Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-17-2013, 11:01 PM   #131
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Yea that makes sense... Maybe I'll start with chaeto and DSB in the fuge, as I can always add a piece or 2 of dry rock down the road.
__________________

__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 11:11 PM   #132
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
What is artificial? You lost me here. The ocean floor is nothing but a giant deep sand bed. it can't be all that bad. Live rock will never negatively effect a sand bed, or work against it.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 11:15 PM   #133
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
I think he may just have been referring to live rock over, say, bioballs etc...?
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #134
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Any links to a decent inexpensive filter sock holder that has 2 inlets for my sump? Maybe CPR?
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #135
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
baron1282's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 926
Yeah, the Bio-balls are artificial. I was saying the Live Rock and Deep Sand Bed would be the best in my opinion. The Artificial route is the one to steer clear from. :-p
__________________
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.
baron1282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 05:55 PM   #136
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benamayer View Post
Any links to a decent inexpensive filter sock holder that has 2 inlets for my sump? Maybe CPR?
I made one out of a piece of plywood, with a jigsaw.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #137
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
I also saw somebody used some sort of plastic can they got at home depot and cut some of the bottom out... Any harm in doing something like this? Or even fashion something out of a larger diameter piece of PVC piping...?
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #138
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Sounds good to me. Take some pics!
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #139
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Need some help with my stand please...

My 30 long sump will not fit any which way through the doors or opening on the back, so I will need to modify this a bit and lower the sump in from the top. Looks like I will need to remove this middle brace pictured here:



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1460266726.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	22.8 KB
ID:	169325

Should I just find a way to remove the staples, and then just reuse this piece by screwing it in? (it's a pine stand btw) Or... Should I cut a 2x4 and fit it into place?

Also, this is a stand that the tank essentially rests
on the outside lip of the top. Is there something that I should do to structurally increase the integrity, like laying down a piece of plywood over the top, and then rest the tank on that? Or are these stands built with the right finesse?
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #140
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
baron1282's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 926
If you take out the middle support, make sure you put it back. Screwing it back in shouldn't be an issue. Just make sure its put back in well. I had a pre-built stand the tank came with (Factory made). I had no issues with it. I don't think a piece of plywood would hurt it so long as it's level.

I never had an issue with a stand that was already built. My only issue with the stand I had was that it was short and I always had to bend down to look into my tank. The stand I have now is custom built and it makes my tank level with my eye, so I can just look right in without having to bend over.

Structurally speaking, as long as you put the middle support back in with steady wood screws, and some wood glue on the end so it could harden over time, you should be fine.
__________________

__________________
Fish Sticks, the best thing you can do with your dead fish.
baron1282 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan, tank upgrade, upgrade

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.