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Small breeder setup the build
Old 07-25-2011, 02:22 PM   #21
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Well its been interesting, I'm pretty much done with the build with the addition of my 20 gallon sump and the 30 gallon tank, I've been running the whole setup for the past 2 days getting water levels right and final check for leaks. The auto top off is ready and working but the only part I haven't finished from my original plan was the slow drip water removal, I have a bit more pondering on that before I try and do it.

I'm not going to try and figure how much I spent since my plans kept changing as I found acrylic tanks for good deals. All in all I'm happy with the result and it was a fun project to work on an hour or two here and there and hope to repeat the project someday when I get a garage to put them in.

The only thing I would change doing the whole thing would be to do 90% of the pumping in pvc instead of vinyl tubing, I would only do the tubing on the last foot of the connections so I could have some movement with everything.

Now to add fish.....
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:30 PM   #22
 
ohhhhhhhh me likey.... lots....
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:27 PM   #23
 
very nice
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:02 PM   #24
 
i actually keep looking at this and i like it more and more... ughhh so many projects and no time to do them all and now i want to try doing this one too...

really like this, let us know how it all runs and what it cost you.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #25
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Need some opinions, my freshwater supply started leaking, so I resealed it with ge silicone II as its all I had on hand just to see if I could get it to reseal, you guys think its worth the risk since its such a small area the water will be touching (only used it on the outside of the fitting but because of the leak I know some water will touch it) or you think I should go back and get the silicone I?
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #26
 
well if it's aquarium safe I would think your'e fine
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:17 PM   #27
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I've never heard from anyone that II is safe, only that I is.....
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:58 PM   #28
 
I thought the GEII has antimold/mildew properties? If that is the case, then it should not be used. I would trade it back for the GEI since that one has been proven to work and its not worthwhile to risk the entire system with GEII.


@Christople: Neither GE1 or GE2 say its aquarium safe, both say that its not for aquariums, but in reality its just a disclaimer because that wasnt the purpose of the product.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:34 PM   #29
 
okay, well never actually used aquarium silicone/silicone
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:44 PM   #30
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Never mind, I picked at it a little and realized it wouldn't hold against the plastic anyways, I guess I will drill another container and make a makeshift bulk head.
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