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NVRENUF Mixed reef 8 x 2 x 2

Postby NVRENUF » Wed 01 Jan, 2014 9:09 pm

Introduction:
So True to my Handle it's Never Enough.!!!!
Current install is bugging me. only because of appearance mostly.
but other little factors also pushing me to make a change.


System Objectives: What is the end result going to be?

Looking to make a more built in appearance and hard cable everything through to the tank. water changes drainage etc.



System Type: Fish only, FOWLR, Predator, SPS, Mixed Reef, Softies only, Non photosythetic Corals?
Mixed Reef


Display System:

Strike up Date: Date system started
ETA with in the next month or two.
Waiting on build date.

Display Tank: Display tank specifications.

8 x2 x2


Display Lighting: Lighting specifications.

4 x Radion ecotech lights

Stand: Stand specifications.

Steel

Hood: Hood specifications.

Full cabinet work to be done floor to ceiling

Sump: Sump specs if applicable.

1200 x 495 x 500

Will also have a overflow outlet high as possible on the sump going to waste
just incase something electronic or manual top ups fail or get forgotten.
will never get over flow onto floors.


Refugium: Refugium Specifications if applicable.

Refugium Lighting: Lighting specifications.


Support systems:

System Water:

Natural salt water always

Display Water circulation: In tank water circulation.
2 x Ecotech MP40 and 1 x MP60
Return Pump:Sump return pump.
Laguna 2900 max flo
Skimmer: We all got one do you?
Cskim 600
Evaporation Top Up:Auto topup or manual?
Auto topup R/O



Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: If not calcium reactor

Alkilinity Addition: If not calcium reactor

Other Chemical Maintenance: Magnesium etc

Current Water Chemistry: If applicable
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:


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So to start with, here is my current setup,
at the top.

Goals with the new install.
1. Clean, More complete finish, from floor to ceiling.
2. Shallower tank and longer
3. Waste and IBC hard connected to tank

Now I want the tank flush up against the wall,
this means No pipes or pumps or inlets on the back glass,

Keeping the clean look I also want to keep the corner most visible
free from anything also,
this means no wave makers, no inlet pipes on the glass.

so my thoughts here are
All wave makers down the left end with outlets.
and the inlet pipe can go above tank all the way down to opposite end and just poke its end into the water
to push the flow back down to the outlets.

So i need some ideas and help in designing the pipe work and what I should do.
I want a drain, (now im thinking on left side panel down low) ???
I don't like pipes in the base of the tank, i think sides are better safer ?

now i currently only have two 50mm outlets on this tank works fine
but i see guys fitting 3 sometimes 4 but no idea what they are doing.

Pipes for my IBC will come from the ceiling..
ideas where to plumb this in would be good
or just sit it above tank fixed ?

drainage will go right to the left hand wall and out .

idea will be to turn one tap.. drains water. turn next tap on and trigger power to ibc
and it fills .

so some good help in this field and ideas would be much appreciated thanks.


the left hand side cupboard will be for GPOS, Computer, pipes down to the sump etc

Thanks

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Re: 6.8 x 2 x 2 new Tank

Postby NVRENUF » Thu 09 Jan, 2014 7:50 pm

Started sorting my hard connect for ibc

Have a t peice just above ibc for fillling tubs or just cycling water through ibc to flush pump anything really just incase.

and also hardwired r/O system into tank.
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Re: 6.8 x 2 x 2 new Tank

Postby NVRENUF » Sat 11 Jan, 2014 5:26 pm

Instralled waste drain,

Inlets for Tank to drain. Also Sump Overflow
and RO water Over flow all to waste.
no chance of ever getting something left on and over flowing tank.

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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby NVRENUF » Tue 21 Jan, 2014 2:24 pm

Tank and sump ordered.

So have committed to 8x2x2, how ever we are going for a 600 Viewing Area. So tank will be about 650 tall to take this into account.
after glading and straps etc.

We still deciding if to go Stainless on the stand or galv.
will work that out next week.

