Another FNG :)

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Hello all,
Got into SW last July after a few years in tropical a few years back, lockdown seemed a good time to strike up a new hobby, something I've wanted to do for years, but was always told was stupidly expensive and ultra complicated, in-laws eh? Wish I'd have ignored him years back.

Anyway, I'm here and so far its been a very interesting journey.

Story so far:
2nd hand RSM 250
So far I've managed to repair the lid lights, timer and fans, then remove the lid entirely so I could use 2 AI  Prime 16hd instead lol, but that saved me replacing 6 tubes every 12 months and the cost of running them, plus the annoying 8 fans in the hood annnnd trying to keep the water temp under 28c made this a no-brainer, solid 25c now.
Built my own sump from 6mm float, this was a 2 reason job, I didn't like the built in skimmer, the guy I bought the tank off didn't either, he'd replaced it with a tunze, but sold it separately, I got offered a 3 month old BMC7 for less than half what the guy paid for it so it needed a sump to go into.
So then I needed to add the reef octopus HOB and build the overflow and return, lots of fun so far.
Last Edit: Mar 21, 2021 7:30:12 pm by No1baggiesfan

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Welcome to ReefBase!

Looks like you have made lots of progress so far and have a nice set up going (i woild agree with your in-laws though about the expense!!!! lol)

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I knew it was never going to be cheap, cheap lol, but he shakes at spending a tenner for 5 neon lol.

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Welcome to ReefBase  8D

Tank & sump looks good,  how hard was it to fit the overflow to get the water down into the sump?  Are they pre-drilled for it?

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Welcome to ReefBase  8D

Tank & sump looks good,  how hard was it to fit the overflow to get the water down into the sump?  Are they pre-drilled for it?
Thank you.
No they are not pre-drilled, I wished it was lol, I'm using a Reef octopus HOB overflow to take the water to the sump, I did consider drilling, but it was already full of water and I thought tbh it would ruin what the tank is made for.

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