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Old 07-01-2011, 04:37 PM   #11
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You know what, I agree 100%. I think the sump benefits would rock and the fluval is the icing on the cake.

Isn't it great when it all falls together? lol can't wait to see this build and the fish that go in it. Tank should be the shiz.
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You said no junk in your display tank. Where do you put your heater? That is the only thing I have in plain site. I tried to put it behind the overflow insert, but it seemed tight and hard to access if I wanted to make any temperature changes.
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I have a refugium in my sump so I keep my heater in there.
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Carey - Yeah, I agree. Why debate when you can just do both! I think this is my spring 2012 project. Extremely excited to get started, just need to decide on everything else now.
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What do you have in mind for fish? You said cichlids right? Africans or SA?
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South American Cichlids.

Hukit's been a huge help in helping me pick out my fish in another thread in the cichlid section. Right now, I'm looking at an Oscar, BN Pleco, Clown Loaches and a few more mid-sized cichlids like Firemouth or Convict. I'm starting to look into some of his other suggestions too now.
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Nice. In the 80"s I used to keep SA. Loved those oscars. Too bad Ididn't know then what I know now. i had 3 in a 55g!! LOL But they never fought so maybe I was just lucky.

I love the clown loaches, I searched hi and low for a pair for my 125g african tank, but couldnt find any large enough. Had to go with blueberry loaches instead. oh well.

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You said no junk in your display tank. Where do you put your heater? That is the only thing I have in plain site. I tried to put it behind the overflow insert, but it seemed tight and hard to access if I wanted to make any temperature changes.
I have a Eheim Jäger heater in each overflow, they're to large to put in the sump.
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I have the same heater. I had the same problem with them fitting in my sump, only about 10% was submerged. Maybe this weekend I'll try putting it in the overflow again. Sure would be nice to get it out of sight.
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