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Reply #30

Here is a question for you twin down pipe guys out there  :grin:


Do you also have your emergency pipe (that trickles away) going in to your filter sock with your main full flow pipe?

I guess it varies, some people like to keep the emergency independent from the down pipe sock as if the macron is too small it may capture too much microorganisms (copepods) of which may be useful to livestock, ie mandarin fish

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Reply #31

I don’t have any socks or mechanical filtration now.


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Reply #32

Tell me more mate. What’s your setup?

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Reply #33

Tell me more mate. What’s your setup?

I run triton method, no socks ,algae bed, large skimmer in second section and return pump and phos media reactor in the 3rd section


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Reply #34

I run triton method, no socks ,algae bed, large skimmer in second section and return pump and phos media reactor in the 3rd section


Tim

never looked at triton method as being out of the game for a while, is that where you send away samples? should I do it on my new tank....  :evil-plan:

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Reply #35

Unfortunately, my situation has taken a turn for the worse. Having firstly made my display tank with the weir in the wrong place and subsequently agreed to make me a replacement I then discovered that the sump walls were too high and I couldn't get either the skimmer or the ALR in or out for maintenance.  Again the guy in Maidenhead aquatics agreed and said they would sort it.  When I chased them for an update, their communication skills are seriously lacking, I've now been told that the sump supplier makes these in bulk and have never had a problem before.  Surely a sump that is only 10cm from the top of the cabinet is not fit for purpose? Starting to regret the whole purchase to be honest.

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Reply #36

Surely a sump that is only 10cm from the top of the cabinet is not fit for purpose?

Mate I have about 40 cm clearance and I could still do with anoher 15 or 20 ideally

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Reply #37

You can see the issue here.

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Reply #38

Yes thats rediculous mate.

They seem to have made a cabinet to put a sump in rather than building a cabinet arount the sump and taking in to account what it will be used for.

Personally its not fit for purpose. Sump maintenance is hard enough but that is going to be a nightmare.

I understand my tank is a different size but gives you an idea of the room allowed for equipment / maintenance.


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Reply #39

Yes thats rediculous mate.

They seem to have made a cabinet to put a sump in rather than building a cabinet arount the sump and taking in to account what it will be used for.

Personally its not fit for purpose. Sump maintenance is hard enough but that is going to be a nightmare.

I understand my tank is a different size but gives you an idea of the room allowed for equipment / maintenance.
Thank you. I've asked them to escalate the resolution of my problem and I'll give them until the end of this week to do that. Feels like I might have to get Esther Rantzen involved. Lol.

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what size tank is it litres wise

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what size tank is it litres wise
It's the 1m tank so just over 200L.

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Reply #42

This is how much I will have when the sump arrives (the bit of wood)..
Not ideal but I knew I would be sacrificing height when buying this smaller tank and cabinet and I wanted it in oak so not much choice.
The sump I will be putting in is a red sea 250 sump its 35cm high and will come right to the front but it's only 49cm wide so I will have a good amount of room either side for getting skimmer cup or flosss out etc.
Not ideal but manageable, I will make my own oak cabinet for my next tank a touch taller and smaller feet gaining about 20cm in height overall. then will get someone like ND aquatics to make me a tank and sump for it.


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Reply #43

This is how much I will have when the sump arrives (the bit of wood)..
Not ideal but I knew I would be sacrificing height when buying this smaller tank and cabinet and I wanted it in oak so not much choice.
The sump I will be putting in is a red sea 250 sump its 35cm high and will come right to the front but it's only 49cm wide so I will have a good amount of room either side for getting skimmer cup or flosss out etc.
Not ideal but manageable, I will make my own oak cabinet for my next tank a touch taller and smaller feet gaining about 20cm in height overall. then will get someone like ND aquatics to make me a tank and sump for it.
Hi, newbie question, it interests me that you've put your power strip and controllers inside the tank, is that normal practise? I thought all that has to be on the outside.

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Reply #44

I try and keep electronics/ electrical equipment away from the sump. that being said one tank i had did have it all in without issues, just ensure the sockets are higher than the water so any drips cant run down the cables.

All my stuff is wifi now so i use the laptop /phone so the controllers dont need to be on show

have you gone for the oak cabinet to match your existing furniture?

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