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Old 11-09-2014, 10:33 PM   #21
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Thank you, Joseph! I was looking at stuff on Amazon for ideas and whatnot to then ask for advice.... Sillyfishies- you are AWESOME!!! It's EXACTLY what I was looking for- a list of decent equipment I can invest in so I can mount it!

I'll keep you guys posted; my ammonia is on the rise!
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:40 PM   #22
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You will also need to drill the tank, or get a HOB overflow. Drilled tanks are more fail safe. This is to get water from your tank to your sump. You will then need a pump to pump water from your sump to your tank. I don't really have any recommendations. I know mag drives are most people believe are the best.
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:49 PM   #23
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I agree that drilling the tank is way better than using an HOB overflow. The only problem with that is that you'll have to have something to put everything in while you drill and clean the tank and work on the plumbing... This'll probably take 24 hours if you do it efficiently.

Here are my suggestions in regards to plumbing:
-Use hard PVC and use as many unions as possible so it's easy to disconnect your pipes to clean/maintain/etc.
-Use as few separate pieces of PVC as possible - the more connections, the greater the flow loss due to resistance. Similarly, elbows are the devil
-You can use a piece of nylon flex tube to connect the pump to the PVC to minimize vibration


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Old 11-09-2014, 11:02 PM   #24
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I personally used flex tube from tank to sump and sump to tank. It's easier.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:57 AM   #25
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Thanks! I'll definitely look into these things.... Boy, oh boy! I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But I'm in it so I must look to make it right!!!
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36g can get by with out a sump as long as there is a good skimmer,
Liza is already set up dont tell her she needs to tear down and start over to drill tank, it's unnecessary , if she wants a sump she has other options hob overflows are available they require no drilling , and you don't get all those ugly pvc tubes overflow/intake inside the tank , hobs are more cleaner looking for appearance , and also for maintenance
I run hobs on my 90g and love them , my friend has a drilled tank he hates the fact he cant stack rocks because of all the piping inside his tank , side by side I can clean my whole system in a hr as it takes him 2/3hrs
another thing drilled tanks like to suck fish into sump , as with the hob they cant get by the screen preventing your fish to take a ride to the sump
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I agree with red. Hob overflows aren't that bad. I love the CPR overflows. The aqua lifter gives me that extra piece of mind just incase, though my setup has survived siphon loss without any overflow...was very close though.


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Looks around I don't see red lol
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Looks around I don't see red lol

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I don't like the idea of drilling!!! I'm already set up; I'm sure I can find a simpler way....
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