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We had to move my current setup to get the new tank into place. I was running out of room, with all the containers filled with ro water and holding the extra live rock I picked up, along with the livestock and rock from my corner tank.


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Finally filling her up, Crazyreef911 and I stayed up till 4 in the morning filling the tank and aquascaping. It was a long night but we got it done.


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We left the Fluval filter in the tank to clear the haze and try and filter the floating sand and in doing so I made a big mistake.

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We left the Fluval filter in the tank to clear the haze and try and filter the floating sand and in doing so I made a big mistake.

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What happened?

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The next morning after filling the tank I found this, the discharge from the Fluval had fell out and pumped 140 gallons of water into my floor. Wanna talk about a very discouraging event.


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Not knowing what to do I went to Kroger and HEB and bought every ounce of distilled water they had. Mixed up the salted and refilled. Luckily nothing was lost. It could have only been empty for 5 hours at most. This time I left the damn Fluval off.


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Oh snap! Well, 140gls is definately unfortunate, but thankfully it wasn't the entire tank! Love those silver linings :)

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How are things going now?


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Here ya go. It's been running relatively smooth but I like to think of it as a train wreck waiting to happen.


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wow looking good! :clap2:
 
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Thank you, working on all the automation now.

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Haven't posted anything in a while on the tank, here's a few update pics. Bought a Theiling roller mat and it's awesome although it sounds like the dishwasher is running in my sump. Picked up 4 AI hydra 32s and mounts. All in all the tank is right where I want it to be.


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Looking nice. I need to investigate those rollers although I would have to make some major plumbing changes to implement.
 
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I have the return in the back left corner at full siphon and the right corner is the emergency. The emergency drains into the sump directly and the main into the roller.

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