Setting up a small cube 200l

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  1. kalkwasser

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    Hey guys!!!!
    Once I have tried to get as much for the scratches out of this little cube I wish to set it up. Looking at a sps with 2 or 3 fish.

    Just want to know should I use 1x 250w 20 000k and 2x T5 10 000k
    or 1x 250w 10 000k and 2x T5 20 000K.

    or go all the way and just go MH???????
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hey kalkwasser, im also planning a tank about 160 litres. Im going to be using 1*150W MH 10k and 2 *20K T5's. So why dont you go with 1* 250W 10k And keep your T5's 20k.
     
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    kalkwasser Thread Starter

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    Thats what I meant to say Mek oops.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lol cool man. Please keep us updated with your project.
     
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    kalkwasser Thread Starter

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    well do. here is the plan for my sump it going to be 600x600x450 tank is 600x600x600.

    What do you guys think???
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks perfect to me!
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I would consider losing the baffles, they just take space away from your DSB IMO
     
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    DSB before skimmer

    Hi Kalkwasser - Looks great. Quick Question ?

    I see that your skimmer feeds before the DSB and then returns after it. Is this crticial -I ask since my external DSB is fed and returns into the same chamber as my Skimmer and return pump. I cant really change things around - Long Story:p
     
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    I think the only difference is that less water will flow over the DSB if the outlet of the skimmer is after the DSB (in the return).
     
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    Loose the baffles. Why, you skimmer is going to drop bubbles on top of the return pump anyway...

    If bubbles an issue, put last glass at a 70degree angle towards the DSB. Then the water will run down to the return pump instead of splashing down. Less bubbles,
     
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    Or just keep you level in the return chamber 1cm or so lower than the rest of the sump. that way there is now Vic Falls thing going on there
     
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    kalkwasser Thread Starter

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    Did you know it is not easy to fine 2000 sand paper I have been to my local hardware, mica, Regal spares, Midas and some other hardware next door to Midas. No one has.
    Going to try Auto and General next.
     
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    if u need, will try and find and post u some
     
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    Thanks Dallas but no need I just called a friend and he has some for me.....
    Thanks again.
     
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    kalkwasser Thread Starter

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    Ok going to lose the baffles in the sump.
     
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    Yeah the idea is to slow down the flow over the DSB.
     
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    Going to be drill the over flow hole in the tank this weekend.
     
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    Did not get to drill this week end. But here is a pic of the tanks.[​IMG] here is the tank I have taken out the support don't need it and have cleaned off all the silicon off the glass it had some wooden frame around it.
     
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    New Idea: the plan here is to allow the water longer flow time over the DSB.
    The plumbing and lighting will be the same as above.


    The drawing is a birds eye view
    [​IMG]
     
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    wouldnt a mh be overkill? surely 4 20w t5s and 2 engery savers would suffice?
     
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