1.5M view from my bar

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by LCornelius, 4 Nov 2012.

  1. LCornelius

    LCornelius Moderator

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    DT: 1500 x 600 x 600 (water level at 597)
    Sump: 1200 x 450 x 450 (Receving, Reactors, Return)
    RO tank: 60L
    Lights: 2 x 250W MH and 5 x 54W T5's
    Flow: 2 x Tunze 6105's on controller.
    Skimmer: Skimz SM201 rated 2000L
    Return: SICCE Multi 5800 (5800L/H)
    Reactors: 2 x Reef Octopus PHR-100. (Carbon and Phos)
    Auto Top-Up: Tunze

    Picked up the tank yesterday from @JD167

    Spent 3 hours cleaning the tank, lots of growth on the glass.
    After a few beers, bleeding hands I was done.
    Took a drive to 2 Oceans to collect 700L of water.

    Filled up the tank today, just need to get some new fittings for overflow and return tomorrow.

    View from the bar:
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    View from the front:
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    View from my living room:

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    Haute Cabriere, good choice!!
    Their chardonnay pinot noir a real classic blend!!!
     
  4. LCornelius

    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Thanks bud, their wine is great! This is a 2005
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    I'm beat, lots of work done today.
    All light wiring done and placed in conduit to the electric compartment.
    Just need to paint the white conduit black tomorrow.

    If all goes well, I can have the sump filled tomorrow.

    The tank will run without a DSB, planning to run 1.5L of Orca cubes.
    Will first run cubes in bag with air pump, but planning a reactor with a SICCE skimmer pump.
     
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    that is indeed a good place to quench ones thirst:)
     
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    thats a great equipment list you have there, good lights, great flow and good skimmer, looking forward to seeing how this tank turns out:)


    it looks deeper than 600 from the pics.

    are you planning on any woodwork around the sump?
     
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    Looking good !
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Thanks Crispin!


    Indeed, I think it is the stand hight that makes the tank look deeper.

    Jip, had my woodwork guy at my house Sunday.
    Going to build a cabinet around the tank and then build a frame around the light unit.
    Should have this done in the next 2 weeks.

    My 18 month old daughter just want to take a swim in the sump :tt2:
    Yesterday when I was testing the sump for leaks she just wanted to get in!
     
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    Thanks Dillan!
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Thanks Glen, you should visit sometime!
     
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    great progress. looking forward to seeing the fruits of your effort!
     
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    Thanks Leslie! Very excited about the tank!
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Filled the sump with water this evening and no leaks :)

    As I was about to wire everything I realize that my 18 month old daughter find the wires interesting.

    So now I first have to wait for the cabinet before continuing, ARG!
     
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    Looking forward to seeing this one filled:thumbup:
     
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    LCornelius Thread Starter Moderator

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    Jip, was fun filling with sea water! Busy curing about 50kg's of dead LR. Going to buy another 50kg's to seed the dead 50kg's

    Going to push the cabinet builder tomorrow to finish this weekend!
     
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    cant wait to see more
     
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    looks awesome. love the size. Willbe taggin!:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Charl!
     
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