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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Well, its been a few years, several designs and even a location change. BUT, the 150 is finally about to see some water:bigeek:. I'm starting a new thread so that all the picture nuts don't have to sift through 20 some odd pages of jabbering by myself and a few others! So here is what I have...
  2. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I have a 75 and have been torn between these 2 pumps...i have been hearing different things about them. I was to do LPS and SPS corals and now i just run alot of power heads which i hate. With the quiet one i can only have about 4 exits for the closed loop which kinda annoys me beacuase i want...
  3. Large Systems
    Well, who am I kidding? It was bound to happen so why resist? Over the last few months the wife and I have talked about what would be my summer project this year since she knows that I HAVE to have something to occupy my time otherwise insanity sets in. I told her that my plan was to teach a...
  4. General classifieds
    I have four 1" true union ball valves (sch 80) new in box and one 75 watt submersible heater barely used no box. Make offer. Thanks!
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am getting things ready for my big day next week. Redoing my sump. My question is this. Currently my Ball Valve (I think this is what it is called) is located after my bulkhead and before the return pump. I would like to change this and put it after the return pump (to give me more room)...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've considered buying a backup return pump. I guess my fear is if something ever went wrong with the pump, not sure how fast I could get my hands on an exact replacement. I have a Seqence reeflo which is generally readily available, but a somewhat expensive piece of equipment to have sitting...
  7. General classifieds
    I have a 25 watt Gama UV for sale. Everything is in fine working condition and the bulb only has about 40 hours on it. Asking $100.00 obo plus shipping. PayPal prefered but will accept money orders. No Personal checks please.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, here I go with yet another plan for the 150. Some of you may remeber the first set up in my last house on the custom oak stand. The when we moved into this house the first thing I did was rip out the wall between the living room and garage to do the built in routine with a wet room behind...
  9. The THINK Tank
    I wanted to get some advice/ help on making my return plumbing. All 1" pipe. 1) PVC Cement , clear. Regular. Gold can. Is this Ok??? 2) A compression adaptor to connect bulkhead to PVC pipe (compression for later removal). I can post a picture if anyone doesnt understand this one. Is...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    how did you plumb your sump return ? i'm looking for ideas, opinions and suggestions. right now i'm toying with a few ideas, but, who knows, there may be other opinions that i didn't think off. the sump return pump will be plumbed to a 3/4" bulkhead that is installed in the top right back...
  11. General classifieds
    This is the ultimate prop tank for someone looking to sell corals or raise frags. I am no longer in the business and it's just taking up a lot of space in my house. All items are in extremely good condition and have less than three months use on them. All items are approximately a year old, but...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    so, i think my rookie-ness is stating to show itself. there i was working hard, hoping to have everything plumbed and working properly this weekend. the idea was to use a velocity T1 for my skimmer pump the skimmer is an aqua-c EV180 well, that was a mistake, in less than a minute, the whole...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I am just about ready to get this big tank plumbed...but i need to know this... going up from the return pump to the tank... do you place the ball valve before the union or the union before the ball valve and why for which ever one is the correct way.... Thanks!
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am still getting my stuff together but I am closer than ever to setting this thing up...it is an AGA 180 RR with the dual overflows...3/4 inch returns and 1 inch drains...what I am trying to decide on right now is what return pump to use... I own 3 pumps already... a mag 12, a quiet one 5000...
  15. General classifieds
    Well, I’m moving, and getting out of the hobby too. I just didn’t have the time and money to create the tank that I had wanted, and I am selling the major components before I move. (By the end of this month.) Up for sale is my 30g custom plywood starphire tank, stand, and pendant. All are...
  16. TCMAS
    is there a reason people seem to like gate valves better than ball valves. because i just bought some ball valves with a union for 93 cents. thanks
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting the planning on swapping out the 75 gall for a 90. In doing so I am going to drill it and setup a closed loop through the back instead of the manifold I have sitting on top of the tank. Now I am curious what kind of room I need to setup a sequence dart. I have a nice size sump...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    STILL trying to decide on a sump for the 180 inwall I am SLOWLY working on... thinking about just buying a glass tank and making one myself....don't need anything fancy... Please show me pics or describe (in easy to understand terms of course, LOL) how those of you that have done this went...
  19. Large Systems
    Finally!:rotflmao: Construction Pictures: Inside the closet Niko in the closet (LOL) Ripping out the wall in the kitchen side of the closet, to extend the wall on that side: Before: Cutting: Measure twice cut..... We have...a hole. That tan wall is the closet that runs between our...
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