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Old 03/24/2013, 07:30 PM   #51
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Picking up a reefflo barracuda Friday from a local guy here for my return pump. Thinking about a blowhole for my skimmer pump
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Old 03/25/2013, 11:43 AM   #52
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Just got my base rock from reefrock today!! Looks good. Will drop it in stock tank to start the cycle after I move it to its final location.



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Old 03/26/2013, 10:44 AM   #53
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Light came on in my stock tank and I caught my green coris wrasse sleeping in his sand bed. Not the greatest picture but I always wondered what he looked like down there
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Old 03/28/2013, 07:55 AM   #54
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that's cool! I've never seen that before... Can you tell if he has a slime coat around him?


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Old 03/28/2013, 08:32 AM   #55
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I can't really tell. I was so excited to get a picture and not wake him I didn't look. But now that he is I the stock tank w only 1 place to sleep I will check. When he was in my tank he slept in the back.
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Old 03/29/2013, 09:45 PM   #56
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So I took my daughter and nephew(spring break) to Newport aquarium in Cincinnati Ohio today and snapped a few cool pictures.....








Petting some sharks!!

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Old 03/29/2013, 09:47 PM   #57
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Snapping turtle.....
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Old 03/29/2013, 09:54 PM   #58
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Penguins!!

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Old 03/30/2013, 02:02 AM   #59
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Awesome father/daughter time. Time well spent.


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Old 03/30/2013, 08:05 AM   #60
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The best time in the world Wayne. She's 8 years old and I love it!!!

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Old 03/31/2013, 10:31 AM   #61
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Happy Easter everyone!
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Old 03/31/2013, 08:15 PM   #62
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Picked up that barracuda pump, man that thing is huge!! Wondering if its too much for my tank with only 4-5ft of head loss. Reply bing my stock tank Monday/Tuesday to get it back up w water in it for my fish.
Dropped a few shrimp in pantyhose in my trash cans to cycle the rock.
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Old 04/02/2013, 10:27 PM   #63
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Just drilled a new hole in the stock tank for the pump. Anyone out there have a barracuda pump, how loud are they? A guy local to me has a goby gold he'd trade with me.



This picture is an outlet that I will use to perform water changes. I live in a flat apartment so to make my life easier I drilled that hole, put a ball valve on it with a nipple. I will connect a hose to that nipple, open the valve and voila water change to a desired level then I can pump my 22 gallon brute of saltwater right back in. Nice an simple. Much easier than my previous method
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Old 04/05/2013, 09:40 PM   #64
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Question, the overflow box is going to be internal, how many drains. I was thinking 3 1.5 inch drains and 1 1.5 return then plumb it into 2 returns. Ne on each side of the overflow box. Or would 2 return holes be better.
I'd draw it up to show everyone but I have no clue on google sketch up or anything like that. So anyone care to explain that to me it'd be cool as well!
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Old 04/08/2013, 11:04 AM   #65
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Ok, still debating on the barracuda or the goby gold.....and to add confusion I'm not thinking of an aluminum stand instead of wood. Not sure how I'd skin it or if I want to get that route but I'm thinking about it.
Anyone out here have experience with the aluminum stands?
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Old 04/08/2013, 11:19 AM   #66
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I've seen metal stands and they used magnets to skin it. That wouldn't work with aluminum though...


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Old 04/08/2013, 03:12 PM   #67
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Corey, I run 4 1" drains on my 120. Two are full siphons, one is a backup and the last is an additional backup. Completely silent and micro bubble free!


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Old 04/09/2013, 01:57 AM   #68
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Jason wha size pump do you have as a return? I forget....George thinks 1 inch drains too I was only saying 1.5 since its what I had on my last tank


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Old 04/09/2013, 10:32 AM   #69
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Jason wha size pump do you have as a return? I forget....George thinks 1 inch drains too I was only saying 1.5 since its what I had on my last tank


......I'll be needing some frags from ya soon buddy!
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I have a Dart pump feeding my display, frag tank, media reactor, and calcium reactor. I'd guess 2/3 of the flow from the Dart go to my display. I had to drill holes under every other slot in my overflow to be able to handle the flow. The 2 1" full siphon drains can easily handle all I can throw at it. My limitation on increased flow is the teeth in the overflow box and not the drains.


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Old 04/09/2013, 03:27 PM   #70
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ok, i have a barracuda but am thinking of changing it out for a goby gold. will probably feed my reactor with it too. what pump do you use for your skimmer?
i might swing by and check out your system for some plumbing ideas. everytime i have been there i cant stop looking at your tank. but getting ready to start plumbing the pump and want some ideas. tank and skimmer still a few weeks out..
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Old 04/09/2013, 03:36 PM   #71
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I run my GEO beckett off a Panworld 150PS.

Sure, come on by and take a look. I'll keep the lights off on my display so you don't get distracted!


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Old 04/09/2013, 09:54 PM   #72
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I will. I'll pm ya!

I think I will go with wood for my stand after all. Just a little easier to figure out and 1/2 the price or so...
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Old 04/10/2013, 12:03 AM   #73
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I have a barracuda gold. They are relatively quiet for their size and power. My setup has the pump in my basement so the noise doesn't bother me but if it was under my stand would immediately get a new pump it is still very loud. I can't think of a reason one would need to run such a large pump though unless they had a basement build and have all that head pressure. One thing to note is that they run very cool and are also the most energy efficient for their size / rating. How any GPH are you targeting and how much head pressure will you have?


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Old 04/10/2013, 08:36 PM   #74
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Only about 5ft of head. I got the pump from a guy local breaking his tank down. I can feed my reactors off it but I could do that with the goby pump too. They pump will be right in my living room as will these noisy vortechs . I do like their energy use for water moved
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Old 04/10/2013, 09:38 PM   #75
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Did you consider a speed wave 10000 they don't come more energy efficient or controllable then that! I have one and it's awesome. heck it out I highly recommend the pump.


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