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Old 01-09-2013, 09:50 AM
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Will sumps cause me to have more water noise?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:42 PM
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Anybody else want to chime in?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:54 PM
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Sumps do make a little bit more noise then canisters but why not have a sump and 2 fx5s I wished my 225g was not eurobrace sometimes since I couldn't do a sump so I have 2 fx5s on it right now it does a great job but plan on adding 3 more 2260/ for over filtration you can never over filter . The thing I hate about sumps is you gotta keep filling it up and the sump takes alot of space just my 2 cents
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I have a 6x2 220 gallon tank with a background. I have 2 FX5s. the intakes are behind the background in the middle with a heater. And the returns are in the upper corners.
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IMO if the intakes are behind the background it wouldn't be as efficient as it would be a reg intake for my intakes my bottom of glass is drilled for closed loop so it's hidden and effiecnet
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IMO if the intakes are behind the background it wouldn't be as efficient as it would be a reg intake for my intakes my bottom of glass is drilled for closed loop so it's hidden and effiecnet
The background in siliconed to the back of the tank on both sides to the 18"x4" bump away from the back wall in the middle of the tank for the intakes and heater. I cut openings in the background and have a mesh siliconed in. Top area is in case the lower clogs. I also have styrofoam siliconed back there for stability. Here is a pic before the aquascape. It's working really well for me.

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:12 PM
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What kind of light set-up do you have on that tank? Really nice
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:24 PM
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O I see but I think it would be better in the open nice stand an canopy tho wish I had a show tank like this
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What kind of light set-up do you have on that tank? Really nice
Thanks. It's a 48" Coralife with one actinic and one daylight bulb.

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Great tank you have there floridagirl, very nice.
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