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Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Reef E, 26 Feb 2010.

  1. Reef E

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    Can someone help me with the right pumps and skimmers and equipment for a
    400L tank
     
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  3. neo

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    Is your DT 400l or the complete system ?
    I have a DT of 370l volume, rocks and stuff take away some of that in water volume.
    My sump is about 70l so i gues with rocks and sand and dsb my systems sits at 400l.

    I have an Orca100 skimmer, 2 x sun-sun 600l/h pumps in the DT and using a LifTech 2500l/h cheap pump as return on a 1.5m head.
    The ORCA is running beutifully, the two sun-sun pumps give very nice flow but might be slightly to much but I have an idea to solve that, the LifeTech return used to be to much but i added some pvc piping with bends and now it is just fine.
    Everything runs very silent.
    Energy usage is 38watt for the skimmer pump, 38watt for the LifeTech and 12watt each for the sun-sun's.
     
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    hi Reef E:wave2: firstly what are you going to be keeping in this tank? just fish or fish and corals?

    secondly what size is your tank and have you got a sump?

    SKIMMER- Reefocto Ts2 will be a good choice.

    FLOW PUMPS- Rio Seo have some good pumps and so do Tunze

    maybe give us some more info on your tank size and what you want to achive.that will help give us an idea of what we can suggest;)
     
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    hmm, typo, the sun-sun's are 6000l/h not 600
     
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    I want to keep fish and corals .I have a Via aqua skimmer 2 and a sun-sun jvp 102. Must I have sump and other filters in my tank
     
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    What sorta corals do u want to keep and then we can advise you accordingly

    I have a great skimmer for your size tank that is much better then the current skimmer that you have. check the classifieds
     
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