now a 33 G Display again, new pics to come...
33 G Display tank, March 2013
20 G Display tank, Feb 2012
20 G Display tank, Nov 2012
20 G Display tank, Oct 2012
33 G Sump, Deep Sand bed w/ live rock rack
approx total water volume: 55-58 G
DiY Homemade fixture, GU10 bulbs custom manufactured
21 bulbs 3x2W LEDs each (blend of Blue/Pure White/Cool LEDs)
Maxijet pro 400 (circulation sump)
Coralife CP 750 (circulation display tank)
Rio 1400+ (return pump)
Prizm Pro 300G HoB Skimmer (on sump)
150W heater (in sump)
1x 3/4" full siphon w/ valve
2x 3/4" Open channel
1x 1/2" lockline return
neon blue goby
six line wrasse
Neon Green Leather
Orange Rhodactis Mushroom
Green Stripe Mushroom
Green and Blue Caribbean Bullseye Mushroom
green star polyps
white button polyps
Brown button polyps
a couple unknown Zoanthids
Soft Finger Leather (not doing well atm)
Hawaiian Feather Duster
Blue Legged Hermits
Red Legged Hermits
On to the journal:
I have 3 33G tanks so i allotted 2 of them for my latest endeavor into salt. Right now i have The tanks being water tested after being resealed, so im in the design phases of my Sump, since i can make many components while the tanks are sitting filled in the garage.
here is revision one on the design, prior to having a couple experts with the specific set up give their opinions:
The dimensions are not dead set, but i do intend to box in my intake section like that so i can keep it accessible without taking up too much room (ie not full width baffles to close together to get anything done), it still needs to go through 2 baffles prior to getting to the DSB
The goal in the sump is to maintain a high flow rate (35x to 40x) to keep detritus suspended as much as possible so Processing can be shared with the Display tank, LR in the sump, and the DSB.
The Egg crate will be on stand offs, i plan on having the Egg crate in 2 sections taking up 2/3s of the space but standoffs available to shift them over for maintenance.
The DSB will be 5 Inches deep and take up as much surface area as i can spare.
I have no issues Water changing, so i will be running skimmer-less, as for a refugium, i will add one if nitrates become an issue, but for now i want no light in my sump (well maybe a couple of Red LED bulbs (3x1W) mounted high up in the stand to view the activity of the bed)
worst case scenerio, i can add a refugium area with the return side within egg crate