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Snaza II - 60x33x20 DT + 50x16x8 FT - Auguest Update

Postby snaza » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 11:46 am

Introduction:

Well that time is soon approaching for a new project. My 4x2x2 and nano and coming along well but getting itchy for something new. My plan is a 155cm x 90cm x 50cm or there abouts. I don't have any room in my current place so am in the market for new larger house. The tank will have to be customised around the house.

System Objectives: Display feature tank and garage sump and frag tank in garage. Mainly a SPS and LPS tank with some Zoa's. 10 small fish.

I really want this tank to to look very clean and simple without dominating the house/room. Depending of course on the house it will be either on a simple bench or inwall

System Type: SPS Dominate Mixed reef

Display System:

Strike up Date: NOV 2010

Display Tank:

Display / Frag Tank - 60x33x20. Euro braced 12mm Starphire glass.

Frag Tank - 130cm x 40cm x 25cm

Aquascape:

I want this tank to be very open with lots of flow so will have minimal rock work.

Display / Frag Lighting:

Dispaly Tank - T5 10 bulb ATI powermodul

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Frag Tank - T5 3 x 54w Ice Cap reflectors


Stand: DIY wood with 2pac white doors

Hood: No hood. Going to be open top

Sump: very basic 90x50x40cm

Refugium: NO

Refugium Lighting: NO


Support systems:

System Water: Natural salt water

Display Water circulation: 1 x 6205 1 x Tunze 6105, 1 x Tunze 6125, 1 x tunze nano modded

Return Pump: Laguna 11000

Skimmer: ATB Custom Medium - All white including white plumbing and and white Airstar (askoll) 1500 pump.


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Evaporation Top Up:Tunze osmolator

Chiller: hailea 1000.

Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Baling - williamson 200 peri pump

Alkilinity Addition: Baling - williamson 200 peri pump

Other Chemical Maintenance: Baling - manual dosing

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


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Postby snaza » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 11:49 am

Anyone got any ideas of the easiest way to draw up some plans? I might try sketchup.
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Re: Snaza's 5x3x2 - ( Planning stages so input required)

Postby imf » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 12:45 pm

snaza wrote:
Well that time is soon approaching for a new project. My 4x2x2 and nano and coming along well but getting itchy for something new. My plan is a 160cm x 90cm x 55cm or there abouts. I don't have any room in my current place so am in the market for new larger house.


This sounds like you're buying a bigger house so you can fit a bigger fish tank! Love it.

If it ends up anything like the 4x2x2, then this will be one to watch.

Cheers,
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Postby John__83 » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 10:16 pm

nice width good luck if its like any other of your tanks im sure it will be bitching :thumbsup:
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Postby slawman » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 11:20 pm

Hey Snaza,

All looks pretty fine. I am looking at a tank with the same dimensions. Just trying to work out how to fit the stand through a doorway!

What model is that skimmer in the pic.? Is it available in Oz?
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Postby snaza » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 11:25 pm

Im still looking for a house then ill start thinking about a stand.

The skimmer is made by reef octupus is USA and designed by Jeremy at Reef specialty in the States has designed it and it has an Askoll pump like the bubble kings. The skimmer is huge. He is going to send me one when im ready. check out the thread

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthrea ... st14809318
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Postby Adam007 » Mon 13 Apr, 2009 12:42 am

I will be watching this thread closely, your 4x2x2 has been a pleasure to watch!
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Postby slawman » Tue 14 Apr, 2009 2:25 pm

The skimmer looks good! Does it come in 240 or will you need a transformer?
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Postby snaza » Tue 14 Apr, 2009 2:39 pm

extra $100 for a 240
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Postby kurt » Wed 15 Apr, 2009 1:24 pm

I was told by Mike Leonard that they cant change the laguna 110v to 240v.

They more or less supply it with a volute and pin wheel and you source another pump.

Maybe Jeremy knows somthing Mike doesnt :poke:
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Postby snaza » Wed 15 Apr, 2009 4:54 pm

Not sure but Jeremy said it would come direct from the factory and they can do 240v.
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Postby StripestheEel » Wed 15 Apr, 2009 5:26 pm

Should be sweet man!
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Postby snaza » Tue 21 Apr, 2009 2:34 pm

Hi Guys,

Im looking for advice. My new setup will be a Display tank - 800l and the equipment will be in the garage. Im not sure the best order put all the tanks. I want a;

800l SPS tank
150l FOWLR
120l Frag tank
Fuge
RDSB - which is to be plumbed so i can easily removed
Internal skimmer compartment somewhere
chiller

The 800l will have 2 x 32mm overflows and 2 x 25mm returns. I really want to use as few pumps as possilbe so hopefully you guys can help me design something where it all Ts off the oversflows and returns (if possible)

So I obviously need a separate tank for the Frag and RDSB. So need to plumb in the FOWLR, Fuge, skimmer and chiller somewhere. Maybe i could combine the FOWLR, fuge, skimmer, return somehow in one tank. or maybe just skimmer - > Fuge -> Return in one sump.

