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Old 05-23-2017, 09:43 AM
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Hey everyone I created my account a long time ago but I think this is my first post. So I posted about this on another forum but didn't get to much help. I currently have a small bio cube that has been running for 2 years. Everything is going well in it but it's time to upgrade. So I bought a 92 corner of off Craigslist and it came with everything to run. Because I have been running a cube the last two years I have no clue how a sump works. I also don't know how the over flows work either. I have been doing a ton of reading and watching YouTube videos but sometimes it's better to get information that is specific to your setup. I think my last question is just about the holes in the side of the overflow pipe. With those holes there doesn't the make the elbow that turns back into the water useless? Wouldn't all of the water drain through those holes in the side? I also plan on getting a phosphate and carbon reactor. To add to the sump. Other than that I ordered reef saver rock from brs and my sand and I should be cycling in a few days. Thanks
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I'm not sure why they put a hole in the drain line...I've seen holes at the very top to release air (otherwise it sounds like a toilet flushing) and maybe that's why? I can only see one hole, and if so then enough water won't go down it anyway, you'll still need that elbow. Its going to depend on whether the hole is above or below the water line in the overflow chamber.

I'd make thing simpler to start with...you can skip a phosphate and carbon reactor. I've never run a carbon reactor on any of my tanks, and phosphate reactors can be tricky and cause problems (I bleached several sps colonies using one).
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Thanks. There are three holes around that pipe all appear to be factor formed. Also how do I know where to set that pipe as the height is adjustable.
 
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That's going to depend on your water flow. It will also determine how high the water line is in your overflow box. If you make it real short the water line will be lower and you'll hear the water flowing into the overflow from your tank.
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Ok so try to keep it adjusted near the top? Is it safe to test the tank with hose water tonight to make sure everything is leak free and running good. I am putting the rock and sand it tomorrow and starting my cycle.
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Test with RO water... If no leaks then add salt to get it where it needs to be, then you can add sand and rocks.
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Well it's full of water and running. Now it's time to wait....
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Good luck!
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Well after a week the silicon gave and started leaking my so it's all if food safe 55 gal barrels in my garage. Is there a way I can keep the cycling process going in the barrels. I placed the sand in the bottom then the rock just like in a tank.
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Well after a week the silicon gave and started leaking...
Bummer. a leaking glass tank is (most likely) a hamster cage.

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...Is there a way I can keep the cycling process going...
add a nutrient source for the bacteria and it'll be fine. clear ammonia works -
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Like biospria? I added three bottles when I started my tank
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Also what is a hamster cage?
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He's saying that you won't be able to use the tank to hold water anymore...so people use it for animal cages. The cycling will still tank place. You won't need ammonia...add a pinch of flake food and that'll work. You also don't need biospora...you'll have all the bacteria you need on your live rock unless it was all dry.
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Ah got it. I plan to just reseal it. I got it out of my house at it appears it's just leaking through the silicon near a corner.
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I hope this doesn't come across harshly...but resealing a tank is not a fool-proof process. It may not just be the corner either. To really get a good seal you're going to have to remove the whole seam to really ensure a good seal and you'll want it to look good as well. If you do it wrong...it may not leak right away but may burst a seam months down the road and you'll end up with 90 gallons of water on the floor.
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