I've been watching Ryan's build. Did you see that Felix of ReefSavy gifted him that tank? I'm also looking at the fleece filter from SeaVisions. It can go on any sump.
I've looked at them but they're too small. Besides the 420gal display, I have a 60 gal frag tank thats going to be plumbed into the new sump too.Paul have you checked out the new Trigger platinum sumps? They have a 39 inch version (thought maybe one that was closer to 44 inches but can't find it on Bulk Reef Supply) Hovers around $1k but has a built in fleece roller and tons of other great options. I personally like the adjustable center baffle so you can make it just as wide as you skimmer needs plus a lot of other bells and whistles... Not sure if that would be too small for your setup just been hearing a lot of good things about these new sumps...
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I’ve used Pinkyfilters before. The downside to pinkyfilters is that the fine side clogs fast and stops flow. The pinkyfilters have to be changed every day or a smaller piece has to be used to let some water bypass the filter.I’ve read somewhere of people buying aftermarket fleece that came out to about half the cost and you could get it in bulk.
I like this response, I did have something similar in mine but could not find the words to express it so I edited it out. My words were along the lines of... you know better than most of us Paul. I guess I was trying to help you stay with what seems to be your intent for this build... you seem to want to simplify maintenance rather than complicate it from what I read of your posts so far. The roller filters seem too complicated to me,Whatever worked for you before has been shown in the display. Literally jaw dropping.
WWC has systems that I would try to emulate, but they also have a full time staff.
I've gone with no mechanical filtration before too. I didn't notice any difference with water clarity but the sump gets clogged with detritus. Sand gets pretty dirty too.I would go with no mechanical filter at all unless I could reuse the material, and if you really want low maintenance, just don’t use it, go to natural means with heavy skimming plus water changes. I have been keeping Reef aquariums since the late 90’s and I am very skeptical of these roll filters. I have done systems with no mechanical and ones that have it. Really, the difference between them seems negligible in the long term. I get intrigued by new ideas and entertain them until I understand what they are doing. This gadget does not pass my common sense test, that being said, I am sure with a watchful eye they can function properly.
I agree with your assessment and I'm taking the same approach for my hopeful new tank and I'm struggling with the fleece roller or not... I want easy all the way lol... you seem to want to simplify maintenance rather than complicate it from what I read of your posts so far.
Simple sounds too easy, but I would add a pump to the sump. Have it go on full blast an hour a day just to clear the detritus.I've gone with no mechanical filtration before too. I didn't notice any difference with water clarity but the sump gets clogged with detritus. Sand gets pretty dirty too.
Same here, I vacuumed the sump and sand in those tanks more often to combat it. I am using socks now and am contemplating ditching them for this routine instead.I've gone with no mechanical filtration before too. I didn't notice any difference with water clarity but the sump gets clogged with detritus. Sand gets pretty dirty too.
Thanks for doing a build thread! Given how spectacular your old tank was, I'll be following this thread closely.I guess it's time to get started on this. I'll begin with the basic info on the new tank, the timeline and then talk about what I've done so far.
The new tank is being manufactured by Reef Savy. It's dimensions are 96x36x28
The new tank is just shy of the volume of the old, 417 gal. The old was 427. It will seem a lot larger though because it will not have those two large internal overflows. It will be 96x36x28, so its a foot longer but 6 inches less width. Height is the same.Thanks for doing a build thread! Given how spectacular your old tank was, I'll be following this thread closely.
So many questions - hope you don't mind
How do the dimensions of the new tank compare to the old tank? Will the new tank go in the same place? Will the new stand be the same height?
What were the main things driving you to replace the old tank?