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Thanks @Roychan This is a straightforward open loop sump system. There is no failover for this system. If the return pump should fail, a HOB filter will be used as failover until the pump is replaced, which should suffice for a tank of this size. I came across a few posts of impressive tank setups, involving home renovations (e.g. drilling’s, hacking walls etc.), myriad of equipment and accessories. Very daunting but great learning experience if you are committing yourself to this hobby for life. Yes it has to be for as long as you live if you wanna put that much effort and resources into it. Otherwise don’t bother. On the other hand, my setup is great for one who wishes to have a proper reef tank, understand and experience the basics of a open loop sump system,  yet do not wish to over commit in this hobby. :D


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Yeah agreed. Had a few mini scares when I started out last year too e.g. water overflow from dirty filter, flatworms, ich, water pipes loose, programming alkatronic and dosetronic etc.
Too much for starters on this hobby. Hahaha. Also learning along the way. Trying to maintain a tiny conducive ecosystem for marine livestock to thrive and hopefully make a few like-minded friends too.
Cheers buddy.

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Marvel theme corals on the way?

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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11 hours ago, alanchin88 said:

Bro, 

Can check with you where you bought the white box for the wire management? Thank you.

hi bro. U may order from Lazada. It’s local so it takes about 3 days to arrive. Three sizes to choose from. I bought the M size.


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On 6/16/2021 at 12:41 PM, equiox said:

Nice! So for 90 x 30 x 30 8mm, how much did u paid for the tank? 

Does the Eshopp overflow box has a hole which u can suck out the air bubble? 

Hello @equinox. The tank is $280. Kinda pricey but it’s not easy to find a tank of this size and thickness. If u can live with 6mm, u save about $100.

The eshopps overflow box comes with an air tubing to manually suck out the air. Yes it is possible to suck out all the air. After that jus make sure u don’t remove the U tube else u will need to prime again.


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8 hours ago, CalvinKlein said:

Great to see your tank running at last!

Is that oyama sticker around the edge of the tank? 

Looking forward to seeing your tank filled up. Btw, where did you get your SPS frags from?

 

Hello @CalvinKlein

Yes I pasted the oyama stickers around the edges to create the effect of a rimmed tank. SPS frags are from Kelvin :)


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Was doing water change this morning and all pumps were switched off. Noticed how tranquil the tank has become. Can’t resist and picked up my camera to take a few shots. Pls enjoy.

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4 hours ago, equiox said:

Nice tank. Why is the top part of the tank black? 

Thank u! Wanted to create a black rim around the tank using oyama sticker


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It has been 1.5 months since I made the decision to setup a 3 feet shallow reef tank. Thus far I am quite satisfied with the progress made. The tank is filling up faster than I wanted it to be. Bioload is still within threshold as there are no fishes in the tank, only corals and cleaning crew. I’m confident that as time progresses, the corals will grow well into the scape and the tank should look even more established. Awaiting with much excitement and anticipation.

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