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    120RR finally in the basement

    Discussion in 'Setup and Filtration' started by MonsterMinis, Mar 28, 2012.

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      After much negotiations with my husband we finally decided on and bought a tank, now for the set up process! We ended up w/ a 120RR aqueon ... Holy cow are those things heavy! I've maintained quite a few RR setups but have never actually assembled one, this should be an adventure. I plan on utilizing a 40b for a sump, but I'm not sure what I'll need for a pump or hardware. I looked at the kits but wasn't satisfied with the way they are built. The tank has 2 overflows with a 1.5" & 3/4". Iir hole in each. I want to utilize all the holes.

      1. Should I use 1 pump and split the return or 2 separate? I'm leaning towards 2, incase 1 pump goes on me. And eventually once our stock outgrow the tank my husband gets it for SW... So I can run a skimmer or uv off one? Or is splitting 1 the better route?

      2. I plan on doing a very basic wet/dry bio/ mech set up. What's your stands on bio balls/scrubbies/biomedias? ATM I'm in love with my bio wheels, even looked into the tide pool sumps.

      Thanks for any imput or suggestions! Pics of set ups would also be welcome!
       
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      Drilled on the bottom? Sounds like a herbie config.

      That tank was probably setup like this:

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      You will need to buy a return pump (I recommend a Danner Mag 9.5 or 12 for that tank and your 1.5" drain), and run that into a 3/4" pvc pipe config going back to the tank somewhere. Most people attach it to a spray bar or something . The return pump will take the water from the sump and send it back into your display tank etc.

      skimmer/uv/reactors are all setup in the sump, your husband can do all that later when he switches to salt. since that is where its at! :D

      freshwater, fish only, i would add a few baffles to that 40b sump and fill the middle section with bio balls. cheap and easy :D

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      snapped a few pics.. and the bottom picture is essentially how I intend to set-up the sump.... can the danners me split w/out damageing the pump? I'm assueming I can just T joint the return pipes?

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      That is a fantastic tank. Congrats!! :) I love the dual overflows!!
       
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      Thanks! hopefully when alll is said and done on this no matter what the stock my filtration will be able to handle it.. i don't see my water changes changeing to keep up with the nitrates... but i'll be happy knowing i have plenty of bio-space available. should buy my cuban gar another year or 2.
       
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      Ok, so both returns have 2 holes. VERY nice.

      You have a lot of fun options then :D

      Perhaps something like this:

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      Ignore the sump pic, thats for a salt reef tank. :D
       

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