Baz 60cm cube Slow Start

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  1. Baz

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    Hi All,

    I am slowly getting everything together and set up to start my first marine tank. :)

    I decided to use the cabinet I built for my FW setup and modify it to be used for the new tank setup. The cabinet used to have a divider/support inside that was perfectly fine then. Problem is I had to remove this support and make changes. Here are a few pictures of the cabinet. I am not confident that this is going to be strong enough, so I will be building a 25mm square tubing frame to fit inside the cabinet for added strength.

    Excuse the mess in the first picture. That's what High tech planted tanks generally require. :p

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    Here is the cupboard at present. Less the frame I want to insert obviously. painted everything black inside. Still need to seal off with Woodoc but I will do that on Friday. And at last... A TANK!! :thumbup:

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    I wanted to sell this hexagon tank. Then I thought a bit after reading QT threads and their importance. I decided to chop up this tank and build a QT setup. The size will be 80cm x 30cm x 30cm. I will be upgrading my skimmer for the DT, so the TS1 will go to the QT.

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    Nice

    Looking good man.

    Hope to see the tank wet soon.
    We should chat about that plumping this weekend:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks man. Maybe we could chat about that frame over a few beers.:peroni:

    I know you will work for beer....:tt2: I'll get the tubing etc sorted. Still need to build a bracket for the Radion as well. :whistling:
     
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    HAHA

    Sure thing man.
    It will become a long discussion. hehe
     
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    Should have kept the radion for me haha.
     
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    Snooze you lose buddy. :biggrin:
     
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    Update

    So I managed to get the frame built this weekend. Here are some pics. The frame fits snug into the cabinet. I had to remove the top to get it in, but that wasn't a big job luckily.

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    Here is the frame in the cabinet. I have a bit of a problem though. Although it fits, the holes and plumbing of the tank is gonna hit the frame. So I will have to make a plan to get the frame cut again. I wanted to use 25x25 square tubing but ended up using 25x50 rectangle due to wrong delivery. :confused1: Anyway this is not a big hick up as that part can be cut and modified. I am going to build a sump that will fit perfectly into this frame, but more on that later. Now I just need liverock and plumbing then the tank can get wet. :thumbup::thumbup:

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    Just a quick question. Does anyone know what glue to use on perspex that will be invisible when set? Like the acrylic glue type?
     
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    Looking good. Would it not be easier replacing the wood than modifying the stand?
     
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    Thanks man. Problem is the tank already has plumbing built in. So I need to build the stand according to allow space for the fittings. The tank is basically the same dimensions as the top of the stand so no give there unfortunately. If I move the holes etc the tank will stand off center on the stand when it's placed on top. I have a few options. I can either cut out using a hole saw and just weld it closed with sheet metal, or cut it out and insert 25mm square tubing. I prefer the first option because I wouldn't have to cut the entire section out and replace with 25mm. :biggrin:
     
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    I just realised that was the top of the stand and not the back! Blonde moment! ha ha.
    I see what you mean now. Would you then reinforce the corner where you cut out? How many litres is your DT?
     
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    Hehe. I will probably have to put a brace in at the corner at 45deg angle then. I have some left over tubing that I can use so shouldn't be a problem. The DT is roughly 160Ltr give or take a few. Has a skinny overflow with two outlets. Still have to get the black perspex with the combs though.
     
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    Awesome, then should be strong enough to handle the weight. Are you going to make the comb yourself? I used black ABS for mine.
     
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    The place that built my tank is supplying the perspex with combs already cut so should just stick to the back. If I don't get it already cut I can ask a friend who knows someone with a lazer cutting machine to cut the combs.
     
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    What thickness perspex did you use for the combs?
     
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    Looking good. So are we fillint it up on the weekend. HEHE:thumbup:
     
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    Haha. Little more patience needed....Amper daar, jy is erger as ekke :p Should be wet by next month if all goes well.:peroni:
     
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