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spit.fire
03-07-2018, 05:21 AM
Concept tank
Concept sump
Spit.fire stand (i get in crap whenever i post my company name lol)
Sheeting done by some other guy
Install by that spit.fire guy


https://i.imgur.com/9nT5qUll.jpg
ignore the power bar on the side, its just temporary until everything is mounted in the stand

https://i.imgur.com/pKJVbgPl.jpg
Omega 150 is getting replaced with a bk 200 i believe

https://i.imgur.com/vPfUlUCl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/iagNYRrl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/49IECPkl.jpg
temporary filter sock inserts until the nice ones from concept arrive (probably shortly after i finally confirm my order)
between the lid and the inserts the filter socks are dead silent




then my tank

https://i.imgur.com/zDFSP26l.jpg

kyl
03-07-2018, 05:58 AM
Nice work on the setup! I've been trying to find a way to quiet my 7" sock area, and saw the ones Dave posted today. Will be interested to hear how they work out for you.

spit.fire
03-07-2018, 06:10 AM
Nice work on the setup! I've been trying to find a way to quiet my 7" sock area, and saw the ones Dave posted today. Will be interested to hear how they work out for you.

the prototype i made worked perfect, if you want some let me know as ill be putting in an order pretty soon

Bblinks
03-07-2018, 11:13 PM
Nice Tyler!

Ryancw
03-08-2018, 12:34 AM
explain the filter sock chamber a bit more if you don't mind. I have dual 4" on my DT and a 7" on my frag tank and both are quite annoying....I fill the socks with filter floss to quiet them down but ive been on the hunt for plastic mesh pots I can just fill with filter floss to eliminate washing socks all together but this looks interesting.

thanks

albert_dao
03-08-2018, 02:24 AM
What is this, amateur hour?

gregzz4
03-08-2018, 03:03 AM
Nice work Tyler

explain the filter sock chamber a bit more if you don't mind. I have dual 4" on my DT and a 7" on my frag tank and both are quite annoying....I fill the socks with filter floss to quiet them down but ive been on the hunt for plastic mesh pots I can just fill with filter floss to eliminate washing socks all together but this looks interesting.

thanks
I don't see the issue with noisy socks.
I've been running 2 different designs for over 7 years now and neither was/is noisy

My socks are held by a piece of plex at the top of the water line in the highest point in my sump where the water comes from the DT. There is an inch drop from the socks to the water level in the next chamber.

I'd like to see what designs are causing noise ...

http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx136/Gregzz4/75%20Gallon%20Rebuild/DSC03617_zpsss5livck.jpg
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx136/Gregzz4/75%20Gallon%20Rebuild/DSC03617_zpsss5livck.jpg

Myka
03-08-2018, 03:56 AM
I'd like to see what designs are causing noise ...

They are noisy when the water level is low in the socks.

This would be noisy (water level will be about 4" below the top rim of the sock):
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/images/Categoryimages/normal/p-923023-84466K_002.jpg

WarDog
03-08-2018, 06:03 AM
What is this, amateur hour?

Lol

albert_dao
03-08-2018, 06:09 AM
Nice work Tyler


I don't see the issue with noisy socks.
I've been running 2 different designs for over 7 years now and neither was/is noisy

My socks are held by a piece of plex at the top of the water line in the highest point in my sump where the water comes from the DT. There is an inch drop from the socks to the water level in the next chamber.

I'd like to see what designs are causing noise ...




The noise is caused by the reduced surface area of the spillover prior to hitting the sock rack. An internal sock baffle solves that by reducing the turbulence of the water by increasing spillover surface area.

spit.fire
03-08-2018, 06:38 AM
explain the filter sock chamber a bit more if you don't mind. I have dual 4" on my DT and a 7" on my frag tank and both are quite annoying....I fill the socks with filter floss to quiet them down but ive been on the hunt for plastic mesh pots I can just fill with filter floss to eliminate washing socks all together but this looks interesting.

thanks

all it does is stops the noise of the water entering the socks, doesnt prevent cleaning them, i use the nylon filter socks to make them easier to clean as you can just rinse them under the tap for a second to get them clean

gregzz4
03-08-2018, 04:24 PM
They are noisy when the water level is low in the socks.
Ah now I get it. Seems a waste of sock surface area