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Need special packing and shipping insurance...

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Advice as in? I think you should as the manufacturer on the do and dons. The pipes should be pre cut. Just assemble first and confirm before using glue to apply on joints. 

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

Algae Scrubbler

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Advice as in? I think you should as the manufacturer on the do and dons. The pipes should be pre cut. Just assemble first and confirm before using glue to apply on joints. 


Thanks. Just wondering if the setup looks right. Don't want to glue and recut.


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Thought bean animal secondary drain needed that? With a hole on top? I'm basing on Google haha. First time setting up sump

 

 

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Oh ok. I never study bean animal concept before.

 

U got 1 pipe how come water outlet so high? But look like last over flow?

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Oh ok. I never study bean animal concept before.

U got 1 pipe how come water outlet so high? You using for carbon/GFO?


Oh thought it's the secondary emergency so in case primary emergency also clogged. It will splash wash down so very obvious sth is wrong.


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Erm you are right I think bean animal got 3 downflow. But the outlet like bit too high liao, maybe u want to make the pipe longer to avoid splash.

But it depend how u adjust ur water level also. Maybe u can trial and error when u cycle your tank that time.

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There should be instruction booklet. Just follow closely. The down pipe knots should allow u to adjust. I presume the design won't have issue of water drawback when the return pump failed. Looks nice and think alot of ppl interested to know more details for an other avenue in getting tank. Mind pm me the estimation for reference. U can hold open house... Lol and charge touring fee. Haha. 

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

Algae Scrubbler

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There should be instruction booklet. Just follow closely. The down pipe knots should allow u to adjust. I presume the design won't have issue of water drawback when the return pump failed. Looks nice and think alot of ppl interested to know more details for an other avenue in getting tank. Mind pm me the estimation for reference. U can hold open house... Lol and charge touring fee. Haha. 


Haha newbie here la. Just wanna try diy rather than get a set from local makers. Enjoy the design and build process haha. No manufacture booklet. I deliberately bought from different shops to economise on costs and due to seller inventory issues. Paiseh to have open house la. Such a tiny tank haha. Will pm you the estimate


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Do keep us posted after u complete the setup and doing your cycling.

I'm also curious on the tank maker details, can PM me also bro?

I'm wanted to see they can help to design a customise sump.

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Hi all, just want to share this in case you want to order from the taobao company that I bought from. There is a chip for the sump at the corner (circled in red) that I just found today! It's not from shipping. Tank company guy tried to cover it up with silicone as seen in the photo. I missed it initially because it was so small and I only found it today as I was cleaning sump in my toilet and let it stand up vertically.

I'm thinking of putting another piece of base glass (cut to size) in the sump compartment so that there is more silicone bonded area to the back glass which is the corner chip. Tank maker says that it for sure won't leak but I just want peace of mind by layering another 8mm glass on top. Another option is to get a new sump locally. Any recommendation and price range?

Meanwhile waiting for the company to respond. They have admitted that it's their fault but only want to compensate partially but I want a full refund since I already paid for SG shipping separately.

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1 hour ago, marine1983 said:

Hi all, just want to share this in case you want to order from the taobao company that I bought from. There is a chip for the sump at the corner (circled in red) that I just found today! It's not from shipping. Tank company guy tried to cover it up with silicone as seen in the photo. I missed it initially because it was so small and I only found it today as I was cleaning sump in my toilet and let it stand up vertically.

I'm thinking of putting another piece of base glass (cut to size) in the sump compartment so that there is more silicone bonded area to the back glass which is the corner chip. Tank maker says that it for sure won't leak but I just want peace of mind by layering another 8mm glass on top. Another option is to get a new sump locally. Any recommendation and price range?

Meanwhile waiting for the company to respond. They have admitted that it's their fault but only want to compensate partially but I want a full refund since I already paid for SG shipping separately.

Photos as attached

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Hi bro.

You can try with Kwang Lim Frame at Kelantan Lane.

The price is affordable and depend on the dimension and thickness of the glass. I have mine for SGD200 for 3 ft sump with 6mm glass.

Tank : 3 x 2 x 1.8 ( setup end Feb 2014 ) --> 4 x 2 x 1.8 ( setup early Nov 2016 )
Skimmer : Bubble Magus NAC6 --> Bubble Magus Curve 7
Return pump : Jebao 10000l/h ( down in 17th December 2014 ) --> Jebao DC-12000 ( 19th December 2014 )
Compressor drop-in coil
Wavemaker : Tunze 6105 x 1
Lights : Modular based DIY LED light x 4

Chaeto in the sump

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