Equipment List for new tank

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  1. LCornelius

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    Hi all,

    Need your input on the following:

    DT: 2000 x 1000 x 600 = 1100L
    Sump 1500 x 700
    Receiving Chamber: 200 x 700 x 500 = 70L
    Refugium: 300 x 700 x 450 = 94.5L
    DSB: 870 x 700 x 350 = 213.15L
    Return Chamber: 130 X 700 X 300 = 27.3

    System volume = 1504.95L

    I know this exclude LR etc etc etc.

    This is the initial equipment list:

    Reef Octo PHR-100 Phos Reactor
    Reef Octo PHR-100 Carbon Reactor
    2 x Tunze 6105
    Hailea HX-6550 Return Pump
    Tunze Auto Topup

    What do you think of the list?
    Would the PHR-100 work or should I get the PHR-140?
    I think the PHR would work well if I use high quality Phos and Carbon.
     
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    What will you be using for a skimmer......?
     
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    Reef Octopus DNW250
     
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    Good choice of skimmer......;)
     
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    Thanks, it's a monster!
     
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    very nice!
    sounds like its going to be awesome!
     
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    Thanks Dallasg, would you agree with the size of the phos and carb reactors?
     
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    yes they will be fine
    for your tank i would run about 500g-800g of carbon changed monthly, fluidising carbon makes it far more effective, which phos media, rowa?

    also i would go with the 5000-INT bubble blaster skimmer, should be the same price and it has the bubble blaster 5000 pump, far better than the OTP with the dnw skimmer
     
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    Thanks Dallasg, thinking of using ROWA.

    I would love one, but already have the DNW250.
    Will consider selling it in the future and getting a bubble blaster, great skimmers!
     
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    rowa is cool, you can upgrade the pump to a bubble blaster
    when is this baby getting started
     
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    If all goes well, I will start building by March / April next year.
    Waiting for 1 or 2 things to first fall in place.

    Want to start buying the equipment, rather spread the purchasing over a few months than buy all at once :tt2:
     
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    cool, what over flow you going with?
    i currently have a skinny overflow, but given the chance i would change it to a beananimal overflow
     
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    Have not decided yet, tank will be a room divider. So the overflow will be at the 1000 x 550 side. Still need to do allot of planning!
     
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    Well, order is placed and payed for the following:

    2 x Tunze 6105
    Tunze Auto Topup

    Picking the following up next week:

    Reef Octo PHR-100 Phos Reactor
    Reef Octo PHR-100 Carbon Reactor

    Now just to sort out the return pump, thinking of going the Eheim route
     
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    very cool
    i hear eheim are very reliable
     
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    Hi all,

    Update time!

    Picked up my Phos and Carbon reactors today!
    I want to give a big thanks to David @Perky pets superstore He quoted me on the 2 reactors (Reef Octopus PHR-100) 6 months ago. When I contacted him to finalize the deal, the price stayed the same! Still the best quote I got in SA!!!!!

    When I got to the front to pay, my wife picks a ice cream and I gave it to the guy in front (don't know if it was the owner or manager). He told me it was for free because of my large purchase! I can't begin to say how impressed my wife and I was with the small, but huge client gesture!

    Pic of the one reactor:

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    Looking good bud;)
     
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    Just my 2c do you want to go Recirc (external) Skimmer or would you consider a internal. my reason for asking is the bubble blaster SSS-5000 in-sump(Space saver) will cost you about R300 more and is rated for 2000L and the DNW-250 is rated for 1400L or you could go for the 5000-Int also a bubble blaster skimmer rated for 2000L and will cost you approx R30 cheaper than the DNW:yeahdude:
     
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    Hi Pete, yes want to go recirc.
    I already have the DNW250, so I'm upgrading the pumps to 1 x Bubble Blaster HY-1000 and 1 x Bubble Blaster 3000. By upgrading my pumps this skimmer should be rated for much more than the stock standard DNW250.
     
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    :thumbup: sounds good
     
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