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Old 11-17-2013, 11:51 AM   #91
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I'm more interested in the car than the tank lol!
He actually had another MG that he pulled outside ('57 convertible) and a third that was in pieces all over his shop...literally engine here, frame over there, fenders with other stuff...his shop looked like something from American Pickers. Motorcycle stuff everywhere and a lot of aquarium stuff too (300g tank setup that his reef club uses for Reefapalooza, multiple chillers, skimmers, light setups, etched). It was interesting.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:25 PM   #92
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He actually had another MG that he pulled outside ('57 convertible) and a third that was in pieces all over his shop...literally engine here, frame over there, fenders with other stuff...his shop looked like something from American Pickers. Motorcycle stuff everywhere and a lot of aquarium stuff too (300g tank setup that his reef club uses for Reefapalooza, multiple chillers, skimmers, light setups, etched). It was interesting.
So there is a heaven then huh? ^_^
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:46 PM   #93
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We got the cracked tank out (in one piece) and the new one in. I've started the plumbing, but need a few pieces for the return lines. Probably going to get finished Tuesday and work on cleaning this thing up tonight.



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Old 11-17-2013, 10:08 PM   #94
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I love the center overflow look!!
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #95
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I love the center overflow look!!
I think I will like it better than the corners.

I need to figure out the return plumbing. It has two up top and two down lower. The lower ones should be good to keep flow behind the rock, but that has me with four lines going into the tank from one return pump (a Rio 26 HF - rated for 1594 GPH). I'm almost considering just hooking up the ones up top to that and possibly get a second return pump later for the lower two. I think splitting it four ways will not leave much power going out.


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I'm still scrapping off the black paint from the side panel too.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:45 PM   #96
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How did the other guys do it? Wouldn't one of those massive pond pumps do the trick for all 4 at once?
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:15 PM   #97
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How did the other guys do it? Wouldn't one of those massive pond pumps do the trick for all 4 at once?
I'm not sure...he had sand and rock in it, but it looked like he did not have a sump or even skimmer hooked up. He even mentioned that he had never figured out exactly how he was going to do it. It looked like he just had a couple power heads going. A big pump probably would work, but I was hoping to use what I have for now.
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I agree with going with what you have for now...but when it comes to having all 4 going at once use the KISS effect to avoid issues.
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I think I may go with the two top ones running off my Rio for now and then add another return pump to get the lowers going somewhere down the road. I will just look for a good Craigslist deal. I have two Koralias that I can aim lower on the tank for now.
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why not run 2 of them with your rio return pump, and make the other 2 a closed loop system? that way youll still be utilizing them to for flow, but wont have to worry about plumbing them to a sump/refugium
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