My first marine in design phase!

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  1. gecco

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    After what seems like decades I'm finally ready to start my first marine setup. I'm only starting small here as I will upgrade later to daddy's tank, this one will be used as a "Nano" in future in my daughters room "I know it will". So I'm learning to walk before I run ;). This will probably be an FOWLR or with some zoo's or what ever :lol::lol:

    In the design you will see a overflow box (to skim watersurface) will this work?

    First couple off questions:
    1. DT glass thickness?
    2. Return pump size?
    3. Will I have a problem with t5's with this length off tank? (availibility of tube lengths)
    4. Plumbing diameter for pipes?
    Any input welcome :thumbup:

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  3. keyaam

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    Nice design. 24w t5s will be your best bet
     
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    1. 8-10 mm glass.
    2. 2500LPH taking into consideration head loss.
    3. 24W T5's will be fine. Are you planning a pendant or DIY?
    4. Outlet pipe - 32mm, Return pipe 25mm
    IMO
     
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    gecco

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    DIY most probably
     
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    Overflow will work but I'm not to sure about the noise levels that you'll get from that design??Why is there another hole on the other side?
     
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    OH ok cool was thinking that it was a backup overflow hole:)

    When are you planning on setting it up?
     
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    Desember leave if all goes to plan
     
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    Looks good. Just one word of advice, Nanos are not necessarily easier and can actually be harder in some respects. With such a small volume of water, problems are felt fast and furious. Be 100% sure you want to go nano before you start spending.

    Maybe change that overflow to a corner box and put the hole in the bottom so you can run a durso, especially if it is going to end up in your little ones room. It will be quieter and not cost anything more.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
     

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