Dallas' 310L Corner tank - Pics and Build Thread

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi,

    so i needed to setup a tank and fully document it and post it here and keep it updated, unlike my others. This thread is for the tank build and pics, please post in the discussion thread i will start here

    I will be making this tank to house an 8 month old anemone that has grown from a mere 10cm to over 80cm, it is a Heteractis magnifica. this tank will house it and a school of clowns that are all tank bred and have been living together since birth.

    i might add a few corals and inverts to the setup over time and other fish, but the focal point of the tank will be the anemone.

    The filtration will be a DSB in tank at about 10cm, with a sump containing, a heater, 2 x ts1 skimmers, and 3 reactors, one for carbon & katalyst, one for nitratr, and one for organitr, all brightwell products. there will also be an external zeolith filter for neozeo media and a JNB calcium reactor.

    for lighting i will use a 150w metal halide 14k over the center of the tank, with 2 x gieseman pure actinics and 2 x giesemann aqua pinks.

    for flow there will be 4 sunsun 5000L heads in a new surge box device i have been playing with.

    all additives are brightwell, of which i will be using the following:
    Alkalin8.3
    Elemental
    Iodion
    Potassion
    Bio Fuel
    MBacter7
    Reef Snow
    NeoMarine Salt

    the stand is made from treated maranti and will house the sump and filters etc
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    here is the tank
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  3. Tremayn

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    oops
     
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  4. dallasg

    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    possible sump designs
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Revisions, bigger return and smaller fuge
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    here is the final tank position and design, its all built and i will post images in the next 2 days....
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    550x550x400 sump
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    oki, i have decided that if i am going to go big, i might as well do it right.

    i am thinking of adding a 4ft,1200x450x450, DSB refugium and cryptic zone that will drain directly into the tank, so food/pods etc will be abundant., i will have a 1000x400x600 floor sump with DSB, skimmer etc. i will also have 2 x 2ft (460x320x320) tanks one for QT and one for an automated acclimation tank.

    here are pics of the stands, the dark wood is the tank, the light for sumps etc.
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    closer
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    This is what the final tank should look like
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    and here is the scaping i am looking at doing

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    Very nice. Now to see it in action.
     
  9. dallasg

    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thanks, tank is built, tank stand is built, all the sumps and 2ft tanks i built this weekend.

    i am starting the other stand and measuring the plumbing this eve.
     
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    Firstly, your cad skills are really good - do you do sketch up lessons?;)

    Secondly, watching the build with great interest. I like your refugium/dsb idea.
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    sure, sketchup is all about practice and vision :)

    got some good ideas and decided that i wanted to have the best but go simple.

    so i have now changed the setup to be more accessible and simplier.

    I went with more external goodies, so i can have a smaller sump which is basically just a dsb and fuge.

    I have now external CARX, external Zeolith Filter, External Phos reactor, External Carbon reactor, external Chem flter and mechanical. i upped my return to a hailiea 6550 which i am going to use to return water to the DT and branch off to feed the reactors and skimmers.

    and the skimmer is a Reef Octopus DNW 200 Recirculating Protein Skimmer

    and for flow i added 2 sun sun 5000L for flow behind the scences
    but i did a mode and made my own surge box these buggers will alternate being on, 10min at a time. controlled through a digital timer

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    Awesome
     
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    Man those are sweet designs!
     
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    Dallas, if i may ask, why would the wavemakers only be on for 10min at a time and also why are they anclosed and at the bottom.

    Great looking setup :thumbup:






    and for flow i added 2 sun sun 5000L for flow behind the scences
    but i did a mode and made my own surge box these buggers will alternate being on, 10min at a time. controlled through a digital timer

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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @cassie1 i am using them to create surge through the rock work, like one gets on the reefs they are enclosed so its easy to get to and rock work cant block flow
     
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    Looks awesome Dallas! If i might add - and this is probably something you've thought of but just didnt do the detail in sketch up. If you putting those beastly 5000Lph sunsuns in boxes wont you need some holes for the throughflow they'll pull?
     
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    here is the flow idea, sorry hard to see on that image
    the powerhead with the yellow dot will be on and suck flow through, then it will turn off and the other will turn on and reverse flow
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    d Dallas

    I'm still new here but I've been looking at the design of your wave maker jig. I noticed you have two throat sections at each inlet/outlet. Is there a reason for this? Because this could throttle your flow and cause unwanted loss in pressure and flow from your wavemakers to the aquarium. I also noticed you have each one facing each other. Would it not be better to have them one on top of each other or facing the other way? That way the demand in flow isn't partially restricted by the other wavemaker (mind the crude drawing).
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    they are not facing each other, maybe i error'd in the drawing, they are there most to keep water moving through my rock work. also they will only be on one at a time so they dont fight against each other...
     
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    wow Dallas , that aquarium looks stunning.
     
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    hi Dallas

    your wave box idea look gr8...1 question...where you want to put it ?...there is no 90 degree corner as your overflow is in the back...my tank is the same shape and size...i've been running it for over 12jr now and there is some setbacks with a corner unit if not setup right from the start...the tank is almost a metre from front to back ...how are you planing on working on the sumps when they are behinde the tank as it is a nightmare for me to get to my overflow and work in there as it is...don't get me wrong..your setup and idea looks gr8...i wouldn't mind doing the same or atleast a sump but to dril now is to gr8 risk for me..
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