New Build 200l 1st Marine Tank

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by Tidy, 30 Jun 2011.

  1. Tidy

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    Hi Guys,

    ok so final going to build my tank.

    looking at 200l with sump

    Tank will be rimless cube starfire glass

    Size : 620 x 516 x 500 internal

    please check my sump design

    TS2 Skimmer Orange
    DSB 490 x 334 x 150mm
    1400lph pump

    Blue is ATO 16-20l

    The Green is a remote box for Cheto and some Live rock

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  3. crispin

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    hi and welcome to masa, great to hear that you are kicking a tank off :)

    instead of a remote cheato and LR area why not look at putting in a algae crubber in the same area, i think you will get better return on the biological filtration for the same area?
     
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    Why starfire on that size? What thickness of glass are you planning on using?
     
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    8mm just want the best
     
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    i would got for 10mm float,

    i do not think you have left enough space for the TS2, IIRC the chamber is at least 200mm then the pump on the side you will need a good size for it .... may have to chop back on the DSB footprint

    be careful of salt creep with the plug point so close to the skimmer outlet

    remember to have enough capacity in the sump to hold the water if there is a power failure
     
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