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sublime1996525

Hey all. Long time, no post! 

 

My RSM 130 started leaking and I replaced it with an SCA 50. I apparently hella suck at Google because I can’t figure out how to assemble this damn thing. 

 

First question of the night. How the hell do I get the PVC plumbing on the bulkhead piece?

 

Thanks in advance. 

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Natereef

That strainer goes on the bent elbow piece. Just to filter out debris. and for the drain pipes, just stick it in the bulkheads installed on the 3 holes.

 

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sublime1996525

How did you get it separated? That strainer seems bonded with the threaded piece. 

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Natereef

Take a pic of all your pieces and post here.

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sublime1996525
17 hours ago, Natereef said:

Take a pic of all your pieces and post here.

Here they are.

 

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I do have 3 of the elbows and threaded pieces as well as the nozzles. 

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sublime1996525

Holy hell. Nobody panic. I figured it out. You have to be smarter than the plastic. I think I’ve spent too much time around Marines lol. 

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Natereef

Alright lol.. Goodluck with the new tank haha

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sublime1996525
20 minutes ago, Natereef said:

Alright lol.. Goodluck with the new tank haha

Thanks man!

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sublime1996525

Am I supposed to have a gasket on these bulkhead pieces? I can’t get them to stop leaking. 

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Natereef

It should have an O Ring

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sublime1996525

That’s what I thought. And the fun continues. I guess tomorrow I get to make a trip to pick one up. Thanks again. 

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sublime1996525

Picked up the o-rings and it passed the leak test. How full is everyone keeping these things?

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Pics of dying RSM 130 and replacement. 

 

 

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Natereef
4 hours ago, sublime1996525 said:

Picked up the o-rings and it passed the leak test. How full is everyone keeping these things?

 

As full as the sump will handle without overflowing when the flow is off. This is your first sumped tank?

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37 minutes ago, Natereef said:

 

As full as the sump will handle without overflowing when the flow is off. This is your first sumped tank?

Got it. Thanks! Yes, this is. 

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8 minutes ago, sublime1996525 said:

Got it. Thanks! Yes, this is. 

 

Test it out first. Turn off the flow and see how high the sump will rise. Also be careful with the loc lines. If you angle it down a lot then a lot more water will be siphoned down to your sump when the flow is off.

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Thanks!

 

Moved everything over. Did this quicker than I wanted but I had to. My Red Sea wasn’t doing well. 

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thecoralbeauty

I like the cave scape! 

Funny- I had similar confusion about plumbing mine. 

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Added some corals thanks to @mwhitelock   She rocks and is a total badass!!!!

 

Also added what I was told were grapefruit zoas and a prawn goby. Unable to locate the go at atm. 

 

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Well this is frustrating. I wake up this morning to find my Scarlett crab chowing down on the acan @mwhitelock hooked me up with. The thing knocked it off it’s glued spot and I had to forcefully separate it. ####ing crabs. No one likes crabs. 

 

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2 minutes ago, sublime1996525 said:

Well this is frustrating. I wake up this morning to find my Scarlett crab chowing down on the acan @mwhitelock hooked me up with. The thing knocked it off it’s glued spot and I had to forcefully separate it. ####ing crabs. No one likes crabs. 

 

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So, crabs (with some notable exceptions) tend to go after things that are already dying. That acan wasn’t doing well when I gave it to you after being stung in my tank- and looks like it won’t make it in your tank either. If you’ve had the crab in there and haven’t seen it go after other things, it’s just a dying acan. 

 

If the crab is new though, watch him like a hawk. I’ve had hermits and emeralds eat corals, so I switched them for a lawnmower blenny and haven’t had an issue since. 

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34 minutes ago, mwhitelock said:

So, crabs (with some notable exceptions) tend to go after things that are already dying. That acan wasn’t doing well when I gave it to you after being stung in my tank- and looks like it won’t make it in your tank either. If you’ve had the crab in there and haven’t seen it go after other things, it’s just a dying acan. 

 

If the crab is new though, watch him like a hawk. I’ve had hermits and emeralds eat corals, so I switched them for a lawnmower blenny and haven’t had an issue since. 

Whew. Well that makes me feel a little better as I’ve had him for a few years. But also sad because it means the acan might not make it. My tank was supposed to be the Savior. I guess it’s a false profit tank 😕 lol. 

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thecoralbeauty
3 hours ago, sublime1996525 said:

Whew. Well that makes me feel a little better as I’ve had him for a few years. But also sad because it means the acan might not make it. My tank was supposed to be the Savior. I guess it’s a false profit tank 😕 lol. 

we *need* to get you out of utah......

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Well a little update. The acan didn’t make it. I’ll be doing a water change tonight and will try to get some more pics. Not really any change besides algae growth. 

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I bought a tang, a possum wrasse, and a fire fish and then something happened...thanks to @mwhitelock I was able to pretty much confirm  I have dinos. I also learned two new words, but that’s another story lol. 

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