Also order my 4th Radion
1 x MP60 to go with my 2 mp40's
and Reeflink or the echotech stuff.
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby dougie » Tue 21 Jan, 2014 2:46 pm

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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby Jethrov » Tue 21 Jan, 2014 3:15 pm

:pirate: good to see you went bigger! how long till u get ur tank?
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby NVRENUF » Tue 21 Jan, 2014 3:19 pm

Hopefully tank should be done in about 2 weeks time. stand maybe similar..

cross fingers,
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby sparker » Tue 21 Jan, 2014 3:31 pm

IBC and pump setup looks familiar! Nice work :)
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby sparker » Tue 21 Jan, 2014 3:32 pm

actually - just one thing to add, might one to pop a barrel union on the inlet and outlet of your pump. Just so you can remove it for servicing etc.
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby NVRENUF » Tue 21 Jan, 2014 3:47 pm

Yeah i did think of that after lol

.. least easy enough to add in later.
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby BlakeyBoyR » Fri 24 Jan, 2014 7:40 pm

Count me in, I want to see how this eventuates :)
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby NVRENUF » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 9:48 pm

some new toys rocked up today
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby NVRENUF » Sat 08 Feb, 2014 12:06 am

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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby BlakeyBoyR » Sun 09 Feb, 2014 12:26 am

Got the Laguna up and running yet? Are you happy with it?
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby NVRENUF » Sun 09 Feb, 2014 12:42 am

Tank still being. Built few weeks away yet
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby NVRENUF » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 7:37 pm

Stand is built and waiting on tank now.

stand sitting in alfresco for now.

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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby petergriffin » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 9:00 pm

Very nice mate looking good. Let us know if you need a hand moving it all into place. .. have you sorted a cabinet maker?
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby NVRENUF » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 9:12 pm

Yeah cabinets will either do my self or get someone to do. Once all in place will get a quote .

Will need to shift current tank to other side of the room at some point going to need some help on that I think .
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 New Build

Postby NVRENUF » Wed 26 Feb, 2014 9:17 pm

So glass should be arriving this week and hopfully built on the weekend.

My 4th Radion turned up. Gen 3

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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby NVRENUF » Thu 27 Feb, 2014 4:44 pm

Got some adjustable feet today for the stand.
Each foot is rated to 800kg .
and stainless steel.
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby Thommo01 » Thu 27 Feb, 2014 5:45 pm

Thos feet look great! Too late for me now but just wondering where you got them from?
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby NVRENUF » Thu 27 Feb, 2014 5:56 pm

http://www.blythenterprises.com.au/

was $160 for the 8 feet.
Was going to just put shims under stand if needed but this is much better idea.
only thing was it lifted stand 20mm but thats ok.

and if water gets on the floor now it wont get to the stand.
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby jayellul » Sat 01 Mar, 2014 5:19 pm

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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby NVRENUF » Sun 02 Mar, 2014 5:42 pm

got some marine grade timber for bottom sump etc
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby NVRENUF » Fri 07 Mar, 2014 5:57 pm

The flipper is just crap, and not performing .. So finally got my self one of these.

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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby chromus » Fri 07 Mar, 2014 6:47 pm

The mag float and scrape is still not gonna cut it, get a hammerhead + scraper addon and be done with it. :poke:
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby NVRENUF » Fri 07 Mar, 2014 7:12 pm

ah damn it lol thought it was the same thing.. Forgot the name ..lol
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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby NVRENUF » Fri 07 Mar, 2014 11:12 pm

That mag cleaner worked a treat compared to my flipper. So for now it will do.

finally my Solinoid turned up for R/O, So now my RO Container is hooked up with float switch to the R/O tap to keep it full.


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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby NVRENUF » Tue 11 Mar, 2014 12:36 am

Moved tank and put stand in place

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Re: NVRENUF 8 x 2 x 2 With Equipment Pics

Postby NVRENUF » Wed 12 Mar, 2014 11:40 am

Old tank moved out the way,
Stand in place,

And tank build has started.

Should have tank in place next week, And will fill when i return from Kuala Lumpur end of march.

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