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  1. #41

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    Sounds to me like you have a very good idea of how your gona assemble this monster chris I know Scottish Football Association about saltwater set ups so I can't even lend opinions, o well, I will just cheer you on from the side lines
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    cheers mate. The more I look at it the more I think why rush?

    I'm happy with my current 3x2x2 but want to take everything I've learned and make the changes to build the system I really want.

    If we owned our own house already I'd be doing a through the wall one with its own tank room but because we don't I'm doing something that can be moved.

    I've learned I don't like braces on a tank, they get in the way.

    Since doing a Mitsubishi PLC's course last October and a Siemens one last week I know enough about PLC systems to know what they can do and how to program them. I want to basically make it so there is a little bank of switches that can put the tank into different modes.

    Say switch 1 is normal mode. Both sump pumps on, wave box on and all powerheads cycling pulses of 1 second on, 2 seconds off.

    Switch 2 could be feeding mode. One sump pump on, wave box on and no powerheads. Maybe make it a spring return switch and timed as a 15 min feed mode.

    Switch 3 would be storm mode. All pumps on full, main lights dim then some extra white LED's flash like lightening. Storm could last say 4 mins. Also Storm mode could be made to happen at a set interval once a day, week or even randomly.

    Switch 4 could be water change mode. Basically I have an extra caravan pump attached to the system and a hose that comes from the drain return that I can divert with a ball valve.
    you take a drum of new salt water, put the pump in it and flip switch 4.
    Take an empty drum and put the hose from drain in it and turn the ball valve.
    As water drains from system the sump float switch activates the water change pump instead of the ATO pump and replaces the lost water with new water.
    Finished the change, switch back over.

    With this system I can also do all sorts like lock out the ATO pump for say 5 mins after sump pumps are back on to allow it to balance.

    Also this allows me to build a system for power loss.

    you can buy UPS systems (uninterupted power supply) for computers but they would not be big enough to power everything, what I can do is put a relay which monitors the input and if mains is removed then the PLC program turns off the lights, wave box, powerheads etc.
    It would only leave one heater and the sump pumps in circuit meaning the total power consumption would be under 300w at most and the tank would stay warm and circulated as long as possible until mains power returns.

    Tell me it doesn't sound awesome lol
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    sounds like the perfect system goin on there mate. You are in the wrong line of work. You should be puttin a patent onto this and selling your idea to a company for an all in 1 system type build if you get what the hell im wafflin about lol

    sounds a good idea anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEADIN
    sounds like the perfect system goin on there mate. You are in the wrong line of work. You should be puttin a patent onto this and selling your idea to a company for an all in 1 system type build if you get what the hell im wafflin about lol

    sounds a good idea anyway.
    Doubt I could patent the use of industrial PLC's lol

    I'm defo in the right line of work with my new job though, doing exactly this and more on Oil rigs.
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    I've identified this board as there are extra inputs and outputs making it nearly future proof to me.... nearly lol

    http://www.audon.co.uk/cubloc_plc/cusb36r.html

    I can get this cheaper than the advertised price too ;)
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

  6. #46

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    A big warning - saltwater is hyper corrosive. All electrical parts (esp. relays/switches) must be sealed against possible water vapor entry. Don't overlook any possible route of entry or the electronics will fail. Also, always design for a failure (that is a failure does not cause a runaway heater or water drain/entry or similar issue.)
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    I'm all over it mate. Making a sealed box fed and extracted with air from outside the cabinet by PC fans.

    Working in the offshore oil industry and on airfields for years I've seen the damage water can do!


    I really appreciate all the advice on here though, I'm glad people are trying to find possible issues and help me :) :) :)
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    Your knowledge of electronics is way over my head (I still own a working 8-track player), but this is a very interesting read.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing how it all comes together
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  9. #49

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    You still have an 8-track player? We still have a box of 8-tracks!!!
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    Thanks cliff, really appreciate the interest I get of the guys on this site.

    You lot have taught me loads!
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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