Aquaria 3m setup

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  1. Aquaria-SA

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    Well Reefers I finally had a little time on my hands to post a new thread on a set of one of our Aquaria 3 meter Aquaria Aquariums. I have had a lot of emails asking me to do a new thread on our 3 meter Aquaria Aquariums but as a lot of you know I don't always have time as we are always busy setting up aquariums all over.

    Anyway as always we faced a few challenges on this day of the setup.

    1st challenge was the weather, it was really wet and rainy, this makes it difficult when you have to carry a massive 3 meter aquarium.
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    all wrapped to protect the cabinet from the rain and scratches.....
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    2nd challenge was we had to strip down the clients current 2 meter ,save all the water , keep the fish alive , keep the rock alive and use the old substrate with the new substrate. So yes time was of the essence.
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    the old system..

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    well here is all the drums and salt ready for the setup
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    time to strip the old aquarium down
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    we use a really big team of guys on setups of this size , my team are really great as they all know what to do and help one another during the setup.[​IMG]
    all the fish had to be caught, all the water saved and everything kept alive.
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    ok time for the tank to go in......
     
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    and so the setting up of the new aquarium begins...
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    cleaning time in side the new aquarium
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    connecting all the plumbing
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    and while we in side putting the aquarium together my other team members are busy out side mixing the old substrate with the new[​IMG]
    and now we are ready for the substrate
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    setting the equiptment
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    final checks on the pipe work
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    and so the substrate goes in...
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    about 160 kg's of substrate [ Aquaria Cal-Side white and Aragonite mixed]
     
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    Aquaria 3 meter setup

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    and now its time to aqua scape....
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    approximately 300 Kg's live rock [ old 2m live rock and cured rock mixed]
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    and so the building begins...
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    happy staff enjoying his time in the 3 meter aquarium
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    adding some massive pieces
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    lots to work with.....
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    what is so nice is the amount of space we have in side our 3 meter aquariums
     
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    :yeahdude: go big or go home!
     
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    to view of our aquarium braces , these aquariums are really built well :yeahdude:
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    starting to take shape
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    what fish is this:lol: oh its Menzi
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    lovely coralline on the rock
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    and.....
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    aqua scape done....
     
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    time for the water.....
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    in with the water.....
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    :whistling:thought I would just add this pic in ....:lol:
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    it' simply the best reefers you gat to try it Aquaria Coral reef salt..and its price is the best as well
     
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    still got a long way to go ...the sump as well need water..
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    weighing the salt:whistling:
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    full at last:thumbup:
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    time to set the skimmers
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    neaten cables
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    cleaning up time 9 hours later.......:whistling:
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    checking for any problems...all looks great:thumbup:
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    water is a bit cloudy...not a problem its will clear quick.....
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    checking my work out......
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    and there you go....
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    thanks to my great Team:thumbup:

    I will keep you updated Reefers with lots more pic's as soon as my client sends me some:yeahdude:
     
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    That's a beast!!
     
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    Good days work! Please more pics when it is stocked if you can Lawrence.
     
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    it sure is but it's such a nice size to setup

    :thumbup:no problem
     
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    Well reefers I was sent a few pic's of the 3m ,it's got a long way to go still , here you go
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    got to say our Aquaria Cal-Side substrate looks really good in an aquarium..
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    every thing is settling in nice...
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    going to need a lot of fish and corals....
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    I have my client asked to give updated pic's ,so I will update the pic's soon reefers:thumbup:
     
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    up dates

    Well got sent a few pic's this week from our client ,the set up still has a long way to go, but its looking good :)
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    will post more pic's as I get updates.
     
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    Wow stunning tank!
     
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    This is a massive tank!!!!
     
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    Well done Lawrence, looking awesome!
     
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    Update pic's

    Thanks Reefers for all the comments , I have asked the client to send me more pic's, as soon as he sends them Ill post them on the thread:thumbup:
     
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    I have a 3 m tank with sump, what would it cost to do a setup like this?
     
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    sorry for the late response , I missed this one completely.
    The cost excluding rock substrate etc is around R79 000.00 incl vat that included lighting hood , Full sump , skimmers, heaters, return pumps , display , cabinet.3
    ;)keep an eye open we going to be running some specials on them soon.:thumbup:
     
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