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Old 06-15-2011, 06:19 PM   #31
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A lot of people done use filter socks because they need to be cleaned frequently (at least once a week). You don't need one if u don't want in. Hard for me to look into the pump on my cell.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:50 AM   #32
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Thanks smitty

I do want one though. My hob filter pad gets a lot of grime collected. I clean it once a week so it won't be a big deal to clean the sock.

I think I will just get some socks and rubber band it into the pvc pipe.. Or use a hose clamp. I don't see any reason it wouldn't work like that.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:10 AM   #33
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just make sure you stay on top of the filter sock..if it gets plugged up with too much junk it'll likely cuz some unwanted headaches for you
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:10 AM   #34
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I'll keep an eye on it.
And if I don't like how gunky it gets.. i'll just remove it :P But I don't have a problem with cleaning stuff.

I just ordered everything EXCEPT the skimmer. I figure I'll get that after I get my sump running. Too much at once just overloads my mind. :P

I got a Via Aqua 2300 pump. I read good things about them online and this one pumps 609gph with 7' max head. I think that should well handle my 300gph flow with ~3' head.

A question.. I've read on here and plenty of other places that the filter (the hang on back i have now) has a lot of the beneficial bacteria in it. I won't just want to throw that away, right? I want that bacteria in my sump. Should I just run it for a while with the sump running?

I can't wait I'm excited!
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:33 AM   #35
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Just got all of my parts!
I did some re-siliconing on the sump containers.. put my return hoses together and put it all in place. I siliconed my drain hose to the end of the overflow box (this feels shotty though - 1 inch pvc pipe inside of the bulkhead.. only held together by friction and silicone - is this how it's done? seems like gravity over time would loosen it)

So I'll let it dry for 24 hours and then do some test runs
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:19 PM   #36
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It works, it works! I must've broke a silicone seal though when i set i up inside my stand. I had a small leak.. so I had to drain and I'm about to re-silicone. It was amazing to see it work though
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:21 PM   #37
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Woot! Good for you! At least something is going right. lol

I could never do a DIY thing, major props!
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It took me several tries lol... Long awaited success!

I just hope I can get the leak fixed. Going to silicone the crap out of thanks!
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Is there a trick to starting the siphon? By trick I mean a way to get all of the air out of it and hopefully not get a mouthful of salt water. Currently using airline tubing that has a little piece on the end that came with the overflow box.
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Thats the only way I know of. Thats why i replaced my overflow with a continous siphon one, comes with a small pump and no saltwater in your mouth! LOL
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