New set up

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  1. Loco

    Loco

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    Hi all,I got myself my tank,long last

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    Lots of cleaning and re-finishing,the stand sanded and painted with hammerite,did some cabnet work,orderd me a new 4ft sump(should get it within this week).


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    set up:1500x500x650(water level at 600)
    Centre overflow 2x25mm and 1x50mm holes in overflow.
    2x250 MH (picking up this week, need to rework the unit)
    4ft sump with 3 sections.

    And thats about how far I have got.I am a little worried about the centre overflow as it seems to stop or disrupt the flow,saw this when I was doing a leak test with power heads in there.Will be getting a vortec so hope this will help.I will be using the 50mm as the main overflow to my sump and one of the 25mm for return,the other I will be using for all my cables etc.

    Your input would be great.

    Thanks guys.
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    looks great dont worry to much about the center overflow it will be fine.
     
  4. Xereo

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    Nice tank :) cant wait to see the progress. :)
     
  5. Tremayn

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    Looking good so far! Keep it up
     
  6. Loco

    Loco Thread Starter

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    Thanks guy's,yep still alot of work ahead.Going to start the plumbing this week-end just hope that I get my sump before then.Will post pic's and get your feedback,might need a little help here and there.:lol:
     
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    Looking good there... pity the overflow's been drilled at bottom... Would have been easy to convert to a skinny... I got a corner overflow but works same as yours and its a pain in the a@# not to mention the amount of real estate it takes up... my 2c...:)
     
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    Nice tank!!
     
  9. Loco

    Loco Thread Starter

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    :lol: I feel your pain,it was my feeling when I got the tank,but I will work with it for now.

    Thank you sir,it's taking shape still a way to go,but I want it as close to perfect as I can get it,so I am taking it slow.:thumbup:
     
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    why is it a problem when drilled in the bottom? all my tanks was drilled in the bottom and still have skinny over flow.:p
     
  11. Loco

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    Hi xtreme did not say it was a problem having the tank drilled in the bottom,its just the size the overflow box is and how much space we loose.My overflow box is in the centre of the tank,so the powerheads have to be placed carefully.I like the skinny overflow but I always worry about something getting stuck down there lol.:lol:
     
  12. Loco

    Loco Thread Starter

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    Hi
    Could the mod's please move this thread to beginner discussions,I think I started this thread in the wrong place. :blush:
     
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    Very nice tank!! No worries about the overflow.., it will do just fine!
     
  14. Loco

    Loco Thread Starter

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    Got my sump on the week end,really nice and neat.Must say the service was outstanding,thumbs up for you guy's at die visdam.:thumbup:

    the next Q ,Were would I find mangrove plants?I would like to have them with macro algea.

    Next Q, what is the best(safest) macro to have.

    This is taking alot of planning,jeez man did not think so much went into it.:)
     
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    Cheato
     
  16. Loco

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    And?or would that be all.

    Also would I need to put any gravel in with it?If so what would be the best to use?:)
     
  17. Loco

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    Thank you,it is a nice tank really happy with it so far.;)
     
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    Can not mix Cheato and Caulerpa. Caulerpa will grow into the Cheato ball. Making future division difficult.

    I got a dedicated refugium. A standard 90L Daro tank. It got a 20 to 30mm playsand substrate. Just for worms to crawl in. Not really needed, but I like it.
     
  19. Loco

    Loco Thread Starter

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    Cool,I would like to have a shallow sand bed,I want to get mangrove plants for it,but can't seem to get my hands on them.:(
     
  20. Loco

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    so no one got mangrove plants they want to part with?:)
     
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    no one has cause its illegal to have them.....
     
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