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post #11 of 18 Old 11-23-2011, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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thanks alot i think it would b the cheapest if i build a sump tank becuase i found a site when i can get a pump that will out put 600 gph for fairly cheap and then maybe add a hob or fluval 205 that i have extra just to be sure

but should i start all my fish in a 30g then move them to a 50 as they mature?? instead of selling them

if thats the case can have the 30 ready veryy soon with pics

i have a dog named fish

30g long

55g -planted

125g 4ft long octagonal

55g
MALAWIS COMING SOON

10g hospital
-empty- :]
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post #12 of 18 Old 11-23-2011, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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maybe somthing like this if u have had any experience with these i would love some adivce

but i think im going to be putting the filter floss on the other side of the refridgerium idk really i just drew this up real quick with isketch with some info i learned on the internet

would love some imput thanks :]
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i have a dog named fish

30g long

55g -planted

125g 4ft long octagonal

55g
MALAWIS COMING SOON

10g hospital
-empty- :]
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post #13 of 18 Old 11-24-2011, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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this one is more like what i think i will be going with if u have any sugestions
they will be a great help
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i have a dog named fish

30g long

55g -planted

125g 4ft long octagonal

55g
MALAWIS COMING SOON

10g hospital
-empty- :]
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post #14 of 18 Old 11-26-2011, 08:35 PM
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Sorry can't help you with sump design. It is not my area of knowledge. Design looks ok but why the refugium?

"responsible fish keeper?... Didn't know there was any other kind"

I am not retarded I just can't spell
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post #15 of 18 Old 11-27-2011, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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because i saw on anorher fourm that u could have a display refugium because i only have a metal stand i didnt really want to make a cover but this guy have like a really kool looking refugium for display purposes more then filtration it looked pretty kool

Freshwater Refugium? - Tropical Fish Forums at the Age of Aquariums

but i probably wouldnt have fish in it only plants and some shrimp

it might look nice because i am using a 30g long for the sump if i decide to go with that and i wouldnt know what else to fill it with lol

i have a dog named fish

30g long

55g -planted

125g 4ft long octagonal

55g
MALAWIS COMING SOON

10g hospital
-empty- :]
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post #16 of 18 Old 11-27-2011, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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I think this looks soo much eaiser to make and idk if i would drill the 55g for this
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i have a dog named fish

30g long

55g -planted

125g 4ft long octagonal

55g
MALAWIS COMING SOON

10g hospital
-empty- :]
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post #17 of 18 Old 11-27-2011, 01:22 PM
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30g really does not leave a whole lotta room for anything in a sump. I would ditch the refugium and focus on packing it with plenty of bio media and pack the other filters with mechanical media.

"responsible fish keeper?... Didn't know there was any other kind"

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post #18 of 18 Old 11-27-2011, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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ok cuz my 30g is 36in long tought there was too much room

i have a dog named fish

30g long

55g -planted

125g 4ft long octagonal

55g
MALAWIS COMING SOON

10g hospital
-empty- :]
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