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post #31 of 56 Old 12-13-2009, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
What do you mean by flashing? I finished the drawing just need to post them. Can I add live rock/sand without the strong lighting for corals, if there is a power head in the tank?

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post #32 of 56 Old 12-13-2009, 05:58 PM
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Your overflow will only syphon out what you pump in to the tank. If you have a 400000 GPH overflow it will still only draw into the sump what you pump back from the sump. I figure you might as well just get the biggest you can realistically fit in the tank.

What's the point of lowering the flow from your return pump? You might as well just get a pump with less output as it will probably be cheaper and there's no valve to eventually cause problems.

Will, which prefilter would you reccommend? Even the cs50 I suggested will still look bulky on a 15 gallon. Do you have experience with a smaller one that has a failsafe?

I would always suggest putting a ball valve on a return pump, along with a check valve. The ball valve can help you slow down flow for feedings and Water Changes and such.

The problem I see with going with an overflow siphon that's way too overrated is the flow being too slow. This would result in bubbles building up in the siphon and eventually causing a siphon break. Also, you want some type of turnover rate in the tank, and a 300 GPH pump would provide better than say 150.

I used a 600 GPH overflow with a 792 pump fully open for over a year. Never had a problem.



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post #33 of 56 Old 12-13-2009, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
I never changed which model I wanted, I'm with you on this (wake).

I was to lazy to get the dimensions for the over flow or return pump. The formation of rock is just an outline, I do not plan to follow that design exactly. Sorry they are lanscaped and for my hand writing, I blame the scaner for them being lanscaped. Every 2 squares is an inch in reality.

front view.
plan 1 - front view.jpg
side view.
plan 1 - side view.jpg
sump. Nothing in this drawing is in the correct dimension
5.5 gallon sump - front view.jpg

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post #34 of 56 Old 12-13-2009, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
Is this a good deal on live rock not including the sale? https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/...397&pcatid=397

What heater would i need

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post #35 of 56 Old 12-13-2009, 09:53 PM
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Do you have an LFS for Live Rock? Ordering Live Rock online will ultimately delay you adding livestock to your tank. This rock will have to cure once you receive it, and that could take an additional month or so. You are better off ordering Base Rock, and buying a small amount of Live Rock from your LFS to seed that Base Rock.

I think that your sump and tank look laid out just fine. I would personally add a bubble trap before the return pump in the sump to reduce microbubbles in the display.



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post #36 of 56 Old 12-14-2009, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
ok thank you the live rock I have a LFS I don't like it tho, but there is one 30 minutes or so away that I realy like, (premieraquatics). Would it be ok if I go with dry rock and use small live rocks to "seed" it. Then put it in the refuge or just leave it there. FYI I will be going very slow in this project.
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post #37 of 56 Old 12-14-2009, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
could I have a 10 gallon sump on a 12 gallon nano cube?

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post #38 of 56 Old 12-14-2009, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
Never mind about the post above. Could i have a 10 gallon sump for a 10 gallon tank?
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post #39 of 56 Old 12-14-2009, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
if i was going to drill my tank how big of a hole should I drill?
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post #40 of 56 Old 12-16-2009, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
What lights should I use. I want a design that i can turn the lights on and off right to left.
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