Shane's tank setup

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  1. shane

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    My setup so far. The lighting hood is a standard 4 foot fitting with 4 T5 lamps including ballast's.As you can see I have installed a C2C with a centre outlet through the back glass.The 2 blue pipes in the picture are the return from the sump.
    well I hope these pictures come out as this is my first time trying to up load pictures.
    Any comment .
    Cheers
     
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  3. cybervic

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    Hi, the pics did not seem to make it :p The setup sounds nice in words :)
     
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    Hey Kanga,
    I have followed your instructions but when I hit hte host it button my picture does not appear and I can't load the pics.I have the pics saved as jpg's is that a problem?
    Cheers
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Shane, I think the problem is that your pics are too big. Either in dimensions or filesize or both. If you can, try get them to about 50K or 640x480 or thereabouts. Let us know if you come right.
     
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    [​IMG]4 foot light fitting[​IMG]centre outlet and C2C[​IMG]C2c and return pipes[​IMG]full tank shot and stand[​IMG]Top of light fitting
     
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    Cool you sorted it, looks good so far, just need to get it wet;)
     
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    shane's tank

    Thanks guys,
    I am not to sharp when it comes to these computers,more of a mechanical hands on type of guy. I am in serious nee of computer skills,but I finally have my pictures on the web and it feels good.Please feel free to comment about the C2C and outlet now while the tank is empty if anyone can foresee any problems.
    Cheers
     
  10. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Shane, I dont know if I am seeing this right, but I would add a pane maybe 15 mm on top of the C2C where the red lines are (blue being the water level)

    and make sure it level and your set to go.:thumbup:

    Nice lighting, what you using for a skimmer?




    [​IMG]
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Shane - This tank of yours is going to be a stunner, as it looks like you have your basics perfectly planned! Good on you, man! Looking forward to the progress pics!
     
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    Hi Kanga,
    My fault monday morning photography,I do have a strip of perspex across the c2c.It is set to give a depth of 20 mm across the c2c.The strip was cut 25mm wide but after siliconing it on the 6 mm c2c I ended up with the depth.I am planning on a TS3 reeftek skimmer,but funds a little tight right now. I am at the point where I need to decide what to do about water movement.
    Option 1:get 2 seio's in each corner
    Option 2:drill back glass and add a CLS. I have a OM 4 way and a spare no name pump(6500 lp hour).The thought is still out there.
    With regards the lighting I am also thinking of installing 1 150 watt MH in that lighting fixture and perhaps moon lights
    Cheers
     
  13. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Perfect with the overflow then:thumbup:

    TS3 is great, if you have the OM4 then go closed loop. and maybe one or 2 pumps in the display as well
     
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    Sounds like a good plan.
    Need to start planning the next step.
    Cheers
     
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    glad to see things taking shape Shane :) keep the pics rolling
     
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    One thing about the outlet pipes, what are you planning to do to reduce the noise? Have you considered a Durso type outlet?
     
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    Hi Moz,
    Yes I have considerrd using a durso standpipe on the outside of the tank. Right now all that you see is the bulkhead fitting going through the back glass,this will flow down to the sump. The 2 blue pipes are my return pipes from the sump and each will have a T piece at the end of them,with each tee piece having a 45* bend on the either side to distrubute water behind the rock work.I am not sure just yet if the 2 return pipes should be connected to my scwd.
    Cheers
     
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    Looks great Shane :thumbup:

    Keep the updates rolling ;)
     
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    Looking good shane :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for all the complements guys. I installed the 2 return pipes last night with the "t's" and 45* bends. I next project is to get the glass and make the sump to fit inside the stand on the lower level. I will keep you guys updated.
    Cheers
     
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    Sounds like a fair amount of DIY thats going on there:thumbup:
     
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