Originally Posted by RickkyBobby
im going to be making the same sump for my 65 gallon tank..what size hoses did use from your skimmer to your sump and what size was your return pump and hose size also? i think im going with a 600gph overflow with a mag 7 return pump.. i wild just like to know what you used.. thanks.. 4ft head height for me
I'm assuming you mean from my overflow to my sump? It is 1" pvc
and the hose from the return is also 1". I will say if possible do everything in PVC
that black hose has a tendency to kink and I had to set it just right to get it not to. I used a 700 gph
pump with about the same head height so you should be fine with the mag 7.
My goby is doing fine he has found his spot between 2 PVC
pipes in the QT and I fed him for the first time today. I went to a LFS
I hadn't been to today and of course came home with something. I added a very nice red brittle star who is still pretty small.
So my tank was in the diatom stage but seems to be moving on into the hair algae stage. My turbo snail does a great job at it and my hermits munch on it too so its not too bad right now but i'm keeping an eye on it. I also found a few small bubble algae than I need to get rid of. I also have several small patches of some sort of polyp coral that has come back to lie on my rock.