CW`s third reef

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  1. CW

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    Hi there PPL

    This Hobby has really crabbed me.
    I just cant get out. HEHE

    I disassembled my first reef last night cos im selling it and ive already moved all my live stock to the second tank wich is doing great already.

    The reason why i wanted to do the second reef was firstly to hold coral only.
    Then i decided to setup the second tank and then move all my live stock from the first tank to the second one so i could sell the first setup and tile the floor.

    And then i would have started a design on a CUBE setup after the floor was tiled.
    But this morning when me, my wife and little boy (still in mommies tummy) had breakfast in the living room. My wife gave me a brilliant idea.

    I want to do my third setup on the same spot where i currently have my LR holding tank.


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    This is the same spot im thinking of putting the DT and sump.

    My ideas so far"

    Space - 1580mm x 400mm i think
    DT - 1000mm (L) x 400mm (W) x 400 or 450mm (H)
    So give or take ill have about 160L DT
    Sump - 500mm (L) x 400mm (W) x 450mm (H)

    So ill have a small sump so ill have to think more in the line of a Seachem Matrix filtration system or NP pellets.

    So what you think PPL?
    Any ideas?
     
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  3. Nsteyn

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  4. CW

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    Thanx.
    Hows the tank?
     
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  6. CW

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    Good.
    Let me know whats happening ok.
     
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    why not make the tank longer of you have the available space?
     
  8. CW

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    i have to make it 1m cos i need the 500m space for the sump.
    Cos where do i put the sump then?
     
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    I see.. i assumed sump was going under the tank.
     
  10. CW

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    Nope.

    I wana keep the living room floor clean and open.
    Want to put the sump next to the DT.

    Hears some pics that shows the space beter.


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    The old tank was setup just in front of the tank with the LR in.
     
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    Progress

    Hi PPL

    Here is some progress on my new tank.

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    More to come...
     
  12. CW

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    The stand!!

    And here is the stand.

    Nod done yet but getting there.

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    So what you think PPL?
    I still need to weld the two peices together and weld 260mm x 70mm flatbar to the angle iron frame so it can be bolted to the wall.

    Cw Out:lol:
     
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    Looking great! Gonna be awesome:yeahdude:
     
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    excitement :)
     
  15. CW

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    Thanx Annoying and Tremayn.

    Im very excited man. Cant wait to do the tank build.

    JJJJJEJEEEEEEHHAAHHHHAAA:1:
     
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    Some progress

    Hey ppl

    Got some good news.
    Got the 10mm panels for the new tank a few days ago so me and my buddy goby started building last night.

    Heres some pics.
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    Note to self: Always first have a building table ready for the size build your planing.
    Lucky for me the kitchen worked ok

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    Goby, best tank builder i know.

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    Got my own 32mm drill bit.
    One problem, when i started paking everything away i droped my Samsung Galaxy S2 on the drill bit. OOPS, now the screen glass is cracked.
    At leats the build looks good. hehe

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    Kitchen table is a bit of a mess, but not to worry. The boss is in bed, hehe

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    and more

    More pics ppl

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    Now i only need to do the deviders for the sump in the tank then its done.
    Oh ja, i also have to finish the stand.

    Then its startup baby.

    Oh ja please give me your take on LED lighting ppl.
    I wana get some nice lights but obviously not to pricey. Maybe someone has some second hand LED`s they wana get rid off. hehe

    So whats the verdict ppl. Nice [] OK [] or GREAT!!!! [] hehe
     
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    Hope your cleaning skills are as good as your DIY skills.
    Nice to see this coming along. Been watching this thread closely from the sidelin....Now hurry up, and finish the damn tank already
     
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    HaHa ive cleaned it long ago already.
    Ja man i really wana get it up and running now.
    But lights im still not sure what to run. Im thinking of LED or just a new MH unit with some T5`s aswell and then it will be one unit with one control box.

    Still dont know for sure.
    Any advice?
     
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    Do your part to save mother/father earth..... go green... Or should I say....LED
     
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    HeHe. Ok, but where do i go look for nice LED light units thats not gona cost me an arm or an leg and then inturn also be creat for my coral and fish?

    I know MH works like a brilliant growth for my nennie and coral. But it gets very hot so a chiller is a must and you have to replace every year.

    How long before LED`s needs to be replaced? And then do you replace the whole unit?
     
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