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michaelpollard

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  1. I'd assume I'm at 6 - 7 times turnover an hour after accounting for head pressure. I have the ability to go up to almost 15 times. I agree with Joe, lots of differing opinions out there. I definitely think you can have too little, but I don't feel like you can have too much within moderation. Between 4 and 10 seems to be the sweet spot for most. I think it mostly comes down to preference and the capacity of your equipment.
  2. Back again with an update! Got the tank running last weekend! Mean't to post sooner, but it's been a busy work week. I struggled with heat all week and ended up having to upgrade my heaters, but I've been getting consistent temps for the last 2-3 days. Sorry for the blurry pictures, not sure why they're coming through that way. Pretty happy with how everything turned out! Aquascaping took me awhile. Wasn't 100% what I was going for, but for the rock I recieved it works. I'll probably tweak with it some at some point, but I'm happy enough and it's growing on me. The san
  3. Here for a quick update! I'll try to go in order but a lot has happen in a short amount of time. Got the tank drilled! First time drilling and it was definitely nerve racking. Drilled two holes in the center for the overflow and two on each side for the returns. I was able to get the stand 95% finished! Here are some pictures: The front is three panels and the side is one large panel. All removable for full access. For the top I ended up going with glued tile. I worked hard to make sure it was level. The tile matches the shower tile in the bathroom around the corner. All
  4. Thanks! I was a little worried about the Fiji Pink sand... I've used it before but not with MP40s. I'll look into getting a larger size. Hopefully I can return to BRS without hassle. I understand the Jebao is an oddball looking at the rest of the equipment list. I was originally looking at the Ecotech return pumps but had a hard time justifying the price (~$100 vs ~$400). I was trying to somewhat stay on budget and that was something I felt okay with subbing out. I'm planning on some additions down the road (UV sterilizer, Apex or Hydros controller, ATO, etc) so maybe this will be somet
  5. Making some progress, thought I'd update here! Started the stand today! Built with 4x4 posts in the corners with a 2x8 and 2x6 top. To finish it off, I'm adding a marble top and black panels on the side and front that will be fully removable for easy access to the sump. Still need a few additional braces and a bottom platform for the sump. It's definitely oversized for a 75 gallon but it's turning out exactly like I envisioned. I attached some pictures below. You can take look at tank placement. There is a little nook in the wall that is perfect for a tank.This is about 10-15ft from my
  6. I want to. I bought an Aqueon tank and while verifying the tank wasn't tempered glass I saw stuff online about them making their tanks out of whatever glass they have on hand (especially during the sale). Apparently they occasionally make the front and back tempered. If I can guarantee it's not tempered I will probably drill. Thanks! Excited to get back into things.
  7. Hey everyone! I started reefing back in high school and have been a member of this forum for a few years. Long story, but my last tank was a 75 gallon in 2017. Unfortunately the tank crashed after a barn fire that knocked my power out. I was unable to get to the tank until a few days later and it was gone. I was just barely past my cycle and I've wanted to redo it ever since. I've recently graduated college and got a job, so I am picking back up where I left off. Wanting to do things right this time so I'm going to take my time buying the right stuff. Planning on doing a mixed reef w
  8. Sounds good. I'll PM you the measurements tomorrow when I head out there.
  9. The tank isn't running so it's ready to go now, I just would need to clean it. Here is a picture I have of it when I first installed it. I don't have the chambers measurements at the moment
  10. I only ever used the MJ for the dual reactor, so I'm not 100% sure if I have any of the other parts and fittings to convert it to another style of pump. I'll look though and get back with you. Only 1 dosing pump. Heres a link to it. https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-2-part-doser-1-1-ml-per-minute.html I got it as a Christmas gift last year and was waiting to buy a second one. It's seriously never been plugged in, I only took it out of the box to look how I was going to mount it under the stand but never mounted it.
  11. Completely understand. I could part for $35. I have two extra refillable cartigaes and 8ft of hose I can throw in for $5.
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