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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:55 pm Post subject: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Images of Tank and its Co-Workers Smile Reply with quote

 Dear  Friends,
 Been  in  marine  for  some  time  and  Just  decided  to  upgrade  my  setup  to  about  a  375+  gallon  setup...  and  thought  will  get  to  share  with  you  the  build  details  from  start  ...
 
 and  here  we  go...
 
 the  Tank  will  be  a  8'  X  2'9"(width)  X  2'3"  Depth  and  will  be  ultra  clear  glass  on  front  and  two  sides  and  all  glasses  will  be  12mm  tempered.  Glass  has  been  ordered  and  should  arrive  tomorow.
 The  sump  will  be  a  4'x2'x1'6"  sump  will  additonal  tank  of  2x2x1.5  as  refuge  and  probably  get  in  mangroves  to  grow  in  that  area.
 the  skimmer  is  a  SRO5000  EXT  External  one  with  5000  Bubble  blaster  pump  and  is  rated  for  about  500  gallon  tank...
 Return  pump  :  12500  Water  Blaster  pump
 Internal  flows  :  4  Nos  of  MP40wES  and  1XTunze  6105
 SRO  Phosban  reactor  using  BRS  GFO  
 DIY  Calcium  Reactor
 DIY  LED  lights  about  192  LEDS  on  8  panels  of  24  in  Each  panel  with  seperate  dimming  for  whites  and  R-Blues  separately.   Already  have  5  panels  done   -  just  need  to  do  3  more...
 DIY  Chiller  -  1.5  ton  capacity  Temp  Maker  imported  from  Bangkok  as  done  in  Chingchai's  tank  on  ReefCental.
 
 All  the  rockwork  from  my  existing  5'  tank  will  go  into  this  and  slowly  add  more  rock  in  due  course  to  get  the  entire  scaping  complete...  currently  growing  about  40  differnt  varieties  of  SPS  in  frags  mode  Smile  they  are  just  set  and  starting  to  take  off....  will  enclose  a  list  shortly...
 
 Will  attach  pictures  of  my  existing  setup  and  new  setup  shortly...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:00 pm Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 Thats  great....Mangroves  need  a  lot  of  bioload  (i.e  Phosphates  and  nitrates)  and  a  DSB  about  8  inches.
 Mine  just  died  because  of  low  nutrinets
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:11 pm Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 Planning  to  have  a  heavy  bio  load  with  many  tangs  and  dwarf  angels  in  the  list  of  fishes  :)
 
 Where  did  you  source  your  mangroves  from  ??
 
 I  guess  the  red  ones  dont  do  well  you  need  the  green  ones  for  better  survival
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:34 pm Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 u  were  right  the  red  ones  have  failed  gonna  try  the  grey  mangroves.
 I  got  them  from  a  marine  biologist
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:05 am Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 you  said  LED  lights,  can  we  use  any  available  LED  lights  in  the  market  ?  or  did  you  hunt  for  the  specific  one  ??  
 
 M  following  this  is  gonna  be  huge   Rock On
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:34 am Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 Hi!
       A  really  nice  project.  Do  plan  on  Cree  LEDS.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:17 pm Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 Thats  a  gigantum  project  buddy  By  the  way  where  are  you  located?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:52 pm Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 location  chembur???   Very Happy  
 i  have  a  feeling  we  have  met   Drinking  
 
 so  whats  the  stocking  list?
 having  such  a  long  tank,  have  you  considered  a  bournman  flush  or  a  CSD?  just  throwing  the  idea  in  the  table  as  4  MP40  would  be  not  too  effective  towards  the  center  of  the  tank
 
 Also,  regarding  the  mangrove,  is  a  neat  idea  for  sure.  but  it  wont  do  wonders  for  nutrient  removal  by  itself  Smile
 but  i  would  love  to  have  that  as  a  seperate  display  beside  the  tank  itself   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:18 pm Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 Location  chennai.  
 Not  looking  at  surge  devices  as  I  am  looking  to  align  the  40s  on  the  back  wall  To  get  more  flow  but  the  accessibility  is  a  problem  on  the  back  as  well  as  more  pressure  on  the  front  glass.   
 If  I  am  setting  on  the  side  glasses  for  more  sideways  flow  I  might  disturb  the  viewing  area  and  those  glasses  are  ultra  clear  Smile
 The  mangroves  will  be  in  the  terrace  
 
