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  • 270 gallons project, HELP!!

    Hi guys, I'm planning a new tank, I need your help for be sure that hardware is ok and have ideas for aquascaping
    Planning new tank:
    I want to do a in-wall tank (showing two sides) with fish-room in the back side

    Measures:
    70 L x47Wx23H
    water level will be around 21

    Live Rock: around 300 pounds
    SSB: around 40 gallons (300 pounds)
    enough?

    Filtering:
    Schuran 200
    ZEOvit

    Water movement:
    Wave box
    3x tunze 6080

    Temperature:
    2 x 300 watts jager
    chiler: Teco RA640

    Misc:
    IKS with:
    conductivity module, water-level module, pH-module, temperature module
    Ca reactor Schuran JetStream 1
    Grotech EPIII and IV (not in use, thinking in tray to dose zeo automatically any sugestion?-)

    Lighting:
    I'm in doubts with it
    I have a pendant-light yet with 3 hqi 250 W and 2 t5s 54W.
    I'm evaluating the option to install 12 t5s (80 Watts). Why? as my knowledge is cheaper to mantain (less electricity bill -around 40% of nominal watts?-). Other argument is the tank width will not be enough for a pendant-light.
    But should be enough for have ZEOcolors?
    If you think that should be a good idea on t5s, please what combination of tubbes, did you use?


    Please give me your opinion, This project is only on my head and if my flat structure permit it will run a soon as posible. My wife OK will be if it's ready before crhistmas!

    Thanks for your help.

    Josep
    Last edited by Supertutu; 09-13-2005, 03:59 PM.

  • #2
    curious what you mean by water level will be 21"? the whole 47" tall thing would be really hard to work in... espically if you want to go with SPS?

    Nick
    275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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    • #3
      Sorry it was a mistake! 47 width

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      • #4
        oh ok thats what i thought, haha!

        that sounds be a very nice tank!

        the only thing i might ask or suggest is whats the skimmer rated for?

        the main thing is to over size it, i am not fimilar with that brand, i mean i have heard they are a good skimmer just dont know what its rated for....

        other than that it should be a very nice tank!!!!!

        make sure to post some pics for us to see!

        Nick
        275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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        • #5
          As Schuram tells the skimmer is "For aquaria up to 2000l " (+- 530 gallons)

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          • #6
            Hi Josep, from other reefs that I've seen pictures of that are run on only T5's, these would appear to do fine, but I've personally never used T5's. Maybe others with experience will chime in. Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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            • #7
              T5's should be fine. I would love to see a tank built on T5's. They are getting very popular now. What kind of corals and fish do you plan to have in this tank? That way we would know what kind of system would better fit your ideas.

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              • #8
                Main SPS with some fishes, I expect nothing else

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                • #9
                  With a tank height of 23", T5s will work fine. Especially when you are 12x80w!!
                  Farish

                  Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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