63L Softie and LPS Nano take 2

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  1. Franske

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    So after the whole glass bow issue on my current tank I have decided to start over. Plan to keep softies, LPS, 2 or 3 fish and some inverts.
    700x300x300 6mm polished glass
    Bubble magus QQ
    Seio M620
    200W Jager Heater
    DIY LED light unit, 15x3W Cree. 5 Cool white and 10 Royal Blue
    Aragonite substrate
    +-15 Kg liverock
    Seachem Purigen, Carbon matrix, Phosgaurd in internal fiter as needed

    Pics to follow
     
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    Wow you don't play..
     
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    Can you tell me what you paid for glass?
     
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    Sound like a great start. Post some pics
     
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    I am getting the tank built by a LFS, I got some quotes on glass, was R360 per sqm for 6mm and then they charge R30 per m length for polish. Wouldve cost me around R600 for the glass with polished edges, they guy from the LFS custom builds tanks and gets the glass a lot cheaper so he is charging me R360 for the built tank with 6mm polished. Will post pics as I make progress, for now I am waiting for the tank and LEDs to arrive as ordered.
     
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    A quick update, still waiting for the tank to be completed. I have resprayed the stand and decided to build an Arduino control for the system as well. I have also decided to rather go for a 100W or 150W heater.
    Stand before spraying.
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    Stand after spraying and in position. In the back is the half drained tank, the livestock will just be moved over. On the stand I will have a wood surface on top as well as in the middle. The wood surface below the top one will house all of the electronics and I will drill 3 holes through the top one to take the wiring to the lower level.
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    Nice, will you be running a sump?
     
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    Simple suggestion. Wrap the wood in plastic. Use the heavy duty paint drop sheet. It will protect the wood for years. You will mess water, everybody does.
     
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    Nope no sump on this one keeping it as basic as possible, can always add a sump at a later stage if I want. I have varnished the wood last night so will see how water resistant it is, I want to keep it like this for now due to the aesthetic effects, if it does work out that well I can always change it later, tank is small enough and easy to maneuver.
    Here is a pic of the stand and wood in place, glued the wood on with silicone.
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