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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:20 pm Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank Reply with quote

 Thank  you,  Vijay  for  the  links.
 
 I  looked  the  DIY  that  Arjun  made  ..  I  am  not  sure  how  it  would  be  on  a  4  feet  tank  ..  
 I  am  looking  for  something  that  has  a  flat  top  and  not  a  semi-circle  curve  on  the  top...
 
 will  let  you  know  what  i  end  up  with  ..  as  for  now  am  inclinded  to  the  aquazonic  fixture  ..  
 if  indiviual  refletors  is  suggested  and  recommeded  then  i  have  to  think  about  DIY...
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:05 pm Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank Reply with quote

 Go  with  the  new  sand.  The  old  sand  might  have  lot  of  nitrates  and  phospates.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:39 pm Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank Reply with quote

 Thank  you,  Gremlin.  I  will  go  with  the  new  sand.
 
 Any  inputs  on  the  T5's  ?  should  I  be  looking  for  a  fixture  with  indiviual  reflectors  for  tubes...  these  
 are  not  available  here  in  chennai...  atleast  i  havent  seen  them...  would  fixtures  with  single  reflectors  with  4  tubes  be  enough..
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:28 pm Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank Reply with quote

 Individual  reflectors  are  the  best,  you'll  get  better  PAR  value.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:48 pm Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank Reply with quote

 If  you  are  going  with  T5s  i  will  recommend  the  solite  type  4,  4  feet  fixture  x  2  for  your  tank.  I  think  you  could  source  it  from  the  same  place  you  are  getting  the  aquazonic.  I  think  they  come  with  URI  tubes  so  you  should  be  ok  with  just  plug  and  playing  the  lights.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:08 am Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank Reply with quote

 Thank  you,  Asak  and  Gremlin.
 
 Let  me  check  if  can  get  a  T5  setup  with  indivual  reflectors  or  the  Solite  ...
 
 if  not  i'll  go  with  the  Aquazonic  fixtures  ...
 
 
 Asak,
 
 Any  place  that  you  can  suggest  with  regards  to  Solite  ?
 
 Thanks  again,
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:48 am Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank Reply with quote

 Solite  type  4
 
 Aquastar,  kolathur  you  will  probably  have  to  special  order  it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:35 pm Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank : Skimmer Questio Reply with quote

 Thank  you,  ASAk.
 
 
 Dear  All,
 
 I  have  question  on  the  Skimmer.  Is  necessary  to  run  the  skimmer  during  the  cycling  stage  ?
 or  should  i  plug  it  after  the  cycle..
 
 I  think  ..  I  will  go  for  the  Aquazonic  T5's  for  now  ...  I  have  1  of  these  ...  and  need  to  add  one  more  ..
 this  seems  to  be  easiest  way  for  me.
 
 Thanks  again  everybody...  and  have  a  Happy  Diwali   Thumbs Up  
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:45 pm Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank : Skimmer Questio Reply with quote

 you  have  to  run  the  skimmer  during  the  cycling  to  remove  the  dissolved  organics.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:25 am Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank : SUMP Question Reply with quote

 Hellow  Everybody,
 
 Well  my  tank  is  finally  up  and  running  for  the  last  few  months.  Have  a  few  fishes  and  some  live  rocks  with
 some  soft  corals.
 
 Currently  I  have  my  sump  under  the  cabinet  and  which  houses  the  in-sump  skimmer  and  a  refugium  and  the  return
 pump.  Have  also  the  chiller  connected  to  maintain  a  temp  of  26  degrees.
 
 I  was  wondering  if  i  can  have  an  additional  sump  and  have  it  in  the  balcony.  The  balcony  does  not  get  
 direct  sunlight.  However,  being  in  Chennai  not  sure  how  it  will  affect  the  water  temp.  I  live  by  the  sea  so  ..
 the  temp  in  a  shaded  area  is  not  really  bad  as  its  normally  windy.
 
 Would  it  be  a  bad  idea  to  have  an  additional  sump  in  the  balcony  ?  Please  advise..
 
 Thanks  in  advance  ¬†for  all  you  suggestions.
 
 Best  regards,
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:58 am Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank : SUMP Question Reply with quote

 any  inputs  ?  anybody  ??
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:00 am Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank : SUMP Question Reply with quote

 Hi  ravi,  it  looks  like  a  time  to  pay  a  visit  to   your  house.Well  as  far  as  the  sump  goes...I  dont  think  its  necessary  as  you  are  having  only  softies..
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:15 am Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank : SUMP Question Reply with quote

 Well  what  is  the  purpose  for  the  additional  sump?  
 
 thinking  of  a  frag  tank?  or  refuge?  or  to  keep  additional  equipments?  if  so  can  do  it...  but  then  u  need  to  get  the  plumbing  worked  out  also  to  maintain  water  levels  in  both  the  sumps  properly...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:25 pm Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank : SUMP Question Reply with quote

 Dear  Abhishek,
 
 Yeah  sure...  you  can  drop  in  anytime...
 
 
 Dear  Pk,
 
 The  reason  for  having  an  additional  sump  is  am  not  really  happy  the  way  my  sump  has  turned  out.
 Currently  in  the  first  chamber  where  the  water  from  the  overflow  drains  out  ..  i  have  the  Skimmer...  then
 the  second  chamber  is  my  refugioum  and  in  the  third  chamber  i  have  the  fliter  pads  and  the  4th  the  return  pump.
 I  am  wondering  if  i  got  this  wrong..  i  should  have  probbaly  had  the  water  drain  into  the  filter  pads  first..
 then  skimmer  and  then  refugium...
 
 By  adding  an  additional  sump  i  was  planning  to  move  my  skimmer  out  in  the  balcony  and  can  also  have  DSB  and  more  filter  pads  and  also  have  the  chiller  in  the  balcony.
 
 am  i  planning  to  do  the  right  thing  or  making  it  worse  ?  do  you  think  a  picture  of  my  sump  would  help  ?
 let  me  know  and  i  will  upload  it  tonight.
 
 Thanks  again  for  your  help.
 
 Best  Regards,
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:12 pm Post subject: Re: ADVICE NEEDED : For my New Marine Tank : SUMP Question Reply with quote

 If  you  can  get  the  plumbing  worked  out  correctly,  go  for  it.  You'll  definitely  save  some  money  with  the  chiller  outside.
 
 If  I  were  you,  (I  haven't  seen  you  tank  or  sump  so  don't  know  how  space  crowded  it  is)
 
 1.  Filter  pads  go  first,  then  Keep  the  skimmer  in  the  first  sump.
 
 2.  Outside  you  can  utilize  natural  sunlight  for  refugium  and  possibly  a  frag  tank  +  chiller
 
 Also,  greater  the  volume  of  water,  greater  the  stability.
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