indracalcutta93 wrote:Dear mr_feyman,
Thank you for your help,
According to your suggestion, after increasing return section's water level and making an extra auto start syphon drain from DT, the said problem is quite solved.
Thank You again.
Now I have three drains, two measuring 1.1/4" each and one auto start syphon drain measuring 1.1/4" . ( 1 1/4" =910 gph) X 3 =2730 gph. (10334.17 LT/ H )
I think these will work perfectly in sync.
Now I will add salt water , and start cycling. Kindly give advices for any stumbling block please.
With regards to all.
I am glad that it worked. You are most welcome!
inadracalcutta93 ... can you make this tank open top? I mean, no hood!
I know, this is totally personal taste, but, believe me, whenever I see an open top tank, be it planted or marine or reef, how much beauty it radiates, can't explain in words!
If you agree, you still can make it open top and go for the following points:
1. Replace the return line with 3/4" or 1/2" clear hose and a lily pipe! Lily pipes comes in various types and you need a pipe called violet pipe of straight pipe. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/9-equ ... glass.html
Also, flexible hose reduces pump head pressure loss significantly if used properly. The less you have 90 deg or such bends the more you save on flow rate.
2. Initially can cover the tank with mesh screen lid. Once the fishes are acclimatized to the tank environment and has no aggression within the glass box... then you can remove the screen lid later on. Most of the cases fish jumps due to new environment, degrading tank water parameter, aggression, waking up a sleeping fish lighting up the tank suddenly and kids (sometimes stupid adults!
) banging on the glass!
3. Can go with minimalistic equipments for light with open top; e.g. you can use kessil or similar reef pendants (even DIY) hanging over the water surface!
4. Don't know what pump you are using... but anyway you can split the hose with a tee and connect two violet pipes. In addition you certainly need wave maker in a 7 feeter! Look for minimalistic but effective wave makes like Jebao/Jecod cross flow wave maker.
Open top helps to have good oxygenation but be ready to do huge top offs due to evaporation!
You have a sump, so, hide most of the equipments there, try to make the display less cluttered and please do not make it looks like a science lab project w.r.t display.
I visualize, that 7 feeter as a streamlined tank with sleek reef pendants and shimmering water surface!
The choice and decision are yours only!
Best of luck!