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  1. DIY Forum
    "I got mah sump in a bucket and I dunno what to do with it....sump in a bucket, sump in a bucket..." So, I've seen DIY threads for sweet, neat acrylic sumps with multi chambers, etc. I'd like to see examples of sumps that folks have put in buckets. I'm still trying to figure out how, in...
  2. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Just wanted to see what everyone's preference was in regards to return pumps before I drill my sump. So what are the pros and cons of in sump verses external and which do most prefer?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I just got a reef-ready 75 and an Octopus NW-200 skimmer. I have been looking at the cost of an acrylic sump and it looks like at least $200 for one big enough to fit the Octopus. I see a lot of people talking about using a rubbermaid type container for a sump. This would be fine with me, (I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 1500gph submersible return pump plumed to 2 different tanks right now. This sucker pulls 200watts. Does anyone have a suggestion for 2 smaller (600-700gph) return pumps that will run under 30-50watts each? Thanx :) I do have a few Rios laying around but I don't want to use them for...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a vibration problem with my submersible return pump. I was thinking about using some plain black mousepad material under it to dampen the vibration. Does anyone know if the rubber material used in the pad is safe for fish? Or any other suggestions for a pad?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has or currently running two tanks on one sump. Unfortunately, my black and white Ocellaris weren't able to survive in the tank with the the already established orange and white ocellaris that I had. I really liked those fish. I think that in the future I would...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I was thinking of using a 10 gallon tank as my sump for my 20 gallon nano. No I am thinking of wanting to drill the sump. I don't want to drill the glass so I was wondering what to use as the sump? The space in ,y cabnet stand is 23 1/4" x 11 /4".
  8. TCMAS
    Most conferences I am at a booth or BS'ing. So I have not had the chance to listen to many speakers in quite some time. I know more was said and hopefully others will chime in. But here are some of the things I picked up saturday. 1) While Dr Batten was a little to technical for me and others...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    YEA!!! I am one step closer to getting the big 180 set up... just ordered an acrylic tank from glasscages for my sump...45 long...figured this would be a good size... I know that some have not liked their tanks but this is for a sump...<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="85%"...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    THese are pics from motorslave's tank in a post from last year I am trying to understand plumbing... The second pic is a spray bar that goes around a center over flow.. right what are the middle holes with the "strainers" on them? From the back I see 2 holes at the top of the tank... returns...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have my sump up and running, but am having a terrible time regulating the flow. Any advice, or is this a normal pain that just must be dealt with.:( Thanks, Jeff
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am collecting parts for my new 90gal All Glass Aquarium with the large over flow mounted on the back of the tank, and I looked at there web site for some advise on return pumps and now I am confused. They say that the overflow will flow 600GPH but then the last thing they say is that it does...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    This is as far as i got with the plumbing on my sump. I still have to do the return side yet. But i am still waiting for the return pump to show up. Let me know what you think. This was the orignal way i had it set up..... Then it was brought to my attention that i may want to turn my...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Will this work for a chiller 1/3 hp artica....Im trying to decide how to push the water through the system....I was thinking of pulling water out of one of the black line in the aquarium through to the pump through the chiller and back up through the tank through the other black tubing???will...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    i am ready to order a return pump for my new 180. i have a 75 gal tank for my sump. i will use a submersible return pump. i am thinking mag 12 or mag 18? comments please!! also i am ordering a couple or three powerheads for circulation. seio1100's or larger? also i am going to add either a...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Ok last week i custom ordered a tank from a local professional. It is going to be 90 gallons, coast to coast overflow, cls run with an oceans motions 4 way run by a sequence dart. I am building the stand, building the sump from scratch, and doing everything except for make the tank itself. It is...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all. You told me to keep asking, so here I am. Ok, I posted a link in the DIY forums for a Rubbermaid sump which I feel may well meet all of my needs. A couple questions remian in my mind however. 1.) Tubing. My new 90g is predrilled with a 1" (maybe 1.25") overflow on the upper back...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I got my new 80 set up yesterday, finally, with the help of some good friends. One did the plumbing, the other helped with the aquascape. The pump I am using for the return is a submersible gen-x 6000. It was pretty quiet at first, but as the day went on it got louder and louder. does anyone...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I will be setting up a new sump over the next few weeks & i need a new submersible return pump. I've heard, & experienced RIO's :mad: My new skimmer uses a sedra 3500 & the construction looks good. I've heard the Mac's are of good quality too. So now what do you guy's think of these or...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So guys I think that I am going to make my own refugium!! Can some give me some very simple instructions on how to make it. I am not drilling my tank and I guess in the hose that's going to the refugium I will drill a hole incase of a power outage. I have my tank on my hardwood floor so I...
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