New tank

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  1. WAYNE1

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    hi all

    i have finally managed to get pics of my setup, so any advice is welcome.
    i am not to sure about my sumps setup at the moment.

    1.first pic is the top up tank and the sumps fourth chamber(return)
    2.second and third pic is of the 1st, 2nd and third chambers in the sump.
    3.fourth pic is the overall.
    i have removed the bio balls but i just dont have a dsb.
    which chamber would i setup the dsb in my sump and what lighting should i put over the sump(space limited in working erea)


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    WAYNE1

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    first three chambers
     
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    was not to sure how to load pics below each other
     
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    Hi Wayne - what's the purpose of the floating bio-balls in the chamber where the skimmer is located?

    Do you clean/remove the filter-floss often?

    The sump looks good so far!
     
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    the filter floss i remove every second week.
    the bio balls i have removed from the sump but i would just like to know where i need to place the dsb
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    sorry cant see the rest of the pics??
     
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    hey trad, just learning how to upload pics. so just try scrolling to the right, you will see the rest.
    not sure why it uploaded my images like that
     
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    Wayne - your tank is starting to look GOOD man!
     
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    thanks alot jacquesb.
    i started about seven months ago and only managed to buy fish about a week ago, pretty rewarded:)
     
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    Cool for having SUCH patience, man! Brilliant!
     
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    Hi Wayne, I'm not sure if I am seeing your sump correctly but here's how I would set it up, in the 1st chamber will be your skimmer, 2nd will be floss and/or some live rock, 3rd will be DSB and 4th will be return pump.
     
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    hey dude, one question...why do you have euro braching on the sump?
     
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    awsome man.you can remove the bracing from the sump as your baffles are supporting the glass well
     
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    What are the blue things ? What do you use them for ?

    Has this tank been going since 2001 ? :whistling:
     
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    lloks like bio balls warr
     
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    hi
    thanks viper i have managed to rearrange my sump and have got it setup as you have suggested.
    that sump i bought as is from sam's "where everyday is fun and games" :)
    haha no warr i removed those bio balls a while ago, as for the date on the pics thats just cause its an old camera it seems to keep resetting to that date:lol:
     
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    Good stuff, now that you are setup nicely you need to try and get some more live rock in your display tank. What is the size of your tank?
     

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