Advise on new tank design

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  1. ty

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    Good day all

    please can yu give me advise on this tank, it is a new design that i want to get built,
    any opinions would be appreciated.

    want the tank to be 1300 x 550 x 600

    Stand will be 1300 x 550 x 800

    10mm thick glass

    this will be my first tank build.

    2 Exeptional good reafers have given me advice but all advice is good.

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  3. mariusmeyer

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    Why 5 ballvales on the overflow and 2 separate pipes to the sump? Why not join the 2 into 1? And also on the return, the ballvalve? Do you want to use it to restrict flow? And what is the pipe on top for?
     
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    I was thinking putting valves inplace Either to restrict flow if need be or if the one pipe does happen to block for some reason i can shut the water off to the one pipe and take it apart to clean it so i dont have any down time of the system.
     
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    The planning is coming alone well bud. Clearly you love plumbing haha.
     
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    using 50mm PVC pipe.
    Highly unlikely that is will get blocked.

    Those ball valves are not cheap. Can have two outlets with 2 downpipes using normal unions.
    A far better option seeing that you are already going for an external overflow box is to use a Bean Animal overflow system.
    Check out from post 67 on
    RiaanP Mermaid tank - Page 4 - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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