The Barons home build

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  1. The Baron

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    Hi Guys this is my 3 foot tank im busy setting up at home. Everything is second hand except the 3 Seios and the heater. This tank is being built on a much tighter budget than the one at work.
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    will post some ore as tank progresses. Got to endure the dreded cycling of tank:(
     
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    What rock is that ?
     
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    tank looks nice and clean for second hand. those rocks look pretty solid to me too?
     
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    Whats in the blue drum?
     
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    Hey Baron, what seio's are those? And how much flow do they give u?
     
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    The Baron Thread Starter The Baron

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    Mostly sand stone from a friends sump. Its been in his sump for 9 months and has nice growth. There are 5 pieces of LR with more coming.
     
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    Hi Baron - how many total litres of water are your keeping and what are you planning to keep in the tank?
     
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    The Baron Thread Starter The Baron

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    Tank is in excellant condition and i only paid R 500.00 for tank;stand;protien skimmer;T5 and MH lights.
     
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    Wow, thats a bargain!! Would have paid that just to get the lights :p
     
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    The Baron Thread Starter The Baron

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    200L of NSW and a DSB. Basically wanted to increase water capacity for more stability.
    Planing on running a UV filter in drum as well.
     
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    The Baron Thread Starter The Baron

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    Two are 620's and I think they are 2500lph and the other is a prop model not to sure of model and i think flow is pretty much the same.
     
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    The Baron Thread Starter The Baron

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    Forgot to add the sump was included in this price;)
     
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    If u got the prop from LFS in Beacon Bay i would guess its a 530? Think those were the only ones they had in stock, which would be 2000L/h.
     
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    about 450 litres in total and im hoping to stock local livestock :p
     
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    The Baron Thread Starter The Baron

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    thats the ones;)
     
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    Very nice Baron, now it is just the waiting game hey?
    Just a Q: do you have a hole in the white delivery line incase power goes out for it not to back siphon? Also make sure your sump can handle both tank and drum access water when pump stops for whatever reason ;)
     
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    hey boet loving the build...
     
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    The return from the drum has an elbow facing up and a breather. I have done a mock power failure and all is well.
     
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    Have managed to put doors onto the metal frame. Will post pics asap. Going to fire up the attinic T5's tonight and let them run on a timer. How long should I let them run while the tank is cycling.
     
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    Cool man, sometimes someone forgets to check and gets a surprise that time :lol:
     
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