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Old 08-20-2011, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Reef building on the weekend:)

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What a great way to spend a day on the build.
For me anyway, building a system this size gets built many different times in my head before any work on the tank gets done. I think i have it .... then BAM a whole new way pops into my brain and off that way i go. Most of the time it works out for the best and then you have the WHAT WAS I THINKING one. Any way wanted to share some pics and ideas and maybe spark your brain!
I wanted to see how each stand pipe worked on this system(high flow) so i am using one DURSO STANDPIPE and one STOCKMAN AQUA SILENCER(on the left with mod. bell fitting). Each are 1 1/2" and are feeding the lower sumps/Refugium and will be ran into their own bulkheads with a valve.(will install yellow air valve after painting them black) should look co.....ol.
Also finished installing all twelve 1" inlets set in groups of four - Now thinking 3 OM 4 ways with two being on closed part and one on open part. Wahooooo!
You will see my 2" overflows done in UV clear pvc with filter sponge, still need to paint parts of it black.(2" fitting at top of overflow has a screen in it and when system is running i will use black sponge, yellow one is so you can see it).
Now a little about raised level sand beds you see in pictures. When my center two 120 watt LEDs are on i have 800 par @ 36" center section, 575 par @ 24" section to the right and 265 par @ 24" section to the left with 165 par @ bottom of tank. This is without turning on my two 250 watt MH @ each end. NOT BAD-NOT BAD/
fyi - not so easy taking pics of a large tank they will get better
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice work 414. I'm really eager to see it all done!
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Sounds like a lot of work man, will be a sweet tank once its finished.
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