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mcguyver 10-03-2009 06:40 AM

New and Need advise
 
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Hi guys great forum, looked and got a lot of info around here but I would like more help with the set up I'm going to use...

Fist the tank its a coner tank hagen Fluval Venezia 350 with a canister filter Fluval 405 it as 2 holes at the bottom of the tank not sure about the diameter looks like 1 inch thelast time I check at the strore...I've not purchase this tank yet... but the wife likes this model and I think this is what I'm going to use...

The inside of the cabinet as a full seperation in the middle and I'LL remove it and use 2x4 frame to solidify the cabinet and use the space for a sump...

The Hagen design is for a freshwater and I need to modify this set-up for salt water...
I'll be posting more info and picture of one that was modify for this and would like some input on the equipment used in this set-up..

Thanks guys

Mc

mcguyver 10-03-2009 06:48 AM

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This is the set up that I've found and more pics


What do you think ?


Mc

Pasfur 10-03-2009 07:07 AM

The system comes with a nice overflow design, which is a plus. I need a better picture of the filtration system to give you a good opinion.

I can tell immediately that you will not want to use a canister filter on a marine aquarium. Canister filters by design cause an increase in nitrates and phosphates, as well as deplete carbonates from the buffer system. All of these things are a huge problem in a marine environment.

mcguyver 10-03-2009 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 252032)
The system comes with a nice overflow design, which is a plus. I need a better picture of the filtration system to give you a good opinion.

I can tell immediately that you will not want to use a canister filter on a marine aquarium. Canister filters by design cause an increase in nitrates and phosphates, as well as deplete carbonates from the buffer system. All of these things are a huge problem in a marine environment.


Does not come with Overflow...The Overflow was build after... it's home made the only thing is the tank as the 2 drilled holes in the bottom, I gues the modifycation was done with acrylic glass and glued with silicone

mcguyver 10-03-2009 12:16 PM

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Thanks for the respond Pasfur
I was going to ask the original owner of the post all these question but he is no longer in the forum and sold all is equipment :-( I know that the overflow was modified some more and that the return is in the corner of the cabinet...more pictures soon


This is under the cabinet, with the filtration systems...

Deltec HLP 4040 return pump
Aquamedic 1000 multi SL skimmer
Habistat cool control - connected to DC lid fan
2ft sump


Thanks
Mc

mcguyver 10-03-2009 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 252032)
The system comes with a nice overflow design, which is a plus. I need a better picture of the filtration system to give you a good opinion.

I can tell immediately that you will not want to use a canister filter on a marine aquarium. Canister filters by design cause an increase in nitrates and phosphates, as well as deplete carbonates from the buffer system. All of these things are a huge problem in a marine environment.

Quote by the original poste...
The tank connectors that are supplied with the tank are (funnily enough) not the standard aquarium sized ones we can get. So, I removed them from the base and replaced them with 25mm 1 inch tank connectors (with the locking nuts type) the Overflow is homemade

Pasfur 10-03-2009 08:12 PM

Looks like a nice system. I guess you just need to add the overflow and you appear to be set.


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