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    Got my dry rock cycling in my sump for now. Click here to enlarge

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    Getting closer!!!! You must be getting very excited! Decide on your pump yet?
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    I also see from the original picture you plan on running the reactors from the main pump as well.
    So you will have to add pump capacity for that as well. Also the effluent line from the reactors should return to the skimmer chambers. I assume you will use Bio Pellets of some kind.

    just say'n...

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    still not sure, I see there is a waveline DC12000 now out. Look interesting. Having a hard time find a chart to see the flow rates at 11' or so.

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    look at a MAG drive 24. MADE for high lift

    http://www.marinedepot.com/powerhead...upreme-ap.html

    with a 20 foot lift you could pump over the house. should you need to....
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    I believe they are internal. Not near enough power at 11'.

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    You don't actually need 10X from the display to the tank. i run much lower flow from my 90 gallon maybe 3x but i do have plenty of turn over from 6 hydors at 1400GPH it eliminates the additional plumbing requirement for a lower flow fuge.
    Really having the sump IS most of the battle. the rest of the mechanical stuff like skimmer, reactors and filter socks etc are fine in the sump at 3x. MUCH easier to quiet the darn thing down to a reasonable volume too

    my $.02

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    Valves, bulkheads and some unions have arrived.

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    working on the baffles in the sump
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    complete with no leaks. Silicone work is far from clean however, but it's a sump I guess

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    RO DI hooked up and ready to roll

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    started to look at plumbing the back of the tank and drilling some holes in the floor.

    This is the beginnings of the return. Will come up from the basement as 1-1/2" then go through a ball valve for quick on off. Then reduces to 1" on either side with valves to adjust flow individually and up to the 2 3/4" returns via flex hose then into the tank via Loc-Line.


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    waiting on a couple of parts that should be arriving on Friday to complete the plumbing in the back of the tank. Will then do a water test before moving the tank and stand upstairs.

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    Just finished my water mixing station.

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    Did a lens upgrade on my Radions.

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    Received some dry Pukani and Tonga yesterday. Very happy with the quality. I think I'm going to use acrylic rods to suspend the rock off the bottom of the tank and link it together along with some coral puddy.


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    Coming together for you, looks like it will be one awesome setup
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    I had no idea when I started this project the incidental costs associated. I am shocked at how much I have spend on things like garbage cans, plumbing, valves, etc.

    I'm sure it will all be worth it. I'm trying to do as much as I can right the first time, rather than do it wrong, get frustrated, swear curse, then spend more money to fix it. Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by diggler93 Click here to enlarge
    I had no idea when I started this project the incidental costs associated. I am shocked at how much I have spend on things like garbage cans, plumbing, valves, etc.

    I'm sure it will all be worth it. I'm trying to do as much as I can right the first time, rather than do it wrong, get frustrated, swear curse, then spend more money to fix it. Click here to enlarge

    You are building an awesome setup though!

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    Thanks, but please if anyone sees issues with any aspects speak up. I am always open to criticism. I'm learning as I go here.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by diggler93 Click here to enlarge
    I had no idea when I started this project the incidental costs associated. I am shocked at how much I have spend on things like garbage cans, plumbing, valves, etc.

    I'm sure it will all be worth it. I'm trying to do as much as I can right the first time, rather than do it wrong, get frustrated, swear curse, then spend more money to fix it. Click here to enlarge
    You are absolutely correct, the old adage "buy cheap, buy twice" definitely applies in aquaria!

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