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    water?

    Where did you get your water to fill your tank?
    I have the same problem and was at the LFS and he showed me his tanks on one side of the store that have the same problem as he used tap water to...
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    Put a 19 watt in the light and will see what...

    Put a 19 watt in the light and will see what happens.
    It was working good but I suspect the problem has to do with my RO system. Just checked it and my last filter change was March 2011!
    Been also...
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    I was looking for my post and it was moved. The...

    I was looking for my post and it was moved. The only way I found it was looking at my attachments, found the picture and clicked on the link. :(
    fyi I had several problems posting, I was logged in...
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    Help with horzontal screen

    SantaMonica I need your help.
    I have a 55 gallon with 20 gallon sump.
    My horizontal screen size is 10" X 10"
    I clean 1/2 screen a week
    I use soft white compact fluorescent 40 watt equivalent, 9...
  5. Thread: 55 GAL NEW TANK

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    Re: 55 GAL NEW TANK

    I went with thw CS-90 and Mag 9.5 with the overflow drain into the 20 gal sump which is divided into 3 compartments. 1st one has the skimmer, 2nd one horiz scrubber, bubble trap then 3rd return pump....
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    Re: new tank coming alive

    Yes there is, I also drilled 2, 1/8" holes in the 3/4 tank feed just below the water line from the pump to stop the siphon back into the sump with the power off. :-)
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    Re: new tank coming alive

    55gal display, 20 gal sump. The big 1" on rt is the drain from the 600 gph overflow box. On the left is the Mag pump 9.5 with 3/4" return. The second pipe next to it is a "T" with a ball valve off...
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    new tank coming alive

    It took me two sump builds to get it right. I went horizontal as you can tell, about 120 sq in.
    I found the fixture at Home Depot. They seem to have alot of damaged ones. Got it for $6 and...
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    Another what the heck is it?

    http://home.comcast.net/~azadoption/photo.jpg
    See the yellow ??????
    Any idea"s? :ugeek:

    Sponges!
  10. Thread: Sump tank design

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    Sump tank design

    Rome is finally coming together. My stand is Almost done for the 55 gal tank.
    I bought the mag pump 950 gph & the CPR 600 gph overflow.
    I have a 20 gal long glass tank for the sump.
    Does anyone...
  11. Thread: 55 GAL NEW TANK

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    Re: 55 GAL NEW TANK

    I am looking at a CPR CS50 300 gph overflow box and a Mag Flow pump PM7 with 8 ft head @300 gph
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    CPR CS90 600 gph overflow box and a Mag Flow pump PM 9.5 with 8 ft head @ 600 gph

    Which would...
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    Re: Anyone know what these are?

    Talked to my LFS and he said the tubes are a Feather dusters and the curly white's are how they start being produced by the algae scrubber. Guess when I build rome I need to get a fish that will eat...
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    Anyone know what these are?

    The picture of the back of the tank has small white calcium like structures that are wound like a snal. They are about the size of the head of a pin. I have seen several of these on the tank glass...
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    Re: 55 GAL NEW TANK

    Well I am starting to build Rome :D
    Any reccomendations would be greatly appreciated.
    We were in SanDiego last weekend and I picked up some fresh live sand, 5 gallon bucket full. Its now in my...
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    55 GAL NEW TANK

    I am enjoying the diy algae scrubber on my 12 gal nano.
    I bought a GLASS 55 gal and a 20 gal for a new set up from Petco when the had the $1.00 gal sale.
    Since I have never set up saltwater system...
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    Re: Scrubber on my nano

    Wow, :o I have read the rocks will absorb the phosphate but you gave a great example on the process. I did notice the algae on the rock isn't as "green" as it use to be. Thanks for taking the time...
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    Scrubber on my nano

    I have this scrubber running on the nano and it seems to be building algae just fine, washing one side once a week and I have twice the recommended screen size. Lights are CFL 100w replacement actual...
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    Re: Need suggestions with my system

    Yes I have live rock & sand. I'll remove everythjng in the sump except for the pump. :-)
    thanks for your quick reply!
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    Need suggestions with my system

    I have a problem and could use some advice. My 12 gallon nano with a home made scrubber was looking pretty bad today. The scrubber is starting to look good. Its about 3 weeks old. I have cleaned 1/2...
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    Re: I Need Scrubber Help

    Thanks for the reply, I actually did that this morning. :)
    Does everything else seem correct?
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    I Need Scrubber Help

    I am trying a experiment with my 12 Gal Nano Cube. I started getting green hair algae on the live rock so I built this to try. Screen size is 5 3/4" X 4 3/4". I roughed up the screen good, water flow...
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    12 gallon nano cube

    Hi everybody I am interested in building a scrubber for my saltwater nano cube.
    I am limited due to the top design.
    Has anyone built on for this style tank?
    If so can you post some pictures?
    I am...
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