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Old 11-21-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Psycho's 75 fowlr build

Hey guys. This is my first saltwater build, but as you can see I've been a member interested in saltwater for over a year. It's not going to be a super fast build because I want to go slowly and act carefuly.

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I'm going to add two more coats tomorrow and get the stand on friday!

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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What size sump is that? Did you build it or buy it? Pretty nice!
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:05 AM   #3
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What size sump is that? Did you build it or buy it? Pretty nice!

I bought it. I believe it's 20 gallons. Not very big, I know, but I wanted to go premade and it will work for what I need it for. Just bought the sump and a premade plumbing kit. Even that took me several hours to figure everything out haha.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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Okay so I got a fully submersible heater. My sump is only twenty gallons. The heater is basically as tall as the sump. How deep does the heater need to be sumbmerged to function properly?
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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Stand came in, Painting is finished, Holding water.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #6
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I believe a fully submersible heater just needs to be fully submerged! And I don't think it needs to be in any special configuration, here's how mine looks, its all the way on the right side.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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Comming along nice ....
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:53 PM   #8
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I believe a fully submersible heater just needs to be fully submerged! And I don't think it needs to be in any special configuration, here's how mine looks, its all the way on the right side.
My concern is that my sump isn't very big. I'd prefer to put the heater in the sump, but fear the water may be too shallow. I wasn't sure if it had to be completely submerged
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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Funny you mention this. I relocated my heater to my sump about 4 months ago. I got tired of looking at it in my display.

Let me rephrase this; my heater was too big for my sump so I bought two smaller heaters that would fit.

@mikestanked- What kind of lighting do you have? That's beautiful. Can you be specific with the kind of bulbs too. I really like your tank.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:27 PM   #10
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thanks, don't laugh but my lighting fixture is just a simple marineland double bright LED, non-reef. its really for freshwater but i got a killer deal and i wasn't to keen on lighting fixtures at the time. but i guess it does the job
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