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New 75 gallon build

Shaun Sullivan

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Hello I'm new to the forum and I have been building a 75 gallon SPS dominant tank. First venture outside a mixed nano. Currently the tank is cycling. So far it has a trigger saphire 26 sump, reef octopus varios 4 return, reef octopus essence s130 skimmer, tunze osmolater ato, and 2x MP40 for flow in the tank. Still need lights and calcium reactor.

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Welcome to R2R!

The pics are great and the tank and rock work are really nice looking.

I like your choices for sure.

In the picture, it looks like you may have the drain line connected to the collection going into the sump instead of a separate collection area?
 
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Welcome to R2R!

The pics are great and the tank and rock work are really nice looking.

I like your choices for sure.

In the picture, it looks like you may have the drain line connected to the collection going into the sump instead of a separate collection area?
Yes the tank drain connects into the drain section of the sump, which then flows into the filter sock.

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The tank is plumbed like this picture from marine depot

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Understood. It seems I'm not being clear on my question. I was referring to having the tube connected to the collection waste cup of the skimmer back into the sump itself instead of a waste collection bottle, bucket or another vessel to collect the waste so the skimmer collection cup does not overflow.

Hope that's clearer.
 
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I understand the drain from the tank to the filter sock, I have the emerald.

I was referring to the skimmer. :)
The skimmer is brand new and is overflowing like crazy. As soon as it breaks in the plug will be placed in the collection cup. Sorry I misunderstood your question
 

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The skimmer is brand new and is overflowing like crazy. As soon as it breaks in the plug will be placed in the collection cup. Sorry I misunderstood your question
Good idea whilst in the nitrogen process.

Sorry I wasn't clearer from the start my friend.

I love your shelf pieces btw. :)
 

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