Caddys reef

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  1. caddy

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    Hello everybody.

    In 2009 i attempted to get a reef tank up and running. But was sent away for work for two years so had to can the idea but ive been reading and following all your threads in the time that i was gone. Im back at home and not going any where. So here goes attempt number two.

    My DT specs. length 1600
    width 740
    height 650 water level at 600

    My sump. Length 1220
    Width 450
    Length 450


    Going to be running my TS 3 skimmer.
    Two by SEIO 1500
    Two by quad lighting hoods.
    Not sure on the return pump yet.

    Planning on having around 50kgs of live rock.

    Will post some pics shortly once i upload them

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    Had loads of time to dream about your system, enjoy the ride.
     
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    Im having no luck with these pics. Will try again tomorrow
     
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    I have no idea how to re-size my photos to upload them
     
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    I managed to re size the pics. But cant upload them now:confused1:
     
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    Finally i got it. Thats going to be my display tank. Its currently fresh water but once everything is up and running they out and the salt water in :thumbup:.
     
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    Thats what my sump looks like so far. Im open to any criticism, so let rip if it dont look right.
     
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    Some guys like a deep water level above their DSB (I do) and other like it shallow.
    If it was my sump, I would change the dividers. Remove the short pieces. And lower the taller pieces. So that water level above the sand is a lot deeper and you score about 20% extra in size on your DSB
     
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    If i had to shorten the two outside dividers. Would the water level not be to low for my skimmer to operate in?
     
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    My tank is up and running now. Ive added a chiller to the list, RO machine and 6000ltr return pump. Ive got 30kgs of live rock and 20kgs of bali rock. Finished the aqua scaping. Will post pics tomorrow. Just letting the water settle to take some good pics.
     
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    welcome. good luck and enjoy!
     
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    It took close to a week to full this little drum up.
     
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    Sounds cool man, good luck with everything.
     
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    Thanks. Now just the long wait.
     
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    All the best with your build - looking good so far
     
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