Project 1600 x 600 x 600

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  1. Harry s

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    So got a old 1600 x 600 x 600 tank today and gonna try my hand at this. Its a big step up from my tl550.
     
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    Well the big stand off has started and so good so far used 38 x 38 x 3 thk m/steel tube frame. Tomorrow top and bottom. uploadfromtaptalk1466883047303.jpg
     
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    whene i got the tank the previous owner used 20 Dia pvc tube for plumbing and a 1200 L/h return pump witch I think is way to small. Is there any thread on plumbing size? And the right way to route.
     
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    This is the plan So far need to add plumbing now uploadfromtaptalk1466884526904.jpg
     
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    BRS on one of they're YouTube video's mentioned that a return pump should be about 8-10x your water volume.

    +-550l tank = 4500 - 5500 l/h pump.

    Shweet bud.
     
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    Thanks @Vleis Visagie will watch and up grade. For now I want to get the tank up and running.
     
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    Up date[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Getting there. :) What are those two little reactors? They look quite nice.
     
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    Was running these in my lt550 [​IMG]
     
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    What a weekend ! Got my skimmer Friday , cleaned, checked & tested. Fitted in sump & ready for action . But yes theres always a but carting around 25L drums of RO is not fun + it takes 4ever. Almost forgot between RO making built a. Syphom box as wel.
     
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    Looks really good. Love the look of those reactors.
     
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    Thanks guys to think i almost sold the reactors and now they gonna work.
     
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    Some updates! So the syphon box is done and seald not tested yet. Will test it over the weekend uploadfromtaptalk1469730525004.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1469730532382.jpg so started LED hood 380 x 1400 x 40 thk tomorrow perspex cover. Then the long program and fitting of LED's uploadfromtaptalk1469730793196.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1469730803777.jpg
     
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    Looks good keep us updated
     
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    Set back central brace pooled loos @90% water load.
     
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    Update on the brace the previous owner or tank builder cut the brace to short and pumped louds of silicon in there. Ended up taking the hole brace off and did a 20mm perspex brace siliconed it in and it looks lile it's holding uploadfromtaptalk1469899532784.jpg
     
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    Syphon box working good and started it once and it automatically starts running as the dt water level rises
     
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    wow, like the way the brace groove slides over the glass. would it not have been easier to get some glass braces cat up and siliconed in? could have gotten some euro bracing for under 500 bucks. are u gna have a canopy to hide that perspex?
     
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