Starting a tank build -- have some noob questions

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Re: Starting a tank build -- have some noob questions

Postby Amit.. » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:12 pm

arindam77 wrote:Correct it, top will be more than 1.5 cm away from bottom with 2 degree pitch. Better not put any unnecessary stress on glass and joints. Not your fault, the Earth also seemed flat for centuries.


You're right.
I am going to empty the tank, silicone the pipe connector on the side. Let it cure for a day or two.
Then set it up straight. and fill 2/3 rds of it.
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Can i get the filter media cycled in advance?

Postby Amit.. » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:59 am

Since, i have the sump ready, it will hardly take any time to fit partitions and chambers. Is it possible to get the filter media cycled while i get the rest of the setup ready?
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Re: Starting a tank build -- have some noob questions

Postby arindam77 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:35 am

why not ? But depends on the design of sump and your future fishes. Preparing a sump with Fresh water will not work with Salt water later. Anyway, Feed the sump output to sump input, and keep some feeder goldfishes (many may dislike) or Ghost feed the tank a spoonful of Flakes every 7 days, and let it rot there. Don't forget to add a mechanical filtration after the partition with fish, or where you ghost feeding. Further suggestions can be given only after seeing your sump design.
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