Jack's grotto !!!!

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Jack's grotto !!!!

Unread postby jack » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:46 pm

Greetings,

After lots of up and downs in my tanks finally it seems life is bit settled, finally shutting all the tanks at the house and moving to old place where we use to live. I dont wanna transfer my 6 footer as this ll be too much of hassle so planned to make a new tank for marine and get my 2 footer planted tank. i will not be talking about the planted side of my tank as its pretty simple i just need to move from one house to another, here i will be talking about the marine tank that i am planning. waiting for your suggestions and replies.

Introduction : this name Jacks Grotto is inspired by the Blue Grotto located in Capri, Italy.

my plans are to start with the mixture of softies and LPS and than eventually move on to SPS reef tank, collecting different varieties of Zoas is my plan as of now.

After fighting with lots of noise in overflow in my old tanks and problems faced, read a lot and finally thought and planned this soo far

System Objective : End result with a mixed reef with Flame Angel and Mandarin Fish

System Type : Mixed Reef

System Controlled : by Reef Angel Controller

Planning Started on Date : 28th August 2013

Display Tank : 36 X 24 X 16 , making bean animal external weir, to reduce the noise. 2 nos of plumbing of 1.5 inch to feed sump and 1 no of 1.5 inch plumbing to seed display tank.

Display Light : Kessil A350W

Stand : will make an iron stand and ll cover it with wood, hope this turn out to be good (the only thing i fear about)

Hood : open hood, will plan something on how to hang lights plans are to fabricate something

Sump : 24 X 15 X 18, but still confused want to go for smaller size than this something like 18 X 15 X 18

Refugium : center partition of sump with macro algae and seeded with copepods your views of DSB ??

Refugium Light : 10 W cheap LED

Water : Coral Salt Pro with weekly 30 Ltr water change

Display water circulation : have 3 Jebaos WP 40, will use 1 for the display and eventually plans are to upgrade to Vortech MP 40

Return Pump : 1 nos of 3000 LHP

Skimmer : Reef Octopus XP - 1000 INT ordered today shall be here by weekend

Evaporation : ATO with Reef Angel controller and Water Level Module

Storage Tank : 18 X 6 X 15

any information left ?? :D

any one which is the easiest software to make the sketches ?? i have made everything on paper but gave to LFS for his reference


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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Unread postby aamir » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:25 pm

jack wrote:Display Tank : 36 X 24 X 16 , making bean animal external weir, to reduce the noise. 2 nos of plumbing of 1.5 inch to feed sump and 1 no of 1.5 inch plumbing to seed display tank.

why not 36lX24bX18h Or 36lX24bX21h all in inch
jack wrote:Display Light : Kessil A350W

Show as some Glamours shots of Kessil
jack wrote:any one which is the easiest software to make the sketches ?? i have made everything on paper but gave to LFS for his reference

Google Sketchup is the easy one
jack wrote:Stand : will make an iron stand and ll cover it with wood, hope this turn out to be good (the only thing i fear about)

Make sure height is no more than 70cm or 30 inch
waiting for sketches and a nice pictorial journal with less or no noise at all congrates
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Unread postby jack » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:34 pm

Ohhh sorry my bad in posting

Its 36 X 24 X 18

Google sketchup i tried using it but went bumper.... Soo dropped the idea :)
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Unread postby jack » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:39 am

this is where the tanks gonna be

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sorry avoid the filthy room as the shifting going on
hopefully by sunday the tank ll be in its place :) i am exited
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Unread postby parthapratim22 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:51 am

waiting to see the tank in.
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:01 pm

Waiting the execution of your plan.
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Unread postby Ashok » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:13 pm

Hi! Jack, you have XP5000 than why XP1000?

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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Unread postby jack » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:19 pm

Asokji XP 5000 ll be over kill for this tank

5000 is rated for 400 gallons and this will be around 70 gallons....

Sps ll also bleach out if i go for 5000
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Unread postby Ashok » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:50 pm

I personally don't think its possible,skimmer that add up to be over-rated for your tank it would not do any harm at all.If anything,your tank getting more oxygen which never a bad thing.
Any way if you are going to sell your XP5000 please pm me,i forgot your cont nos.

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Unread postby jack » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:02 pm

It will be overkill
I read a lot and than came to decicion that i need a smaller skimmer for the tank
Corals also needs some bad nutrients if not much
The bigger the skimmer the bigger the capacity to remove nitrates n phosphates soo this will make my system ultra low nutrient system (ULNS)
UNLS is just good if i go the sps way which i am not planning
I am more likely to keep softies

Naah i am not planning to sell anything :)
Will start the big tank anytime i go back to that house :)
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