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  1. Poobear

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    Hi Guys

    Starting this thread for my new 600x600 Cube setup; I have decided to go Sumpless.

    Current System to be moved to new setup
    Nano TL550
    Reef Oct BH2000 Hangon Skimmer
    4 x 24W T5

    Live Stock
    Coral Beauty
    Eibli Angel
    2 x Clowns
    Bi Color Blenny
    Longnose HawkFish
    2 Cleaner Shrimp
    1 hermit
    1 snail
    Xenia
    Pin cushion
    sinularia
    zoas

    I will maybe start this new setup in 2 weeks or so, I first need to seal the
    2 x 32mm holes. Bought a piece of glass to seal ... tried to find 32mm connector to seal but no luck ....

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  3. Poobear

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    Thanks to @Goby and @Express Reef for bringing this allllllll the way from vanderbilpark ....
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    lol very cute.
     
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    will be visiting you shortly for some frags, saw you have some nice stuff ;)
     
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    Question 1 - Best way to move this to new setup and decommsion the old ... Tanks are going to be in the same spot .... current 120L new 200L
     
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    cool, come have a look anytime ;)
     
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    Hello and welcome

    If your live rock is cured and you do have an existing system, then it will be just the same as a tank move. You got no DSB so it should be easy. Just have extra 80L plus some more 20L water.
    Then move everything into containers, coolers whatever tubs, move the tank, place new one, and move everything back. Almost the same as you would have done if you move house.

    When done, have a beer.
     
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    Cool was hoping it was that .... And not cycling again .... Thanks Riaanp
     
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    Q2 there is an overflow box, was thinking of putting a small pump at the bottom and a piece of egg crate above it. Then adding something like bio cubes on it. Skimmer intake will be in the overflow box above these.
     
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    Very nice little cube! Why dont you want to go with a sump if it has an overflow?
     
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    Keeping it simple this time .... Had a 5 and 4 foot previously with works .....
     
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    Fair enough, but u don't necessarily have to have the works down there just the slimmer and the return pump and the heater, keeps things neat and hidden away and if nothing else just helps with oxygenating the water.
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    point taken, I did try to find a sump on the forum, then went around looking for connectors which apparently no one knows about at local builiding / plumbing stores ... so trashed that idea ....
     
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    You will find all the plumbing connectors from Astore or even closer to you is FAB water engineering in Oxford Road.
     
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    Thanks Marius ... I have given up on the idea of a sump for now ...
     
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    Update :
    Tank moved next to old tank, getting ready for weekend move
    New Substrate in
    New Heater In
    Water drum with return pump connected via 6mm piping to DT to pump water in
    RO Water ready, will mix the salt for additional capacity tomorrow afternoon
    LED are going to replace T5's, unit arrived yesterday

    To Do tonight :
    Mount 2x220V fans on DT for cooling
    neaten cabling and piping in the back

    Will try to get some pics tonight ....
     
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    Cool will be looking forward to the pics.
    Why 220v fans?
     
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    very nice looking tank indeed:thumbup:
     
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    came with the tank ;) ...
     
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    Thanks man ... wait till you see it with LED's :eek: ....
     
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