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Old 10-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #51
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Looks like a great design. Do you have a check valve in it? By the way I'm actually in Springfield today lol
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:00 PM   #52
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are you really? wanna grab a cup of coffee or no time?

no check valve. the brass nipple there is for a toms aquatic lift pump.
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Well I'm up here with a bunch of friends at cheddars
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:22 PM   #54
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Check valve is a very easy way to prime it
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:31 PM   #55
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ah. your with friends, may be next time.


so is the aqua lifter. just put some water in the back side of it and plug it in. cheap insurance to keep the air bubbles out of it so it wont loose siphon.

but your are right. check valve will work too. thats what i was using before we got the pump.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:47 PM   #56
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I have never used the aqualifter but if I build an acrylic one I probably will my thoughts are I don't think you can go wrong with it
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yep yep. too many people have recommended them not to use one. cheap enough too. we bought ours for 20. when i was out and about today. i saw that the pet warehouse on the northwest side of town had one for 12 and some change.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:19 PM   #58
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What's up with petland here was there today and it seems they could care less about saltwater now all Amos look like the have had no maintenance and are infested with aptasia
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i know right? story they tell is that the accounting department did some bad things and in order to recover from that they have cut a lot of the budgets across the board. their saltwater tanks have been empty forever. 2 weeks ago was the first shipment of sw that the have gotten since before i got into this hobby in april. and even that was nothing. even their freshwater tanks had weeks of nothing new in them. and when they did get new in it was very limited.

as far as the maintenance goes. i dont know what to tell you. i will say this. me and sweety pie where in there so often in the beginning that we got on freindly terms with them and got a good deal on the lr that is sitting in our 75g right now. i would say all of it came from them... we only had 2 heads of aptasia to deal with. the rest of it was clean.
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That was supposed to be tanks not Amos!
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