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The 120 reef ready upgrade

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Lmmchops, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks! I had been on the fence since I got it mainly starting at the brown/orange silicone and some of the side ones were questionable. And thanks for the nudge into doing I feel a lot better now that it is done

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  2. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Umm i dont see. An issue with this but why? All 3/4in plumbing is cheaper.

    Fyi you NEED gate valves in order to do a herbie do not try ball valves
     
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  3. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ok I already knew about the gate valves and only reason I wanna do 1" is because that is the size of the bulkheads in my sump and I want to keep it looking as clean and uniform as I can

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  4. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Personally just put the 3/4in pipe through the 1in bulkhead. Imo
     
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  5. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    I don't think this would be a problem because it's before the gate valve and running as full siphon.
     
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  6. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    It shouldnt affect flow much to go up in size, but can potentially add some turbulence as it transitions to the bigger pipe, and then could splash more coming down to the end
     
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  7. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ordered the bulk of my plumbing luckily I have a Ferguson right down the street for any odds and ends I may need to finish it up

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  8. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

  9. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Got a lot done since the last post 1535628047208.jpg 1535628079262.jpg

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  10. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  11. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Looks great. Nice job on the plumbing, looks nice and clean


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  12. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Looking good!
     
  13. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Wondering if I buy a few of the 8x8x4 marinepure blocks if anybody would let me keep them in their sump until I get water in my tank which should be in the first couple weeks of October

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  14. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Put them in a tote with a power head. Then pee in it. You will have plenty of bacteria and no hitch hikers.

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  15. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    This^

    Though I prefer to seed it with dr Tim's or biospira and then "feed" the tote by adding a couple pellets each day to maintain a consistent ammonia source.

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  16. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Cool well I'll do that then thank you

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  17. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    You are welcome to put them in my sump. Or just in a bin with some live rock you have will work too. You’ll need to feed it with some nitrogen like stated above.
     
  18. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks Mike I might take you up on that I'll be in touch when I get them.

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  19. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

  20. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thank you and yeah I dont know what controller I wanna go with yet open to any suggestions and I got it from BRS

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