Johan's new nano

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    So i have been asking alot of stupid questions lately and its time to show you guys why.

    first this is the tank i had

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    I then wanted a sump and changed this whole tank just too accomodate a sump(this tank will not be used for marines anymore, instead they are going to be used for breeding guppies)

    after visiting jacquesb's home i wanted a lion but of course keeping a lion in a 50 liter tank wont work so i set out with a new idee and got a tank built.

    This is the new setup so far

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    The tank is 500(wide) x 400(long) x 600(high) the overflow is 150 x 150 x 500 wich means water level is at 500 high.
    Glass is 6 mm thick?(i think)

    the extra space is to counter splashing and electricity failure.


    the pump will sit in the overflow and pump water up to the sump(how much liters per hour pump?) from were it will gravity feed back to the DT

    The sump, the sump is a standerd 2 ft tank wich i put one compartment in. the overflow is only a piece of pipe.

    i have baught a skimmer reeftek hang on and when it arrives ill start this baby up.


    i have no lights so far still tryna think that through dont want a metal halide tho maybe a unit with four t5's in(would this be enoug?)
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Got a light unit today 4 x 13 watt globes. Going to use this for light till ive saved up enough money for a decent light unit with 4 x 24 watt globes. Hopefully under this i will be able to keep the odd softie.

    any and all comments appreciated
     
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    The lighting should be OK for softies. You can put a t piece on your return to deflect the water from going directly down and also creating some flow in your tank. A 1500lph pump should be fine for your overflow to your sump. You don't want too much noise and splashing.
     
  5. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    this is the final product without water, all i need niw is two 6 clamps, clear tubing and i can fill it up.

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    the light unit i added, 4 x 13 watt 10 000k globes(two white, two blue)

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    And lastly just to prove how much of a masa supporter i am(only saw this after i took the pic

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  6. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Added water and no leaks, only a few bubbles coming out the overflow, will seal that now and then, its waiting time, i have to wait for my skimmer to arrive and for my head to start working on planning a diy hood for the sump to stop light spillage(any idees?) buy a 1500 liter return pipe, and im in action so all in all i should be able to add saltwater and sand by the end of the weekend but lets see how it goes
     
  7. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Thats a bummer 70 views and one reply, kinda does make a person wonder were the peeps are at these days.
     
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    If i may ask...Where did you buy that light unit and can you PM me the price, please...
     
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    lol. Johan

    Reading improves knowledge

    Just started my daughters nemo tank, L 500 W 400 H 500 Sump L 460 H 400 W 300
    Now got "sump Block" don't know where to put what, its so small lol
    So I'll follow you on this one
    Good luck!!
     
  10. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Ill take a picture of my sump extreme then u can see, i asked around and for what i wanted to do that seemed best idee, i got a diffrent idee for you tho
     
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    Hi Johan

    Thanks for the pics, your sump above the nano is basically the same as what I will be doing for my ATS. Just nice to see that it can be done. Please have a look at my thread on the scrubber I am building, mayby you can assist as you have done it someting like I want to build.

    Cheers.
     
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    why not metal halide again?
     
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    Thanks Johan

    This one is going to be in the cabby, lol still waiting for the design from my daughter (9 yrs old) lol

    Was wondering, going through all the treads the dbs is 150 deep and all the water is just running over it? why not through it to the next chamber or will the bacteria die from all the oxygen?
    don't know lol
     
  14. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Metal halide = Heat and i cant have that, wouldve loved it tho
     
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    Hey Johan ,I run a MH / T5 pendant over my nano and have sorted the heat problems with 2 clear acrylic 12v pc fan's from a local supplier that cost me R79. I run the lighting for 6-8 hours a day with a fluctuation of 2 degrees. 25- 27. Will post pic's when I get a chance.
     
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    johan cool start just wanted to know wher you got the light unit as i have the same one and bulbs dont last and battling to find replacement bulbs so just be carefull
    i moded unit for 24w tubes
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Got the unit from aquatic concepts, was at a bargain, even if the globes dont last. Got a supplier already too, and if i keep on with marines ill get myself an added 3 x 24 watt unit. I wnted to fill her up tomo with salwater and sand but only have two 25 liter containers and cant get hold of people to lend from so will have to wait till saturday or sunday.
     
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    PM me, I have 4 x 25l that you could borrow tomorrow, I'm in Durbanville
     
  19. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    finally want and filled her up. fetched water and sand from the beach and put the heaters on. the sand seems to me is a bit finer than suger more like castor suger.

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    please post pics. also have a nano. would luv to see your lighting pics
     
  21. jacquesb

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    Looking awesome so far Johan! I cannot wait to see life in this tank of yours! Congrats mate!
     
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