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    Senior Member weeble's Avatar
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    my new closed loop

    ok well day off today so grabbed my mag 18 and decided it was time to make that closed loop i've been waiting to do far over a month. So ran to canadian tire and heres the final outcome...im sure you've seen one before im just proud i finally did it.

    Craig

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    my new closed loop

    weeble
    Looks good , but with that mag 18 I think you might have a little isue of to much water pressure directed to your substrate
    with out using some sort of ball valve or shut off in those two
    45s you used IMO the pressure at that angle looks like it will be deflecting off the glass &hit the sub. Just an observation
    but looks good!
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    yup thought of that also i changed them out about 10 mins after i took the picsfor 2 90's. just wondering anyone that built there own how long should i let it all dry before i plug it in and let it go!
    Craig

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    my closed loop

    what kind of glue is it c-4 adhesive if so 2/3 hrs it drys quick
    but the curing time is roughly 2 to 3 hrs then good to go! How are you planning on controling your flow rate at the port
    noticed your off side your going to notice a difference in the offset .More flow on the left end & center .
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    yeah i know but had to do it that way to go around the hangon skimmer will compensate with powerheads on the other end....and i never really thought about controlling the flow output i might try 2 different things either add in a valve before the water splits or put one on the left side of the T to control the water flow on that side...what do you think??
    Craig

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    will provide a high flow low flow side also so that i creatures that like more flow can pick a side! have to make up and excuse right
    Craig

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    my closed loop

    HE,HE
    Yup guest so!
    I was just wondering about the corals ,how the afect was going to be a little offside,& if you had any in the left end that need a gentler curent.But I would imagine you probly have that contingency covered! So looken good then!
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    Looks good!
    I don't quite understand the use of the blue gatevalve at the top though... (maybe too early in the morning...)
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    Ya Iwas thinking about that also. Only thing I could think of is to initialy prime pump or a feed for a top refugium (thought)!!!!!!
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    yeah its to prime originally and also plan on having it run to a gravity refuge once i get it built
    Craig

    Tank: 77gal reef, deltec AP600 skimmer, 440W VHO lighting.
    Livestock:Coral beauty, Tomato Clown, Yellow Tang, magenta dottyback, 3 stripe damsel, yellow tail damsel, coral banded shrimp

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