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Old 11-23-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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new tank set up advice

ok got the new 125 i think?!?!?! its 6" long 22 1/2" high 19" wide the glass is 1/2" thick with no center braces which makes me happy

now i was wanting to go with the a surge set up but the girlfriend isnt wanting the noise or the look of buckets on top of the tank :-( she been giving me a hard time about it !
my other thoughts are :
1. get two tunze streams pumps but one thing i dont know about is if i bought these two pumps can i add a controller later ? im thinking not :-(
i cant buy the set with the controller right now a bit much ! also if not could they handle being on a timer ya think?
2. my other thought is to go with two large external pumps one on each end on timers and make a closed loop using pvp with holes to the feed to the pumps !
3. not real sure which external can or would be better on timers ? not looking at mag drives more in line with dolphin/sedra/md/iwaki if i can but $$$ mabe quite one would even work !
im leaning toward the larger pumps due to the fact i dont really want any power heads in the tank and if i did tunze prob be the only one id go for on this tank ! any thought ideas would help on my final choice/planning thanks
btw this my 1st 6' tank

good luck keith
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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Maybe on large monster pump like a Mag 12 or 18 and use a SCWD? Do it in a sump. Do your have built in overflows?
I run a 12 this way and its pretty quiet.
what is it you don't like about mags?

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Old 11-23-2004, 05:44 PM   #3
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well the tank isnt drilled ! i should receive my duel tube over flow tomorrow !
i was gonna use a scwd on the return and prob use my mag 24 on that i know its more than the scwd can handle but ill split the return from the pump to a 55 ! im going to have the 125 in the living room and 2 55 gallon tanks along with the sump on the other side of the wall !
the prob with mag drives ive heard that the housing can crack and or leak if its ran external ! pluss they run so hot imo ! why i was wanting to know what external pump around 2000 gph that could handle being on timers ! this way id set up the over the back duel loops and have them on timers along with the return scwd !
i can get a good deal on a pump like this for the loop
just unsure the best way to go now !
but this pumps only uses 160 watts for 3000 gph and a mag 18 uses 145 for 1800 big difference ya know !! thats why they run so hot !
good luck keith
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