Straight outta China

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Theo, 8 Jan 2017.

  1. Theo

    Theo

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    Good day everybody.

    So, a couple of years ago I had a tank, and thanks to my own stupidity, listening to wrong advice and not doing proper research, the tank crashed and I sold the tank.

    I am currently residing in China, in a beautiful city called Yantai. I'm going to live here for the next 6 years, so why not start again.

    Take 2:

    Tank: 900x500x550. Water level at 500.
    Sump: 900x500x450. Water level at 300.
    Approximate total volume: 360L
    Overflow: c2c on backpanel. durso 50mm.

    Filtration:
    Skimmer: Buble Magus Curve A8(rated for 500-900L)
    Zeolite reactor: Zeovit, zeobak, zeofood, zeostart3, zeozym. Will add zeo products as needed.
    Buble Magus calcium reactor running zeocal and zeomag.

    Sump setup:
    3 chamber sump:
    1st chamber: filtration sock, skimmer and pure ocean rock.
    2nd chamber: zeolite reactor with return back to skimmer chamber, filled with live rock. Led light running opposite DT light.
    3rd chamber: return dc pump rated at 3000-6000l/h, ph meter, RO top up, calcium reactor feed pump and return tubing.

    Maxspect Razor led 180W light.

    DT flow: Maxspect Gyre 30W.

    I picked up the glass today, ordered all plumbing, silicon and misc, waiting on that.

    So first question (please don't think I am stupid for asking this. I've tried to read up on it but cant seem to get the correct info. For me, the only dumb question is the one that is not asked)

    The c2c overflow panels, and where to drill the hole for the durso....

    I've drawn a quick sketch. The durso will be done with 50mm piping. So there is 4 "?" On the sketch. Is there anybody that have more experience on these measurements that could elaborate a bit in them?

    The goal is the make the overflow as small as possible, without compromising efficiency or safety.

    So on a 50mm bend:
    "?1": how far should the bend be from overflow bottom panel to be most effective?

    "?2": to take up as little as possible tank real estate, what should this measurement be?

    "?3": if the tank is 550mm high with the water level at 500mm, what should this measurement be?

    "?4": again, with tank height 550mm and water level at 500mm, how far from the top of the tank should this hole be drilled? IMG_1948.PNG IMG_1947.JPG
     
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  3. Jaun_marine

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  4. Slaapkousie

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    Why not go skinny c2c in the case your anyway drilling. Have you got space behind the tank?
     
  5. Slaapkousie

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    Preserves a lot of in tank space
     
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