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Old 05/23/2012, 06:15 AM   #1
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help finalizing design stage

OK guys 9 more days to go before I get back home and will start my large upgrade.
Before that I would like to post this thread where I would like you guys to help me out with certain question I have about my final design stage before I actually start my build cause of things I might have overlooked and or not thought about before I make some stupid build mistakes.
Hope you guys can help me out here


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Old 05/23/2012, 06:18 AM   #2
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More than willing to help out... but it helps if you ask a question first???


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Old 05/23/2012, 06:20 AM   #3
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1st question overflow box
came up with this design for my overflow/wavebox.

the drain pipes would be both 2"
the 2 other holes would be intakes for my CL. They are both 2' and will be connected to a Reeflo Dart pump each feeding my CL.
the question now is would this work or create too much of a vortex having water sucked in the intake for the CL and drain pipes that close to one another?


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Old 05/23/2012, 06:21 AM   #4
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Quote:
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More than willing to help out... but it helps if you ask a question first???
waw you beat me to it


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Old 05/23/2012, 06:29 AM   #5
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2nd question increase water volume
The DT would be 500 Gallon the Sump/Fuge set up would add another 300Gallon to the system.
Now I would like to connect 2 large water (200gallon) storage tanks to the system which would help me doing my water changes emptying them and filling them up with fresh ocean water every 2 weeks.
The tanks I am talking about look like this

they both will be connected to my system again to increase water volume and with a switch of a button I can empty them and refill.
The question now is could storing water in dark tanks bad or it would have no effect at all to the water quality. Water pumps will be installed in the tank to provide constant water movement though just no lighting at all.


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Old 05/23/2012, 07:13 AM   #6
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Wow - this is way above my pay grade! But I like it and really like the Ocean Water use. Looking forward to seeing the progress.


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Old 05/23/2012, 07:32 AM   #7
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Two thoughts:

1) You might consider posting this is the large tank forum. 800g is a little big for the regular forum. Some people in the large tank forum would have more experience with a system this size.

2) Those storage tanks look nice, but tanks like this often come with subpar bulkheads. Many people ignore the existing bulkheads and drill their own. Just something to consider.


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Old 05/23/2012, 02:41 PM   #8
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anyone that can help on both questions?


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Old 05/23/2012, 04:14 PM   #9
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would this help turning around the 90 degree so the water would drain from the top away from the CL drains?



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Old 05/23/2012, 06:51 PM   #10
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also adjusted the height of the overflow box

or still same issues?


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Old 05/23/2012, 09:43 PM   #11
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I am no expert by any means... but I really dont think your over flow is going to handle the amount of water you want to run thru it. I think you will suck that overflow box dry with 4 2'' lines in there.

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Old 05/24/2012, 02:24 AM   #12
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ok put the intakes now in the tank
so this would work



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Old 06/04/2012, 05:59 PM   #13
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next question,
the build in wave boxes next to the overflow box.
Pumps installed would be Tunze 61015 which will be controllable 0% to 100%

would the intake of water into the box be enough just through the pump itself or better create another intake hole higher up into the box?


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