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Old 12-29-2011, 11:46 AM   #11
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Wow. Scary. Glad to hear you all are OK. Consider yourselves thoroughly blessed.

By the way. What's the egg crate intended for? Plenum or tank cover? If above, the lighting won't look too good.
Thanks, It's a full replacement of our 1981 Whirlpool furnace and a/c. $4250 and about 6-700 back in rebates. Hopefully we'll be able to keep going on the FOWLR setup. My wife had to dip into 401k so we could pay it. All I really need to keep going on this build is some live rock once all my base rock and sand arrives from reefrocks.net.
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And the black rubber screen's purpose?
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And the black rubber screen's purpose?
Similar to eggcrates purpose
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Yesterday before the whole CO debacle I ordered two jager tru temp heaters, mag floats, and a quiet one 3000 pump.

Also 40 pounds of sand and 50 pounds of rock from reefrocks.net
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #15
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Above the tank or below the sandbed? (that's a plenum)

I'm guaranteeing you won't like how the light looks if you're using it for a top. I've used polypropelene netting. Clear stuff and strong. Light friendly.

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Nice, it would be for under the sand bed.
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You sure you wanna do that? Read up on the use of plenums. I haven't heard of many liking it. From what I hear, it can work really good or really bad. Is it for nitrate reduction or keeping rocks off the bottom. Also, research deep sand beds.
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just to protect the bottom glass, I can just nix that plan if it's a bad idea.
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I would nix it. I used flatter pieces of base rock, covered them with sand, and constructed my more shapely rock on top of that. Even if you don't use the flat base rock, rock on glass isn't bad at all IMO. The potential for problems occur when folks sit rock on top of the sand, and some burrowing creature digs under it and causes the rock to drop on the glass, killing the critter maybe and breaking the glass.

Also, and more critical, I'll bet that rubber is treated with some kinda chemical that would leach into your water and cause even more problems and death.
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my tank looks the same as yours 72 gallon bowfront how did you drill it mine has tempered glass stickers that say do not drill
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