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  1. Reefing Equipment
    So I finally have a chance to work on my basement sump room build again ( wife and I had our first child so now that her room and everything is settled in back to other projects ). So my issue is that with my current setup my settling tank isn't ejecting water as fast as it's coming in. Right...
  2. The THINK Tank
    I have been thinking of a new method to make changing water on my system easier. I will not be incorporating this on my current system but am thinking that it is a must do for any new systems that I build. I have included a diagram below to display the idea. The point is to have a system that...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all figured I'd post my journey thru my first basement sump room build. I'll also post tips I found along the way and things I'd have done different. Here is a list of my Equipment Main Tank: Marineland 93 Gallon Rimless Reef Ready Cube Settling Tank: Spray systems 15 Gallon Conical...
  4. Tank Specs
    Let me first start out by saying this build would not be posible if it was not for Marek (Reefoman) and his impeccable,outstanding,quality artwork. Marek's tanks are always built as if they are going in his own living room. His kindness and professionalism does not stop there, help &...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Does any body out there have or know where I can get any good information on settling tanks? I think I have a basic theory of there function and operation but I would like some more information. Anything helps....
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have always used a filter sock for the overflow line in my sump. When I first started out I didn't change and clean it regularly and had high nitrates and algae issues. It was hard to get to and I overlooked it. I've of course learned the errors of my ways and it gets cleaned ever 2-3...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I struggle with being able to keep my sump clear of detritus. Has anybody had good luck with a settling tank before their sump? If you have what size tank do you use and what kind of flow>
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So today I was able to pick up the tank I plan to use with my nano. Its an Aqueon Evolve 8 I plan to remove the built in baffle for the internal filter and build a settling tank out of it. Will be a BB tank for LPS and SPS. Not sure if it will have a fish yet. Equipment Stock pump pushes...
  9. 2013 04 15 20 27 36

    2013 04 15 20 27 36

  10. Tank Specs
    It's time to upgrade! I've recently noticed some issues on the 72 and we have to tent the house, so its got to be taken down :bawling::bawling: The good news is I've come across two tanks; a 180 and a 155 Pics to come most likely. Deffintly going bare bottom For filtration I think I'll use a...
  11. Settling Tank

    Settling Tank

    My 35 gal settling tank
  12. Detritus In Settling Tank

    Detritus In Settling Tank

    with flash to see down the pipe.
  13. Detritus In Settling Tank

    Detritus In Settling Tank

    without flash so you can see the detritus on the walls
  14. Detritus In Settling Tank

    Detritus In Settling Tank

    wide angle view of plumbing, detritus can be seen on pipes and walls
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Do you guys think 15 gallons will be enough for a settling tank? I am debating of putting one on my build. Here is a link to the tank Im thinking about... Forget it I read Shanes thread!
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, Im new to this site I just found it a few weeks ago, and Im glad I did. There has been no short supply of great threads( Geoffs reefkeeping, future docs skimmer, ext) Im starting a new 162 gallon starfire glass tank. Its 30in tall x 26in wide x 48in long. I used to have a 40 gallon SPS...
  17. My 120 Bb W/settling Tank

    My 120 Bb W/settling Tank

  18. DIY Forum
    Since joining this site I have always wanted to make a settling tank for my sump. right now my setting tank/sump is a baffles 20L. The detritus doesn't really settle nicely and is pretty much all over the sump. I recently read a post about a swirl separator and it really peaked my interest. I...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know how to make/add a setling tank into your sump? I want to add ne instead of a fuge to make water change easy, simple, and efficient.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    After looking at settling tank options, I have decided to change my 40gal refuge into a settling tank. Here is the pic; I plan on moving the LR and Sand into a 30gal rectangular (currently brackish 1.015sg) tank that I will be moving up to 1.020 before the swap). So the now refuge will be...