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  1. moe101

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    newbie and advice needed on overflow as well as sump set up

    hey every one
    my names Muhammed.got crazy about marine in the past month...been visiting pet stores and reading on the net .
    i stumbled on this site and i must say wow.its 1 amazing site .very educational.
    and seems like a whole underwater eco family going on in here :) .

    i know nothing about marine .but learning quite fast ...i have been running through a few post .and the forums is realy helping out.
    and for all the guys who help out or reply to peoples problems and questions,i would say thanks a mill! on behalf of everyone .

    i just got my 1st tank .its 10mm glass, 1.2 x5x5, sump 1mx4x4 ,t-2 skimmer,2 by jvp-201 Twin Sunsun (6,000lph) wave makers , 1 AP3500 return pump , 3 by 2x54 watts ballasters, 4 by reeftek T-5 and 2 by power chrome pure actinic T-5

    i hope this to be my new and 1st hobby eva ..so hoorey to me :)
    i ended up buying someones tank with sump etc ..

    but some help and advice needed .
    the tank has a direct overflow (hole on top left corner of display tank with plumbing fitting direct on to the whole and running at the back of tank and into the sump) ...is such a overflow okay or should i modify the overflow ? and which overflow would be the best

    my sump is 1m long with only 3 equaly division..is this okay ? or should i modify to a sump that would be better,and if so what do yous recomend ?

    any contact details for who does wooden cabinets,canopies and also fits lighting on the canopy for tanks ?
    (around the east rand area preferibly.and must be someone whos good at building tanks)


    thanks
    Moe101
     
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    459b are you speed reading again? :whistling:

    Oh and ..... WELCOME!!!! Be warned this place is addictive :)
     
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    Welcome dude! Post pics on what you have so far, and tell us what you plan to stock. Read read and read some more :) . Check out guys set ups then you will have an idea of the filtration and livestock
     
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    Welcome to MASA, great that you joined us. Some awesome info for you in my signature on starting a marine tank - well worth the read, enjoy ;)
     
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  14. moe101

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    about to start 1 up..
    just bought someones tank with sump etc ..

    but some advice and help needed .
    the tank has a direct overflow (hole on top left corner of display tank with plumbing fitting direct on to the whole and running at the back of tank and and into the sump) ...is such a overflow okay or should i modify the overflow ? and to which overflow would be the best

    my sump is 1m long with only 3 equaly division..is this okay ? or should i modify to a sump that would be better,and if so what do yous recomend ?

    any contact details for who does wooden cabinets,canopies and also fits lighting on the canopy for tanks ?
    (around the east rand area preferibly.and must be someone whos good at building tanks)
     
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  15. moe101

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    ahh! i already feel like family :) .
    thanks for the house warming guys.
    will start to post some pics soon.

    please read my reply to 459b , #13.
    and feel free to advice
     
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    welcome. kwaai avatar
     
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  20. moe101

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    thx for the replies..
    its a real mission posting pics in here ..but i got something going :).
    excuse the pics guys.they taken from my BB .
    and excuse the english )))
    ya! so thats what im starting with .

    thinking of my sump going the normal KISS route (keep it simple stupid) .

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    if i was to invest in 1 extra cost or add on to the sump..what would you guys recomend? ( phosphate reactor or a nitrate reactor or a bio pallet rector ,or a place for bio balls or ceramic rings or what about a section for the growing of elgea or ? )
     
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    would this overflow work? or should i modify to a corner overflow with plumping from under DT direct into sump . i do also wish to build a wooden cabinet and canopy .
     
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