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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Well here I go! Yes I'm scared of messing it up. Water leaking most of all!
    Anyways I started my sump tonight
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    It's looking good and you will be proud of doing this yourself I am sure you will do fine just take your time and do a lot of research as you go can't wait to see it up and running

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Nice looking sump!
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Thanks guys! Gonna water test it now so stay tuned

    Update: First baffle leaks on the bottom. Kind of knew it would as it wasn't sitting flush on the bottom of the tank. The tanks sealant keeps it from doing so.
    I've applied more sealant. Hope it works. If not I'll take it out clean it up and try again. I don't want to compromise the tanks sealant in any way.
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Well baffles are removed and cleaned, wow! My hands are killing me.
    I used the wrong silicone for those of you who didn't know.
    So tomorrow I'll put them back in, using the right silicon this time. Using Loc Tite aquarium safe silicone
    My new Danner Mag 5 Supreme arrived today
    All thats left to get is some sand and rock for the sump. Oh and a drill
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    dputt88 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    what silicone did you use? i use GE 2 window and door silicone for everything. after its dried i let it stand in water for a couple days empty it and fill it with salt water

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I used Dap 100% but it was for kitchen & bath so it had the micro bacterial crap in it FYI @dputt88 everything I've read in the last 24hrs says to use the GE I and not the 2. Go figure right
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    dputt88 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    ive read either, though i did just do my nem tank with GE 1, because its all the local hardware store carries and i didnt want to go all the way to home depot

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Well baffles are once again in place. Water tight? I shall see tomorrow
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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    A small leak around a baffle will not effect the sump performance.
    240 gal. Miracles, 3x 1.5" Beananimal overflow, 60 gal. Frag tank, 120 gal sump. Skimmer: SRO XT5000 EXT, Return Pump: Reeflow Hammerhead Gold Hybrid. Reef Dynamic Biopellet reactor, GEO 6x12 Ca reactor. Lights: 9x AI Sol Blue. Controller: Apex, 40 gal QT

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