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TheDeparted
09/10/2008, 02:03 PM
fischtank, is the one that is buying my tank, for those that didnt know. Its a real good set-up.. just need some "tweeking" to make it that much better..

Here are some of the things that I recomend that he changes while it is down..

1. Hard lines from the chiller to the sump..

2. Hard pipe from the overflow to the sump.. this one might be kind of hard to do due to the over flow being from the states and all the pipeing here being metric. we all know how problematic that can be.

3. add fans to the sump, or to the stand.. or both. just to help keep the chiller from running all the time or as little as possible. I would recomend adding some air flow inside the stand and ontop of the sump. this should also help eleviate some of the mold problems that I had.

4. do something different with the big Mag pumps in the sump... I pulled out the one that was going to the skimmer and one of the bolts on it was rusted.. and as we all know.. thats never good. so mabey try and mount them outside the sump somehow.. also the sump is acrilic, so we can drill it if you want to try that..

thats about all that I can think of off the top of my head right now..

I figure a few of us could get together and help build a good solid tank right off the bat.. trust me, once it's up and running, you dont want to try and "fix" somthing..

Anyone else have any ideas??

fischtank
09/10/2008, 07:33 PM
hey can i get a few pictures of the stand... so that i can see if i want to get another one or keep that one...

cause if its impossible to cut a few wholes and add some pc fans... then i might just get another stand...

Lionel
09/10/2008, 08:32 PM
we can re-finish the inside of the stand, since the paint is full of mold.

I'm gonna brainstorm a bit and see what I can come up with this weekend, from looking at the whole setup.

fischtank
09/10/2008, 08:43 PM
well the last set up i had i had a small tank on the bottom with 3 lamps... and just ran an in and an out fan... it worked pretty good...

Lionel
09/11/2008, 01:00 AM
the biggest problem with evaporative cooling, is all the topoff water you are going to have to deal with :)

TheDeparted
09/11/2008, 03:06 AM
Ive got an idea about the top off too.. might be able to set up an auto top off.. shouldnt be to hard. I was really wanting to do it with mine, but the RO/DI unit was to far away from the tank and just wasnt fesible..

fischtank
09/11/2008, 05:40 PM
**** man... lets do this...