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    One step closer!

    Starting filling up the tank last night, this morning there are ZERO leaks into the overflow. This is sooooo exciting!!!!!

    I hope to have it filled by EOD with sump flowing beautifully into it

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    Congrats, maybe some picks would help us celebrate!

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    That is always a relief when there are no leaks.

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    First try and no leaks is always a WINNER! Unfortunately, I have yet to achieve it. LOL

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    Congrats!!!!! Sumps r a +
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    -299g display.

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    Thanks guys! I will try to get some pics up soon!

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    No leaks is great! They can be so frustrating so great start!

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    So evidently I did not rinse my sand enough and I now have cloudy/milky water. I am inches away from getting the water high enough into the overflows, so tonight I will definitely have my sump running into the tank. Any ways to clean up the water quickly? I was thinking of getting a filter sock and hanging it temporarily to help take out the fine particulates when I get things flowing tonight. Any other suggestions out there?

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    Here is a short video of the first time i got to play with my sump! I built this acrylic sump with some help from my hubby, turned out pretty nice I think. Bubble trap seemed to work pretty we too. Also please excuse my wonderful family in the background :P

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=y...&v=hSfdaqTfzWI

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    Quote Originally Posted by michellechristine View Post
    So evidently I did not rinse my sand enough and I now have cloudy/milky water. I am inches away from getting the water high enough into the overflows, so tonight I will definitely have my sump running into the tank. Any ways to clean up the water quickly? I was thinking of getting a filter sock and hanging it temporarily to help take out the fine particulates when I get things flowing tonight. Any other suggestions out there?

    When I rinse sand, I rinse, rinse, and rinse some more. Usually outside with a garden hose and a bucket to sit on.
    Seems like no mater how good you do it, there is always a cloud.
    Filter sock will definitely help.
    I use to have a old diatom filter I would use to polish water, so, any kind of hang-on filter/canister filter might help.

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    Beautiful sump!
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    That is a nice Sump. Can't wait to see tank complete

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    Lil full lol. Where's the rest of the tank?
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    I think there is a leak in my brain .

    I've had my share of leaks. My wife was never thrilled. I once drained half of my 75 gal on the floor so I can appreciate your joy
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    Congrats !! on no leaks and a fresh new system. Your sump is a work of art. Where did ya learn to weld acrylic?
    Being you had no leaks maybe ya could lend me a dry hand with my plumbing project

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