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Old 02/09/2018, 06:39 AM   #1
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My 5x2x2 build

Built a new house mid last year with the aim of having a tank to be the feature in the living/dining/kitchen areas of the house. Decided that a 5x2x2 would be a nice size tank for the area.

When the house was being built i had the builder install plumbing through the wall behind where i wanted to put the tank to outside for the chiller to be housed. (I live in Qld Australia, freezing is not an issue here).

Process is taking a little longer than I had hoped, but I feel that it will be worth it in the end as everything is coming along nicely.

Plumbing for the Chiller







Not sure at the moment if I will keep the box that I was going to house the chiller in. It is a little flimsier than I was hoping for.

Tank in place



Beginning of the cabinetry








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Old 02/09/2018, 06:43 AM   #2
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Waiting for the sump to be delivered, having a custom made 3x1.5x1.5 tank made. Once it has arrived I will start to cut the access holes in the back of the cabinetry to allow the plumbing to enter.

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to clad the stand? Originally I was going to have white doors made with magnets to hold them into place. But I don't know how they would handle with moisture.


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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM   #3
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Looking good so far, keep the pics coming.


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Old Today, 04:07 AM   #4
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Sump was delivered this afternoon. Happy with the layout, although it fits a little tighter than I had anticipated inside the stand.

Did some more plumbing for the drains and cutout the rear wall of the frame. There is one more 40mm drain that needs to be installed for the emergency drain into the skimmer section but I ran out of pipe.






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Old Today, 04:22 AM   #5
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In the end i decided to go with a Vectra M1 return pump and I will use either a Nyos Viper 3.0 or Marlin ECO-DC (4000l/ph) to run the chiller and reactors.

I was also able to mount the Vectra's controller and another bracket to hold my MP40QD's controller on the side of the electrical cabinet.



Everything is starting to come together. Will probably fill the sump later this week to test the return pump and the flow through the sump.


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