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Old 05/18/2006, 12:04 PM   #1
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2000g System overview

2000g System overview
Well took the plunge and put deposit on the tank

Tank - 550g
Sump- 250g
Remote Storage- 950g
6'Spazz Skimmer- ?g
150' 2" plumbing ?g
Assorted Reactors ?g
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2000g+

The Tank will be a 550g 3-side view Peninsula tank

120"Lx36"Wx30"H

3 Side Low Iron- Front - Back - Left Side.

Sides will be 1/2" Bottom 3/4

Sump will Be 250 G Broken into 4 chambers

1 st chamber is Frag grow out tank
2nd chamber Remote dsb
3rd chamber Refuge
4th chamber Equipment (reactors,monitors,ect and flow/return to the remote cistern


Buried in the ground is a 950 Poly Geo Thermal Cistern
Its 6.5'x5.5'

I will have 2- " Pvc pipe flowing back and forth from tank into this Cistern for two reasons
1- Adding 950g to system (do I need another reason? 8 )
2- Hope, praying, that It will keep my tank cooler

Skimmer-
Hoping that the DIY GOD Spazz will be building me a Super dupper that only he can build skimmer for this baby.
Recirq Needle Wheel Skimmer
More on that later

Lighting-
4-250W MH's XM10k in LumIII's Down center of tank
4-2 bulb 54w T 5's 2 on each side of the MH's

Closed Loop is going to be on a Seq Dart on OM 4 way all facing left on #3 drum

Flow from Remote sump will be run through a Seq 4300 I belive.

So there is my start will be adding more later.

Pictures to follow


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Old 05/18/2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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dude..1/2" glass on a 10' long 30" high tank...thats a no no...i think you better increase it to 3/4" all around. who is building this tank? is it cross braced ever foot or something?


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Old 05/18/2006, 01:28 PM   #3
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The glass thickness also makes me nervous....

I like the idea of the geo thermal cistern. The ground tmp stays pretty constant and pretty cool compared with the tank. I am interested to see how is works...


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Old 05/18/2006, 02:06 PM   #4
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Exotic aquariums In south miami.
Most Tank builder say the 1/2" is fine 3/4" on the bottom.
Euro Braced around with 3 braces.

This is the tank Design



Picture of the wall I'm going to take down and replace with the tank




Picture of the idea I got from Sanjays thread of a stand



Pic of similar Poly Tank





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Old 05/18/2006, 03:42 PM   #5
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950 gallons of storage.. that doesnt count into twv cheater.... lol


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Old 05/18/2006, 03:59 PM   #6
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Hey why not 8 (
If its attached to my tank I count it. ( and i'm sticking to it )


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Old 05/18/2006, 05:41 PM   #7
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Old 05/18/2006, 05:49 PM   #8
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good luck with this...im anxious to see how long it holds water being eurobraced with that thickness of glass. otherwise, its sweet. when i had my 360 it was built from 1/2" but it was 8' long and cross braced in three spots.


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Old 05/18/2006, 05:49 PM   #9
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Couldn't you just have a vat of freshwater with a long line curled inside it, through which runs the saltwater? That might make life easier. It would probably work just as well for the cooling, but not as a system buffer.


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Old 05/18/2006, 07:36 PM   #10
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Scuba_Dave- I dont really like it much if you really want the tank its yours.


swegyptian-the whole idea of the cistern is its pretty much a closed loop

I'm going to talk to the builder about the 3/4 again tomorrow ...we'll see


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Old 05/18/2006, 08:49 PM   #11
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I have to agree with Bebo77. 950gl storage? First of all that big of a storage tank is point less. Thats more then the total tank and sump. So really the heading should be 550gl.
Now Wills thread is going to be a 2000gl system
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=584220


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Old 05/19/2006, 05:48 AM   #12
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You have to remember I'm turning over that tank 4-5 times an hr. It's not like the tank isn't a full flowing part of the system. As of being pointless I guess everyone has their own Idea's. To me anytime you can add volume to a tank you making the system that much better. The money I save on cooling the tank will also be nice.


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Old 05/19/2006, 06:13 AM   #13
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I would say the cistern storage counts against total tank volume...It might not be a pretty as the 1000g lagoon that I have seen here on RC, but it does play an important role. You get extra system volume, and hopefully cooling out of it.

And heck, at 550g, the tank is bigger then most...


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Old 05/19/2006, 09:37 AM   #14
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He did say it was a 2000 system with a 550 gallon tank.

I like the stand idea.

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Old 05/19/2006, 10:48 AM   #15
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Ya the stand will be nice I'm going to use 2- 4" I beams with 1 1/2 .120 thick square tube frame on top of that. Then granite on top of that to finish it off.


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Old 05/19/2006, 11:28 AM   #16
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Ya the stand will be nice I'm going to use 2- 4" I beams with 1 1/2 .120 thick square tube frame on top of that.
Yeah, I don't know what that means. Make sure you post pics.

You removed the tile then laid and filled the cinderblocks right? How many bags did it take?

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Old 05/19/2006, 12:45 PM   #17
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no you leave the tile and put a sheet of plastic down and cut around it so you can remove later. No worry about it moving with all that weight. Should take less than 2 bags


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Old 05/20/2006, 11:03 AM   #18
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In goes the new double door.....


And my wife thinks its for her ....

Little did she know the real reason was I needed the extra 36" to get the tank into the house





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You may want to go with at least 400 watt MH with the tank that deep if you will be putting any corals on the bottom. 250 watt wouldn't be strong enough to penetrate that deep. I'm no expert though.


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Old 05/20/2006, 12:26 PM   #20
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with the aqua sculpting that I'm doing the lowest anything will be is 24" and the outside edges will be t5's that I can always overdrive to 80watt if I need to. I understand where your coming from as with the 30"


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Old 05/20/2006, 03:43 PM   #21
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Would love to come by and check it out as you are not too far from me (West Palm). The 950g storage tank will be a very nice touch, but I ahve to tell you it will considerably increase your running costs for carbon, salt, water, O/DI prefilters/DI resins, etc. If you end up not needing a chiller, then that is a great trade off.


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Old 05/20/2006, 03:57 PM   #22
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The aqua scaping will only go down to 24". I will be using T5'S on the outside of the MH's in 54 watt. If I need extra, I'll bump them up to 80 watt to hit the bottom.


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Old 05/20/2006, 05:29 PM   #23
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Your invited anytime. I'm actually going to try and come to your meeting at the end of this month. You have one of the nicest tanks down here in south florida. When I started going through my build on paper I took a lot of info from you.


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Old 05/26/2006, 07:51 PM   #24
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nyvp,

you tank is very similar to mine. 120 x 35 x 35.

however, mine in 3/4 starphire with eurobracing and cross bracing on the top.

I am also running 250w 10k xm in lumerarcs. however, i supplement with vho. better in this application, i think.

it's funny, because your setup is so similar it's like you looked at my data and copied it. having said that, if you have any questions let me know. I have made a ton of mistakes along the way and it sucks.

how are you doing the canopy?

I agree with you, if the tank water flows through it, it counts!


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Old 05/26/2006, 08:43 PM   #25
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how do you like your xm's?
My canopy will be kitchen cabinet tops built in so I can get up there and get my arm in.
What are some of the things you think you could have done better?


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