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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Reg and I have been planning to put together a 40 breeder system for months. A few weeks ago, I finally found a new job (working in the aquarium industry no less!). This means we finally have the means to do what we first envisioned for this project. First, we both work full time, go to...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have some white vinyl risers I was going to use to keep my live rock off of my sand bed and I want to paint them black so they blend in. Is there paint that's safe to use in the aquarium? Also, I want to paint the back of the aquarium black (on the outside of the aquarium, not the inside)...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Doing Aquascaping With Pvc Pipe. Cant I Paint The Pvc Black? If So What Kind Of Paint Can I Use?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Though I would start this thread. Thought it would be fun to list those silly, stupid, obvious or not so obvious questions, as random as they may be; someone out there might find usefull. So feel free to chime in and lets see how many things we can/can't learn. Length X Width X Height of your...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys i remember one of you used the pcv paint to primer it purple but i dont know what is a good brand and what to look for. I just ordered a M1500 and should get it in 3 days i want to paint this bad boy so there wont be a gray PW in the tank. would it be safe to paint it? If you have a pic...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    so here's my next question... since i can only seem to find white PVC parts... is there a paint that i can use to paint all visible pieces inside the tank black ? without any risk of poisoning/contaminating the water ? thanks! J.
  7. DIY Forum
    I have a 75RR with a 20g sump. I am intrested in building a closed loop for this system. I have no idea on what brand or what size pump i would need for my return pump from the sump. or what kind or what size pump for the closed loop. I will be purchasing a MR2 skimmer from MRC in the near...
  8. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    We are downsizing from two tanks to one (will put the 125 FO/LR up sor sale) This was the perfect time to finally get new carpet and hardwood floors... so that is happening and finished in the living room where the reef once was and soon will be again. We've used the 125 tank, empty, to fill...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I've read several post about LR stands. Opinions seem to vary. I plan to pick up some PVC tonight and cut to size. I have to have these ready before I move the existing tank tomorrow. I plan on using about 40lbs of Aragonite sand in my "soon-to-be" 65 gal tank. How high should I make the stands...
  10. TCMAS
    Curious if there's any toxicity to the purple pvc primer used for plumbing inside the tank. The main reason I ask because if there isn't I might use it to essentially stain part of the spray bar in areas that can be seen. It might not stand out so much. Kevin
  11. General Reef Discussion
    ok, that sucked 124 holes later, and my hands hurt... but tomorrow I cut it up and get wet. :)
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I am just about to finish installing my CLS on my 30. I could use a little expert help----If I remember correct, the cure time for the glue is about 24 hrs. before I tank it, and the purple PVC primer is safe to paint my intake with. Thanks in advance for any info. you can give...
  13. TCMAS
    I was thinking of doing a CL system similar to the one on melev's reef http://www.melevsreef.com/closedloop.html I was wondering if I can have my supply line hidden in my AGA overflow box, or would this cause problems with air bubbles getting in the system. Also as for piping size I will be...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I haven't really found any yet, but I have read that there is clear PVC tubing available. Why is everyone using the white stuff that sticks out in the tank when you could use the clear stuff that might "hide" a little more? Or black?? or doesn't it really matter due to algae growth?? Just...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Yes that is sarcasm. I decided to add a union to the plumbing going from the overflow box to the sump, cool. Idid that and then whaen I put the PVC back on the bulkhead fitting I went a little too tight and split the fitting. Then when moving stuff around I cracked a piece on the pump for the...
  16. Equipment, Start-up, and Education Archive
    i am thinking of raising my LR above the SB using PVC. i know i should have done it when i first set up the tank, but i must have missed it in the TRT manual. question how do you do it so it does not look like it is above the SB? what do you all do about sand dunes moving around? i also assume...
  17. Sump/Plumbing Archive
    These questions have probably been answered elsewhere, so my apologies for repeating them. I'm about to start working on the plumbing on my tank and was wondering: 1. Is there an advantage to using slip connections (in the PVC pipes) instead of threaded connections? 2. Is the "PVC Cement"...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    The back of my tank is blue...aqua blue, probably. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows of a source of blue pvc? If not, is there a marine-safe paint available?? Thanks in advance, Mike :fish:
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