First Time Salt Water Tank.....

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  1. Xathron

    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    OK, Update.... Got in some more goodies today.
    Got the Nuvo 20 for the QT
    New Apex
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    Cory Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Article Contributor

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    That may be fine but id order tropic marine pro because triton results from various aquariums show it not to be elevated in various metals like some other salts are. So that would be my choice. Nice start!
     
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    I rate go with tropic marine, some other salts seem to have elevated metals in them. I got my first triton results back recently and I was surprised. Next time I would just go straight with tropic marine instead of the other vendors.
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Cory thanks for the information. Good to know
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Well I got the sump in today from Jeff at Lifereef and it came out great. Just another piece of the puzzle to make the great picture complete.
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    Cory Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Article Contributor

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    What a crazy sump! Cabt wait to see the skimmer in action.
     
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    I wish my life reef sump looked that good
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Cory I also can't wait to see it in action.:)
     
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    Thanks Michaust,
     
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    Can we see more of the inside and back of the sump please?
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    NEW FLASH …..:)


    Got the tank in last night.:D


    Now the fun part comes of getting it all the pieces together. o_O IMG_7884.jpg
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Here you go let me know if you need a different angle or view close up of an area IMG_7894.jpg IMG_7895.jpg IMG_7896.jpg IMG_7897.jpg IMG_7898.jpg IMG_7899.jpg
     
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    Wow! Can't wait to see it all connected and running! Jeff definitely upped his game on that sump!
     
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    Well I can say he did a great job. I really like the way it came out with the colors and all as well. Yeah I am hopping I made my last run to Home Depot (likely not)
     
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    Well guess it is time to clean up the mess. Need to take the wife out to dinner tonight.. IMG_7901.jpg
     
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    Really liking that sump. Very nice!
     
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    Xathron, I saw your sump mentioned over a Jeff's site and read your thread. It's going to be a beautiful tank and your sump if so much nicer than the one I purchased from Jeff around 15 years ago. :D Smartest thing I ever did was buy the the best product the first time around.
     
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    Snook, Thanks I am glad to hear you feel that Jeff's sumps are good. I am happy with the out come of his build. His customer service is outstanding as well. As I was doing the plumbing to the calcium reactor I broke a part ( all my fault ) sent him an email asking how much to replace the part. He was like NP its in the mail.
     
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    OK got all the plumbing done, except the calcium reactor that I am holding on the part I broke. Look and let me know if it looks like I did something wrong. Since this is the first time I gave it my best guess. ( little help form the internet) ok lot of help IMG_7904.JPG IMG_7905.JPG IMG_7907.JPG IMG_7908.JPG IMG_7909.JPG
     
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    OK question I got the live sand in. How long can it go in the tank before the water is added ?
     

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