Aquaria Custom Built Aquariums

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  1. Aquaria-SA

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    Hi there Reefers :)....I decided it’s time we share one of recent Custom Aquarium Builds we have been working on.
    Specifications on the Aquarium and Equipment:
    Livestock Plan: Reef fish and Corals
    Size of Aquarium: 3m x 0.600 x 0.800 Display
    Size of Sump: 2.5m x 0.500 x .0500 [water level average 0.350]
    Size of top up reservoir: 0.500 x 0.500 x 0.500
    Skimmers: 2 x Aquaria Cone shape model Aps-03-2900-cl with SICCE needle wheel impellers and bubble plates
    Filtration Pumps: Speck BADU Magic 6 15000L/P/H
    Reactor: Aquaria Kalk reactor charged with Aquaria Kalkwasser
    Reactor2: Aquaria Ammonia stones and carbon reactor charged with 4kgs Aquaria Ammonia stones and 2kgs Aquaria bone carbon
    Reactor3: Aquaria Calcium reactor
    ORP/PH: Aquaria ORP/PH controller
    RO Unit: Aquaria 80GPD Marine RO with deionized resin cartridge with solenoid Valve control on RO
    Auto Top up with solenoid Valve control on RO
    Heater: 4 x 300w heaters
    Chillier: Hailea 3HP Chillier /Heater combo unit
    Chillier Pump: Aquaria AWA6500 6000L/P/H
    Prop pumps: SICCE prop pumps and wave controller
    Substrate: Aragonite 180kgs
    Live Rock: 300kg’s in main display and 50kg’s in sump filtration
    Lighting: 2 x Aquaria LMB1200 combo units [4 x T5 & 2 x 250w Metal halide 14000k]
    Lighting in Sump: T5 over DSB
    Salt: Maintained on Aquaria Coral Reef Salt
    Now I’m sure you would like to see some pictures…….. So here we go Reefers …here are pictures from the start build to date……..and many more to follow as we progress with this aquarium…:thumbup:
    [​IMG] and so we were given the built base to start building the Aquarium...
    [​IMG] wooden shutter board and 20mm polystyrene for our base glass to be placed on....
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    [​IMG] As always levels are critical......

    [​IMG] And next the sides of the aquarium...

    Now this was going to be a interesting build as the sump filtration was going to be down stairs in a separate room allocated for the filtration of the Aquarium....so this meant all power cables would need to be run from below as well as the plumbing of the aquarium....

    [​IMG] the cables were pulled and the pipe work was connected....

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    [​IMG] all cabling sealed for protection from the moister.....

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    much more pic's to follow....
     
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  3. AndrévN

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    Well done would love to see this in action
     
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    I can't wait to see the rest of the pics!
    Looks like this tank is going to be a beast!
     
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    [​IMG] We chose a large Electrical DB box to accommodate all the necessary switches and timers...but most important of all was it had to be a SPLASH PROOF DB box..

    [​IMG] then the trunking and DB were mounted along with the other equipment...and the connecting of the cables and equiptment started...

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    [​IMG] as with all our installations we strive for everything to be neat labeled and user friendly...

    [​IMG] then came the hanging of the lighting hoods and the wiring up of the them as well...

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    [​IMG] our RO Unit installed with solenoid valve for our auto top up....

    [​IMG] reservoir for RO water..

    [​IMG] fitted with float switch for the RO solenoid vavle....

    [​IMG] then we installed the return pumps....
     
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    well done lawrence
     
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    [​IMG] now it was time for the rest of the equipment to be installed....

    [​IMG]the reactors.....

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    [​IMG]Aquaria Skimmers.....

    [​IMG]the Prop pumps and wave controler....

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    [​IMG] the Chiller/heater

    [​IMG]then it was time for the final plumbing and time to get the carpentry done....

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    [​IMG]Filtration complete and time for the painter to do touch ups on the walls..
     
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    [​IMG] now with the carpentry done it was time to do the final clean before the BIG setup.......

    [​IMG] so we switched the lighting on as we did not want to miss one speck of dirt......:blush:

    [​IMG] hmm these Aquaria lighting hoods are so neat on a setup:)

    [​IMG] My awesome Aquaria Staff hard at work ....and no thats not a fish in the Aquarium...lol:lol:it has not even cycled yet.....:whistling:

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    [​IMG]clean and ready for setup....
     
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    [​IMG] with all that behind us it was time for the substrate to go in.....

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    [​IMG] all most finished then its time to aquascape.......:thumbup:

    [​IMG]lots and lots of well cured live rock .....

    [​IMG]hmm aquascapeing....lots of thought has to go into this as this is going to be a reef aquarium....and that means we need lots of flat places to add corals...lots to think about....;)

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    and it was time t start adding the water........:thumbup:
     
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    [​IMG]and all the water in it as time to switch on all the equiptment.......

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    [​IMG]and............:whistling:
     
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    And its been thee weeks now Reefers and here are some updated pics.......[​IMG]

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    [​IMG]and yes Reefers the only thing we have added to date is ....Aquaria super Nitrifying Bacteria...[​IMG] and we will be using our Aquaria Coral Reef salt for water changes...
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    So there you go for now Reefers I promise to up date theses pic's when we start to stock this Aquarium....so keep you eyes open for the thread update pic's:)
     
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    WOW...:thumbup:...I would LOVE a Tank that size in my house...:p
     
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    Wow awesome tank lawrence , well done
     
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    Nice set up Lawrence:thumbup:
    Reckon this is gonna be a winner tank!
     
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    now i know what i want wen i move into my own place:p
     
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    great stuff
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks Reefers for all your complements:)
    Ill keep you updated as we progress with this aquarium

    Regards

    Lawrence
     
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    Mooooooore pics!!
     
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    SOOOOON I promise ...remember you have to have patience with this hobbie.....nothing goes quick... the long the wait the better the results..:thumbup:
     
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    Awesome stuff!!!!
     
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