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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Travis1, 18 Nov 2011.

  1. Travis1

    Travis1 (wilsontravy)

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    Hi guys. so finally took the plunge. i have ordered my tank this am. should hopefully be getting it next week friday. its going to go up slowly as i want things done properly this time, not like before.

    Tank Specs are as follows.
    DT :650l by 650w by 500h in black silicone.
    sump: will be 600l by 600w by 400h
    3 chambers, skimmer, dsb and return.
    there also will have RO reservoir in the front+- 20l

    skimmer is the aquaria rated for 600l tank.( giving them a try)
    lights will be 4 by 24w t5 light pendent.
    return unknown as still have to purchase with flow pumps.

    Travis
     
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  3. Helga

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    Travis1, I'm sure you are extremely excited. Enjoy setting up the tank, its the good part. And it seems you're going to do it right.
    Post pics as soon as the new baby is at home!
    :thumbup:
     
  4. Travis1

    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    Thanks Helga. will definitely post pics when i get it.
     
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    whoo hoo! Fun :)
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    I'm definately tagging...I want a 65x65 with black...:thumbup:..can't wait for pic's...
     
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    All the best man on the new Tank. Enjoy
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    thanks all.
     
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    Sounds like a great start :thumbup:
     
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    Sounds like a great tank, you must be super chuffed. good luck with it and get the pics rolling
     
  11. Travis1

    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    i need to get a return pump for my tank? tank and stand height will be 1.4m. what size return pump will i need?
     
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    I think I actually read this about 2days ago...:p If memory serves me right...it's something like 3 to 5 times your display volume turnover via your sump per hour...so example...100L Tank will be 300L-500L so a return pump in that range(300L p/h- 500L p/h would be what you need... I think...I do stand corrected...
     
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    Best of luck, can't wait to see the pics :)

    Just one observation

    According to your specs you have over 1200 liters volume, you should really be looking at a bigger skimmer than this? I have purchased a couple of Aquaria products and they are really good, and their support is top notch, sure you are going to be really pleased with the purchase.
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    1200 liters.... i wish. total tank volume is just over 300 liters. :tt2:
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    I worked out roughly 350L... Either way... 1050L/H - 1750L/H....thats on 350L...:blush:
     
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    Sorry, my stupidity :blush: I took the 650 and 600 Length as liters, silly me. Skimmer rated at 600L's will be perfect.
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    return pump ordered - sicce multi 4000, 3800lph with 3.1m head.
    light unit ordered too.
     
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    how about some progress pictures?
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    Pictures will come as soon as i have the tank. should be ready on friday.
     
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    Travis1 Thread Starter (wilsontravy)

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    tank came today. have got pics, but pics are too big, how do i make them smaller?
     
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