managed to get the water a little cleaner today after removing 20gal of water and letting the tank sit without the pumps on. The bioballs i threw into the sump for now i will be getting some rubble for the sump but right now bioballs will work for the cycle at least.

Liverock should arrive end of the week or early monday from a local reefer
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can i know why did u do water change..?? are already finish cycle the water or else..?? sorry for asking....

thanx in advance....
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a ball valve on the drain is not going to help with noise. i would leave that wide open. get a piece of airline tubing and put it partially down the drain and move it up and down until you find that it's as quiet as you need it. then just tape it off somewhere so it doesn't fall alll the way in.

i'm surprised that a 120gph pump will push water that high and still be strong enough to notice it. are you sure about that? btw, if this is in fact a 120gph pump, which i doubt highly, your HOB overflow is in danger of losing siphon. the smallest HOB overflow i know of is 300 gph. you should be pushing it to it's limit in order for it to function properly. i'm assuming this is a HOb, because in pic 1 i see a J tube. but looking at the overflow with the bio balls in it, i'm confused.
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