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Time to start a journal of my new rack.

Rack: Custom made timber rack. 90x35mm pine and plywood construction. Painted in matt black.

Tanks: 12 x 30cm cubes (3x2fts divided, 2x3fts divided)

Lighting: 90cm works LEDs

Substrate:benibachi normal

Filtration: 3ft sump with k1 chamber and filter mat chamber

Heating: 2x150w eheim

Cooling: Hailea hc300a

The base rack before painting

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Plywood shelves installed and rack in final position

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Rack bolted to floor and strapped to wall as its only 300mms deep to prevent falling

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Foam mat from Bunnings for under tanks

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First set of tanks and sump after being made

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Tanks sprayed black

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First sump build....spot the mistake

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Top row of tanks drilled and in place

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All tanks drilled and in place sump no2 in place

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That's it for now another update tomorrow.

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Disciple

Looking good! looking forward for the updates :D

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GotCrabs

I have to admit, I do enjoy shrimp, but some people go to great measures to keep and breed shrimp, it's actually quite impressive and interesting, looks like it's going to be a fair set up there.

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Squiggle

Wow dude, looks like it's going to be a stunner, well done! :thumbsu:

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buck

stalker-620x349.jpginteresting....

 

looks like a sick rack man!

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Disciple

^ is that actual footage of you sitting outside squiggles shrimp room buck?

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buck

haha  :ninja:  

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Squiggle

That's who that was! :lolu:

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keego

Looks cool, & yes I made the same mistake building my sump!!!,

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ineke

Wow that will be an awesome setup! Looks great.

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newbreed

Looks cool, & yes I made the same mistake building my sump!!!,

OOps!!! How annoying!!

 

 

This is going to be a brilliant setup! Looking forward to the updates!!

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Okay so this is the latest update on the rack build.

Inflow lines are 25 and 20 mm pvc with individual ball valves to each section. Outflow lines are 25 mm m&fs to 25 mm poly to 32mm and 40mm pvc back to sump

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Inside the tanks spray bars are made with 15mm swing arm(irrigation) it allows them to be moved around to change flow direction. 20mm stainless steel strainers to save shrimps ending up in sump

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Sump has k1 media in first section,filter matt and wool little bit of matrix in second compartment, twin 150 watt eheim heater and the pump is a 10000 lph pond pump. Gives 300+ lph in each compartment 10 x Tanks size per hour

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Installed a sun sun 55 watt uv steriliser..... Cheap will see how it goes.

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Bottom row has benibachi soil.... I really like the look of this substrate it just has a nice look about it

Top row has Mr Aqua . Only because I had it laying around. Feel like it might be a mistake to use it as to date it's only lasted 12 months.

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Next step is the sponge filters and airlines( on order). And lighting also on order.

In the mean time I have already started cycling.

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buck

Man im so jelly my rack is still so far from getting wet!

Looks like a sweet system! Im sure the shrimp are going to love it!

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newbreed

Looking pretty stunning! Great plumbing job!!

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petfish

you have done a very good job, congrat's, however i would suggest changing the elbows for t pieces on the overflows from tanks, you get a much better flow

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Thanks for the tip.

I noticed in the picture Bob posted that his system had tees at the overflows.

I have drilled small holes in the Elbows to assist with flow.

The pump I chose is capable of supplying 12 lpm to each tank. That's around 720lph(24 times turnover an hour for the 30 litre tanks).

I originally intended 300lp/h but having almost 3 metres of head meant there wasn't enough pressure to reach the top row effectively.

So i had to buy another pump(pandoras rack)

Unfortunately I chose 20mm bulkheads and 40mm pvc just can't cope with this much water.... The tees start overflowing.

All good . Next time i will upsize the bulkheads and the drain line or perhaps split it into a drainline for each level. Or I could leave everything as is but keep it single level and use a smaller pump. It's been a good learning experience.

I don't really think I need this much flow but if the rack was ever repurposed it could be useful.

I can't wait the fill it with shrimp.... You guys sent the air pump and sponge filters today so I should have an update soon.

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petfish

if you put a t piece with tap just above the pump you can bleed off there back to sump to adjust flow going to tanks.

check out my rack biuld cherry lane

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FishBeast

Looks awesome. Love your plumbing work and attention to detail.

 

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buck

Im keen to see how the works lights look :) im thinking about using them on my rack.

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inverted

I'll let you know when they arrive......

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buck

oh dont worry ill know 

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hahaha :secret laugh:

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inverted

That's a bit scary ;)

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buck

hahaha :jig: only coz im following the thread :=B:

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inverted

No I mean the ring forged in the fires of mount doom lol

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