Started filling!

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  1. gaboon

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    Heya all

    Started filling the tank yesterday! I've got 43kg's of mixed LR thats just about ready to go in (probably gonna have some left over).

    I've got 2 Seio powerheads, want to position one near the return to force fresh water away from the overflow. I will be adding a 45 degree elbow on the return to direct water into the powerhead's flow. The other powerhead will go bottom right at the back to direct flow through the LR which will be stacked up against the overflow box.

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    Should this be adequate?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Looks good, try to position your powerheads when you have all the rock in the tank in such a manner that you will have no dead spots with no flow in the tank.
     
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    Cool, I might get 1 more powerhead. Whats the difference between a powerhead and a wavemaker? Also, what is a controller for?
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Tradional/older powerheads have a very narrow directional stream whereas the new Seios and Boyu have a much wider flow, that is as high, if not higher in volume but a lot gentler.

    Resun makes a wavemaker with controller. Seio and Boyu have separate controllers that increase and decrease flow gradually to give a random/wave like flow
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    good to see things taking shape Gaboon!
    try and leave a bit of space between your LR and overflow aswell as the back and side glass,this will allow better water circulation,with less dead spots ;)
     
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    Woops, just got your post Makaeel:(. Put the LR in already. Could this a problem?

    I quite like the look of it, maybe I could put a small powerhead there. What you think?

    A bit murky, needs to settle

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    How accurate are the salinity thermometers?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no just redo your aquascping at any time
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    not 100%.invest in a good refractrometer. contact Eco aqautics
     
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    gaboon Thread Starter

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    I lied, not very happy with the aquascaping. Need much smaller pieces of LR:(. Any other suggestions
     
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    You could break the bigger pieces into smaller bits.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    break the LR.hammer and chissel
     
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    sorry Dean,posted at the same time
     
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    Might try that, thanks
     
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    You can build some rather nice "cave" sort of structures with bigger bits of L/R so don't get that lump hammer out too quick - have a good play with the rock you have, before you beat it to death.
     
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    There a few mini caves in there which I like. Thought about the hammer but worried the pieces would look like a reef hit with dynamite. Water has settled now so gonna post in Members Setups section:)
     
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    nah,it will be fine hitting it with a hammer and chissel
     
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    Good stuff, get more piccies:thumbup:
     
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    I'm with Wee-man, keep the rocks big & make caves. Looking good any sump pics? :)
     
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    See what i mean:razz: :razz: :razz:

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