 Actually  the  tank  alone  will  be  in  the  Tv  room  and  the  overflow  and  return  from  the  sump  will  be  taken  via  the  window  to  the  rear  terrace  area  where  there  will  be  a  small  room  built  to  accommodate  all  the  equipments
 
 Doing  this  o  eliminate  any  overflows  or  water  leaks  in  the  main  display  room  as  the  flooring  is  Wooden.  Already  I  have  totally  damaged  the  wooden  flooring  in  my  existing  setup.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:51 pm Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 Hey  is  this  marine  aquarist  rain  or  what.......IAH  is  gonna  be  lot  more  exciting  with  all  those  thread  to  be  updated  with  complete  picture  simultaneously
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 the  vortechs  are  only  3-4  inches  on  wet  side.
 why  do  you  say  it  will  ruin  the  viewing  area  is  installed  sideways?
 
 another  option  you  could  think  of  is  a  closed  loop.  a  bit  old  school  but  can  be  helpfull
 
 i  suggested  surge  device  as  it  is  the  best  form  of  water  movement  and  far  exceeds  all  the  wave  makers  and  streams  n  vortechs.
 i  ran  a  very  nice  125  gal  with  a  20  gal  surge  alone   Chuckle   looks  a  bit  weird  if  left  visible.
 but  you  can  hide  it  in  the  external  room  and  just  run  the  piping  in  the  display  witha   V  split  or  a  T  split  and  get  awesome  flow
 
 another  thought  i  felt  was  the  glass.  is  it  thick  enough  to  handle  a  375  gall?  
 maybe  am  just  more  paranoid  for  safety  Smile  got  my  tank  made  with  15mm  even  at  22"  height
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 It  time  for  the  reefers  to  come  and  show  what  they  have.  Too  much  in  the  hiding  :)
 
 Well  the  wires  on  the  vortech  disturbs  the  view  as  it  is  currently  on  my  five  footer
 
 Just  started  the  research  on  the  surge  and  if  you  can  give  a  layout  of  how  you  did  it  can  think  of  following  that  or  making  it  slightly  larger.  I  have  a  2000  Sqft  terrace  that  I  can  use  for  any  reef  activity  so  no  shortage  of  space.   
 
 Will  regard  to  the  thickness  it  is  tempered.   So  not  an  issue.  The  other  thing  was  19mm  regular  but  that  glass  will  be  difficult  to  handle  and  also  for  the  vortech  to  be  placed.  Plus  a  couple  of  my  sized  tanks  on  reef  central  using  glass  were  done  with  same  thickness  and  the  bottom  was  15mm  regular  not  tempered.   
 
 Have  euro  bracing  at  top  in  a  different  design  that  should  hold  it.   For  my  height  it  worked  out  about  15mm  with  a  safety  factor  of  4.   That  was  similar  to  a  12  mm  tempered  one  so  went  with  that.
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 Well,  I  went  with  terribly  simple  manner  as  my  tank  was  in  a  separate  room  and  I  could  afford  it  loOk  not  so  neat  Smile
 Basically,  the  return  from  the  sump  feeds  to  a  container  placed  at  a  higher  level  than  the  tank.  
 Here  is  a  link  with  something  very  simple.  
 web.archive.org/web/20050711221839/http://www.planet-reef.com/surge1.htm
 
 breedersregistry.org/Reprints/MFM/v11_aug96/simple_surge.htm
 
 Go  over  those  above  webpages  and  try  something  simple  first.  
 I  can  help  if  you  get  stuck  somewhere.  
 Best  thing  is,  if  you  realise  is  not  what  you  wanted,  you  can  always  go  back  to  vortechs.  The  money  spent  would  be  just  100INR  Smile
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 U  can  go  for  a  couple  of  MP60's  instead  of  four  MP40's.  And  for  the  flow  at  the  bottom  u  ca  go  for  tunze,  which  will  be  shadowed  by  u  r  rock  work  and  you  will  not  have  any  dead  spots
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:28 pm Post subject: Re: 375+ Gallon Reef Tank : Build Reply with quote

 kool....  thats  huge....  keep  us  updated  and  upload  pics  and  videos....  best  of  luck.....  reef  tanks  rock....
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