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Old 05-17-2012, 01:49 AM   #1
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60g w/ sump build, NEW! :)

Decided to start this as new build thread. 60g currently doing a raw shrimp cycle. Super high ammonia and starting to see some Trites!

Building a 10g sump for it because I cannot fit a 20g under the tank. I made a pvc overflow, pretty excited for that too, even though the PVC purple primer ran all over the place. Also have an xP3 doing the cycle. I plan on having a dwarf lion, dwarf Fiji puffer and possible and eel!
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Looks like a good start. Congrats on the tank.
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Thanks, it's a start! Plan on starting up the sump tonight! It's had 36 hours to cure. Hopefully I won't flood it lol
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Should I use sand or crushed coral in the refuge in my DIY sump?
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Sand and go to Walmart and buy krylon fusion black paint and you can spray the pipes ....it's safe for fish too after it drys and comes out super sweet lolll glossy black
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:17 AM   #6
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Sand and go to Walmart and buy krylon fusion black paint and you can spray the pipes ....it's safe for fish too after it drys and comes out super sweet lolll glossy black
I picked up Caribbean ocean direct live sand. I also just used the white pipes. I honestly don't mind the white. Althought I can see how that would look good.
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Got my sump all good, took forever to find a happy balance between the pump and overflow. But I think I prevailed!

I added the live sand and it clouded up the tank pretty bad. Also took some live rock and tossed it in the refuge! I think I am going to fill the fug up with a lot of LR after this cycle is done!
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:05 AM   #8
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As for rock you don't need live rock. I actually think baserock looks better and is $2 a pound.
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Well I have base rock in the aquarium. I am thinking live rock as a filtration source in the sump/refuge. Or get a plant of some sort, what do you all think would be better?
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Sand and go to Walmart and buy krylon fusion black paint and you can spray the pipes ....it's safe for fish too after it drys and comes out super sweet lolll glossy black
something tells me u saw my thread lol
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