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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Several folks have inquired about the spray bar I'm using so I decided to start a thread specific to it. I don't consider it a CLS but I'm just that way. The entire tank is a CLS if it's not hooked up to NSW feed. None of it is cemented in place and if you can go over the back with a return...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am planning out a DIY spray bar type closed loop system to add some bottom flow through my rock work. The plan is to run an intake pipe on each end of the tank a couple inches under the surface. Joined by a Y connector behind the tank. I then plan to run the return the same way, Y split in the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, thanks for the help. I want to plumb a spray bar into my 75gal tank. currently I am running an iwaki 822gph retun pump from my sump that retuns to a single seaswirl in the center back of my tank rather than the typical retun. i am not using the typical retun line and have it blocked...
  4. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I am setting up my first bare bottom tank. I have two holes drilled in the rear corners for closed loop returns. I am going to be running the closed loop off of either an iwaki 70-rlt or a dolphin ampmaster 3000. Undecided at this point which pump to use. My sump return is going to be two 1"...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've heard a few ppl talking about a spray bar, what is it? I have been thinking about putting a air bar behind all my rocI would proly turn it on before a water change to help remove anything that builds up back there. Is a spray bar pretty much the same thing?
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  8. General Reef Discussion
    tank dimensions 60 x 18 x 20 tall I didn't know it before, but they offer a check valve for loc line in 1/4", 1/2" and above 2", no 3/4" :( I'm putting together my spray bar, and thought I'd ask a quick Q. I have all the fittings and pvc to make it either 1/2" or 3/4" either way. 1/2" is more...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm just not finding enogh good info on spray bars and lifts I've done a couple searches and read for an hour and Alexs' build has the best DIY exampling I can find, but it is designed for his portland cement to cover it...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I'm Trying to figure out a good layout for circulation on my new 75gal. reef. I have one Vortech 40es on order, and one Koralia 750 if needed. I'm going to build a rocklift, and liked the idea of the spraybar underneath to keep the detritus from settling. Could the return pump line from my Mag...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    a, should a use a spray bar? b, where to put it top /bottum of tank ,looking for ideas!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I haven't been around much since I broke down my reef tank, but I have since restarted my tank as freshwater with Frontosa. But I need some help with a project. I am trying to DIY a spray bar for my Fluval 405. Does anyone have the formula that is necessary to determine how many holes I...
  13. The THINK Tank
    What to do with this rock? (AKA the stinky rock thread) Here's the situation: We have a friend tearing a tank down. As we were talking, I casually mentioned that I'd be interested in some LR. She replied that she couldn't take money for it, as it's overrun with aiptasia, and there's also...
  14. Soft Corals and Gorgonians
    Okay, I got this coral for six dollars. It is not the following: - Green/White Star polyps because it does not grow on a flat encrusting mat. - Pipe organ coral because the outer tube tissue is soft. I have searched and searched. Anyone have any ideas?
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