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    Filtration Ideas Please.

    Hey all, I am awaiting my 405 Pentair tank which should arrive in about two weeks and am starting to stress over the best way to filter it. I keep Freshwater ways in glass aquariums with a sump. This will be his forever home and free up my 210 for other animals. I wanted to go with a mech...
  2. FESHMAN

    Overflow Bulkhead Location + Support

    Hi, I'm not sure if this post belongs here or the DIY section so any mods feel free to move it if you feel that's necessary. So I got a used 555 liter tank (~150 US Gal) and I want to make a sump system for it. I already bought the bulkheads and the pump, but not the stand and the actual sump...
  3. FESHMAN

    How to measure bottom panel thickness?

    Hi, I know it's a somewhat weird question. But does anyone have a way to measure the thickness of the bottom panel of a tank? The tank has a bottom trim that is glued on so it isn't visible from the side. I can measure the side thickness and assume they're the same, but one can only be so sure...
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    What kind of filtration is right for me?

    So I'm currently working on getting a 120 gallon aquarium (48"x24"x24") set up. It has a 30 gallon (36"x12"x16") sump which is currently set up in a rather underwhelming fashion. My current plans for drainage are as follows: the system will drain via two "megaflow" style overflows tied together...
  5. TheWolfman

    Did someone say water change?

    Hey guys I figured I would share my latest addition to my setup with my fellow Cichla members. After lugging buckets and draining tank water into my kitchen sink I came up with a solution to make my life a bit easier (and the wife a bit happier). I decided to run a drain to the back of my fish...
  6. PatrickMW36

    Bulkhead suggestion

    I'm setting up a new acrylic tank that is bottom drilled. My plan is to add closed bulkheads that I will only open when I need to drain the tank. I want something good quality and that has strainers. Any suggestions on what I should get would be greatly appreciated. Also what kind of sealant...
  7. O

    Sump question - GPH

    Hi guys, I know that a one inch pipe will drain 600 gpg. So if i drill 2 one inch, that'll be 1200 GPH max? Because i bought a 220g aquarium with the plan to plumb it like this, but i want to turn the water at least 8x per hour (my pump is rated 1900 gph, will be tuned for 1760gph in this...
  8. GoldFinger

    305 Gallon Build W/ 120 Gallon Sump

    Finally made progress on my sump and tank. I will post as much information as I can in hopes it will help other newbies such as myself. Please feel free to critique as I will be filling the system soon to test everything! Tank Specs: 305 Gallons 3/4” Starphire (all walls) L 84” W 30” H 28”...
  9. Grinch

    Plumbing 101

    My most recent fish rack build made me realize how much I don’t know about plumbing. I’m sure that there are others with much more knowledge than myself on this topic, but nevertheless I decided I would share what I’ve learned in the hope it makes someone’s life easier setting up their tank...
  10. T

    bottom drain

    I am trying to retrofit a "dome" or a cover on top of an existing bottom drain. The current one as I can see at the bottom of my concrete pond is a 12" square opening with grate, which eventually connected to a 2" pipe. Pond came with the house so I don't have details on design. I am thinking...
  11. ShanerBock888

    Proper Circulation - 500 Gallon Plywood

    I just finished buying all the materials to build my 500 gallon plywood tank, and before I start construction I just wanted to get some feedback on my setup in terms of circulation. I've never had a tank this size and I can't seem to find any definitive guide to keeping water properly...
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