New Tank Build 1500 x 800 x 550

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    I`m busy with my new tank build, before I just start building I need some input...
    This is my new idea of my new tank

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    @Goby, Mr. Master Tank builder hope you are ready for this build? :whistling:
     
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    i think the idea of this tank build is awesome!! especially the water change part. tell them your plans! :thumbup:
     
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    @Express Reef, always ready for a gr8 build. this one will be epic!
     
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    :nono: not yet, lets c if there is someone out there who can figure it out...:whistling:
     
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    @RiaanP, Hey Riaan can you please share with me some of your ideas on sump builds? And all the tank builders please share ideas with me, will start on my stand build next week....
     
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    Must use the fill tool, with translucent glass on the tanks.... :whistling:

    Anyway, the sump part is hard to figure out without some descriptions.
    The skimmer chamber is the 300, with a slit in the divider going to the second chamber. Then baffle between 2nd and 3rd. The return chamber looks too small, as there is no height indications on the baffle, or water level in second chamber. The pump could run dry if the ATU stops working Purpose of the 2 other empty chambers? One is for RO, Maybe both. But I would much rather use the space under the side tank for RO tank. Can be a complete separate unit, so the main sump filtration capabilities would be so much bigger. And it seems that the side tank is slightly placed towards the back, so you would be able to get the RO unit filled up, enough access space.

    Seems that the side tank is your water change tank. Cool idea. Fill it up, and open it up to the system. Close the flow to it, drain it, fill it up, get to the right salinity and open up again. Jobs done. No need to get corals exposed, or forgetting to switch either the ATU off before water change or switching it back on thereafter (that is what I do always...)
     
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    @RiaanP, Pm send:)

    The Idea with the sump is for 3 compartments 1. Skimmer & Filter Sock 2. DSB and 3. Return Chamber. The 2 extra chambers you see, one is for RO Water and one is for a refugium... The total available space for the sump is 1400 x 700. Please let me know what you think and please share with me on how you would do things... :thumbup:
     
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    @Goby, Are you ready MR. Tank builder?
     
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    If these idea of the tank work out it will be a nice tank to have looking forward to see it packed!!
     
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    Here it is buddy...;) of to powder coating now.

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    @Francois, Looking good, now I cant wait... Please make some fire under the people from the powder coating:p
     
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    Very nice ER.
    This looks like its gona be a great tank.
    Cant wait to see more
     
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    The build is incredible...

    The Workshop is just....pure awesome!
     

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