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Calling all large or multiple tank owners

Discussion in 'Equipment discussion' started by jim_fitz, May 7, 2015.

  1. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    Hi everyone.

    An upgrade might be on the cards :-d

    I would imagine a water change will be in the region of 200 litres

    just wondered if anyone do water changes of such a size and had photos of their set up

    do you IBCs as an example ?

    need to work out if i need a loft extension etc

    thanks in advance

    Jim
     
  2. maxwell

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    Jim
    Can you describe the size of tank planned and situ as im a bit confused as to what a loft extension as to do with it.

    Bill
     
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    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    sory Bill [MENTION=19376]maxwell[/MENTION] for the confusion
    tank in the region of 8' * 4' * 2.5' ish

    I dont have any space to store large volumes of water (shmbo doent want a shed)

    so am thinking about extending upwards so i can prep water easily
     
  4. maxwell

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    Jim
    Thats some tank size , my only fear would be how much water are you thinking of holding up there ,you could certainly gravity feed it down to the tank and run the old water from the tank to waste. On large systems is there a need for water changes of that level ,im only asking because ive just up graded to a 800l ( a nano compared to your project)and still doing small changes on a regular basis and pondering how much i should be doing. I have read threads on here and think Matt (epo) has the largest tank and maybe he could offer the best advice.

    Bill

    PS- I think i would move to the Maldives
     
  5. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    thanks Bill

    we have been looking to move house for about 8 months but cant find what we are looking for without winning the lottery

    and SHMBO has recently suggested that if we dont move, I can have the tank of my dreams

    I have always wanted a large angel tank

    I have quite an old house so the timbers in the loft are quite substantial
     
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    Having a fugue about the display is ultimately the best solution as plankton is washed into the system without damage from pumps

    My new sump
    Is remote underneath the display level in my garage

    So far I didn't do a water change
    But am using a Ca reactor and ICP tests to
    Monitor traces
     
  7. Snapey

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    dont forget if your thinking about an IBC that holds a 1000ltrs of water thats a metric ton and slightly more if its full of saltwater.
     
  8. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    yeah binned that idea and have 2 x 250 litre containers
     
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