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Old 05-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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finally got my 55 gal up!!

Finally after all the work i got my 55 gal up and running, have an extra hob filter just for the beginning to get everything ready faster.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:09 AM   #2
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nice setup good luck


did you make the sump refuge yourself I'm in the process of making one now...what gallon is that sump??
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:03 AM   #3
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Yea I made the sump myself, and it's a 10 gallon, that's all I had space for but I'm going to make a split sump in the future with two 10 gals on each side.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:05 AM   #4
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It was my first sump do it wasn't the best job but I got it better for the next.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:39 AM   #5
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How come no one uses external return pumps? I'm in fl and have heat transfer issues I have to deal with do u guys exp this too?
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #6
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Nice design and I'm going with a ten gallon also...do you have your dimensions for baffles etc.??? Would be a big help



Heat transfer in ny is good in winter bc it's cold and summer I have my air on always and keeps temps perfect
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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Nice design and I'm going with a ten gallon also...do you have your dimensions for baffles etc.??? Would be a big help

Heat transfer in ny is good in winter bc it's cold and summer I have my air on always and keeps temps perfect
Thanks, my baffle dimensions are 8x10 the acrylic and the one in the middle I raised by 2 inches and it's about an inch of space between them.
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Thanks, my baffle dimensions are 8x10 the acrylic and the one in the middle I raised by 2 inches and it's about an inch of space between them.


perfect and you have no problem bonding the baffles to the glass with silicon?

and how tall are the baffles you used?
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #9
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never mind got it lol 8H by 10W awesome i will make mine this weekend i already bought the aquarium safe silicon
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I had no problem with the silicon the only thing I had to get an extension when putting the silicon between the baffles because the gun didn't fit.
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I had no problem with the silicon the only thing I had to get an extension when putting the silicon between the baffles because the gun didn't fit.
Awesome and what type of extension you use? A home made one or they sell one like at home depot ??
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Awesome and what type of extension you use? A home made one or they sell one like at home depot ??
All I did was got some extra clear tubing I had laying around and I put it on the tip
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All I did was got some extra clear tubing I had laying around and I put it on the tip
Your great thanks a million ill post up my pics when im done your info def helped me out big time
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No problem glad to help, I will keep you posted on how everything is going with my tank.
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What kind of flow u have going thru sump 300gph?
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I went a little big on that but I can regulate it, I have a 600 gph pump in the sump, had to tune it down a little because it was shooting a lot of air bubbles
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I went a little big on that but I can regulate it, I have a 600 gph pump in the sump, had to tune it down a little because it was shooting a lot of air bubbles
Cool deal do you have a ball valve and if so where on the return end ??
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I put a ball valve just on the overflow, the return line the pump has a way to adjust it on the pump itself
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Got home and this is how my tank looks.
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I put a ball valve just on the overflow, the return line the pump has a way to adjust it on the pump itself
Thanks gonna pick one up tomorrow and a mag5 for the pump
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