Llewellyn's 4ft Build

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  1. llewellyn

    llewellyn Active Member

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    Please mind the pics as they are all taken by cell phone.

    Okay, so here's my story...
    Back in the day when I was in grade 10 I was given one of these...
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    Which led to this...
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    And then a 3ft...
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    And finally my marine 4ft.:biggrin:
    This is the sump
    1000(L) x 400(D) x 500(H)
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    Testing for leaks. All good to go:thumbup:
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    First plumbing attempt.
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    Spraying on a Royal Blue background.
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    My return pipe
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    Got bored of the plumbing so I decided to add an ATS after reading alot on MASA:biggrin:
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    Filled the tank up on sunday.Still suffering with a bit of muscle pain from carrying buckets of water from the shore to the bakkie.:cursing: Good workout though!
    Was a bit short of water so I topped it up with RO.
    Salinity reading is 1.023

    Here's some FTS
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    Havn't received my lights yet so I just had to place the scrubber light on top of the tank to see how it looks:lol:
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    Skimmer was drowning so I made a stand
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    Perfect fit :thumbup:
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    Skimming away.
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    Thats all the progress for now. Much more to go...:p
     
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    llewellyn Active Member

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    Hey why are all the images showing as links :whistling:
     
  6. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Looking great, what will you be doing for lighting ?
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Pics working fine this side !
     
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    :D Coming from china with globes. These are the pics I got from the guy who's shipping them down for me. Should be here in a month.

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    This is what my thread looks like on my side :(
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    yup , i can see pics fine , gr8 build thus far
     
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    nice work;) looking good so far...weldone:thumbup:
     
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    Pic fine this side too, Tank looks great so far!
     
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    awsome build man very neat, keep it up
     
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    Looking good. Do you have an anti siphon hole on that return pipe. It looks likl you should have enough space in the sump for the backflow but if the power comes one with the sump that full then the skimmer will skim VERY wet and the cup will overflow each time.
     
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    nice build this far,defnitly a hit on MASA with ur pic updates!
     
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    Thanks for all the comments guys:thumbup:

    Yes I do have an anti siphon hole. Only realised I needed one after I was testing the return pump. Sluuuurrrrrrp :biggrin:
     
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    When I view this thread without logging in the pics are showing, but after I log in they are showing as links.
    Is there something I can change in my user control panel?
     
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    Looking awesome dude!
     
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    Thanks Bud
    Would'nt have gotten this far without the help from you and this site. :yeahdude:
     
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    Well done Llewellyn.

    The tank is looking great man. Just a few more steps to go before we start populating this baby. I can't wait to go hunting. Ansteys here we come.

    Keep me updated by mail as well.

    Cheers
     
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