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Old 05-11-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
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help planning my new set-up.

help planning my new set-up.

okay guys would like to hear what you think of my proposed set-up.

Okay the tank is 7 x 2.5 wide by 2 high, so holds about 200 gallons.
the tank will be supported on a steel frame. and will be a sps dominated tank.

This is what i was thinking of the lighting:

with the blue actincs done by the deltec power twin t5 units of 2x39 watts, so will have 4 of these.


and then the main lighting will be the stm compact 250 watt units:


and have the three yellows as 14k de arcadia bulbs, with the red one as de 10k bulbs, with the 10ks only on for 6 hours a day. In the tank i will have two eheim 1260's for closed loops and 2 tunze streams 6000 and 2 6100's controlled with the multicontroller. I will have a weir with two durso style piping connected to the sump with 1 1/2" piping.

the sump area will be around 1.5m below the tank, and is in a lean to behind the garage.

I hope to have a large plastic bucket that holds around 200 gal which i will fill with dead live rock from

the sump area will look like this:

with above the sump i will have a frame which will have the skimmers , two deltec apf 600, a deltec rowa reactor, the deltec pf509 calcium reactor. http://www.deltecaquariumsolutions.com/home.php

with a bucket of ro/di water which has a tunze osmolator connect for the evaporation.
the sump will be my current tank which is 100 gal.

The frag tank will be 40" x 20 wide by 18 high and have a pump running it so have 30x turnover and be lit by my current arcadia series 3 250 watt metal halide with a 14k bulb.

below this i will have a small area for macro algae.

the heating will be done with heaters controller by a contoller, and fans above the tank and sump area will also be controlled by controllers.

the return from the sump is a deltec hlp4040.

any ideas please let me know,

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Old 05-11-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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Looks awesome. It's going to be lots of fun.
The only thing I would change if it were my tank would be the lights. I would go with 4 250W or even 3 or 4 400W MH instead of 5 150W. You want to grow sps, they need LIGHT.
You don't mention wave action either. Stonies love high erratic flow. I have heard good things about the Wave2K wave makers. Creates a good surge without the noise of a conventional surge device. Surge devices are ideal for sps IMO.
Good luck. Wish it were mine.

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Old 05-11-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
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hiya mark, thanx for the reply.

the lighting i will have will be 250's (not 150's) as i already have 2 of the stm compacts and because i really like them will get more, and would like 400's but they dont make them .

as for the wave action the four tunze streams controlled by the mulitcontroller will provide this

and i may get the updrage controllers to make my 6000s to 6100s

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You english boys, I wonder if you realize how good you have it with access to Tunze equipment on a whim LoL those stream pumps are going to be sweet, I am on a waiting list to get some and rid myself of the redsea pro. I think you have a great plan, any particular reason why you went with 39W T-5 over 54? Best of luck, post some updates when you get underway.
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Old 05-12-2004, 06:18 PM   #6
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yeah its starnge we get a good bit of kit before you guys , but we also got 250 watt 14k de before you to

i was going to go for the 4 t5 units because i think they fit the tank better then, haveing 2 54 units or 2 of the higher one up, ie the units would go the length of the tank.

hope that makes sense.


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