1500 x 800 x 600 New Build Advice.

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  1. Daryl Norton

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    Hey chaps, my first tank I bought is full of scratches. (second hand) 1200 x 550 x 550

    Decided to have a 1500 x 800 x 600 tank built.:thumbup:

    Some questions, will a Reeftek TS3 be suitable? ( currently running a TS2 )

    Also need to decide on lights, love LED but so pricey. Are there any cheapish LEDs that will do the job for this size tank?
     
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    This depends on your sump + DT volume. You need to work out your total water volume after displacement and the try get a skimmer big enough to handle that.
     
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    A TS3 is rated at 700L if I'm not mistaken. The volume of your DT is ±720L, depending on water height, substrate and rock.
     
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    So a TS4 would be best.
     
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    It should be OK if your sump is going to be less than 300L as the TS4 is at 1000L I think.

    What are your goals for this setup? FOWLR, LPS, SPS, Softies? It also depends on how heavily you are going to stock your tank. More fish = more waste
    @dallasg and @RiaanP can elaborate a bit more.
     
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    And at the moment the razors are on special and they are great lights. 160watt 16000K but you will need 2 of them
     
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    Not going to stock heavy at all and will be mostly LPS and Softies.
     
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    Link?
     
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    Just google jungle aquatics go to online shop and click somewhere at the top on specials
     
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    Shot.
     
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    Hi

    Nice size tank - I have the same size in mind, maybe a bit longer, as a future project.
    Reefaquatics has some LED nice units as well, as well as TSR. @RiaanP did a comparison of all LED fittings a while ago, have a search and take a look.
    Radeon has just released new generation of lights, so there may be more specials in near future?
     
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