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Old 07-31-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Finished my filtration on the 120..

Well it took forever but I finally finished my filtration.

I'm running dual 1 1/4" Durso Standpipes draining into the wet dry, from the pump I'm running 1" ID tubing to a ball valve then split to dual 3/4" modular pipes.

The wet / dry is a 29 gallon tank, with drip tray, filter floss and 60 pot scrubbies. I'm using a Pondmaster 2400gph pump and you'll notice I had to cut up a AC110 sponge to set it on to keep it from vibrating too much. I plan on adding more scrubbies to the bottom left section of the tank, just another 40 or so to help out.

It's been cycling for about a week even though I used 50 gallons of water and filter media from two HOB filters. I've done several water changes though so I imagine thats why it's taking so long.

I still need to make my canopy and glass lids, as well as finish the decorations.. I just threw a couple pots in for the native fish that I'm using to cycle the tank.

Lighting consists of a dual 48" T8 shop lights with cheap Lowes Sunlight 32w bulbs, I plan on switching to powerglo's once I get the the canopy done though.

Stocking list will consist of my fire eel, red wolf fish, 2 senegals and a rope fish. I will probably add something else as that will be way understocked but I'll burn that bridge when I find something else that intrigues me..

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nice work
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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Wow very nice!

I love the DIY stuff
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wow nice tank i have the same identical drilled 120....i dident want to spend the money on a sump so i put a canister filter on it rena xp3 works very well......
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Thanks everyone.

I've added more media to it and it's actually real efficient. I'm getting ready to start another sump for a 125g, I plan on using a 55g tank and having a refuge area to grow out fry. Should turn out fairly nice.
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