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Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By sowNreap
That is a pretty clever idea. I almost hate to...

That is a pretty clever idea. I almost hate to say it but you're right, it is kind of unsightly. But it works & makes life easier so sometimes that's all that matters. :) If there was a way to...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By sowNreap
Oh so you're saying to use just 1 long spraybar....

Oh so you're saying to use just 1 long spraybar. That would simplify plumbing .. not having to run returns to both corners. I'd just have to cap that one return hole. I might try both ways to see...
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By sowNreap
@Naja002 .. The pump is fairly old. Had hard time...

@Naja002 .. The pump is fairly old. Had hard time at first finding info on it but have seen several mentioned using one. It's a external Grundfos UP -42 Lifeguard Quiet One 'Silent Aquarium Pump'....
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By sowNreap
Questions re:DIY spraybars for dual corner overflows

I've read a bunch of threads about making spraybars but unsure on a few things.

Tank is 6' long reef ready with dual corner overflows. It will be heavily planted with a couple pieces of tall...
Forum: Fish 06-22-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,137
Posted By sowNreap
Well .. 3 out of my 4 Bluegills like the mixtures...

Well .. 3 out of my 4 Bluegills like the mixtures I make which are customized. Main ingredient is either Meat Pie or Shrimp Souffle mixed with either Soilent Green or Super Green. The one Bluegill...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah .. that's what I've decided to do. Just use...

Yeah .. that's what I've decided to do. Just use it for a while & see what I need or want to change then build my own.

I quit reading up on them. I'll just find out myself what works & what...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Well ... been reading more and came across this...

Well ... been reading more and came across this in an article located here: http://wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume_3/cav3i6/trickle_filters.htm

"After water flows downward through the trickle section...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Unfortunately, that bio-ball chamber on my sump...

Unfortunately, that bio-ball chamber on my sump is sealed at the top so if I wanted to remove some bio-balls I can't do so easily. And I'd need to do it now before I get it in the stand. I'll have...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By sowNreap
I agree any pizza is a good pizza. :) I'd...

I agree any pizza is a good pizza. :)

I'd also like to know how the different styles effect the flow. If I had to guess I'd think the cup shape is a more gentle flow mostly going downward while...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Thanks. It's been a challenge trying to learn...

Thanks. It's been a challenge trying to learn about a new filtration system. And then having figure out someone else's incomplete setup & how it will work in the stand I want to build. My current...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
In my internet travels reading about sumps,...

In my internet travels reading about sumps, plumbing. etc I've seen it mentioned. From the little I've read it seems expensive but some thought it well worth the money.


Wow thanks for that...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
I have a couple more questions & hoping ya'll can...

I have a couple more questions & hoping ya'll can help.

I need a way to mechanically filter the water before it hits the bio balls. I'm just not sure if using blue bonded type of material on the...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah, I'm thinking I'll use mostly hose/tubing...

Yeah, I'm thinking I'll use mostly hose/tubing with maybe some PVC at the fittings. At least for now until I see how things go. Since it's my first sump or wet/dry (see I'm not even sure what it's...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Very organized & tidy the way you have your pipes...

Very organized & tidy the way you have your pipes are setup.

I haven't yet decided whether to do PVC or hose type lines. Or some combo of both.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah .. I'm sort of stepping back from it for...

Yeah .. I'm sort of stepping back from it for just a bit. Thinking about the stand build or options for stand.

I checked the powerheads only 2 out of 4 worked so that's a bummer. One that did...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah I've been doing so much reading my eyeballs...

Yeah I've been doing so much reading my eyeballs & brain hurt. And it's not just reading but when I see a video or reference on site to something I search it. Or a thought comes to my mind (like...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-06-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By sowNreap
I just use a 1/4 tsp & eyeball half of that. LOL ...

I just use a 1/4 tsp & eyeball half of that. LOL

I recently found 1/8 tsp at a thrift store so bought it. Haven't used it yet. Still like the shape of my 1/4 tsp better. Its shape allows me to...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,349
Posted By sowNreap
I was referring to PetsMart doing another $1/gal...

I was referring to PetsMart doing another $1/gal sale maybe about July 4th. I know this is Petco's July 4th sale.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,349
Posted By sowNreap
The way I read that fine print in the ad is $1...

The way I read that fine print in the ad is $1 per gallon is good only on those size tanks noted with no filter purchase required.

In order to get the free Tetra filter via rebate you MUST buy...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Thanks! I saw something similar to what he did...

Thanks! I saw something similar to what he did with the drawer cabinet. I like that idea.

I actually thought about using a single drawer one I have to make a mechanical area to sit on top of the...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Thanks Scotty B .. very helpful ! But led to more...

Thanks Scotty B .. very helpful ! But led to more questions that hope someone can help me with. LOL

In that video where water drips unto the white material before it drips into the bio-ball...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
$160-$200 for a pump. Didn't realize they were...

$160-$200 for a pump. Didn't realize they were that much. Maybe I didn't get such a good deal on this aquarium after all.

Yes the pump does seem to be a circulator for closed loop heating...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Yeah I've been reading for days but most didn't...

Yeah I've been reading for days but most didn't answer some of the simple questions I had.

Not sure on the size of the sump. I'm thinking it's maybe 30-40 gallons (if it was full of water). I know...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Thanks for all the info & links. I haven't...

Thanks for all the info & links.

I haven't actually checked the pump yet. Gotta do that first. Everything was working prior to it being taken down but who knows now. I'll also see if it leaks...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,036
Posted By sowNreap
Lots of question re: sumps

Just got a Craigslist 180 gallon tank with sump. Tank has dual corner overflows with 2 holes drilled into bottom of tank in each overflow box. The intake hole is bigger than output hole. Tank was...
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