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Old 05/03/2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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My Setup

Ok, so I figured maybe it was time to share my setup with you all
The tank has been set up for a few months now!

Specs:
- 40 gallon breeder display
- ~17 gallon sump
- 50 breeder sump
- 250 watt lumenbright w/ 12k reflux bulb
- Vortech MP40w for flow
- Mag12 for return
- MSX200 skimmer
- Dosing DIY 2-part, mag and VSV


First is my equipment room/office



I took this one so you could see where the display is relative to the equipment...



The pipe on top is the drain from the display. The one coming from the 17 gal is where I do my water changes. I originally had it plumbed through the wall to a drain in the floor in the closet, but after my first 20 gal sump cracked, I never hooked It back up again. The bottom pipe is the return to the display. Teed off of the return is 3/8 line that feeds my diy media reactor.



In the adjacent closet, I have a 44gal ro storage and 20gal saltwater storage. To do a water change ( I do 10 gal/week) I just drain 10 gals from the 17gal sump, then open the ball valve from the saltwater storage and fill it back up. Takes about 3 min to complete!




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Old 05/03/2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Now the display. It is drilled in the two top corners with 1" bulkheads. I raised the stand up off the floor about 5¨ so the drains would be able to make it into the next room and into the sump.
Excuse the bad camera skills please


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Old 05/03/2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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a few more pics...








I pretty much designed this system with an upgrade in mind (seems inevitable in this hobby ) My next tank will be a 36x36x? where I can just disconnect the plumbing, move the 40 out, and "plug" the new tank in without having to change too much.

Hope you enjoyed! Let me know any comments, suggestions, etc...

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Old 05/03/2009, 05:24 PM   #4
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wondering when you were gonna post up some pics.... sweet tank and stand!!


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Old 05/03/2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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Well thought out rockwork! Elegant.
The bubbles in your skimmer make it look like it was made out of white PVC. *jealous*


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Old 05/03/2009, 05:54 PM   #6
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Nice looking setup Dave, thanks for sharing


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Old 05/03/2009, 06:23 PM   #7
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Wow very beautiful looking tank and how nearly done your equipment/office room looks, very nice I really like the dimensions and look of 40 breeders

Thanks for sharing,
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Old 05/03/2009, 06:47 PM   #8
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Looks extremely professional and neat. I love how organized everything is. Nice job.


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Old 05/03/2009, 06:53 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments guys!
as far as the rockwork goes. I wanted to keep it open and off the back wall to provide as much swimming room as possible. Thats where loosehip comes in, he is the aquascape guru... as well as a descent stand builder (i bought his old 40 setup)


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Old 05/03/2009, 07:55 PM   #10
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very nice. that will look even better when the corals fill in. good job!


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Old 05/03/2009, 07:58 PM   #11
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Very nice setup, very well thought out.


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Old 05/03/2009, 08:19 PM   #12
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Very nice setup, very well thought out.
Good point. The amount of forethought is evident in every aspect.


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Old 05/03/2009, 09:25 PM   #13
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Purrrrdy!


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Old 05/04/2009, 12:21 AM   #14
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Thanks for the comments guys!
as far as the rockwork goes. I wanted to keep it open and off the back wall to provide as much swimming room as possible. Thats where loosehip comes in, he is the aquascape guru... as well as a descent stand builder (i bought his old 40 setup)
Guru? I doubt it, it was all you buddy! I just helped hold the rocks while you placed them!


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