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Old 03-04-2006, 09:42 PM   #31
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whoa... now THAT IS A SETUP.. dunno if i can afford that..

lemme see.. i do have the LR already.
am not sure about the DSB. is that the same as the CC that i already have?
aqua-c is kinda expensive.
am not sure what a closed loop is.. lol
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:38 PM   #32
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is the CC already in the tank? I think you can put a sand layer for a DSB on top of CC, but don't quote me. Usually a "sugar" grained sand is employed for a DSB, I think I remeber reading that CC is a nitrate trap, but I'm not certain of this. Aqua-C is expensive, but don't go cheap on a skimmer.

Closed loop you don't need, it's just nice to have. I don't like the look of powerheads in the tank so I'm building a closed loop.

here's a quik schematic at what it looks like, although the drawing i did has the intake and outake spun 90 deg. so nothing was superimposed in the drawing, this is what it is.
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:17 PM   #33
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i was thinking of the same thing! you just beat me to it..

i agree with the powerhead thing.. dont think itll look good. what i was thinking is to get a sump and get a strong pump.. . will that work? can you help me out with this project? im no handyman so i may need help getting the materials together.
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:22 PM   #34
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sure....sounds fun. just PM me with what you need and i'd be happy to help!

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Old 03-04-2006, 11:27 PM   #35
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just for clarification purposes though, the closed loop is seperate from the sump setup. you need an overflow box or a drilled tank for the sump. that type of syphon in the closed loop drawing is no good for sump use, just for closed loop.
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:56 PM   #36
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ahh.. think i get it.. so this means ill have the pump on top with the tank and attach the pvc pipes right?
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:12 AM   #37
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ideally, you want the pump at your tanks' stand height. that way you can build a small platform to sit your pump on. I'm at work and its slow right now so I'll draw you a whole system schematic of my idea for your tank. it'll at least give ya a blue print.
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Old 03-05-2006, 02:33 AM   #38
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okay,

It's a good thing it's slow at work tonight, I was able to draw you pretty much what I was talking about. You don't need to tell me I'm a geek, I already know it!

this is totally modifiable mind you, but it's a sweet set-up in my mind.

hope this helps ya out. If you decide to try something like this, I can give ya a list of supplies you'd need from homedepot, or a plumbing store. I don't want you to think this is the ONLY way,there are tons of different ways to go about it, this is just the setup I like and my 2 cents....

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Old 03-05-2006, 06:38 PM   #39
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geez.. wish i had your job LOL... . yup please whenever you can please send me the list of things i need so i can work on it whenever i can.. thanks..

whats you line of work btw.. .you looking for people?
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geez.. wish i had your job LOL... .
LOL,

no ya don't.... some days are quiet some are pull-your-hair-out hectic. I'm an x-ray tech, last night just happened to be quiet enough to draw that for ya.

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yup please whenever you can please send me the list of things i need so i can work on it whenever i can..
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