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Sirius' Rimless Shallow Mixed Reef

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Very nice and well thought out layout. When I upgrade (if) to a bigger tank. Will bear in mind ur tank design. Good stuff! 


Thanks! This forum is a good place to gather and share ideas! Hope ur new tank will turn out great too!


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What’s below ur overflow to the sump? Medias?


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Yup! I designed a 13" space for the compartment where the water first overflows to, so that it could flow through filter wool and then below it will be 3 blocks of 8x8x4" Marine Pure blocks for denitrification


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How does ur piping for ur chiller to the pump back to the sump run?


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If u see my earlier sump pictures u will see two ball valves with 90° elbows at the opening of the divider leading to the chiller compartment. That's the piping. One runs from the pump to feed the chiller, the other takes the chilled return water and flows it to the main tank on the right


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Just to share, one of the nice Bros here told me about his experience on keeping chillers inside the cabinet. The main issue here is heat which can be very intense inside an enclosed space.

Although I had designed the doors to have ventilation slits at the front door and at the top rear of the cabinet to allow for venting of cold air (entering from front) and warm air (exiting from top rear of the cabinet), I also realised that it was very hot whenever the chiller kicked in.

I therefore went to Sim Lim Plaza to get DIY fan units to install at the vent on the top rear of the cabinet to allow for active air flow through the venting suction of the fans.

Here are some pictures.

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I had to join the individual fans together to form a row of them

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They were then attached to the ventilation lid and installed at the rear.

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That said, although it helps draw out hot air when the chiller is running, the chiller will still do better with the doors at the front fully open or if it was placed in an open area altogether.

The price to pay for wanting neatness and everything concealed within the tank. I try to keep my chiller door open most times, so this might be a design flaw some reefers would want to take note of.

Just sharing


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Just to share, one of the nice Bros here told me about his experience on keeping chillers inside the cabinet. The main issue here is heat which can be very intense inside an enclosed space.

 

Although I had designed the doors to have ventilation slits at the front door and at the top rear of the cabinet to allow for venting of cold air (entering from front) and warm air (exiting from top rear of the cabinet), I also realised that it was very hot whenever the chiller kicked in.

 

I therefore went to Sim Lim Plaza to get DIY fan units to install at the vent on the top rear of the cabinet to allow for active air flow through the venting suction of the fans.

 

Here are some pictures.

 

IMG_0102.thumb.JPG.e21d5cba761fc6fb436a0a52364b6ca5.JPG

 

I had to join the individual fans together to form a row of them

 

IMG_0105.thumb.JPG.688ae0ab2fb09adc0029bbe43d206005.JPG

 

They were then attached to the ventilation lid and installed at the rear.

 

IMG_0107.thumb.JPG.fb9cafc4728925e9eee65e83f00be71d.JPG

 

That said, although it helps draw out hot air when the chiller is running, the chiller will still do better with the doors at the front fully open or if it was placed in an open area altogether.

 

The price to pay for wanting neatness and everything concealed within the tank. I try to keep my chiller door open most times, so this might be a design flaw some reefers would want to take note of.

 

Just sharing

 

 

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Nice to share to others to take note..

 

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Yr setup is fast...lol

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11 hours ago, nuclear_fibre said:

 


How are the corals doing now? I saw u had some diatom issues. Will you be shutting down ur small tank and transferring all to this new tank of yours?


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Yes diatoms! Hoping they’ll disappear soon. 

Thanks for asking but I have not transferred all corals over. Still hv a couple more. Once done n space cleared enough, will be shifting my rbtasssss fr pico over to small tank. 

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Waiting for some display tank photos!! setup looks great.

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Wow. Very nice! May I know what’s the first sps?

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14 minutes ago, nuclear_fibre said:

 


Thanks! I’m not very sure I think some blue green tenuis emoji28.png


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Thanks. It’s very nice. Let me know if your are fragging some for sale!

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