New marine tank build

Discussion in 'Supersized Tanks' started by 519franco, 22 Jul 2013.

  1. 519franco

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    I rebuild my intia setup with a big
    display tank(1500x700x700)
    two Small sump/display(610x310x310)
    and one sump(910x310x325)
    (LxWxH)
    main reson for setup i was bord and wanted to fill the wall.
    IAM GONA CONVERT IT TO MARINE SOON

    ADVISE WILL BE NEEDED

    STILL GOING TO BUILD A CABINET

    PROBLEMS

    1)flow from main tank.
    its too slow I got one 2500l/h and its on the egde of over filling the main

    2)got steel plugs goto change to plastic



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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    This should be a fun and interesting project. Good luck with it. :thumbup:
    You can either buy a smaller pump or you'll have to increase the diameter of the pipework. What sort of overflow do you have from the main tank? Can you show us a pic?
    Not sure what you mean by "plugs"?
     
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    Sorry not at home now but hopefully this would help

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    well, on the tanks on the left? how do you prevent them from draining the tank when the power goes out?

    And only if plastic in construction. No exposed metal parts should come into contact with the water. But I think I know which plugs you used. And they were all plastic.
     
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    Ok, what you'll need to do is lower the tanks on the left, remove the bath plugs and seal up the holes with a square piece of glass siliconed over the hole. Then drill a new hole at the top of the small tank to receive the water from the main tank. The pipe from the overflow on the main tank needs to be at more of a downward angle going to the smaller tank, that should solve your overfilling problem.
     
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    they have over flows that only overflow when you get to a certain hight

    i put in the matal sinck plugs dont ask why ..i wasnt thinking
     
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    if i do that then the angle of the pipe will be in a less of an angle

    and ive already gavanized all my fram work so i not goin to cut it now
    but what if from the main tank plug i put a pipe pointing up to the surface of the lining of my water level.....
    Will that inprove water flow?
    Because my start point in the main tank will be an extra 100mm higher than my exit point
     
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    what do you mean ?
     
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    He is saying that to subscribe to your thread so he can get updated email when ever you post here. So post more pictures of your tank build :thumbup:
     
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    I need to build a LID but is there a certain height that the lights should be above the water
     
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    What lights are you going to be using? Generally between 10 and 30 cm's for T5's and MH's, not sure about LED's, I've never used them.
     
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    LEDS about 30cm.
     
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    leds all the way....
    any good designs On LEDS?
     
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    Help me decide on a lid please..

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    Another build. Will be following your progress. Keep the pics coming:thumbup:
     
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    should I have a lid or open top
     
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