kumar wrote:well you must be kidding : ) .... right?
From the reef veterans I have interacted with, all they had to suggest was to get a "personal loan" when building one. Thats something you missed, I think your pretty much have it all now.
Pumps- Jebao DC6000 might be good
Wavemaker- RW15 pair with controller would suit well.
For stand- Id have gone for strong L beams with wooden cabinet covering.
For salt- NSW? did you consider the logistics involved?
Chiller- are you sure the coating over the copper will stay put in long run?
Skimmer- its straightforward until you arent considering any fluid-dynamics involved inside the container, prolly you should look at ATS, cheaper and does a better than DIY job.
what kind of overflow are you planning?
Not discouraging, but do keep in mind the years you will stay committed with reef, your maintenance cost wont be any less.
Yes, I have considered the logistics of using NSW, not an issue, I have a friend with a fishing boat, only the initial filling will be a pain, I will be mechanically filtering the water and running through a UV steriliser.
The lights, I have ordered or priced up most components, in total it'll cost me 30k give or take, i'm keeping tabs on all expenses. I have built a driver board for the LDD's and am awaiting the pricing on the LDD's and the power supply, hopefully it'll be a bit cheaper than Mouser. Some led's have reached, got some more from China which have cleared customs and are on the way to Goa, will see what duty is applicable (hopefully none).
As for the pumps/wave maker, I was considering those two models, I'll be running one wave maker so start with.
For the stand, i'll be going with a wooden, I have more or less finished my design, i'll be doing some of the carpentry myself and will do the polishing and painting myself.
The coated copper coils will last, there are quite a few people on Singapore and Philippines forums that have been using for over four years, I wanted titanium, but the guy who is selling them had quoted for it, has been unresponsive to a couple of questions relating to the dimensions, without the dimensions, I can't size the sump.
I'm not sure I would want to run an ATS full time, die off of algae could be a potential issue in the future, I think for a couple of months max it's fine, it's quite a controversial subject, I spent a good 2 days researching before reaching my conclusion. I think I can make a proper working skimmer, not the airstone type though.
For the overflow, I'm going to run a beananimal type, easy enough. I have already drilled my emergency overflow, actually two of them, kind of a cock up by my LFS, but it'll work out ok.
As i'll be probably making the cabinet next week, I can sort most of the plumbing out and build my sump, this time i'm doing it myself, as it's for my daughter my glass guy will either give me at cost or free of charge.