Finally some pics

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  1. michael07

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    The marine bug hit me just over a year ago. If always had tropical tank its just not the same.
    I converted my buyo tank in to a marine tank not knowing what im getting my self into (now currently a holding tank).
    We just bought your 1st house and going too set up a decent system (or so I hope)
    I got the new tank with sump and make my own stand.

    Tank sizes:
    DT: 120 X 60 X 70CM
    SUMP:90 x 60 x 21cm

    Skimmer: Reef Octopus Diablo 200
    Chiller: 1/2hp Hailea HS-90A
    Ro unit: Aquaria marine plarinum pro ro unit
    Lights: 6 x 54w ati unit

    Il post pics of the new system as soon as progress starts.
    Il post some pics of what I currently have and waiting for their new home now.
     
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  3. michael07

    michael07 Thread Starter

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    Here's some fotos wil post some more soon.

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    Nice, nice and nice! Great coralline growth! Water clarity is amazing!
    Oh, BTW, :welcomewave:
     
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    Some more pic's of sump and spray bar I finished yesterday

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    Was wanting to reply a few days ago but got lost in heaps of admin:(.
    Spray bars, albeit old fashioned, are great for distributing return flow.
    However, from the pic, it seems like your holes are pushing water away from weir. This will limit detritus reaching your sump and associated nutrient processing equipment.
    I would recommend closing holes around overflow weir and pointing rest straight down.
     
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    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Another consideration:
    You will need a pump with some serious head to get decent flow from that spray bar. Still a really good idea, but just bear in mind that such pumps normally come at a price... Either initial purchase or the cheaper ones are high electricity consumers and loves by Eskom directors when it gets to bonus time..
     
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    michael07 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advise. Its makes alot of sense what you saying.
    Il make the changes tomorrow. Thinking of doing the sump as well tomorrow so I can run the bio cubes.
    I bought a eheim returm pump doing just over 5000lph.
     
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    What size foot print phosphate reactor should I looking at for about 700liter system?
     
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    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Footprint quite small, around 150mm x 100mm.
    You can use about 400ml of phosphaguard or equivalent.
    Eheim ALWAYS a good buy.
     
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  12. michael07

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    Soo after lots of debates and fish disappearing the wife and I decided
    last night too take out the unwanted culprits ( 2 x pixi hawks,
    1 x reef lobster and a pinktail trigger) so after removing ALL the
    Corals and live rock we finaly got them and while we at it did a total
    rescape. Must say some of our best work yet :thumbup:

    Will upload some pics when I get home after work (cant wait too see our baby)
     
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    looking great!
    nice corals and clear water
     
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    Sorry peeps know its a bit late but here it is as I promised.
     
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    I also got 2 new additions too the tank too day:thumbup:
    A powder brown tang and bi color blenny.

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    Nice setup Michael, like the rescape! Just did the mod on my diablo skimmer exactly like yours with the 90deg bend on the output to stop the water noise. Great minds I tell you :p
     
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    Thanx buddy. Yeaaah great minds thinks a like.
    Im not running my yet busy setting up new tank. Cant wait too get the babby up and running.
     
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    Sooo after a long wait we finaly got settled in too the new house and me being booked
    off for 2 weeks after a opp I had some time too start the new tank.
    Most off pluming is done just need too finish top up unit and chiller.
    Did a wet test and all seem too be ready now too make 700liter ro water and let the cycle begin :thumbup:

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    Are you going to re-paint the stand?
    Or powder coat or galvanize it?

    What is the footprint of those feet you are using? Are they plastic? Can they withstand the weight of the display tank full of water and rocks? Sorry for all the questions.

    Anyway, looking good.
     
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