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Old 02-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #16
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I should have been on the first listing slammed! now I have to take #8... Gosh

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HEY!! me too cause its not like i haven't broadcasted my buying of one and installation

but look at it this way.. we are in single digits
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #17
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I should have been on the first listing slammed! now I have to take #8... Gosh

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Honestly man this thread was started kind of spur of the moment in response to another thread, but something I really had thought about for a few days. Don't worry man, your number two in my heart...shh don't tell my wife lol

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Is there room for those who would have a sump if they could but currently can't? If not I can wait.
By all means. Whatcha planning to build/sump? Building your own or buying one?
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HEY!! me too cause its not like i haven't broadcasted my buying of one and installation

but look at it this way.. we are in single digits
lol I've been in your thread as well. single digits FTW
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:27 PM   #18
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Lol!! Ftw
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #19
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By all means. Whatcha planning to build/sump? Building your own or buying one?
Prowly build, most likely a 15~20 sump on a 70 tall, if I have my way and don't change my mind in the meantime.

But not soon, I'm afraid. I have to sell the wife on a larger tank so there will be space in the stand for the sump. I fear we haven't space for more than one tank in the house especially with an 18 month old toddling about.

She's not really that resistent, but current circumstances .... :shrug:
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:42 PM   #20
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Prowly build, most likely a 15~20 sump on a 70 tall, if I have my way and don't change my mind in the meantime.

But not soon, I'm afraid. I have to sell the wife on a larger tank so there will be space in the stand for the sump. I fear we haven't space for more than one tank in the house especially with an 18 month old toddling about.

She's not really that resistent, but current circumstances .... :shrug:
For our 5th anniversary my wife and I went and picked out a 220g. Now we will have a true family tank.

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #21
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SHEESH. lucky ****** i can't get my wife to agree to anything larger than a 29g
i want a 75
"it'll take up too much room" her
"yeah i know but its soo cool" my argument LOL its better than that but she's right my house does have space requirements... its good sized but odly made
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:17 PM   #22
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Prowly build, most likely a 15~20 sump on a 70 tall, if I have my way and don't change my mind in the meantime.

But not soon, I'm afraid. I have to sell the wife on a larger tank so there will be space in the stand for the sump. I fear we haven't space for more than one tank in the house especially with an 18 month old toddling about.

She's not really that resistent, but current circumstances .... :shrug:
Sometimes it's easier to ask forgivness then permission.

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For our 5th anniversary my wife and I went and picked out a 220g. Now we will have a true family tank.

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I would love a 220g.
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SHEESH. lucky ****** i can't get my wife to agree to anything larger than a 29g
i want a 75
"it'll take up too much room" her
"yeah i know but its soo cool" my argument LOL its better than that but she's right my house does have space requirements... its good sized but odly made
Shoot my 125g has a 29g sump. I say if she ever goes out of town without you, you should set up your 75 and when she gets home you (wearing a helmet maybe?) "surprise"

My wife isn't bad, she doesn't want anything to do with the tank besides looking at. She doesn't even take care of the 15g in her classroom, the students do...but that's half the reason it's there. She knows I love animals and would have a zoo if we had the space.
Were actually supposed to be getting a cat next week...an ocelot hybrid. That should be cool. I guess I'm just lucky.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:42 PM   #23
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Sometimes it's easier to ask forgivness then permission.
True, but I don't have time or funds just now, regardless, only hopes and dreams ... and plans.
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I hear you. I save up "she money" (money she don't know about) for all my purchases. She doesn't care how much I spend so long as none of the bills are short and everything else is taken care of.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #25
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Makes sense, but for what I have in mind we're talking quite a chunka change, and then there's the custom stand I have in mind to build ... plus, of course, the tools I'll need for that job ....
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a helmet LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! that would be a big surprise

i love animals probably as much as u then. i'd have a zoo.. she doesnt hate the tank. just doesn't wanna do anything else but see it... there techincally is room for a 75. she just sees that room as 2 year old play space eventually they wont need play space and will need tvs and games, and bicycles, and and... u get the idea. my 5 year old no longer needs play space
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a helmet LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! that would be a big surprise

i love animals probably as much as u then. i'd have a zoo.. she doesnt hate the tank. just doesn't wanna do anything else but see it... there techincally is room for a 75. she just sees that room as 2 year old play space eventually they wont need play space and will need tvs and games, and bicycles, and and... u get the idea. my 5 year old no longer needs play space
You never know man, sometimes wives can get violent. I prefer a football helmet as it will also protect your face for when she goes psycho and tries punching you in the nose lol.

Eh that just means you need to go ahead and put the 75 in and call it done. Kids don't have a play space, the whole house is there for them to leave their toys laying around and you to step on them.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:39 AM   #28
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You never know man, sometimes wives can get violent. I prefer a football helmet as it will also protect your face for when she goes psycho and tries punching you in the nose lol.

Eh that just means you need to go ahead and put the 75 in and call it done. Kids don't have a play space, the whole house is there for them to leave their toys laying around and you to step on them.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:00 AM   #29
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If you've got kids it is. When we moved to the house were in now it has a den type room. We said that was gonna be the play room. Yeah that lasted 9 seconds. Now it has a 55g paludarium and houses her 15g when schools out.

So to keep on subject, what kind of return does everyone use?
I have 1" pvc coming up next to the overflow (far right of tank) then 90 to run the length of the tank. It has 2 T's and a 90 at the end. They used to have a 90 on the three outlets (about 2ft apart). But that seemed to cause to much of a current, so I capped the first and third outlet and put a cross in the middle. The bottom is capped and the sides have 45 pointing slghtly down. I like that much more as it seems to take care of any dead spots and better distribution of co2. I will snap some updated pics of the sump and return tomorrow.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:04 AM   #30
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I am in.

one return pipe, two outflows right below the water surface.



and old picture, no scaping....
(now it is even worst, don't have too much time to fix the tank, bad)

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