My suggested frag set up

Discussion in 'Frag Tanks' started by leslie hempel, 29 Oct 2009.

  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ok guys i have finally decided to start building my frag setup,

    tank sizes 1.200 x .600 x .300 (2)
    sump sizes 1.200 x .600 x .300 (2)

    here is a very basic drawing that illustrates what happening

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    the tanks ontop will be lit with either 2 x 54w T5 tubes (10000k) or a combo of 1 x 10000k and 1 blue. i have a very nice 4 x 54w T5 unit given to me by a friend but i cant justify running such wattage on a frag setup. (especially on 1 tank0 so id rather split the lighting for all the tanks benefit.

    although the skimmer in the pic is insump, i am going to run my AM TF5000 skimmer and will eventually connect another bank of tanks to it. I dont want to overskim.. (cant believe i just typed that)

    carbon will also be placed somewhere inline (perhaps on the overflow line to sump) to reduce toxins as a result of cutting.

    The suggested corals i will be focussing on are Xenia, mushrooms and some frogspawns. RBTA's are also on my mind..

    i will see how my green plating monti's do in the setup and asses if its worth trying to put them in there aswell, but i have ideas of eventually building a larger sump for my main display and partitioning off a section for them in there.

    i have plans for a further (3) 1.000 x .500 x .350 tanks but they will only be set up if i can find a steel stand at a good price.( i had industrial shelving in mind)

    2 friends and i are going to purchase some of the parent stock and frag, the idea is not to get greedy take a piece of each coral bought for ourselves and distribute smaller more affordable pieces to other starting hobbyists, this is not aiamed at being a buisness, just a couple of guys trying to make things more affordable for themselves and other..

    please offer suggestions and comments on the system.

    there is still a long way to go.
     
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  3. Seabass

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    Nice

    Still early days for this project.

    Keep us updated.

    Cheers

    PS.
     
  4. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi Leslie,

    Looking forward to following this ...........

    why not run the return to one tank and then have the one tank overflow into the other?
     
  5. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Is the yellow section a DSB? What's going in the chamber next to your skimmer?
     
  6. Adee

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    Hi Leslie, cool project wish u best of luck.

    On a tank 60cm wide....I would go at least 4 tubes, with each tube in its own reflector.

    I assume your sumps flow go from left to right...something doesnt gel on the blue lines (pipes) joining the two? Assumning the top of the yellow area is the water line?

    plating monti's have done quite well in my frag set-up, problem though (cause the way they grow outwards) they take up space quickly.
     
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    Looking like a great design, Leslie! Good luck with this project, mate!
     
  8. Jaak

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    Nice project Leslie!!
     
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    good luck
     
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