Christo's 3.0m Upgrade

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    Christo

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    The old stand was cut apart, Resized and welded back together.

    Gave it a few coats of primer.

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    Christo

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    Few coats of white enamel.

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    Been working on the cabinet aswell, will be out of Solid Kiaat.

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    Been really busy lately, so progress was slow. but at least there was some. Will be working on the doors for the Cabinet next.
     
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    Also been busy collecting some hardware, This will be Supplying the "Flow"

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    Still busy........ Was on hold. But there is some developments lately.....
     
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    @Christo Think its time to revive this thread? Plenty of update material...
     
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    WOW a monster build.
     
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    Needing some inspiration update please!
     
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    O..... Alright then.......
     
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    As Mentioned before the Cabinet is out of Solid Kiaat. Here is some Pics during the build

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    The Cabinet was finished a few months ago.

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    Invited some Fishy Friends over to Help strip down the old Tank..

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    Tank all stripped down, Glass cleaned Nicely. Only going to replace one side pannel as it has a scratch, Rest of the glass all in good nick....

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    Got a Second Tank 2800 x 700 x 800. Stripped it down too. Going to Cut the Glass into new Sizes and use it for the Sump.

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    I'm Glad this build is back on track again but still taking it slow as getting everything together is Costing a pretty penny as We all know.

    I'll Keep you guys updated as I Progress.
     
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    Mooooooi, About time... great stuff
     
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    Shot for the update, I'm busy fine tuning a running system and that's stressful. I need to make sure waterflow and filtration is restored every time I fiddle. And then a sleepless night to make sure it works and doesn't overflow ( theory vs practical)

    So sometimes taking a bit longer isn't so bad!
     
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