New 40G Stretch Hex

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by Jason McKenzie, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    [quote author=Jason McKenzie link=board=DIY;num=1081708119;start=30#38 date=06/02/04 at 11:49:58]Well I hate to say it but after three or four really bone head moves I now hate my planed overflow/return system.  I should have listened to you all.  So I'm going to build a simple return and the side holes are going to be converted into a closed loop.  It's going to rain all week end anyway.  I wonder if I'll ever get livestock in it ;)

    Jason[/quote]

    What were the bone head moves?
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I usually by sugar sand that has in big bold letters NO RINSING REQUIRED and it is deemed "Live sand" well I thought that is what I was buying. Nope so I dumped 60 pounds of crap filled sand into the tank. I took a week and a half to clear and has lined everything with a fine powder. It's not very easy to get off.
    I also took my 5 days to fill the tank I made what I thought was 40G of water prior and then did a 10G water change on my 75G this turned out to be about 20G of water and 10G from the water change. I kept steeling water from my water supply to do top offs in the 75G. Plumbing took for ever. I have so many reducers and enlargers that its not funny but 90% of the supplies I initially bought were wrong or not needed.

    It's just been very long and despite thinking I had thought it out 100% it hasn't worked out that way

    J
     
  4. Craig Manoukian

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