Win Eshopps New Magnetic Probe Holder

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Thanks to our great sponsors we are giving more away on 3reef. In addition to $500 worth of coral from BlueWaterTropicals that you can still win, Eshopps has just thrown down a pair of their really cool magnet probe holders for some lucky 3reefers to snag before their September 1st shipping date. How to win? Register on 3reef - read instructions below.

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    Eshopps Web site:
    http://www.eshopps.com

    These are cool probe holders. Eshopps did a great job. So here is the deal...

    Submission dates:
    Now until 12am Monday.

    What to do:

    1) Post picture on this thread of your current sump.
    2) Tell us a tip that helped you with your current sump setup.
    3) Use the share button below and invite a friend to 3reef and tell them we give away great stuff here and they really should become a member now. :)

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    That's it. Big thanks to the guys at Eshopps for thinking of us and giving us these great new probe holders. Good luck to all!!
    The winners will be announced Monday after being selected by our 3reef Gnomes.



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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Jeez. Do I need to keep these for myself?
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  4. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    i'll do it as soon as I get home from work.
     
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  5. tatted4ever

    tatted4ever Clown Trigger

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    Here's my entry for this contest...

    The best tip I can give somebody is have a constant water level for your protein skimmer. That is probably the most important piece in your sump.

    I based my sump off of my Super Reef Octopux XP-2000 Cone Skimmer. It requires such a low water level at 5.5" - 6". It is crucial that this skimmer maintains that constant water level.

    So keep that in mind when setting up your sump. Make sure it is suitable to be the home of your protien skimmer.

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    Ive wanted this as soon as I saw some preview pics for this item.... My poor probes are just dangling :cry:

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  6. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    My number one tip to your sump is K.I.S.(S.) Keep it simple(, stupid). There is no need to have a large number of chambers or unneeded baffles. The more baffles and chambers in the sump the harder it is to build and the greater the chances of something going wrong. Use as little plumbing as possible. This keeps the confusion level down and makes it easier to troubleshoot a problem. The less chambers and plumbing the easier it is to setup, install, uninstall, and less things that could go wrong. Keep it Simple!!!

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  7. Newreef15

    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

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    Well my tank has the sump in the back and i didnt have alot of room so i took some pics but I realy didnt like how i couldnt take a full picture so i made a video :) DSCN0026.mp4 video by newreef15 - Photobucket

    The best advice i can give you is build your sump around your skimmer, make it with the least amount of pluming and dividers as possible not only will it make it cheaper to set up but there will also be less things that can go wrong, and add enoght technolgy to make it eaiser for you but not so much that you over well your self.

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    Matt thanks for the opportunity
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    GREAT entries so far! 8)
    Love the sump pics and the tips. Thanks all - this is turning out to be pretty cool!

    Who's next?!?!!?
     
  10. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    This is my sump/fuge. and it could use one of those nice looking probe holders :)
    The advice I could offer would be to plan a head.Ask your self a few questions before you build..What size tank/container can I fit under my display?.. how many pumps you will need?(return/ reactor feed/etc).what size/depth will my skimmer need?.Will I use a fuge,if so plan your plumbing and fuge location(usually slower flow side).how will my flow run?(left to right...side to middle..etc)..then build accordingly..It is a very easy DIY project if you plan ahead...so just take it slow and plan ahead..
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  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Great advice - thanks for entering!
    Quick question - Is there enough room in that sump for tank water when the power goes out? My power went out last night so that scenario is on my mind. :)

    matt
     
  12. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Yip holds it no prob..only fills a couple inches above that tape mark.its a 20 long..made sure to see how much backfill I got before deciding on ths baffel hights/sizes..