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Old 11-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #101
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If I did a closed loop, I would need another hole for the intake to the pump and I'm not sure I want to drill into the tank...never done it before and seeing the one tank crack kinda spooked me.

I think I am just going to run the top outlets from my Rio and just keep the lowers non- functional for now and maybe replace the Rio with something larger at some point.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #102
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you have 2 extra holes correct? just plumb a reducer into one and run it to the pumps intake. then plumb the output to the other drilled hole
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:33 AM   #103
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Decided to just go with the upper returns and will likely use the bottoms later with a separate pump.

It is finally all cleaned up and I am going to add water, sand and rock tomorrow...


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Old 11-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #104
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Can't wait for you to finally have the tank you deserve!

A lot of people would've gave up after that crack.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:53 PM   #105
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It's gonna look great! Look forward to you showcasing it soon.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:44 PM   #106
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Can't catch a break...put water in today, filled up about a third and everything was fine , no leaks. Filled up another third and put some water into the center overflow chamber and one of the 2" drain bulkheads has a tiny leak. Took that off, re cleaned and re tightened and even threw some sealant around it. Gonna give it a couple days to dry and water test it again.

I did get all the live rock out of the Brute cans and into the tank. Put my Hydors in for circulation. At least it looks like I got something done.

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:22 AM   #107
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Looking good. dont stress the leak, took me three days to find and fix my one bulkhead leak. **** chromis got into the overflow and I had to disassemble it to get them out. Lol.

As long as your tank isnt leaking.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:21 AM   #108
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As long as your tank isnt leaking.
dont know if its just me or is this EVERY hobbyists thought??
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #109
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I dread every day, no lie, that one of my tanks will leak. Especially the 125g with the chipped corner and bad brace. Cannot wait to get rid of it, then I hopefully wont stress it anymore. That and the sump flooding, my two biggest fears.
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One of my favorite clinical assignments as a counselor was out of a workbook called don't sweat the small stuff. Great stuff. Did it myself and can get punched in the head and not worry about it. I apply this to my tank. I love my tank, but if it is an out for our emotions it can't overwhelm what it is ment to relieve. Whatever happens happens, and worse case I'll end up with a bigger tank! Horay homeowners insurance!
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