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Old 02-20-2008, 09:35 PM   #71
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Thanks I'm happy with the outcome.

@Ziggy: The return pump is a Gen-X PCX40 1190gph.
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:27 AM   #72
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Little update on the sump microbubble problem. I think alot had to do with the new pipes and they are breaking in now, plus I made a little change. The 1" overflows now dump into 3" pvc with holes drilled in the bottom. This is working real nice.

This was before.


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I also put a filter pad I had over the eggcrate after the fuge section. This catches pretty much any mb's that get thru.


Return section is pretty clear.
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Congrats on getting it all done. It looks great!
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Thanks But you know, we're never done. I need some fish now. I'm thinking 4-5 Bartlett anthias. I turned my old 20g sump into a qt, so I need to get something in it...lol.
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That sump looks great now. Mine is pretty much covered with coraline now. It's amazing how that suff grows down there.
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Looks great! Nice job and thanks for sharing with all of us!
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Wow, that's quite an improvement!
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This is one of the nicest looking tanks, stands, and DIY setups I've ever seen. Wow.

I wish I had your time/craftsmanship/funds.
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Just wanted to give a little update. I am totally amazed by my Octo NW200 skimmer. I ran the skimmer without any mods for the 1st 2 weeks to let it break in. Then I started tweaking it. There are tons of pics and threads on RC about modding these skimmers. All I can say is you will not find a better skimmer for $200. This thing is great and I'm not done modding yet.

Just for some reference, the skimmer body is 8" diameter and is sitting in my 55g sump. I marked the line where the water ends and bubbles start. I like to skim dry.




This is about 2 days of skimmate (8" diamater cup). YUMMMMY


Yep......$200 for this skimmer. Octo also makes 2 smaller versions, and of course, bigger ones too.
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Hey cccapt what are you using as a cushion below the tank and the frame in this shot?
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