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Postby Sam » 2005-12-04 22:59

The Wier system is just a way of getting water to the sump. The second diagram could be used as the sump in the first if you understand me. The only difference is the way I've drawn them. The sump in the first has been drilled and so has the pipes coming in through the side. Understand?

I still havent decided if I'm going to have my sump drilled or not
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2005-12-05 10:07

That's what I thought. Cool - thanks guys - I now understand that too!
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-07 19:54

How much live rock do you think a 410l will need
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-07 19:58

qas nuch as you want mate :P Seriously, it is up to you because you need enough to create a visually pleasing layout..... but a rule of thumb is so it looks like it takes about 1/3 of the space.... as a minimum
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-10 14:29

Okay, who votes that not using a Wier system will be just fine? As I can get it done much cheaper and more easily if its just a plain drilled tank.
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-10 23:04

Personal preferance is just standard drilled but with a wier it helps with aeriation..... go figure :P
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-10 23:19

plain drilled it is.
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-10 23:20

Just making it easier for you ^_^
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-10 23:21

I'll get the holes drilled at different heights obviously to somehow prevent flooding.
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-10 23:22

Flooding is the last thing you want inless you want the tide to go out permanently :o
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Postby tankgirl » 2005-12-11 13:08

i was looking at sams diagram. i saw the hole in the right hand side of the tank where the pipe from the sump (i think!) goes back into the tank. does that mean if i did use my new tank as a salty i would have to get a hole drilled into the glass on the side?? :blink:
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-11 13:31

You don't HAVE to, it just makes things easier and tidier if you ARE going to use a sump. You don't have to use one, it just means you'll have your heater and skimmer in the tank, and you'll have less water, which means you have to keep less creatures.
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Postby saracen » 2005-12-11 13:47

If you are daunted by drilling one hole in the tank, check out the plumbing in this beast...

<a href='http://tropicalresources.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9387&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60' target='_blank'>KDodds 450g</a>

Page 5 is the page with all the pics of the epic plumbing....
Click for Quiz!
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-11 17:25

lol, I have seen some really amazing plumbing sine I got into Marine..... just a feat of engineering in itself :P
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-11 18:02

Christ! Thats mad!
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