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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, just gathering stuff for my 40gal sump/ref build for my 100gal DT... What pumps should I use? Thanks!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Another build thread! My 30 gallon build thread you can see in my sig. That is a sad state currently, but on to happier things. I decided to set up a 20 gallon long in my bedroom. Watching my fish tank at night helps me fall asleep with ease, so I figured I'd have another in the bedroom! So...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone of use experience using Eden Pump? 135 particularly? Good , Bad? :rimshot:
  4. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    :read: Have anyone of you ever experience using Jebao DC3000 as a return pump? Tank is approx. 50 gallons (200 litres equivalent). 1.2 metre from sump to display tank. I am considering either this Jebao DC3000 or Eheim Compact 2000+ litre ...
  5. Reefing Equipment
    I have recently decided to set up a FOWLR 55 gallon with a 29 gallon tank converted into a sump. However I am unsure what rate of flow (GPH) I should have for the internal tank overflow, and from there what diameter plumbing I should use and what return pump size. Any thoughts/suggestions?
  6. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I have a 130 g Marine tank that I have been operating for many years without a sump pump. I use 4 large Ehiem canister filters (including a very old..but reliable Wet/Dry unit)..as biological filters. System has always worked well, but I feel it is still not enough. I am considering using a sump...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Was just wondering if anyone has any knowledge of making a refugium out of a hard plastic container such as they sell at the container store? Trying to think of how to have one for a reasonable price.
  8. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Hello. I am building 90 Gallon system with a sump. I am considering wet-dry filter and a refugium in the sump. I wonder what water flow through the sump would you recommend and maybe you can recommend a pump ? Thanks !
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I was hesitant to start this thread now because my progress will be slow and I didn't want to bore everyone. However, I need help making equipment purchases. I have built the stand and bought a 120g, 5' x 18" x 26"T. It has dual overflows in the back corners and the tank info sheet said they...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    ok ,ive learned although a sump is not neccesary it is a good idea if i want a nice tidy place for mechanicals of tank.i understand three chambers,bubble trap,return pump and alll that but i read that you shouldnt use a pump to get water to sump"the reason is perfectly under standable if you...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    somehow the problems never seem to end..ok here it goes..i have a 280g dt and a sump ( its 3 feet by 1 1/2 and 1 1/2) i had a return pump that was pumping 3500 l/h....then i decided to upgrade that..so i got a new one that pumps 6500 l/h...the flow is great..lots of detritus gets removed...the...
  12. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I just purchased a sump (amiracle 350) for my 125 gal tank and I need advice on what brand and size return pump I will need. The system is currently being put together. For now, it contains sand and live rock only, (and alot of "pods" that are roaming about). I have a couple of hydor...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I ordered the following equipment and was wondering whether anyone has any experience with it: T5 fluerescent 8 x39w + moonlight Sump 80 x 40 x40 Turboflotor Blue 3000 skimmer Re-circulation pums 680g/hour Reverse Osmosis 40g/hour Am i missing anything? Need good filtration for the reef:help:
  14. Tank Specs
    Well, I am setting up a tank. So far I have 1. 90 gallon Oceanic Reef Ready tank 2. short stand (28") 3. short canopy ( I doubt I'll even use the canopy ) A friend that's a DIY'r and in the hobby for several years is making me a sump. I'm thinking a Mag 8 or 9 + 2 korlaia's Not sure about...
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