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  1. SIMS

    SIMS

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    The tank

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    Hood Off

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    Overflow

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    Door to bottom

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    Mini Sump

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    All I could get through fit in the door

    Sump Inside

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    Any ideas guys/Gals

    Is it worth giving this tank a bash or am I just givving myself PT for nothing? Could alway's go sumpless with a hang on skimmer?
     
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  3. SIMS

    SIMS Thread Starter

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    Oh as you can see I have removed the bracing will the tank be ok without it?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I would go with some live rock, seahorses and a type of pretty seaweed, the GF should enjoy that.
     
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    SIMS Thread Starter

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    Good idea - but don't seahorses only eat live foods? Man they also don't produce alot of waste so my crap Red Sea Prizm can stop neing a duck bucket? ?
     
  6. Tom

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    Nice looking tank. What lights has it got? What about a dsb in the tank, monster skimmer in sump and lotsa nice rock. And then stock it like Dean suggested :)
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i see you managed to get a sump for it sims.you beating me to the tank.need to start working on mines.but mines doesnt have the wood work,gonna make up my own thing
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Never a wise move......:41:
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    why dont you try and incoporate the plan that im using regarding the overflow idea.was also thinking of making my return from the centre overflow.
     
  10. Dac

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    hI GOT PROBLEM WITH MY OVERFLOW

    hI EVERY BODY.

    HAVE A 4FT BOW FRONT TANK THAT HAS MARINE IN IT.

    THE TANK WAS DESIGNED FOR FRESHWATER DISCUS.


    i NEED AN OVERFLOW AND A SUMP TO BE INSTALLED, BUT i DONT KNOW HOW.


    i DO NOT WANT STRIP THE TANK AND START ALL OVER.




    PLEASE HELP;)



    Dac
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi Dac welcome to MASA, really nice to have you on board. Couple of things to remember if you new to forums - if you type in capitals it means that your shouting and when asking a question like this that is off topic it is better to start a new thread you will get a better response. Dac you can get an overflow box which has a auto start up siphon,they work very well so you dont have to have the tank drilled. The sump then just sits under the main display.
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Sims, Seahorses will be awesome. Keep the sump, even if it's just to house the heaters etc. to keep them out of view. Apparently seahorses can be weaned off live food. Speak to Calvin.

    I would siggest a PVC pipe overflow smack bang in the middle.

    Cheers
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Yes I think this is the one tank that an intank DSB won't look too shabby at all.
     
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    Bob the (reef)builder

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    These tanks are always popping or leaking it the best of times. Without the bracing you are starring disaster in the eye. Maybe even poking it in the eye.

    My feeling is that if you really want to use it, put back the bracing, see if you can organise a way to fill it less ie. lower overflow hight or something.
     
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    SIMS Thread Starter

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    Thing with the bracing is that it covers almost all of the top so no real space for lights to get through, do sea horses need strong lighting?
     
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    Sims,

    No, seahorses do not need strong lights.
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    I don't get how the overflow will work. Where does the water flow to once it flows out that gap?
     
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    :lol: I'll have to make an overflow box.... I'm gonna do some reading about sea horses but from what I remember they do not produce much waste and if that's the case surly a in tank DSB and hang on skimmer will do the trick? ?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that should work sims.
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    :lol:

    O
     
  21. Fickie

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    I would agree 100% with poking disaster in the eye!! See all those joints are the problem, I have seen 2 off these types (but FW) go south with the bracing intact! At the minimum, put the bracing back man, then consider a mitre on each joint.
    Regards,
    Rafiq
     
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