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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by frazzle121180, May 4, 2014.

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    [MENTION=22760]RBJ2206[/MENTION] any chance you could send me a pic of it mate and how you've done the pipework, I'm really struggling to see how I can get this to work without pipework protruding above the level of my tank
     
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    I'm at work at the mo. Will sort one out as soon as I can. With the wier that high I can't see how you will get return pipe back without it being higher than brace bars. It also means that your DT water level will be right up to brace bars as well.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Mine is same layout as this but all glass. I have a half moon cut into glass so the return can get back into the tank.
     
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    Brill mate thanks
     
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    Well they got back to me with this

    Hi

    The weir should be 1" under the bracing, this is standard height to allow for a wier comb to be added and should allow enough room for a pipe to come under the shelves.
     
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    Doesn't leave much room for error!
     
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    So does it still need drilling?
     
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    no mate they kept the original 3 drill holes that were in the base of the tank

    To be fair to them, considering the state the tank was they ahve made a damn good job of it, just this Weir has stumped me
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Here's photos of mine.

    Only an inch from braces but with cut out for return
    Hope this helps.
     
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    If the weir wasn't made of glass I'd make a cut out myself no probs. Its gonna have to be a sit down and work it out number this, nine of my usual hashy bashy learn as you go this time. Thanks for pics mate, appreciated
     
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    Only way I can see you can do it is either 3/4 return pipe or return out the front?
     
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    I'm thinking ill have to run a pipe over the top of the weir and out the front mate
     
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    So, been thinking about this tank and fish, I'd love a puffer and maybe a trigger and a foxface, but they munch corals......is it worth going FOWLR and look into this fake corals you get online.
     
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    its a hard decision, if you look on YouTube there are loads of coral fish tanks with all sorts of fish you would worry about, this time I'm taking a calculated risk with a wrasse and two dwarf angels and I got my Foxface today .
     
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    Hmm I've always read you don't put a foxface in with corals but like you, I've seen tons online with corals and the foxface doesn't even look twice at them. Tell you want tho, ill be looking to avoid easily stressed fish as my QT tank is gone just now so no regime in place for the new tank.
     
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    Yep no tangs in this tank.
     
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    So now that I have a week off work my arse is making buttons to get moving on the new tank. First things first tho, I need to sell the old tank.
    All I have in it now is a single clown corals and live rock, what's the risks of moving this little lot into a river reef 94? Obviously not all love rock will fit but will there be any issues moving the substrate across? I have a bucket of black substrate from a previous freshwater tank, am I better to clean it off and use it rather than moving the substrate in existing tank as I've heard this can cause all sorts of issues
     
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    Go glass bottom if it's only temporary mate.
     
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    It likely won't be mate, this is my chance to get the river reef setup in the man cave , sine corals etc may get moved to the new tank when it is ready
     
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    I'm so lazy, on holiday this week and still haven't got the river reef setup. On the plus side my main tank is sold, done a belter of a deal for one of my mates who is into marines as well.....took less than I was wanting, but if ye cant help out mates then its a sorry place , might get the river reef setup tomorrow. Going to try that fluval bacteria stuff that's meant to be like atm colony but cheaper.
     
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