Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-04-2016, 09:03 PM   #41
Grand Poobah of Fish Poo
 
Barliman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Los Angeles, 3rd door on the left
Posts: 2,201
You're probably close to being done with your plumbing, but I came across this video that you might find handy:

__________________

__________________
----
2x20-longs, one heavily planted. Platy rancher. They. Won't. Stop. Breeding.
Barliman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2016, 09:49 PM   #42
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barliman View Post
You're probably close to being done with your plumbing, but I came across this video that you might find handy:



I appreciate the help, but I actually just got the tank in place and got it almost half full!

Name:   IMG_2133.JPG
Views: 70
Size:  14.5 KB
Just waiting on the overflow box to get here hopefully Tuesday and the more live rock and sand this weekend.
__________________

__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2016, 02:43 AM   #43
Grand Poobah of Fish Poo
 
Barliman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Los Angeles, 3rd door on the left
Posts: 2,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndI3kAY View Post
I appreciate the help, but I actually just got the tank in place and got it almost half full!
Lookikn' good.
__________________
----
2x20-longs, one heavily planted. Platy rancher. They. Won't. Stop. Breeding.
Barliman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2016, 09:09 PM   #44
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
Getting back in - 40 gallon

How long do I need to wait for silicone to dry? And what part of my sump does the heater go in? I'm getting nervous to fill this tank up, what if it doesn't work, i've never had a sump before, i'm really worried i did it wrong for some reason...
__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2016, 12:20 AM   #45
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,244
24 hours is usually a good time frame. I've waited much less, but in emergency situations more than anything.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 01:42 PM   #46
Grand Poobah of Fish Poo
 
Barliman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Los Angeles, 3rd door on the left
Posts: 2,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndI3kAY View Post
How long do I need to wait for silicone to dry?
I'd give it 72 hours, but I tend to be on the cautious side.


Quote:
Originally Posted by AndI3kAY View Post
And what part of my sump does the heater go in? I'm getting nervous to fill this tank up, what if it doesn't work, i've never had a sump before, i'm really worried i did it wrong for some reason...
I think the heater placement is flexible, but I'd put it in the chamber just before the return chamber. When you fill it, wait 24-48 hours to see if there are any leaks. If there are, you'll have to drain it and reseal that portion.

But I bet you did fine.
Save
Save
__________________
----
2x20-longs, one heavily planted. Platy rancher. They. Won't. Stop. Breeding.
Barliman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2016, 01:55 AM   #47
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
Well, filled it up the rest of the way today! Doesn't seem to be any leaks with any of the pipes which I am so thankful for!
The drains into the sump are super loud though, going to pickup some other fittings so i can extend the pipe further into the sump to hopefully quiet the water noise.
The only concern I have is that there is very little pressure / flow coming from my return. I do have a split locline in there, maybe it should be reduced to a single line? Or a more powerful pump? The pump seems to keep up fine there just doesnt seem to be much movement in the tank from the return.
__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2016, 10:44 PM   #48
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
What kind of light is best to be able to see inside the stand? Also what kind of light do I need for the fuge?
__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2016, 12:26 AM   #49
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,244
From a spiral bulb and up will grow algae in a fuge. That said, the better the light the better the algae growth.
When it comes to seeing inside of the stand, I have seen tons of the tape on battery powered lights that you can push for them to come on or even additional clip on work lights which are great when lighting the fuge.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2016, 09:55 AM   #50
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
Tank has been filled up a few days now, running fine until sunday evening i noticed some moisture inside the bottom black frame piece. Cleaned it up and siliconed the bulkhead that i found had a tiny leak. Thought everything was alright but now keep finding salt creep and a little moisture around the bottom black frame every morning and evening. Im not really sure what to do, there is no other obvious place that it is leaking, and everything inside the stand is dry where it should be. Do i need a new tank??
__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2016, 10:55 AM   #51
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,244
I doubt you'll need a new tank. It is most likely the bulkheads.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2016, 12:00 PM   #52
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
Should i silicone around all of them? The first one i could actually see the water running down the outside of the tank. This time i dont see a leak anywherr
__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2016, 01:49 PM   #53
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,244
Typically you don't want to silicone the bulkheads. It is either they weren't tight enough or they were too tight.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2016, 02:49 PM   #54
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
Oops. Guess i will just keep an eye in it for now
__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2016, 09:34 PM   #55
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
Okok what am i doing wrong?! I've never used a skimmer before and when i plug this one in it brings water inside and then overflows out the top! There is no name or anything that i can see either so i cant look anything up online
__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2016, 10:45 PM   #56
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,244
Open the air valve the whole way.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2016, 11:25 PM   #57
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniperhank View Post
Open the air valve the whole way.


Is that the little hose sticking out?
__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2016, 01:22 AM   #58
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,244
Most likely, depends on the skimmer.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2016, 08:55 PM   #59
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AndI3kAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 228
Tank update: had an issue with my overflow being really loud, turns out i had the drains turned the wrong way. Got those flipped around and now everything is super quiet!
Still trying to figure out this skimmer. I have no idea how it works.
But i think im ready to start cycling! I only have base rock because i didnt want any of the hitchhiker pests that live rock can bring. So would cycling with the shrimp still be ok? I was thinking maybe i could put some live rock in the sump, would that help at all?
__________________
AndI3kAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2016, 10:39 PM   #60
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,244
You don't have to add any live rock. Throw in a shrimp, nature does the rest.
What is the struggle with the skimmer?
__________________

Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
40 gallon, gallon

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting back to the 55 gallon kittann Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 02-07-2012 10:19 PM
back to back PWC question sobersteve323 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 09-10-2011 04:56 PM
getting my fish (and a 30 gallon tank) back home... _brokenglass_ Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 05-29-2005 02:02 PM
I'm Back And Back With A New Camera! SaltwaterTeen Saltwater Reef Aquaria 23 07-31-2004 11:14 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.