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such a master piece ! i cannot imagine the amount of time and effort this takes #iknow the struggle , keep it up dude looks amazing !
 
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Hey @Dazz07, I have a pretty efficient cleaning regime. I try break up the cleaning and maintenance so I am not spending too much time on it.
feed fish daily and check all pumps etc working properly.
Glass cleaned daily or every 2nd day...
Fill RO chamber every 4 to 6 days.
I suction the floor of all detritus in display and sump while doing a water change once a week (maybe 30 mins total).
I clean pumps once every 6 weeks or so.
Clean skimmer cup once a week.
Change filter roll once every 2 or 3 months.
 
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Been a small while. Have some time off and been needing to build a bracket and "floating" hood to cover up the lighting and overhead fans a bit better. Hopefully have it done this coming week...



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I'm a bit further along than this, but still a bitore work. Need to do beading and bracket still. Effectively this will hang over the tank leaving about 20cm between the rim of the tank and the hood. All the lights will then be hidden and I'll get a bit less light spill into the room. I'll finish it off in white gripseal like the tank cabinet which I made out of the same reclaimed 19mm pine laminate
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I'm a bit further along than this, but still a bitore work. Need to do beading and bracket still. Effectively this will hang over the tank leaving about 20cm between the rim of the tank and the hood. All the lights will then be hidden and I'll get a bit less light spill into the room. I'll finish it off in white gripseal like the tank cabinet which I made out of the same reclaimed 19mm pine laminate
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Good plan bud:m12: I'll be needing to do something similar to this. Getting sick of looking at bare lighting but I also don't want to put effort into something I might have to take down in a few months either:m38:
 
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Shot @scubaninja. I agree. Need to neaten things up a bit..
FYI if anyone is looking for a cheap option for bracketing that is extremely strong... I used an aircon bracket from EIS, rated to 130kgs. A bit rough but will do the job. Here's how I'm gonna use it....
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The hood will be the same construction as my cabinet. Reclaimed 19mm pine from Volvo engine pallets. Cheap and fairly good quality laminate. If sanded can look quite neat. I'm just going to gripseal the unit in white again with a clear topcoat... Total weight excl lights is around 5kgs so far. I want to put some reflective mirror acrylic. Will check out pricing at maizeys first, but would be cool to squeeze some more out of my lights, especially the spilled, reflected and ambient light. Hopefully it's fairly cheap...
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