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post #81 of 231 Old 09-03-2012, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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FR 600 Submersable Pump
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115V. 60Hz 0.75A
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post #82 of 231 Old 09-03-2012, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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After looking online, I believe it pumps 600 gph.. do I need to get another one?
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post #83 of 231 Old 09-03-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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If I put the 10gal refugium on a stand or something I can bring the headloss down to 3 feet
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post #84 of 231 Old 09-03-2012, 11:16 PM
That should do ya.
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post #85 of 231 Old 09-03-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Oh sweet. Thought I was gonna have to drop another $80. Cant wait for the skimmer to arrive so I can start on the sump!

Something else I also have is supposedly a UV sterilizer. I would like to use this, but I dont see anything resembling a light bulb or anywhere light would come from. It's basically a long tube with a small box with suction cups connected to it. What is this?? LOL
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post #86 of 231 Old 09-04-2012, 01:05 AM
I don't know what it is exactly but if its a UV, don't worry about it.
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post #87 of 231 Old 09-04-2012, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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I thinks it's a "Green Killing Machine." It says UV sterilizer on it. I will use it if it's beneficial, but I'm worried it will take out beneficial bacteria and small organisms like pods and such.

I'm looking at how to plumb the aquarium. I keep seeing this purple glue stuff that people use to seal pvc joints and such. Is this just silicone?
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I thinks it's a "Green Killing Machine." It says UV sterilizer on it. I will use it if it's beneficial, but I'm worried it will take out beneficial bacteria and small organisms like pods and such.

I'm looking at how to plumb the aquarium. I keep seeing this purple glue stuff that people use to seal pvc joints and such. Is this just silicone?
I have a small version of this UV that I throw on a tank every once in a while if I have cyano or ich or maybe just green water. I use it primarily on smaller tanks (the 16 I am currently setting up used to be my QT and this ran on it whenever I bought a fish...). If you do run it in the sump, then you will kill pods, though not necessarily all of them. This type of UV is freestanding, as opposed to other UVs that are hard plumbed into the return which will kill all the pods and anything else entering the display.

The purple stuff around PVC joints is primer for the glue. It is not 100% neccesary, but a lot of people like to use to ensure the glue fitting.



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post #89 of 231 Old 09-04-2012, 10:12 AM
The glue you don' treally have to use on the intake side of things, water going to the sump. But you might want to use it on the return, as yoiu will have some pressure there from the pump itself.
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post #90 of 231 Old 09-05-2012, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Oh this waiting is killing me! I cant wait for the skimmer to get here so I can plumb the tank. (I cant start on the sump yet until I know how much space the skimmer is gonna need. It's a 10 gallon, so I want as big of a fuge section as I can afford.) I'm a bit more confident about my pvc pipe skills after watching a few videos and reading some more stuff. I'm ready to get started!!! In the mean time, Ill have to be entertained by the 10+ blue leg hermits and one lonely turbo snail that currently inhabit my aquarium. I just hope the levels dont get too high and kill them all off, I'm rather fond of them, and the red mushroom too.

I'm going back and forth on weather or not to get a heater. Over the past few days the water temp has been from 78.5 to 74.6, usually hitting about 76.5*F. I live in south FL so it's warm here except for maybe a few weeks of winter if we're lucky.
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