Old tank = New beginnings

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by FransSny, 31 Mar 2010.

  1. FransSny

    FransSny

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    Ok, my client gave me an ok to start a thread on his tank, so here goes specs so long

    DT 2000 x 600 x 600 h (rough measurements)
    Sump 1500 x 400 x 470 h
    LR is a combination of what I guess is collected locally & Kenia / Fiji mix ( a hell of a lot !)
    DT substrate is a mixture of crushed coral & seasand

    Sump is essentially a 2 1/2 chamber setup :
    Chamber 1 = Inlet from tank and shallow sand bed
    Chamber 2 = Ceramic rings & Large Crushed coral
    Chamber 3 = Ceramic Rings, Hair curlers and scouring spunges (hugh ??)

    Skimmer = I have no @#$%%^& idea what make ...no pump though..

    Will post some pics at a later stage
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    OOOhhh! Nice size, Frans! I would get that skimmer "upgraded" as soon as possible, though, mate! Perhaps a ReefOctopus Bubble Blaster 5000? or something similar?

    My Bubble Magus REALLY rocks! BUT - my pumps are buggered - only 1 pump works, with a needle-wheel impeller....

    Soon - hopefully - it will be upgraded to 2 x Octo OTP-3000 pin-wheels.....
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    LOL JB , skimmer is standing in his bar...cant get it inside the cabinet / sump...I borrowed him my Reefocto 160 extreme just to get something going while we re do his sump
     
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    HHHmmm - What skimmer then, Frans? You should come and visit me to see a "BIG" skimmer! ;) LOL! ;)
     
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    if you need a hand to move sump etc give me a shout i can give you a hand tomorrow. i can just juggle my staff a bit
     
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    Thanks a mil for offering your assistance again MM, was hoping to do it over the weekend but he is taking a bit of a break with family....no worries though, still have to remove some ceramic rings (already took out 4 x 20 KG salt buckets full) , probably still have some 2 or three to go still !
     
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    no problem, just let me know and we cam make a plan
     
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    :thumbup: Thanx Glen , will do...def going to need a hand moving that monster sump
     
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