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Old 05-09-2009, 05:14 AM   #41
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I bought more LR yesterday. A LFS had just gotten a shipment in of really nice Tonga LR and I had to buy a couple pieces. Pricey as they were. I removed a piece of BR that I was going to use as my center piece and used a REALLY NICE piece of LR. I filled up the tank till it started to fill the overflows and checked for leaks. NONE found. Well I shouldn't say none I'm getting some leakage/seepage from where my standpipe goes into the bulkhead but that doesn't really count. I did the rough plumbing for the pump also. Pics to follow after work. I think I have to much LR though. I'm within my 165lb (110x1.5)limit though.
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:34 AM   #42
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I finished my plumbing yesterday. I don't like it so much but it will have to do for now.I filled it up some more and turned on the reeflo. Man can this pump move water! I got two tiny leaks on the suction and discharge of the pump. Tiny since it takes about a good 30 minutes for the water to fall onto the cabinet. I'll have to shut it down, break the unions, and reapply teflon tape. Any idea how I can quite down the water falling into the sump? I was thinking about adding 1" pieces of pipe so the water doesn't fall in i.e. submerge the pipe under the waterline in the sump.
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:36 PM   #43
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Hi jc, check this link out.
Durso Standpipes
It should help with the sound problem...
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:29 PM   #44
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The noise sounds like it's coming from the sump. I'll check it again later. thanks for the link.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:05 PM   #45
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ok. Should I go with 2 250watt MH's or 3 175 watt MH's? So far I have 0 ammonia, 2.0 nitrite and 20 nitrates.
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If this is a 4' tank I would say the 250s would be good. Getting 3 175s over a 4' tank can be tough and with the center brace you would lose a lot of light from the center bulb.
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Hi Ziggy
It's a 5' tank by 23" high.
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I would go with 3 175s then.
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Would you recommend electronic ballasts or regular ballasts? I can get a retro kit on ebay for $155. It includes the reflector, and electronic ARO ballast.
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For me, electonic is the way to go. Low noise and better more efficent.
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