I used Aquarium silicone and, for the time being, it seems to be holding just fine. I will be testing the contraption a little later and will post on how well the silicone holds up. And No, i did not recieve a PM from you, could you try to resend it?trreherd said:wow that is a nasty sump. Your an exelent handy man. actualy i have been having bubbles problems in my new tank so i thinki will turn my sump into somethink like that. How did you attach the glass to the tank? I heard silicon doesent stick?
did you get my pm?
Actually Mike, there is 4 inches the between the top of the baffles and the top of the aquarium (20 gallon aquarium). Based on the footprints of both aquariums, that should allow 1 1/2" of aquarium drainage plus the contents of both the inlet and oulet pipes. As long as the overflow box and an "anti syphon" hole in the oulet pipe are above that 1 1/2" line, there should be no issue with sump overflow. But yes, as Mikey has indicated. There will be a battery backup dedicated to the return pump and overflow pump (if i have one). So you can send your $1 to S.K.Austin c/o Glenville Police Dept, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville NY 12302caferacermike said:Big Steve I like your crafty sump. Only 1 quick question before disaster. Your water line will be about 2" from the top. Have you thought about insurance area if the power ever fails? I'm betting $1 tonight that in the event of a power failure your sump will quickly overflow. I don't mean to play devil's advocate but I would really hate to see the post about flooding your carpet and know I never said anything.
What happened with yours?trreherd said:best of luck to you, im sure it wont be a failer like mine.
trreherd said:wow your setup is so sweet. May i ask why you dont have the awsome canopy you built on the tank in that picture? So Did all thos baffles take care of the bubbles?
Country Living is a hardware store over in Mechanicville. They have a large pet section, and even sell aquariums, fish, and supplies. It's a family owned business, and one of the owners, Ryan, is a reefer and a member of CDMAS (Saltcreep). He has a few tanks of corals and live rock at the store, and his prices are way below the other LFS in the area. I picked up that finger leather for $5. If you ever need to look for somewhere to go for a nice little trip, take a ride out there.trreherd said:Oh wow are you getting your corals at eddies? Or country living? What is country living?lol i always hear you guys talking about it. Sweet ricordas* or however its spelt.
The Favia Brain, Purple Rimmed Plate, and Candy Coral are the only LPS I have. I have no SPS other than the Lesser Starlet Coral which came as a hitchiker on a piece of rock, and the 6 heads of Carribean Cup Coral, which also came as a hitchhiker.caferacermike said:Coming along nicely. Now is the time though to decide what you expect from the reef itself. I wouldn't recommend any more SPS for the tank due to the large quantities of leathers and soft corals. They exude a chemical that drifts through the water and will kill SPS.
I wish Mush, No the only thing I got on the Live rock were the Lesser Starlet Colony and the Carribean Cup Coralmusho3210 said:wow, are those corals from the live rock?? If they are you got a pretty good deal
Sorry Trev, You must have posted last night while I was posting. I never even saw your post. You should have no problem with any softies, most LPS, and even a few SPS, in your 20 gallon tank (though I wouldnt go messing with SPS as a newbie). The 24" coralife deluxe aqualight ( $124.00 at www.hellolights.com ) will actually provide a higher wpg than the 48" model does in my tank.trreherd said:Hey steve how do you think those corals are gunna do in the long run? Do you think they willl have contunued good health under that pc lighting? beacause if you can keep something than i can, becuase i have the exact same lighting as you(the 24 inch model) Rite now you have all the coral i will want(brain,polyp)