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Old 07-30-2013, 02:26 AM   #31
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So I'll have to run piping to the overflows?
I did cause I rather the hard plumbing but others us that washing machine tubing or the clear tubing that HD carry.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:04 AM   #32
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I did cause I rather the hard plumbing but others us that washing machine tubing or the clear tubing that HD carry.
Is there a place where I can get my equipment for a better price?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:16 AM   #33
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I just set up a 210 with a sump. You will need a pump to move water from the sump to the tank. You will need at least a couple of good power heads. I used two vortech mp40s. They are pricey but awesome powerheads. You will need a heater, and skimmer. I have a reef octopus 3000 sss. This skimmer is amazing! This is the first large tank I have that has a sump. One thing that shocked me was the amount of evaporation. I have to use about 2 gallons of ro di water to top it off from evaporation each day. So be prepared . Also you will need good lights if you plan on having corals. And research tons! I did my own pumbing under the tank so make sure you understand all of that before you start! Good luck
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:17 AM   #34
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I just set up a 210 with a sump. You will need a pump to move water from the sump to the tank. You will need at least a couple of good power heads. I used two vortech mp40s. They are pricey but awesome powerheads. You will need a heater, and skimmer. I have a reef octopus 3000 sss. This skimmer is amazing! This is the first large tank I have that has a sump. One thing that shocked me was the amount of evaporation. I have to use about 2 gallons of ro di water to top it off from evaporation each day. So be prepared . Also you will need good lights if you plan on having corals. And research tons! I did my own pumbing under the tank so make sure you understand all of that before you start! Good luck
You seem like just the person I need. Do I need to purchase all of this retail?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:28 AM   #35
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Probably so. But what I would do is find what you want and then ask opinions on here about the equipment. Just a lesson I have learned is that I would buy something because it was cheaper and then down the road I would have to buy a better one because it didnt work very good. So ask opinions before you buy equipment. (That will save you money in the long run ) if you dont have experience I would start of with a fish only with live rock and then eventually you can move up to corals if you want. Start off slow and learn about everything. By the way, it is addicting
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:01 PM   #36
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Is there a place where I can get my equipment for a better price?
The tubing is cheap at my local HD. But I used PVC HD has at good price. The two mp40 that he's talking bout is not for the sump it's for the DT. For that size tank I would do a sump/refugium in there you can put heater,temp probe,ph probe and you already know that your return pump goes in on of the return. Also I would split the line that feeds the sump like you see in my pic. So you can have control of the flow going to the refugium.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #37
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Bulk reef supply usually has comparable prices. You can also sign up for their "rewards" program. For every dollar you spend, you get a point that you can "cash in" towards a purchase. Bulk reef supply has really good "how to" videos to help set up a tank. Also Foster and Smith have good prices. I buy my salt from them and if you spend at least $50 you get free shipping.
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Bulk reef supply usually has comparable prices. You can also sign up for their "rewards" program. For every dollar you spend, you get a point that you can "cash in" towards a purchase. Bulk reef supply has really good "how to" videos to help set up a tank. Also Foster and Smith have good prices. I buy my salt from them and if you spend at least $50 you get free shipping.
So you used all hard PVC pipe?
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I used all PVC it will be cheaper for you going to HD for those parts than getting them from BRS or f&s.
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Yes i used PVC that I got at Lowes and Home Depot.
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