Brand New 8 gallon bio cube

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  1. sfin52

    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow very cool of you.
     
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  2. Katrina71

    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I have no idea what to say!
     
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  3. saltyfilmfolks

    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor

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    I have a 3 chamber sump.
    Tunze 9004 (sock if I use it ) in the first chamber Refugium second pump third.

    Only thing I saw on the new sump is the baffles seemed odd. One over under over , one just under.

    My first is over under over then over.

    Not poly pad , filter floss.
    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/filter-sock-alternative.306561/
    I hate changing socks every week.
    Mine was in the first chamber with the skimmer.
     
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  4. Katrina71

    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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  5. Lowell Lemon

    Lowell Lemon Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Just say yes and send me your design or post it here.
     
  6. Musovski

    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    I have found that crushed coral substrate helps balance pH as it’s a natural pH raiser.

    I run a 3.5” DSB in my sump. It helps. My pH without was 7.6ish. With it, it is raised to 8.1
     
  7. Katrina71

    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I have no design. I'm just learning. I would like to use the 9004 and want a fuge. That's about all I know.
     
  8. Lowell Lemon

    Lowell Lemon Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I will go check the shop to see what acrylic I have laying around. So I could give you something that simple...but do you want some filter socks or a filter cup? What is the dimensions you want so it will fit you new stand?
     
  9. Katrina71

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    33"x33" not 100% on the height yet. Whatever fits Andrew the best. Will this fit in a standard sized tank? Sock or cup? I don't know. Never had either. Easiest?
     
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    sounds like he is offering to make the entire sump not just baffles. My suggestion would be add at lease a filter sock place and if you don't want to use it later you don't have to.
     
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    Measure the inside of your stand and figure out how much of it you want to use for your sump. You also got to be able to get it in there and get to any equipment inside the sump fairly easily.
     
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    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    That's a 20 high. 24x12x16, right?
     
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    Like @Fudsey is saying, make sure you leave room for future equipment, IE if you want to add dosing or reactors and stuff like that.
     
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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    How in the world did you know that?
     
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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    The doors are going to be standard kitchen cabinet door width. Obviously x 2 with a brace between them.
     
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    He's a mad genuis
     
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    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    I think I have seen a few tanks in my life. It's like someone who works at a dress shop and can look at a customer and say "Size 6, right?" LOL!
     
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    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Just ask @dantimdad about his sharks he use to keep.
     
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    Lowell Lemon Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Hey we can build this by committee if you like? I checked the shop and I have some 1/4" clear, white and black. I also have some 1/2" clear and blue. All acrylic is cell cast the best for aquariums and sumps (except the white). I have two CNC machines as well so I can program a few things with out a problem.

    Have Andrew weigh in on the design he might want.
     
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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I can do that. I get it.
     
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