Christo's 1.8m

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  1. Christo

    Christo

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    Hi Everyone!

    Some of you may know me from my previous Thread Starting Again.
    Well I am starting again (At Last) but not the system I mentioned
    in my previous thread.

    Going for a totaly new setup:

    Display Tank: 1.8m(L) X .75m(W) X .65m(H) Water Level At .6m
    Sump: 1.4m(L) X .63m(W) X .45m(H)
    Lights: 12 X 80W T5's Combo of Lights

    Will Keep everyone updated as I Progress with this Build.

    Cheers

    Christo
     
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  3. Christo

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    Some Sketchup Drawings of my Tank

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    Some Sketchup Drawings of my Sump

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    where did you get that design for the sump?
    What goes where?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    also make sure you suppport those elevated compartments as if you were to drain water out of the sump for some reason they would become very heavy and detach.. i have done a simular thing for somebody before..

    but please take us through your sump design :)
     
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    Hi Riaan

    The Sump Design is my own.
    It will be a DSB Sump, Sand Bed will obviously be at the bottom, decided
    not to drop the baffles straigt down to the bottom of the sump. Can't
    see the reason why except that your wasting valueble bed space.

    The waterflow will be a normal flow like any sump. The two compartments
    ontop the first one will host chaeto only and the second LR only.

    These compartments will be fed by the return pump and join the sump
    back in the first baffle

    You might see some holes in the drawing all these holes will be linked
    with 25mm piping

    I will see if I can put some flow drawings together and post them.
     
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    Hmmm were you gonna put your skimmer?
     
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    Hi Leslie

    I have thought of it but could not come to design. As I told Riaan the sanbed
    will be below these two compartments.

    will just have to be carefull when draining my sump:thumbup:
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    very cool design and nice out the box thinking
    been staring at it and i think it will work wonders!

    keep us posted
     
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    Hi Tridan

    I have an External Skimmer, so in sump space is not required
     
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    Cool, thanks for clearing that up, it was not mentioned in your first post, and your return pump?
     
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    No Prob. The Return will be External too. Thinking of going with a
    Reef octopus Water Blaster HY10000 or more likely the HY16000
     
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    cool make sure to put in 2 ball valves 1 on either side of the pump, if you ever need to do maintenance on the pump it might be hard with out them in place to stop any siphoning.
     
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    it could be as simple as a verticle I brace and a lug glued to either side panel for the suspended compartment to rest on.... and it wouldent disturb your DSB at all ;)
     
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    cool sump design want to see it action
    tagging for this one
     
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    I'd suggest you relook at your top brace design.
    Those very narrow strips of glass will be very fragile with minimal contact area for the silicon.
     
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    @Christo are you building the tank yourself?
     
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    i recommend your euro and cross bracing be atleast 10mm glass
     
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    Hi Tremayn

    No! I'm getting someone to build the tank for me.
     
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    Hi!

    Thanx for all the replies!

    Regarding the Bracing it will be 10mm thick and 80mm to 100mm wide!
     
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