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Old 11-17-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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More plumbing cluelessness . . .

I'm going to be the newbie from hell from the next few days as this display tank goes up. I apologize in advance. I promise to do searches before asking . . . anyone want to help with my mag 9.5?

~it's okay to operate on its "side," right? with the . . . outtake . . . return . . . whatever that's called . . . pointing up? (this makes the label on the back read sideways)
~So, um, how you you attach it to the glass? Some online instructions I found mention "suction cups" but I have no cups and no place to attach them if I did. The return section in the sump is pretty tight, so if it moves around much at all it will bump the glass which I can't imagine is a good thing.
~and start all pumps wet, right?
~and if anyone has some "this will make it better" tips I would take them with thanks.

I truly am a jackass about this mechanical stuff. Sorry to be so dense about things that are probably completely obvious.
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~it's okay to operate on its "side," right? with the . . . outtake . . . return . . . whatever that's called . . . pointing up? (this makes the label on the back read sideways)
Thats acutally its normal operation. The intake on the side and the outlet on the top.

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~So, um, how you you attach it to the glass? Some online instructions I found mention "suction cups" but I have no cups and no place to attach them if I did. The return section in the sump is pretty tight, so if it moves around much at all it will bump the glass which I can't imagine is a good thing.
Most folks dont attach mag pumps to the glass. Instead they just sit it on the bottom of their sump.

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~and start all pumps wet, right?
Correct. Never run a mag dry as it can cause impeller damage.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
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Thanks, fishfreek.

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outlet on the top.
Outlet. That's the word! One would think that as an English teacher I'd know that.


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Most folks dont attach mag pumps to the glass. Instead they just sit it on the bottom of their sump
So it won't vibrate all over the place? Cool. I thought this was going to be a project unto itself . . . maybe not!
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1 peppermint shrimp and 1 fire shrimp (very shy)
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:59 PM   #4
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I've got a mag 9.5 that i have had for over a year now and it just sits on the bottom of my sump. It will only vibrate if it touches the side. It makes a humming noise if it moves but PVC plumming helped that moving prob. Good luck with the new tank
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