1200mm Surf Tank


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The surf tank has begun!! My 1200x600x600 black silicon Wavebox powered journey has begun!!! It will all be 10mm with double euro bracing specifically so that i could use a wavebox, its been paid for with blood and tears and is currently under construction. The overflow is a C2C and this tank will probably be my 'final tank' so to speak, for a while at least :) The skimmer will be a TS3, my lighting will be a DIY job with 2 150W 10000k MH and 4 54W T5 actinics. Eventually i would like to run the lighting unit off a PLC with other nice goodies like temperature probes and pH meters etc, but for now i will just do it the manual labour way :) The stand will be 38x38mm square steel painted with hammerite.
I have received my first piece of the new puzzle :) A Tunze Nano Wavebox :yeahdude:
The 6206 is rated for a 600 Litre display tank and mine is 400 so its well capable. As soon as i got it home i passed GO and went straight to the bathroom to begin the tests :p I had about 60-70 litres of RO in a container which was the perfect place to field test the new toy :)

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After this sort of worked i got a bit bolder and tried in the skimmer tank :) the noise was much less now aswell, so i think the plastic and the wooded stool the container were on in the first video made things worse

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Well, thats all for now, got to wait for my tank and stand then i can go further :)
 
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Ahhhh! Wavebox! With this toy theres really no need to go to the beach - Everyone - Surf's up dudes at Scuba's place!Awesome piece of equipment man - Congratulations - Enjoy the rest of your "surfing" days
 

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congrats stuart. looking forward to seeing the outcome.
 
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Way to go SN. Keep us up to speed with teh progress
 
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hi Scuba,that sounds like an awesome setup.I am trying to plan a similar sort of tank without all the experience.Is 10mm glass fine for a 1.2m tank, also do you have some sort of plan as I want to show my lfs how i would like it done. I am also wanting a euro braced black silicone tank with similar lighting. I hope you build goes well and look forward to your updates.
 

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how does the wavebox work in comparison to other flow pumps. do you jst need to use the wavebox by itself, or must you still use flow pumps with it?
 
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this is going to be a whopper of a system, some serious thought has gone into this one.
 
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Hi Scuba-just saw the video of the wave box in action. Incredible!Do you need to strengthen the tank to accomadate the box? Also is it noisy?
Are you planning a rimless design or are you having a lid? I am trying a rimless tank and want to know if the box makes alot of noise?
BTW: do you mind if I ask how much does this cost?
 

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im not entirely sure but i think it costs in the reigon of 4k.
 
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Awesome scuba!!
 
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:shuriken:you need to explain this wave maker to me i had the idea that it pumps water into an container witch tilt when it's full thus cosing the wave motion.
 
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