Dallas' 600L tank of ......

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    So here is the start of my new journey, i will start the build this week and hopefully be done in a few days...
    Tank:
    1250*1000*500 3 sides viewable in starphire, the stand is 1000mm high so that i can keep everything underneath it.

    Sump will be a 1200x400x300 in which will be used mostly for acclimation of new corals and fish into the main system. Skimmer will be a Reef Octo 5000 Ext run on a waveline DC 5000L, the return will be via 2 x 32mm pipes on a DC 10000L, with 2 50mm drains. my goal is to keep this low tech and reliable., the lighting will be 3 x Orphek DIF100 XP suspended about 10cm above the tank. for flow i am going to use vortechs, had these for a while and they are the best flow pumps i have used.
    I plan to use a Reef Octo Carx and Kalk Reactor, as well as carbon and bio-cubes.

    for the biological filtration i will use a Reef Octo zeolite reactor filled with seachem matrix and dosed with prodibio

    i will take pics of the build when i start.
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i know i stock heavy and trying for a mixed reef so looking at a balancing act...
    plan to keep NO3 at 3-4ppm and PO4 around 0.02- 0.03
     
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    Nice, following this one.. Skinny overflow?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yes, they dont take up space and simple
     
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    Is noise an issue with a skinny overflow? Also, does it not restrict the return pumps flow rate?
     
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    How will the stand be designed?

    Love the size tank.
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i get no noise

    straight 50mm tube, you can see it holding up my old sump in the one pic
     
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    No man Dallas,I'm confused now :confused1:

    What happened to the 3-1 tank?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    took it down 2 months ago, i will rebuild it, in the new year
     
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    Was going to ask the same question.

    Love the dimensions on the new tank dallasg
     
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    the 3-1 tank is history already :lol:
     
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    No wonder he doesn't upload tank pics anymore,too busy stripping them:lol:
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    tank was down in a day :)
     
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    What's your take on Starphire glass, is it worth the extra $$? The general consensus is that it scratches easily..
     
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    empty promises...................:p
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    if you using LEDs i dont see much difference, and if you stay with 12mm or less glass
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    arent we funny
     
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    @viper357 must seriously think in promoting you to a "How to start a tank Guru" status, as you will be able to help a lot of noobs on how to setup a proper new tank
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    really.... only 1 tank i built and took down after filling....
     
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