CW`s second reef

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  1. CW

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    Hi there PPL

    CW`s back.:thumbup:
    Ive decided to build another tank since i got a 6mm 1220x500x440 tank for free and a 5mm 915x320x380 for FREEEEEEEE.

    Bummer was both tanks had a cracked bottom. MMMM sounds like some adult movie. hehe

    Well then.
    Ive striped both tanks and already got the new bottom 8mm for the 1.2m (DT)
    Still need to get the 6mm bottom for the 915mm sump. Ill order it tomorow.

    Then ill also have to get my silicon (BLACK) and i also need to get the rest of the glass i will be bracing the DT with and dividing the sump chambers.

    Oh ja, also have to build a stand.

    The one reason im building a second setup is cos i want to brake down my current setup to tile the lounge and either sell it or just rebuild the DT with new glass and different overflow or ill sell it and build a cube. mmmm dono yet.

    Second reason im building this tank i cant tell you yet.
    You will just have to wait ppl. Sorrryyyyy:tt2:

    So heres some pics.
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    Sump glass nice and clean.
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    DT glass also nice and clean and new 8mm bottom in front
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    The two cracked bottoms.
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    Cleaning the Ts2
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    Octopus OTP-2000
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    And thats it for now ppl.

    Cya
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    Awesome man! I know you are gonna keep something different in it :) .. Fish only? I was thinking about a second tank. A fish only tank you could keep those fish that you cant keep in your reef and its also cheaper to run.. :p
     
  4. CW

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    HEHE.

    maybe but got something else in mind.
    I can put that grouper that my brother brought back from Durbs in this year.
    Can you remember that one.

    His in a sump now, his about 60mm now.

    But ive got something else in mind
     
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    Jis dude, I also need to make a plan for a new tank. Congrats in your new build:thumbup: Will watch this one closely
     
  6. Tremayn

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    Yes! I remember that one! Lol damn it grew up so fast:eek: ... Have fun and keep us posted :)
     
  7. leslie hempel

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    looking good
     
  8. CW

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    Hey all.

    Thanx alot.
    Ill post more pics as they happen.

    Just got my silicon this morning.
    Black Den Braven Marine
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  9. CW

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    Building Tank

    Hey ppl.

    Got some pics again.

    Let me just tell you what happened.
    Me and my buddy from Blue Wave started building my tank and sump on Wednesday.
    We started with the DT.
    30min into the job the power went out.

    Ok not a problem, just start the geni.
    Did that. (dident know how long it would last cos geni was low on petrol)
    Dt tank done, started with the sump on the second tube of Den Braven Black silicon.
    Not easy with black silicon but it looks great.

    Then the power came back on. ok shut down the geni.
    Did about 500mm on the sump with second tube of silicon.
    Then the "poop hit the fan". Silicon gun broke and the silicon started to come out the back of the tube.

    Got another gun from my neighbor. But not a good gun.
    Struggled our buts off to get the sump done with one broken gun and one cheap gun.

    (note to self, always have backup silicon and backup gun)Dont buy cheap silicon gun ppl.

    So ja, got everything done just in time.

    Heres some pics.
    Just need to do the sump Chambers and the overflow then the tank is done.

    JEEEHAAA.
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    My wife's pink "gieterkie" haha
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    Both holes done.
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    Ready...Steady...
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    Go BW
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    Very nice man. Thanx BW
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    Now the sump
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    Finally.
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    Ok so now we just need to do the sump chambers and the overflow.

    What do you think PPL?
     
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  10. mandarin

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    Nice job, your pal seems to know what he's doing, looks great CW. :thumbup:
     
  11. CW

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    HEHE

    He does
     
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    Well done :thumbup:
     
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    Thanx man
     
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    looking good....
     
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    Thanx Leslie
    Cant wait to start it up
     
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    Lol the pal is johan right?lol he does know what he is doing.....:p

    Will call you tomorrow for the fox....hey is blue wave is existence again??

    Black silicone is looking kiff boet!
     
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    looking great man! Must be exciting having a new tank :p
     
  18. CW

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    Jip its Johan. Goby.
    Ja he does man.

    Jip. But its not easy to do a tank with black silicon. It does cleanup nicely.
    Ok great. Give me a call then.

    cya
     
  19. CW

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    Jip it is.

    But ill have to start taking it slow. a bit low on cash now.
    Im thinking about selling my main tank after im done with the new one.

    Then ill do a cube later on again in the main tanks spot.
    First have to tile.

    Cya
     
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    Nice going.

    The two holes you drilled, both are outlet? just to confirm.
     
  21. CW

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    Nope.
    One will be the overflow and the other the return.
     
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