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Old 01-06-2013, 01:27 AM   #61
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I would skip the sand with that setup and just use a bunch of rock at the bottom with macroalgae on top.
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X- think that's what I'll end up doing. Should still be a killer set up... Im hoping! Haha
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:47 AM   #63
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X- think that's what I'll end up doing. Should still be a killer set up... Im hoping! Haha
I agree with that... I didn't know it was premade! That's a killer deal for 40 bucks!
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Yeah he had it posted for about 5 weeks for $100. I offered him 40. Then I picked up the skimmer and 2 pumps for 70
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Yeah he had it posted for about 5 weeks for $100. I offered him 40. Then I picked up the skimmer and 2 pumps for 70
That's awesome, nice set up for great money. I am jealous! Craigslist was my best friend when setting up my tank!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #66
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What does cutting a notch into the return pipe (siphon break) do?
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The return nozzle that's inside the display, will back siphon if the power goes out until it is no longer submerged. You either want this as close to the surface as possible, or drill a little hole in it just under the water surface. in the event of a power outage, this hole will breack the back siphon before your sump overflows.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:27 PM   #68
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Perfect, I will do right above the water level. Also should I stain the inside of my cabinet? To seal it up...
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I don't think sealing it is necessary, but it might help. Don't know if I mentioned this before or if you already have all the stuff in, but if you can put a tarp under the sump that definitely do it. I'm glad I did because there have been spills and salt creep that would damage the wood or floor underneath.
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Thanks oreef! I will buy a small tarp. I just don't want the inside of my cabinet to get all nasty from evaporation.
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