Jaun's OCD dream tank

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Jaun_marine, 24 May 2017.

  1. Jaun_marine

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    Hi Guys, I am now starting to plan my final tank. This is the tank I want to stick to. I sold most of my fish and coral and all the other tanks aren't running anymore because I asked myself, "quantity vs quality." And I Made the choice and went for quality.

    Tank:
    102cm long
    62cm wide
    40cm tall

    Equipment:
    Bubble Magnus curve 5
    Jebao jecod 4000lph return
    Jebao dp4 doser
    Stc1000
    300watt heater

    Sump:
    60cm long
    50cm wide
    40cm tall
    Skimmer area
    Refugium area
    Return area
     
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    What fish will you go for?
     
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    Jaun_marine

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    Don't know what fish I am going to get, but I think I will keep it to a minimum...
     
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    I would get larger skimmer if u going sps..curve 7 is better choice
     
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    I already bought the curve 5, will it be a big problem? What's wrong with the curve 5?
     
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    My thinking is the bigger the skimmer the faster the DOCs are renoved from the tank...the smaller the skimmer, all that happens is that it just takes a little longer but still removes DOCs...so nothing wrong..
    4age is a sps freak like me so we go big onetime in order to ensure the least nutrients in the tank at all times for the sps...
     
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    I see, will look into getting a bigger skimmer in the future.
     
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    If your bioload is not big enough there wont be enough organics to form a proper foam head in a bigger skimmer. So a bigger skimmer is not always better.
     
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    True

     
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    Okay so a quick update:

    1. I got some red pvc pipe
    2. Got my curve 5 and jebao dp4 doser:slayer:

    3. The glass shop is busy cutting my glass for my new sump.:thumbup:

    4. Draining my current tank tomorrow to make space for the new redo!:swim:
     
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    Lekker tjom!
     
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    No, nothing wrong with it. Will work perfectly.
     
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    Agreed here however the skimmer is still over rated for his system and if he planning running low nutrient then there won't be a difference in skim eventually between the curve 5 and 7
     
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    What lighting are you using?

    I am currently busy with a very similar sized 800x400x 350 high and a sump. Also sps only. Running a curve 5 skimmer, 3 part doser, bm reactor, chiller, 3000lph return with 2x rw4 wave makers in the tank. And running kessils. So very keen on your build especially with what lighting You have decided on.
     
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    Lighting for the tank:
    4x 39watt ati light
    20x 3watt diy epistar unit with 60 degree lenses

    Stocking ideas: (not the final)
    1x copperband butterfly
    2x clowns
    2x bangai cardinals
    1x lawnmower blenny
    1x midas blenny
     
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    Where did you get hold of Red PVC Pipes?
     
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    I asked a lfs to order it from aquarium depot:cheers2:
     
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    Nice......
     
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    Haven't updated this in a long time:m85:. Got most of the equipment, just need the return pump... Glass will be here by Wednesday and then everything will start coming together:slayer:
     
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    Sound interesting, need to start posting some pics.
     

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