Im really not sure of the correct order as i guess the RDSB should be after the fuge. I also guess the skimmer should get the water first (but thats going to be hard).

Would it be best the run one return to the skimmer compartment and maybe the other to the FOWLR - > then to the Frag tank -> skimmer area.

any advice would be great

Sorry if it doesnt make any sense. Ive done 100's of drawings trying to work this out :eek2:

thanks

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Postby rainmun » Tue 21 Apr, 2009 9:03 pm

Hey Aaron, those skimmers will be available shortly over here so no need to order one from the US.

I'd probably recommend two 50mm outlets, as you can never have enough water outlet.

I normally recommend 20mm returns as they will give you more pressure coming out, so you can use it as more waterflow in the tank.

You should be able to build a sump with all the sections that you need, but it would be best if you keep your frag tank seperate, so you can shut it off from the system if need be.

If you want you can email me the sketches that you have done and I can give you my input if ya want.

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Postby snaza » Wed 22 Apr, 2009 11:44 am

Plans changed so removed the pic
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Postby Steve Campbell » Tue 14 Jul, 2009 9:51 pm

Geday Aaron, How is this project going?
I believe you were looking at an Aquabee 5000, I finally have mine going and I really like it. They have a 25mm outlet so you will definatly need a minimum of 25mm return with 20mm out lets to the frag tank and branches to to display. One would normally expect to go one pipe size up from the pumps outlet but I think this has been addressed with this pump and is probably not needed and may add too much head pressure but I haven't run any test to confirm this.

If your not to far advanced the LR tank would make and ideal refugium with the right fish selection and some macro and then the refugium section in the sump could be a DSB. Just a thought. :thumbsup:

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Postby snaza » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 12:43 pm

Steve Campbell wrote:Geday Aaron, How is this project going?
I believe you were looking at an Aquabee 5000, I finally have mine going and I really like it. They have a 25mm outlet so you will definatly need a minimum of 25mm return with 20mm out lets to the frag tank and branches to to display. One would normally expect to go one pipe size up from the pumps outlet but I think this has been addressed with this pump and is probably not needed and may add too much head pressure but I haven't run any test to confirm this.

If your not to far advanced the LR tank would make and ideal refugium with the right fish selection and some macro and then the refugium section in the sump could be a DSB. Just a thought. :thumbsup:

Any updates.


Hi Steve,

Plans have changed :thumbsup:

I bought a house and moving in 2 weeks. I think i'll get a laguna as they seem to have more flow at 2.5m head.

I'm not doing a LR tank, DSB or fuge anymore so i'll scrap that tank. Just going to be DT, sump, Frag tank. going to keep it simple

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Postby snaza » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 12:59 pm

August update;

Ordered my 10bulb ATI Powermodule and ATB Custom cone Medium Skimmer- All white including white plumbing and and white Airstar (askoll) 1500 pump

Expecting the skimmer in 2-3 weeks and the Lights next month.

My plans have changed (again). I bought a house and sold my current unit and only have a few days between settlements. Talk about a rushed stressful move.

Anyway i've scrapped the FOWLR tank, DSB and fuge. Going to be VERY simple carbon/bacteria system.

Plan is to move my existing tank in 2 weeks. then work on setting up the new tank separate. once the cycle has finnished i'll transfer over the stock.

fingers crossed I dont lose to much live stock in the move
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Postby kurt » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 1:19 pm

Good luck with the move, look forward to seeing you're new setup.
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Postby KirTracid » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 5:33 pm

Can't wait to see this come together Aaron, you're really an inspiration. I tend to have very similar ideas to you and I'll be waiting to see how this pans out =)
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Postby snaza » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 5:55 pm

KirTracid wrote:Can't wait to see this come together Aaron, you're really an inspiration. I tend to have very similar ideas to you and I'll be waiting to see how this pans out =)


thanks :thumbsup: hopefully it pans out ok :cheers:
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Postby KirTracid » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 5:58 pm

Sounds like it's going to be a ripper once it's finished.
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Postby Deester » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 6:16 pm

Hi Mate,

Nice equipment line up there ;) Looking forward to seeing this rig come to life ... If it's anything like your other SPS rig, it'll be a stunner mate.

Looking forward to updates.

Cheers,

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Postby snaza » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 8:00 pm

Thanks Dee. hows your new setup going?
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Postby sydneydrewid » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 9:18 pm

nice choice in skimmers, how long till you get it??
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Postby snaza » Sun 02 Aug, 2009 9:46 pm

2-3 weeks. Anton is making it this weekend
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Postby kurt » Tue 04 Aug, 2009 12:00 pm

Now that you have purchased a house any ideas if its going to be inwall or on a bench?
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Postby snaza » Tue 04 Aug, 2009 12:08 pm

just a normal stand. 2pac white panels. no chance of an inwall but i'm sure it will look good in the end.
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Postby snaza » Wed 05 Aug, 2009 10:30 pm

Dennison kindly did a couple drawings for me

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I actually changed my mind and the frag tank will be under the house
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Postby chippy70 » Sun 09 Aug, 2009 12:36 pm

going keep my eye on this one. Looking great
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