72g Move

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  1. MadReefer

    MadReefer Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Does anyone have suggestion on how I should place the baffles in my sump? Hoping to glue them in tonight.
    Do I need a section for a fuge?
    How much room needed for an algae scrubber?
    Etc.

    Much appreciated.
     
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    trio91 Director at Large Board of Directors NJRC Member

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    are you getting an in-line scrubber? may wanna consider getting one of these Welcome to Santa Monica Filtration - www.Santa-Monica.cc as as a space saver and they can be added after in case you don't wanna plumb one. In your case maybe a HOG unit. Here's a pic from the net. you won't need a fuge if you are going with an algae scrubber
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    here's another from the net....minus the eggrate (unless you wanna add it)
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    MadReefer Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    I can add egg crate not an issue. I assume the left is flow from DT, middle is for the skimmer, egg crate and screen is the algae scrubber and right side is the return.
    Does that sound correct?
     
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    MadReefer Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    So the last one on the right is the scrubber. I always thought you need to have a pump pushing water over it. In this it looks like the screen would just start to grow algae with low flow. Correct?
     
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    left-overflow area from tank, middle- skimmer,heater, algae scrubber etc, right- return pump , maybe your ato
     
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    yes, so the screen on algae scrubbers grow the algae...with the usage of a Red LED. here's a thread where some of us posted our ugly pix Algae scrubber
     
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    from there, you harvest by scraping it out, and repeat the process
     
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    Top and bottom of stand assembled.
     

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    Almost complete but I would need to place sump in stand before finishing. Or if there is another option please let me know.

    Also, suggestions on how to cut top for dorso appreciated.
     

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    The assembly was fairly easy but I did get 3 broken parts.

    1) The metal catch plate for magnetic lock was bent. Fixed with vice grips.
    2) The locking nut was also bent. My neighbor had a vice we could use to straighten it.
    3) The magnetic lock came broken in several pieces. Using Gorilla glue to see if it can be fixed.
     
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    Sump baffles up and drying.
     

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    Cut for dorso overflow done. Looks like I will just ckear it. Had to be careful not to cut out holes to secure bank panel. Will be hauling stand, tank & sump to new place this week so I can start plumbing on the weekend.
     

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    Looks good Mark.
     
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    Brought tank, stand and sump to new place. Guess what. Some how the sump cracked on bottom and long side. Will have to rip it a part to get baffles. Will pickup another 20g this weekend and try again.
     
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    I can't catch a break. Bought a dremel and trimmec baffles so they aren't as snug. While cleaning the dust off one it fell and the lrg broke. This is the baffle with the w inch gap on bottom so not a big deal. Gluec it back and added a piece of acrylic for support.

    Then the wife tells me she wants to paint the room before setting up tank. Supposed to be out by month end. Ugh
     
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    Second sump complete. Will bring it down to new place this weekend and setup stand, sump, and tank. Will also be painting wall behind and on side of tank. Then ready for plumbing. fingers cros:positive:sed.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing this tank get wet!
     
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    Sump in place and stand assembled.

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