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Post  Simon51 on 17th December 2015, 2:01 am

hey, I have been working away for awhile now and on my one day home I have been slowly building a new larger sump/refugum with a few sectioned off sections to hold different things. I got a 1300mm long for 400mm by 450mm tank off a mate pretty cheap and plumed it threw the wall into the under stairs area. got the acrylic from work, some uv stuff we use and silicon. My last sump was under the main tank and it was always a pain in the ass trying to get to the skimmer or even trying to fit reactors in there. So I drew up a design, played with it abit while I was away, I had an old led tank light that the blue driver died on so it only has the white and a few coloured leds over the main area and a led grow light over the other. I am pretty happy with how it has turned out all works, I did screw up in the design I should have flipped the internal walls so the sock was on the other side, as it is now I have to lift the sock over the skimmer to change it. not that big of deal in a bigger area.

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tools of the trade
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getting staretd
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wet dry section
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used these marine pure spheres, have used them before, pretty happy. this is straight from them
"A Single 1 Marine Pure ceramic sphere has 240 square feet of surface area. This means you can
fit almost 20 times the surface area in the same space verses bioballs."
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up and running. I used continuum bacteror for about a week to try lesson any shock or cycling, used sand I had in my old sump.
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next project chiller heat extraction
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Thanks Simon


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Post  Simon51 on 1st January 2016, 1:54 pm

redlines finally in, haven fun in there sectioned off area, clowns in theres behind.
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little mini maxi
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