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  1. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hey Guys, Just trying to start my first big reef tank. 125 gl. I previously had a 30 gallon but with the new one, trying to put the sump in the basement. The issue(s) I am having currently is my skimmer water level changes or fluctuates and when I turn on the system/a power outage my skimmer...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Being a newb to sumps I ran into a problem after my tank has been up for 3 months. The drain isnt draining fast enough, due to the long black tubing the lfs sold me. I currently have it rigged to be loud and oobnoxious, but not flood my house while I'm sleeping/at work tomorrow. My Plan...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so i have 2 corner overflows on a 125 RR. the 2 durso stand pipes are 1.5" pvc down to the 1 inch bulk head (all supplied by manufacturer ) under the tank i immediately stepped it back up to 1.5" pvc from the 1" bulkhead. Now the water is splashing violently down into the sump... So i put...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    MahnaMahna's Journey into the Reef - 55 gallon tank CUT! Strike that! MahnaMahna's Reef Journey - 90 Gallon Upgrade Take 2! ACTION! ;) Yeah, I'm a dork, but I had to tie in the Muppet's and their movies somehow. :p UPDATE: Corals added February 22, 2015. Pics of the corals are on page 10...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so after reading for what feels like hours my brains fried, need a bit of input directly regarding my sump questions. Sorry if some of them seem obvious but new to sumps boggle my brain.Also i know people hate reading an essay but need to know. Thanks. 1. Is it just the drain size which...
  6. Reefing Equipment
    Hi there , I have purchased a custom built tank they were selling off at my LFS its 88 uk gallon DT (106 US gallon) with a 28 uk gallon sump (32.4 US gallon). Its deep....30" depth i know lights will be expensive because i wanna stick with Kessil leds and maintenance an issue (stepladders and a...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    I'm putting together the plumbing for my 150 gallon tank I'm using 1" PVC and I'm using a CPVC Cement to put it together I'm half way done! I'm just wondering if that's bad of good for my tank? Will it leach into my water or it shouldn't be a problem? Please help me out I hope it's ok bc I...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, So I moved my 90g tank w/ 30g sump accross the room and while I was at it I decided to modify the drain and return pipes to both reduce the drain noise and improve the flow. Now it seems that the pump that has been working great for 6 months is too strong and I had to switch to a pump...
  9. The THINK Tank
    Hi I am in the process of upgrading from a 14g Biocube to setting up a new 65g tank. I just had it drilled and want to use flexible black tubing to connect it to a 20g sump. Anyone have any ideas on what kind of tubing to use? Any suggestions greatly appreciated I have no idea on which one is...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, I am completely new to this forum so please excuse me if a very similar topic has been posted already, i was just hoping for some personal information to concentrate all thoughts into one. (also I'm from England so will be using different measurements) I have a 200 litre, (50...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Ok Im having this problem in my salt water 75 gal tank. I have an aqueon sump refugium in the base of the tank all equipped with a protein skimmer, refugium with macro algae as well.. The water levels in the tank drop every week. Im assuming due to evaporation?? I have windows open around...
  12. DIY Forum
    What are the advantages to using hard white PVC versus just the clear flexible vinyl hosing for pluming a sump. Does anyone use clear vinyl for the return? THe drain will need to be PVC with a C2C but I considered clear vinyl for the return. I could just go over the edge and not have to drill...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there, I am planning my new tank 4x2x2 (freshwater) and I am running a sump, I am about to order the tank but I don't know what size and where to drill the holes. I can put the glass overflow in my self but don't know what size and height etc every thing needs to be. Any help would be...
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