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    Getting there little...by...little.

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    Pic of 5" vent for the tank. I was thinking of using a panasonic 800 cfm whisper quite fan to vent the rear and adding 2 ice cap fans to vent the hood. Any thoughts ?

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    I think the more you can move air the better. I am not particularly good with this part of the hobby but if it was my tank I would make both an outlet and an inlet. I'd use the fan to suck the warm moist air out and let the fresh cool air flow in on its own. This makes the most sense to me since heat moves to cold so you could use this natural phenomenon to improve efficiency.
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    Thanks for the input Carmie. My only concern w/venting fresh air are polluntants... I guess I could utilize some type of filter. I'm leaning more towards putting a deltec eco cooler underneath the the house where it is always cooler than inside or outside the house.
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    A simple hepa filter pad for the incoming air will eliminate pollutants and bacteria. I like the basement vent idea!

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    +1 on liking the idea of the chiller under the house. They are noisy and they do tend to heat the room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron E View Post
    A simple hepa filter pad for the incoming air will eliminate pollutants and bacteria. I like the basement vent idea!
    Thanks Iron E,

    I'm just not sure if I want to blow another 5" hole on the side of the house...asthetics and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarmieJo View Post
    +1 on liking the idea of the chiller under the house. They are noisy and they do tend to heat the room.
    Carmie,
    The cool thing about the deltec is it's like a swamp cooler...so I won't get all the heat and wasted electricity.

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    That is cool. I didn't know they existed.
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    BTW: There is a used Eco cooler for sale on R2R right now by a reputable reefer:

    http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/f60/...2-a-27086.html

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    Thanks for the heads up Scott ! Unfortunately, somebody already bumped it.

    On a side note, I picked up a new truvu prop tank from a fellow reefer that never got it set up...whoot !
    I'll post some picks later on...I would be interested in your thoughts regarding setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmito View Post
    On a side note, I picked up a new truvu prop tank from a fellow reefer that never got it set up...whoot !
    I'll post some picks later on...I would be interested in your thoughts regarding setup.
    Can't wait!

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    Pictures as promised. I bought this truvu prop tank off a fellow reefer who just had no room for it. It's still in the original plastic and measures 4' x 2' x 12" w/a single 1" overflow. I have a tunze 9075 laying around and I was thinking of hooking up (2) 6055 nano streams to it. I'm also thinking of a ati bubble master160 for the skimmer. Lighting is something I'm open to...maybe a sunlight dual 150 mh w/ dual 54 watt T5's ? I'm thinking of making a sump/fuge out of a 40 gal breeder or buying a one. I have a eheim 1260 laying around for the return.

    Let me know what you guys think !
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    Pic of overflow.

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    Sideview of prop tank.

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    Now I just have to build a stand for this thing !

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    Woah! Super sweet! Congrats!
    I ought to be reading from casebooks, but reefs are so much more interesting!

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    hehe... You've got a bigger prop tank than my display tank...

    On second thought, your prop tank has more water than my entire system...

    awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    Woah! Super sweet! Congrats!
    Thanks Stefanie !

    As if I did'nt have enough going on with a 450 main display and finishing up a remodel.

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    Hey Scott,

    What do you think about the equipment ?

    I'm thinking about maybe getting one of those vertex skimmers also.

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    Awesome prop tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayme07 View Post
    Awesome prop tank.
    Thanks Ray...It was a deal I could'nt pass up !

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    Very nice!
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    look's great

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmito View Post
    Hey Scott,

    What do you think about the equipment ?

    I'm thinking about maybe getting one of those vertex skimmers also.

    The prop tank will be separate from the 450g system?

    The BM160 is a good fit and a decent skimmer, but the "word" is that the BM160's build quality and performance are matched by todays much less expensive skimmers such as the Vertex IN-100 or a Octo Extreme 160. I've read that the BM160's body flanges have been known to break during shipping.

    DFason is selling his external H&S A100-F2000 on NR.com for $190 shipped ($220 w. feed pump) which has me tempted (although I do not want to reconfigure my sump yet again)...

    H&S Sk immer And Eheim Pump - Nano-Reef.com Forums

    Your lighting idea sounds good for such a shallow tank; However, I am a T5 convert with no MH experience... I am really digging my ATI Sunpower... a 8x54w Sunpower would cover your prop tank quite well (if not too well) and run cool...

    A 40g BR for a sump fuge is downright luxurious; The Eheim 1260 should be perfect (same pump I use...).

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