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Old 01-04-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
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Just build a new sump this weekend . I build it out of a 20 gallon long . It contains a in sump skimmer and a refugium. " bioballs will be removed after refugium has matured"
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Looks pretty good. If I could ask, How much did this DIY refuge/sump cost to put together. It really looks nice.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:06 PM   #3
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The tank cost $20 , Pexiglass dividers $ 3 each "6 pieces" , Silcon $6 each "3 Tubes" , Egg crate $12 "2'x4' Piece" and plumbing $15. Total spent $70
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It looks really nice, good job!

But 3 tubes of silicon? Seriously?
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:43 PM   #5
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Yeah!!!! The small squeeze tubes thats all they had.
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excuse my ignorance, but im a newbie in the fish world, what is all that for? all those bio balls and why is it divided?
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Looks nice So are the bioballs fully submerged (should not be)?
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Very nice work!

Would like to know why not mature it with rock rubble instead? Is the main tank already established?
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bio balls are fully sudmergered .I didnt no t know that they are not supposed to be . but they were in my old w/d for 5 years didn't want to lose the benifical bacteria that they contain.
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Didn't have a chance to get to l/f/s. The tank was matured when it was in my 55 gallon but everything was just transfered over to the new 90 gallon. So you can say it is recycling again.
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