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  1. #261

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    Wow, fantastic tank! Almost as nice as when I was diving on a reef and seeing such while I was part of the 'aquarium stock' as well ... however, that time I came face to face with a really giant Moray Eel - this monster was over ten feet long (only part of his body out of the reef and his vertical size was a foot and a half! Never heard that those things could get anywhere that large!) Lucky for me, he was only begging for a handout, not looking at me as said desired morsel ... . Three other divers saw and approached as well – all confirmed its size … as did the drive master back on the boat (he already knew about it just didn't think to tell us before hand.) Still hard to believe its vast size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    Thanks guys

    glarior: I have not decided if I will use any sponges yet. I will be using filter socks on the intake to help polish the water. As long as there are no micro bubbles making it into the last compartment of the sump, I don't think I will be adding any sponges.
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  3. #263

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    I picked up the new sump today and I must say,.... "ITS FREAK'N HEAVY" !!!. I would estimate about 225 lbs. My brother-in-law and I picked it up at the store today and set it in place. I jusr finished re-do the plumbing for it tonight so I will let everything cure overnight and give it a leak test in the morning. But a few pics until then.

    Here is the sump at the store before I took it home



    Below is the first compartment of the sump. It is a two part compartment allowing for water to flow into it from the tank and then be filtered through three 4 inch filter socks



    The second compartment is for the skimmer



    The third compartment is for the live rock with macro algae and the skimmer. I may not put the lights on the skimmer for a while as my nitrates are still steady around 1 to 2 ppm

    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    And the last compartment is for the return pump water



    And a final parting pic of the sump in place

    Last edited by Cliff; 12-01-2012 at 03:29 AM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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  5. #265

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    If you're setting this up in place of the broken one, then what's filtering your tank at the moment? I wouldn't have a clue how to swap something that size out.

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    My guess would be bulkheads to shut water to and from sump then just switch it out.
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  7. #267

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    Actually, I just turned off the return pump and let the drain-back fill the old sump. I have no type of shut-off between the display tank and sump. I did save a lot of that water for reuse, but I will be adding mostly newly made saltwater. The waterlevel in the display tank went down by about 2 inches.

    With ~200 lbs of live rock providing biological filtration in the display tank, everyone in the tank will be fine.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Well I've learnt something!

    Is it possible to keep a reef tank using just rock for filtration?

  9. #269

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    It is possible. I have read about people doing that with more tolerant corals. I don’t think I would ever try that as that is beyond my comfort level. I’ve had my tanks running as long as close to two weeks without a sump, skimmer and chemical filtration with not bad side effects tho. Just my personal preference I guess.

    When I tested the new set-up a little while ago, it was like the 4th of July, except instead of fireworks going off everywhere I had water spraying everywhere. It looks like when I had changed the impeller on my return pump, I over tightened the cover for the pump and cracked the pump housing. I don’t know why I just didn’t take my own advice and get the pump with the correct impeller installed the first place.

    As I can’t find a replacement housing, I’ll have to get a new return pump tomorrow.

    But I now have the sump filled with water and have put my live rock (from the old sump) and macro algae in the sump. I have a few powerheads and a heater in there right now so I should not get any die off from the macro algae.
    Last edited by Cliff; 12-01-2012 at 11:44 PM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  10. #270

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    wow that is one impressive sump set up.

    I'm always way impressed by the plumbing hijinks people build to create their systems. Its all beyond me but I surely can appreciate the work and the system benefits.

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