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Old 08/19/2018, 01:31 PM   #451
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I have a ECO Dreambox, please look at pictures in post 447 in this thread.

One thing I really miss from my old tank setup is a refugium for chaetomorpha in my at that time glass sump.

I am looking at the refugiums from RE and find that I can place up to a 20x60x50cm refugium to the right in my cabinet. However this may be at the wrong side of the Dreambox.
Anyone having such refugium placed to the right with downdraft to filter socks on left side, and if so how is the refugium connected with flow in and out?
The right side would be the best side since the return section is on the right. You could plumb it to drain into the spare pipe with the black cover on it on the back right edge of the dreambox. You wouldn’t want it to drain into the socks though since any pods would get caught in the socks instead of making their way into the display as a food source for your fish. You would feed the refugium from a manifold from your return pump or add a dedicated pump to feed it with such as the RD5 25w pump which could sit inside the sump and use the spare pipe with the black cap on the back edge to pump out of. You would need to add a bulkhead for the refugium to drain back into the return section though.


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Old 08/20/2018, 04:11 AM   #452
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Yes this is more or less as I thought myself:
Place a circulation/feeding pump in the back left corner of the middle chamber, use a fleksible tubing through the spare pipe in the same corner, from there through the grey inlet connection in the refugium to the bottom.
Outlet pipe connected with some PVC parts including a reduction from 32 to 20 mm to the spare pipe above the return chamber, or with less reduction through the open 30 mm hole in back corner of return chamber.

That means that water entering this feeding pump to refugium will not enter the skimmer.
In other words, maybe the flowthrough should be somewhat limited?

You suggest the Red Dragon® 5 ECO pump 25 Watt. As the sparepipe is narrow only 20 mm, any idea on optimum flow?

Any suggestion on wich parts you would use to make the flow line from the outlet piping?

As mentioned the refugium will only include Chaetos, so a decent flow and some kind of lights are what I think I need.


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Old 08/20/2018, 07:11 AM   #453
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Looking at purchasing a dreambox and have a couple of questions. I've got a 65 gallon system - Would the RD3 50w flow pump be adequate as my return pump. I already have two of the .4 gallon space saver reactors which i plan on plumbing in line off it. Does the RD3 50w come with US or Metric fittings and if metric - is there a recommended conversion adaptor of sorts?

Also the internal plumbing in some of the dreamboxes to the media reactors - are they hard plumbed or pressure fitted?


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Old 08/20/2018, 12:07 PM   #454
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Yes this is more or less as I thought myself:
Place a circulation/feeding pump in the back left corner of the middle chamber, use a fleksible tubing through the spare pipe in the same corner, from there through the grey inlet connection in the refugium to the bottom.
Outlet pipe connected with some PVC parts including a reduction from 32 to 20 mm to the spare pipe above the return chamber, or with less reduction through the open 30 mm hole in back corner of return chamber.

That means that water entering this feeding pump to refugium will not enter the skimmer.
In other words, maybe the flowthrough should be somewhat limited?

You suggest the Red Dragon® 5 ECO pump 25 Watt. As the sparepipe is narrow only 20 mm, any idea on optimum flow?

Any suggestion on wich parts you would use to make the flow line from the outlet piping?

As mentioned the refugium will only include Chaetos, so a decent flow and some kind of lights are what I think I need.
The flow through the refugium is up to you. Probably 50% power on the 25w would be sufficient but you want the chaeto to kind of rotate/tumble in there. If you place the RD5 after the skimmer (down stream, you won't need to worry about it taking flow from the skimmer. Then again, it doesn't matter because all the flow isn't going to the skimmer anyways and the flow to the refugium will entire the return compartment so there nothing will range change as far as skimmer efficiency.

As for fittings, I would likely hard plumb it with a union in between for easy disconnection and maintenance.


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Old 08/20/2018, 12:16 PM   #455
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Looking at purchasing a dreambox and have a couple of questions. I've got a 65 gallon system - Would the RD3 50w flow pump be adequate as my return pump. I already have two of the .4 gallon space saver reactors which i plan on plumbing in line off it. Does the RD3 50w come with US or Metric fittings and if metric - is there a recommended conversion adaptor of sorts?

Also the internal plumbing in some of the dreamboxes to the media reactors - are they hard plumbed or pressure fitted?
RD3's bought in the US come with both US and Metric fittings.
The RD3 50 would be sufficient for the 65 gallon tank. The plumbing inside the dreamboxes when purchased with reactors and pumps and have PVC manifold from the return pump which feeds the return and reactors. There is a valve between the manifold and reactor. The reactor is then attached via silicone hose and an elbow for easy removal and maintenance. The Dreambox could be purchased with the pump and setup for your reactor though there is very limited space in the smaller dreamboxes which may pose an issue using your media reactor should you decide to go with a small dreambox as I don't think the reactor will fit in there with a skimmer.


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Old 08/20/2018, 07:00 PM   #456
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RD3's bought in the US come with both US and Metric fittings.
The RD3 50 would be sufficient for the 65 gallon tank. The plumbing inside the dreamboxes when purchased with reactors and pumps and have PVC manifold from the return pump which feeds the return and reactors. There is a valve between the manifold and reactor. The reactor is then attached via silicone hose and an elbow for easy removal and maintenance. The Dreambox could be purchased with the pump and setup for your reactor though there is very limited space in the smaller dreamboxes which may pose an issue using your media reactor should you decide to go with a small dreambox as I don't think the reactor will fit in there with a skimmer.
So whilst the internal manifold plumbing is glued (aside from the internal union ball valves it would seem) the way the reactors are connected to it are easily removable?

Thats great about the included US fittings. Quality product as always.


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Old 08/20/2018, 07:35 PM   #457
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So whilst the internal manifold plumbing is glued (aside from the internal union ball valves it would seem) the way the reactors are connected to it are easily removable?

Thats great about the included US fittings. Quality product as always.
Yep. The reactors when plumbed inside the dreambox with the factory built manifold are designed to be easily removed.


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Royal-Exclusiv FleeceDreambox 300 x 100 cm for a 9000 Liter Tank in Germany


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Wow great setup.
I can’t wait pick up mine :-)


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Old 03/10/2019, 02:04 PM   #460
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Is there a link to this system that we could follow?
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Old 03/10/2019, 03:43 PM   #461
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Is there a link to this system that we could follow?
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Hopefully Klaus can shed some light on that customer.


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Old 08/28/2019, 10:18 AM   #463
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Check out this customers beautiful new Dreambox 3.0 setup! He's also running an RD3 230 for his closed loop.














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Old 08/28/2019, 10:22 AM   #464
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And a couple pictures of our new Step Dreambox. This one was shown at Reefapalooza in California and has the integrated ATO tank. It also features the new Double Cone 150 DC, an RD5 25w return pump and an RD5 25w pump for the integrated media reactor.

The Step Dreamboxs are fleeced based are designed for smaller tanks like the Red Sea Reefers. These can be ordered in custom sizes.

Dreambox STEP Systems without the integrated ATO water tank can be custom sized in 2 cm increments starting at 50cm long x 42cm wide (front to back) up to a max of 70cm x 60cm.

Dreambox STEP Systems with the Integrated 25 liter water tank range from 70cm x 42cm up to 100cm x 60cm. Again, customizable in 2 cm increments in both length and width.






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