Cape Town room divider

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  1. eddiead

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    About a year and a half ago we decided to move back to Cape Town from JHB. It was a hard decision as it is a pain moving a reef tank. So I took the chance to build my dream tank and this is the journey.
     
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  3. sweetnsour

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    welcome, is your new system up and running?
     
  4. eddiead

    eddiead Thread Starter

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    The inspiration for this tank is Rudi Placht's tank.
    [​IMG]

    and the cabinet work for the tank was inspired by the following.
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    Wow, can't wait to see your tank now.
     
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    wow! looking forward to seing the pics of your system. great inspiration.
     
  7. eddiead

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    Ok, so here we go.

    Dimensions:
    1500x1000x700

    Sump:
    1200x400x500

    Refugium:
    1200x450x500

    Lighting:
    I've kept my old Aqua Medic light unit from my previous tank.
    4x T5
    2x 250W MH

    Flow:
    4x VorTech MP40w

    Return pump:
    MD-5160 rated @ 5000l/h and maximum head of 6.7m
    I'm NOT getting 5000l/h as my engine room is downstairs in the garage.
    The uplift is 4m.
    I'm using my old AM OR-3500 to feed my chiller and the refugium.

    Skimmer:
    Reef Octopus Bubble blaster cone in-sump with the Bubble blaster 5000 pump
    Rated @ 2400l

    Chiller:
    Hailea 1/2HP from my old tank.
     
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    following with interest :)
     
  9. Travis1

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    great build. its gonna be a stunner
     
  10. eddiead

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    Some pics
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    keen to see the outcome.. awsome project love the width of the tank :)
     
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  13. Boegie

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    WOW so far!
     
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    looks great , just a question , how will the sump be fitting under that stand?
     
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    The engine room is down stairs in the garage.
     
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    Hey Eddie

    I saw your sump setup when I picked up the Fiji pink aragonite the other day. Looking good! Your return pump is going to have to be a beast to get the water up all the way to the tank. Looking forward to the build! :thumbup:
     
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    Come on Eddie! Stop teasing us man!! Where are the rest of the pics?
     
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    eddiead Thread Starter

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    Hi Jasper,

    sorry I missed you when you came to collect. Would have loved to meet you in person. Hope you're happy with your stuff.
    The return pump is handling. I'm not a big fan of a very strong return pump. The 4 Vortech's are doing a good job creating nice random flow in the main display.
     
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    absolutely poor speed reading Hahaha
     
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    Hey Sean,
    good to hear from you buddy. The rest is coming.
    Good things come to those who wait.
     
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    Do you still have that gem tang dude?

    The last tank you had, had some incredible fish in it...
     
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