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Beautiful filter, man that's nice. You'll love the auto fill, I've heard sometimes those malfunction and just keep filling, but hopefully that isn't an issue. Great looking build, if nothing else I cant wait until the bug tape is out of there.

Flood still coming next month?
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post #47 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback!

I hear that there is rain in the forecast for this weekend, with the possibility of a "flood" watch...
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Questions:

should I put the overflow box and pump returns on the same side of the tank (left), or would it be better to put the returns on the the opposite side (right) of the overflow? With ~1200 gallons\hr @5 ft head do you think this will be enough circulation for the tank, or should I throw a couple of Koralia 750's in there as well?

Also planning on dosing EI from the start, and blasting CO2 until I get some shrimp (how long to wait to add them?) into the tank.

Dosing will be for about 180 gallons (tank + sump):
2 tsp KNO3 @3x week
1 tsp KH2PO4 @3x week
1 tsp trace @3x week
1 tsp iron chelate 13% @1x week (will need to check levels to see how much is consumed)

I will also be using RO water reconstituted with GH boost and baking soda to get around 3gH and 2-3kH.

Does this seem adequate for the tank?

I plan on 50% water changes 3x\week for the first 2-3 weeks and then 1\week after that.

Does this seem about right?

Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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Looks great. Can't wait to see this come together.
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more to come in the next few days...
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post #51 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 08:01 PM
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more to come in the next few days...
Bwahahaha! I've been reading and waiting!!!
Dry start and all that waiting would kill me LOL
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Dirt AND a sump, great thread!

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It's Flooded!

Wow, what a wait, 9-10 weeks. I ended up filling it with a mix of RO and tap water. Really pleased with the filter and pump, they are almost silent in the other room., still playing around with the overflow to get it to stop gurgling.





Ended up putting the Korilia 750's back on the side with the pump outlet, that puts my circulation to about 2700 gallons/hr (pump is 1200).



The Mag 18 fractioning pump is killer, extremely tiny bubbles everywhere. Plants are pearling like crazy:





Tomorrow, I change the bulbs over to the new ones, tie that java fern on the right to a rock to make it sink better, and try to quite the overflow down. Anyone know the trick for those? It's a reef octopus.

Dosing EI from the start, gonna do water changes every other day for about 2 weeks or so. Hope to start adding some livestock soon! Still have not decided on what fish to add, but I know there will be tons of shrimp.
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Beautiful tank. FW OF are hard to silence for some reason to do with the density of the water. Cover the OF body opening to baffle the sound. Use airline tubing rundown the OF lines to inject air to make the water run more smoothly and turn back the flow on the return pump as another option. This will allow the water to leave the OF without building as much pressure and prevent flushing.
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Congrats, that is beautiful.

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Wow man this system and scape are fantastic Great job
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Wow, how come I've never seen this tank?! Job well done!

Could you explain to me how that overflow box works? Like how does it start siphoning the water? I don't get how it can get water over the water line. Thanks!

Any plans on Fauna?
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ahhh nicely done.
HOB OF used here also and a combination of flooded and safety drains was my only answer for the noise. Replacing the stock stand pipes with piping; 1st taller, 2nd shorter with a valve inline. I dialed the flow restriction to flood the active drain. Basically running a single drain tuned to the pumps return flow with the second for safety if a blockage happens at the valve.

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Great job! Now you just have to wait some more!
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Tank looks great. Glad there wasn't a house flood, just a tank flood!

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ahhh nicely done.
HOB OF used here also and a combination of flooded and safety drains was my only answer for the noise. Replacing the stock stand pipes with piping; 1st taller, 2nd shorter with a valve inline. I dialed the flow restriction to flood the active drain. Basically running a single drain tuned to the pumps return flow with the second for safety if a blockage happens at the valve.

HTH

Do it! You won't be sorry. I put a sponge over the full siphon and it catches most of the solid stuff.

My sister stayed the night this week and ended up sleeping in the room with the tank without so much as mentioning the tank. She has complained about the sump's noise even when we were just talking and such in the past.
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