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Old 05-30-2013, 06:38 PM   #211
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Ok I getcha now... Thanks guys.

I do remember seeing a video on BRS regarding letting the tank calm down at night. Any merit to this?

And as far as powerheads go, would it be better to only run 2 of the bigger Magnums, or add 2 more Evo 1400's? I feel the flow will be more random with 4, but would be very unsightly...
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:55 PM   #212
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I have 8 power heads in my tank....lol.
I don't think slowing the flow at night has enough benefit to worry about it. I don't do it and my stuff grows just like everyone elses.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:00 PM   #213
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In my 55 I have 6 powerheads, still have some food settle at times, and a skim ontop of my water. Powerheads are good, run them all the time.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:48 AM   #214
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Ok, so I guess I might just get the 2 Magnum 6's, and have those facing each other. They each put out 2200 gph, and then I can add the 1400's in as needed.

Now a pine stand question... I am considering using some metal brackets to reinforce this thing.... I got the stand used, and am kind of paranoid about it. Please help put me at ease if you can. It is an older pine stand, and looks pretty generic, and unaltered. Is there any reason to worry about this for anything whatsoever?? Its the design where the tank will sit on the edges of the top of the stand. I'm sorry to keep revisiting this, but I need to be certain lol.... I realize that realistically its only about 100 lbs per square foot, but still just can't stop thinking about it...
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If it was originally built for the tank, it will be fine. add some extra 2x3 or 2x4 if you are worried.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #216
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Ok, feeling better about the stand...

In regards to my fuge section of the sump... I am taking down my nano 2 gallon, and have a Wave Point LED, 6", with white and actinic lights that I don't want to waste. Can I use this light over my fuge? I know that nothing special is necessary, but will LEDs even though could be overkill, still have the same macro growing benefits?

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In theory, yes. It should work fine.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:30 PM   #218
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If hanging a Taotronics LED from the ceiling isn't an option, is there a simple stand I can buy to accommodate 2 of these? Maybe some simple square steel that makes a frame up n over the tank?
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You can go to home depot or lowes and bend some conduit to work for you. Bend it like an L shape and fasten it to the back of the stand or the wall.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:12 AM   #220
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PLUMBING QUESTION-

Vinyl or PVC for the drain lines to the sump? What does everyone prefer?

I wanted to use the vinyl clear tubing, but it ended up crimping after I put it in some hot water
and would have to re-do one of the drain lines. Should I just do this, or re-do it all with PVC? The 3/4" return line worked out fine...

Maybe some people can give some input on both ways?
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