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Old 06-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #611
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The bottom of my stand in the center has 2 sets of 4 screws I guess bracing the bottom so I didn't want the acrylic to crack since the screws are raised so that's why you see the egg crate on the bottom so it lifts it off the ground a little. Worked out great
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:52 PM   #612
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What are the 2 bio wheels for?
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:56 PM   #613
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I just had them when I first set up my tank and for some reason I just put them in the old sump I had bc they were wet and thought maybe there was bb on it so I just kept them and forgot about them. I just had no where else to put them last night so I threw them in there for now
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:07 AM   #614
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Got my ato installed. Was easier than I thought. For some at first when the water level got to the right height, the pump turned off but water kept flowing in. The container was higher than the sump which I believe caused a siphon. So it never shut off. I placed the storage container on the ground ( I just had 2 stacked on top of each other ) and it works fine now. This cost me $70. The Toms aqua lifter pump was $19, the bracket and ato sensor was $39 and it was $12 shipping. Got it in 2 days. Now just got to keep an eye on my storage container and see how many times I have to fill that. It's easier than manually topping off water every or every other night with a small Tupperware container lol.

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This is the airline tubing I have going from the container to the pump then pump to sump. It's resting snug here

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And here's the container - water looks dirty but idk why it came out that way I didn't vacuum. Don't judge me lol


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Old 06-18-2013, 02:53 AM   #615
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Good for you. It's a nice treat to get things automated!
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:25 AM   #616
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Any tricks to keep the airline tubing under water? It keeps like bending up since it was rolled up and was sucking in air not water this morning. I just unplugged it for now.
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You can get a piece of plastic hard airline, or do like I did on my calcium reactor intake and weight it down with something. Also I see you have the egg crate in there, I would zip tie to it.
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That's funny I just installed mine too. What a dream to have it more automated. Do you add any buffer to your top off??
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No I didn't add any buffer. I'm not sure what to add or why to add it. I heard about kalkwasser added from watching videos on brs. What's that for?

I don't have egg crate Inside the sump. I put egg crate underneath because there's 8 screws ( 2 sets of 4) that I guess hold the bottom of the stand together. I put the crate there so the acrylic doesn't bend or get cracked.
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A hard line would probably work. I was also thinking about drilling a small hole in like a 1/2" or 3/4" PVC cap just not sure if it would float or sink. Either way it would work. Ill find out whatever is cheaper lol.
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