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Old 06-04-2014, 08:22 PM   #21
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Bubble magus and reef octopus both have good skimmers in your price range.

Thanks. I been looking at those brands. What would you suggest?
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:33 PM   #22
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http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-o...n-skimmer.html

This looks like the updated version of mine. It does great on my 40b
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:51 PM   #23
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Ok, thanks
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:05 AM   #24
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Wasn't pleased with the diy overflow so did it again Click image for larger version

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Need to finish the return pump plumbing then water test. After that time to fill with lr, SW and sand and start cycling!
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:21 AM   #25
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Make sure you test that rerun pump. When I did that on my old tank I found the more holes= less flow. Not sure what you're looking for but just an FYI. Looking good!
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:24 AM   #26
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Make sure you test that rerun pump. When I did that on my old tank I found the more holes= less flow. Not sure what you're looking for but just an FYI. Looking good!

Was planning on it. I figured more holes the better? Wonder why that is?? We will see.
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Was planning on it. I figured more holes the better? Wonder why that is?? We will see.

Loss of pressure with more holes.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:21 PM   #28
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Hmmmm, ok I will have to play with it. It's 12" long now. Wonder if I should just cut it down so I have less holes
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:41 AM   #29
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Water checked the tank last night! All went well! Will have play with the overflow has a little gurgle noise but nothing to bad
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:42 AM   #30
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Awesome!
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:30 PM   #31
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New 30 gallon reef build!

Ok folks I'm moving along. Display tank is about full of water. Hope to get rock in tonight. I plan on just putting powerhead on it until I get my sump full enough to run the whole system. Is that ok? Do lights need to be on to cycle the tank? Also any other way then a shrimp to get ammonia spike. I heard there is some over the counter stuff like uncle toms something???
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:49 PM   #32
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I what's stopping you from running your whole system? You will get some bb in your sump and everything also so I would run it of you can. Should be ok to run just the power head if you really need to until you get the sump going. I did the shrimp method for the first time with my last cycle and worked great.
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As for the additives I always do a little in addition to shrimp. Some are against it but it's always worked great for me. I normally cycle within a week or 2. Others use flake food, brine shrimp, or other fish food in place of a full shrimp. You need something for the bacteria to feed on to multiply.
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Thanks, how bad does the shrimp stick?
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Thanks, how bad does the shrimp stick?

The shrimp is nasty when u take it out. Worked well though!
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Is there a down side to having glass lids on a SW tank? Will it affect the reef?
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Ok put shrimp in today, 4-5 days right? Will it stink up house?
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Lack if room for gases to be released. Also have to clean it daily because of water condensation. I was always afraid of accidentally breaking it too. So I swapped it out for screen top
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Ok put shrimp in today, 4-5 days right? Will it stink up house?

You can't smell it when it's in the water.
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