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  1. xtreme

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    Cool brand name:p

    Ok so old is going out and new must come in.

    The planning part

    Tank idea

    152cmL x 82cmW x 55cmH water level at 50cm

    a cool 600Ltrs to fill

    10mm glass, max size we can get here.
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    Still going with the slim line overflow at the back and cover my back pane with the Formica sheet I always use.

    Maybe drill a hole both sides of the overflow for the returns ( first want to get the rotary return before I do that)

    will rim the bottom for the pressure.

    According to the glass thickness calculator with a safety factor of 4. very safe on 50cm water level the 10mm should be strong enough, don't know if I must fit a rim or not, best when finished to fill and see

    what do I miss???
    I have no clue about Close loop systems and don't know where the LR will be lol

    What I do have so long is the following

    1x Extreem in sump Skimmer for 900ltrs
    3x 150W MH casings


    This tank is going to sit on a wooden cabinet like I'm doing most of my tanks.

    any ideas before I order the glass
    Already got the quote on the wood
     
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    For the lights

    4x 54W T5 white
    4x 54W T5 blue
    3x 150W 20K
    2x moonlights

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    and the cabinet

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    Have more support under the sump
    Cabinet? something is not right? the DB parts, You end up with loads of wasted space to the back in that narrow slots.
     
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    And you can make the returns the same as the skinny overflow out. Just with reverse flow, smaller bulkhead and narrower chamber. On top of the chamber, have a horizontal piece of glass, like a "roof" about 5 mm above the "overflow" to push the water forward out the slot it creates.
     
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    Damn and i wanted your name in pink, lol, congrats on the Mod part.

    I see what you mean with the DB wasting space. the DB space will be 20cm on both sides, will still figure things out there. Riaan that was just a drawing, will have enough supports under the sump.

    For the return I now remember what you mean on previous threads of yours, but want to get some of that new rotary returns, after I got one I will see what I must do.
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    yip, saw those fancy returns. Nice addition for extra flow. Not worthwhile in my opinion on big tanks, as you already have a lot of other internal pumps. But great on nano systems.
    Just need to ensure the siphon break on them.

    and thanks on the mod part
     
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    that said was good enough for me, then I'll go for the normal returns, money saved once again.
     
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    nice looking system, good luck with the build...
     
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    They are cool but seriously not worth the 3k price tag :eek: .. maybe if it was around R500
     
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    I love the size, very nice @xtreme:thumbup:

    What you planning on putting under those lights?
     
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    water:p
     
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    And some algae? Lmga:lol:

    But I meant corals?
     
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    Ok, so I decided to make the box chipboard and cover it later with Melamine board, then it's cheaper to do mods if I have to, like Riaan said it is deep. so the box is ordered today and will receive next week, asked them to put edging on the visible sides.

    @Q89 this one will be zoas,shrooms,softies and LPS, the hell with SPS, defiantly not ready for SPS now, maybe in 2 years lol

    will post pics as soon as I received the wood.

    and buddy @Trev we need to fill this one, you have time to November:thumbup:
     
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    @RiaanP will the foot print of a 105cmL x 42cmW DSB be enough for 150cmL x 80cmW Tank?
     
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    that is 36.75%
    Yes, can do.

    Mine is 48% . Used to be 27.5% and that also did work. But used to be a lot more careful not to overfeed. Now, I do give a lot more food. And my tank does look better. But it is difficult to see the difference if you look at your tank every day. But judging from the reactions I received the last couple of days from guys collecting snails and hermits, then surely my tank is in a good shape.
     
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    also, your tank is 80cm wide, and sump only 42cm. Why can you not make your sump wider. Say up to 60cm. That will be 52.5% DSB to tank footprint relation. Now we talking. And then in your skimmer and return chamber you would be able to fit more equipment. Crucial if you want more reactors like phosphate, carbon or kalkwasser stirrer.
     
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    Riaan the sump is 105cmL x 80cmW, the front I'm going to use for skimmer,return and reactors, thaat part of the sump is 105cmLx 25cmW then the DSB is the back part. If the reactors is in the back it will be hard to reach for maintenance, thats why I moved them to the front
     
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    sorry, the front part is 105cmL x 35cmW
     
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