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Old 01-17-2013, 04:09 PM   #81
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No filter pad. You want pods to make it to the return pump with as few obstacles in their way as possible.
Home depot or Lowes sells that stuff in the lighting department.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #82
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I can't see the pic either "connection error".

Here's a pic of a piece of egg crate I'm using to keep the turbo out if my overflow area.

It comes in a 2' x 4 or 5' piece. The rest is under my gravel keeping the rocks off the glass but on the bottom.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #83
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Would anyone buy chaeto off of cl? There's a guys who's selling 1 quart bags for $5.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #84
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If he's local, why not. I'd sell mine that way but there's no market for it in my small town. So I throw it in the compost when it gets trimmed
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #85
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How much does it usually go for at lfs?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:32 PM   #86
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How do I know what my overflow capacity is rated at?
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:03 AM   #87
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A 1" overflow drain is 600 gph
A 1.5" drain is 1000 gph
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:05 AM   #88
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Ok it's an 1.5" opening, but I'm going to be running 1" PVC. Will my rio2100 work we'll for the return?
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A 2100 is a small pump. I have a 55 gallon and I run a 3400 I believe it is. 33, 34 or 3500... One of those... A 2100 is good for circulation in a small tank. Not anything over 25 gallons in my opinion and the 2100 probably won't have enough head pressure to push the water from a sump up 3-4 ft back into the tank.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:33 PM   #90
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Ok that's good to know. I'll look for larger ones today. I saw someone's return pipe that went into tank then the PVC shot to the from, was capped and had small holes drilled into it. Any thoughts?
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