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Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by highfive, 3 Jun 2008.

  1. highfive

    highfive

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    I am setting up a new nano for the GF and I will add pics as it goes on....

    Here are a few of the first drawings. (I got the idea from reefcentral)

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    The return pump will be 1000LPH

    Same picture with dimensions
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    I have decided to includ a closed loop 1000LPH pump. This should cancel out any dead spots.
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    I am picking it up on Sunday, an hopefullt get is going early next week...

    Any Suggestions????
     
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  3. lappiesreef

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    Looks very interesting.

    Perhasp move the return on the right to the end like the one on the left...
    Also 1000l/h might be a bit too low.

    What to you want to keep in it?

    Are you going to cover the DSB and fuge or or pack LR infornt of it?

    Good luck!
     
  4. Warr7207

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    Very interesting, should look quite cool with the dsb and refuge in the display tank.
     
  5. highfive

    highfive Thread Starter

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    LR rock will be in the main section front and sides.

    The closed loop input and output holes will be in the same locations in the back right and and left hand corners accordingly.

    Due to the size of the tank the display section will only be about 90 L.

    So I was thining the closed loop at 1000L will be enough. I dont want there to be too much of circular current.

    What I would like to do in the future is add a seperate inlet pipe and have the two drilled holes be outlet holes with a SCWD connection. While will provide some change in stream.


    Going for Soft Coral, in the beginning and once we got a nice T5 pendent we can think about adding some LPS high up in the rock work. I will keep the fuge lit up with a power compact. When the main lights are off.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Looks awesome Highfive! Are you going to "hide away" the refugium and DSB with live rock? Also - why don't you rather make one bigger DSB, with the refugium "hanging" above the DSB? The bigger the DSB, the better the filtration properties....
     
  7. highfive

    highfive Thread Starter

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    I was thinking about that, but I decided to keep the two completely seperate. Then I can clean out the fuge when needed and not disturb the DSB. Also I can the keep the skimmer and all other equipment in the fuge.

    There will be 1000LPH going through both the DSB and fuge at the same time. WIth a DSB that sze I was worried about the flow going trough it.

    I can also keep some sand sifter in the DSB with out worried about them getting into the DSB.
    I am sure the DSB for this size tank should be prefect though.

    The main idea for the design is to have two over flows on saperate sides.
     
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    highfive Thread Starter

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    Yeah the live rock should hide the DSB and the fuge.
     
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    Arent you going to use a skimmer
     
  10. Warr7207

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    When it's this small you can get away without using a skimmer
     
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    Nice idea- here's something that can help you:

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    Nice sketch Sean, was it done with or without some :peroni: :peroni: :peroni: ? :whistling:
     
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    Most definately with some:

    Have not done this since I moved "Over" so it was quite lekker to get my hands on sketchup again- 10 minutes flat- Imagine if I had more of this:

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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Those small bottles are for sniffing, the 750ml and 1l are for drinking :whistling:
     
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    Someone should make a "Smilie" out of this. Will be used many many times:lol:
     
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    So do you think the design will work?,

    After seeing the design from Sean (Thanks a million), I am starting to think it is maybe too deep?, then again, it will allow the DSB to be about 25cm deep, and if I am not mistaken that is the key point in a DSB, plus, I can keep some LR in the bottom of the fuge section, and Chaeto in the fuge section and DSB section.

    I am guessing this will work for a small bioload, with a bit of live rock in the display.

    it will also be deep enough for a heater to be put in the refuge area.
     
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    Interesting project High Five. Keep us posted on the progress ;)
     
  18. highfive

    highfive Thread Starter

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    Dragon, Do you think the DSB will be big enough... it is starting to look like this is going to become a nanao cube......
     
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    I can't see the dimsensions on your pic too well, what size is your DSB going to be?
     
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    excellent idea man!like to see this come together :)
     
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    Chamber size looks like 145 x 150 x 350mm
     
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