New member: Oopkrane

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  1. Oopkrane

    Oopkrane

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    Hi.
    I live in Brackenfell, Cape Town.
    Started my first nano reef in January 2013 (30l). Upgraded to 60l and now running 110l.
    Current livestock is 2 x clownfish and 1 x 6-line wrasse.
    HOB filter and skimmer with 500l/hour flow rate.
    Previous tank: 500l Discus.
    Photograph attached.
    Looking forward to learning on this exiting new journey.

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    masahello Nice tank. Kwick upgardes hey... Well I hope you let this one settle & grow out. What are you planning on stocking?
     
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    Hello and Welcome

    When you adding a sump :whistling:
     
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    Not planning to add any more livestock at the moment, just want to let the system settle. Do need to get more live rock.
    I have my canister filter as used on the discus tank and considering adding it for extra filtration. For a sump I need to have the tank drilled. Either bottom (lots of work to empty out) or side with elbow (much easier option:thumbup:). But that will come with time.
    Never really had decent lighting, but the 4 x 39W T5s are awesome! Unbelievable what a big difference proper lighting makes.
     
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    Hi and welcome

    Not necessarily true, you can also add an overflow box, not as safe as drilling but works fine.
     
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    Oopkrane Thread Starter

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    Some more photographs

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    If I do decide to drill my tank for an overflow, what is the standard size to use? This is only a 100l tank so I don't want to use a 40 or 50mm hole size, preferably something smaller. What is the standard size plumbing pipes to use?
    Thanks for all the advice so far.
     
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    50mm
    That is what I use because then the supplies needed is available at any hardware store.
     
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    Ended up using 25mm as I was worried 50 would look out of proportion in my small tank. The 25mm is just keeping up with flow rate... As jy nie wil hoor nie moet jy voel!
     
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