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Old 12-10-2009, 06:28 PM   #11
 
ok thanks.

I have dicided to go with a 4" sand bed. As for the sump... So about the stocking... The reason I'm goin with neon gobieis that in the wild they are known to clean fish of ich or perrisights so it should clean it right.

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Old 12-10-2009, 06:37 PM   #12
 
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:35 AM   #13
 
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I have read in the Encyclopedia of Aquarium Fish by Dick Mills, that for a salt water tank that every 50 sq. inches of waters serfice you can add 1 inch of fish. So by my calculations a ten gallon tank has around 200 sq. inches of waters surfice ( 20" * 10") that my tank could hold 2 neon gobs not including the sump is this true? Please vioce opinions . drawings are about done.

i can tell you that the 1 inch of fish rule IMO is garbage. fish have different requirements for swimming space/ territory space, have different bio loads, compatibility issues, and so forth. a sump adds to the amount of total water volume your tank has, making changes less dramatic then they would be in a smaller tank but does NOT add to the total space a fish has to swim/claim as territory and so forth. you also have to consider the rock and the 4'' of sand displacing a good amount of water too.

if your buying this fish just for cleaning parasites your prob. better off going with a skunk cleaner shrimp. regardless properly using a QT before adding fish, healthy feeding patterns with a mixture of quality foods, a proper set up with maintnance schedule and your fish most likely should never experience ich.

to learn how to drill a sump, go on www.youtube.com and type "drilling saltwater tank" or something similiar and many instructional videos will come up. i personally use www.glass-holes.com for my tanks and have no complaints. they sell kits that come with drill bits and all and the overflow box is more then half the size of standard reef ready tank overflows. as long as you drill the tank properly, taking your time and the glass isnt tempered there shouldnt be a worry of the glass cracking. as far as i know they dont make a 10 gallon tank with tempered glass, except maybe the bottom. you may want to research into that alittle farther prior doing anything.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:45 PM   #14
 
ok so is there any other way to have a sump but not drill holes like on the u bend suction one that would work and could easly be stop in case of a power outedge and on the neon goby they are cool and the in gallon rule was more on the oxygen levels but thats i will ony get 1 if any
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:39 PM   #15
 
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ok so is there any other way to have a sump but not drill holes like on the u bend suction one that would work and could easly be stop in case of a power outedge and on the neon goby they are cool and the in gallon rule was more on the oxygen levels but thats i will ony get 1 if any
A lot is to be said for periods and proper grammar. I think that you are asking if there is an overflow box that will stop in a power outage.

Since these are gravity fed systems, a power outage will stop pumping water back into the display tank. You will need a siphon break or check valve to stop the pump from becoming a siphon and sucking water from the display back into the sump.

This is the basic principle: Water is pumped into the Display from the sump via a water pump. Water then rises to a level that it spills into an overflow box. Water then is siphoned over the wall of the tank and is gravity fed back into the sump. If the power goes out, the pump stops and water can no longer spill into the overflow box. (Click here) That is a link for a Continuous Overflow by CPR products. In the event of a power-outage, the air lifter pump will automatically start the siphon back up. I used this on my 46 gallon bow and tested it every time I changed the water. It worked beautifully. This is the way to have a sump, not drill holes, and not worry about power outages.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:52 PM   #16
 
Ok thanks That is what i want. Umm... what size do I need? Does it draw water out of the main tank, or from the over flow.

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Old 12-11-2009, 04:37 PM   #17
 
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That CS50 (300 GPH) should be fine. Make sure you get a pump that is close to, but over 300 GPH. Maybe look here; the Eheim 1250 Hobby Pump should work just fine for you.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:23 PM   #18
 
The 320 gph pump or the 160?
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:28 PM   #19
 
i think i will want like 3 sexy shrimp in stead of a neon goby. Can this be done? If not what can i do?
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The 320 gph pump or the 160?
The 320 GPH will match the CS50 Overflow.
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