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Hey guys, you might be able to help me out.

I am getting a 165 gallon aquarium and am looking for a way to make random flow the aquarium has two 1” holes drilled into the bottom of the tank and I know their is a fitting with a random flow built in but I can remember what it’s called or should I get a couple of pumps and place them on my apex with random on and off cycles?8ec48f33cafa6fed1ae1eec3cdbeb413.png

 

 

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On my pipes in the 125, I used Krylon sand finish. I would avoid any thing with metalic in it. It might be ok but better safe than ...  I think that Krylon Fusion paints are safe for in the tank applications. I painted my return pipes black that are in my overflow box and it is not coming off nor do I see any bad effects and my coral. I think as long as you let it dry for a week, most of the solvent carrier will evaporate.

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Most of the pipe will be covered by rock I think so I won’t see much of it. I might do lock line that way it’s already black. And then let GSP cover it so that way they are not as noticeable.


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Got the aquarium home and on it’s stand.
I think we have found the perfect place for the tank right between our office nook and the living room.
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The sump I got for it as well.
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The sump has a built in section for a refugium just have to find a small pump, I’m sure I’ve got one or 7 laying around.


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Got to plumbing almost done once I move my pump from my other tank and add some strapping to hold my drain line I think I will be all set to get the tank up and running.
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What do you guys think?
5a69f87253f213f6f160332525247495.jpg what kinds of corals and fish should I put in the aquarium

Currently their is 4 clowns, 3 yellow tail damsels, 1 Blue chromes, 1 banded coral shrimp, 1 queen conch, a chevron tang, some hermits and 3/4 large turbos.


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