View Full Version : Custom 100G Build - Am I getting it right ?

09/14/2017, 03:17 PM
I have question about my plumbing design.
The major concern I see is if I plan to have copepod breading in the sump refugium, I have design that pushes water through filters after refugium and I am now questioning myself if the copepod will make live back in the tank for fishes like mandarin gobi.

The new 100G tank build specifications are as follows:

Tank: 48" x 38" x 18"
Sump: 24" x 16" x 15"
Pump: Blue Line 55 HD
Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet 2
lights(2): Kessill A 360W
Overflow: Custom Made

My plumbing is a pulling mechanically filtered water after refugium back into tank as well as to skimmer and additional filters like bio-pellet, phosphoban.

Besides my initial question, I have more questions,
1) Will the pump capacity (1100 GPH) be sufficient for this design ?
2) Will I have sufficient water force delivered to skimmer for it to function properly ?

I have following pictures to give idea of my build:

1) Plumbing with Manifold

2) Sump with inflow from overflow

3) Skimmer connected outside the aquarium cabinet

4) The Aquarium with lights

5) Sump and motor connection

09/14/2017, 03:21 PM
Not sure why the images are showing, but let me try again...

Plumbing with Manifold (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/album.php?albumid=11560&pictureid=78565)

Sump with inflow from overflow (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/album.php?albumid=11560&pictureid=78568)

Skimmer connected outside the aquarium cabinet (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/album.php?albumid=11560&pictureid=78564)

The Aquarium with lights (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/album.php?albumid=11560&pictureid=78567)

Sump and motor connection (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/album.php?albumid=11560&pictureid=78566)

09/14/2017, 03:49 PM
The problem is that the IMG tag only works for pure image URLs. The RC upload pages have html and the like embedded.