Mandarin's rescue setup

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  1. Goby

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    heloooo all reefers,

    first of all thanks for all being so positive about the whole blue Thursday that we had yesterday. Mandarin is feeling a lot better as so does all his livestock. was at his place this morning and all is A.OK. :thumbup: fish looks happy and so does all the corals. He is already planning his new setup.....he will keep you up to date on that.

    Here's a few pics of the 4 hour setup yesterday morning. mandarin did the final touches on the whole setup late yesterday. This is a normal tank with no overflow. mandarin managed to think of a plan and we have a complete setup with a skimmer running.

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    mandarin converted a buyo power head to a return pump. water is pump from the main display into the skimmer tub. there was no time to make a actual overflow. there is also a return pump in the skimmer tub to return water back to the DT. working like a charm.

    This is the setup last night with the lights in place.

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  3. Jurgs

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    well done!
     
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    wow awesome work! good thinking! :thumbup:
     
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    Nice one! Well saved there guys. It's allways a good thing to keep a standby tank like this. After you move over to the replacement one keep this tank as a backup or a frag tank.
     
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    Excellent work there guys, Congrats on the save:thumbup:
     
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    Kudo's guys! Looking quite smashing there for a "rescue tank"! ;)
     
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    excelent work
     
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    very happy 4 u ouks!
     
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    How do you drain water from main display?
     
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    Amazing work for such little time!
     
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    impressive for such rush job,lucky to have reefers around that always willing to assist!!
     
  13. Goby

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    Hi riaanp, there is no overflow on this tank. our LFS don't deal with marines, and this was the only FW tank that was available. we used a modded boyo powerhead to pump water straight from the DT into the tub with the skimmer and then back again with another return pump.

    there is no surface skimming but i'm surprised to see that the surface is very clean. some small bubbles here and there.
     
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    keep an eye out on this , in case one of the pumps stops working for some reason or the other ......
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    great rescue, but as already said, be SUPER careful with this 2 pump overflow setup..... i dont want to be negative, but it has potential disaster written all over it !!
     
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    well done
     
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    you are looking for a flooding....
    Get yourself 50mm pipes and bends and built an overflow. No need to drill any holes.
    http://www.guarriello.net/overflow.htm

    My DT and frag tank runs like this without any problems
     
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    No need to glue the pipes, can silicone them, they are not under pressure and as a temporary setup it should last enough. Then you can re-use the bends on another day.
     
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    Nice one.
     
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    Auch goby, manderin, sorry to hear guys, but gr8 work with the emergency tank :D
     
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    Thanks for the advise, will do the overflow and send a pic Monday.
    You bet, i can't sleep, not " LUS " for another disaster.
    New tank is on i'ts way, 1600 x 700 x 650 x 12mm, no holiday for me i've got to finish my new baby.:thumbup:
     
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