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As you can see I’m quite a scoly lover... this is another nice piece I like. Hope some of you would find it pretty as well. Realised scolies are no longer as in demand these days but I hope more wou

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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

Tank : 4 X 2 X 2 with low iron front panel and external overflow

Skimmer : BK SM200 with waste collector

Return Pumps : Red Dragon 6m3 and Ehiem 1262

FR : 2 X Deltec 509 & powered by AB2000

Nitrate Filter : Deltec NF 509 and tee off from AB2000

Calcium R'tor : Deltec PF 501 with RM secondary chamber

Kalkwasser R'tor : Deltec KM500

Chiller : Pansonic 1 HP Compressor with 20m titanium Coil

Wave Makers : 4 X Tunze 6055 with 7096 & Vortec MP40w

Controller : GHL Profilux

Lighting : ATI Powermodule 10 or 8 tubes

Water Top-up : Water Top-Up tank powered by Tunze Osmolator

External Monitor : American Pinpoint pH and Temp. Monitor for main tank and GHL Profilux Controller to measure temp, pH, Redox

Ozonizer : Sander C50

UV : Corallife 6x

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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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