DavidM's new reef build

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  1. DavidM

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    My new tank build is well under way. I have build the tank dimensions are as follows 1500 x 650 x 550.

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    The stand has also been made. 50 x 50 square tubbing galvanisid and painted black.
     
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    Nice size tank , is it 10mm glass
     
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    Yes all the glass is 10mm 20160211_201255.jpg
     
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    nice tank. Like the overflow box.
     
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    Thanks RiaanP
     
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    Collected the perspex today for the background. I had it cut with a comb for the overflow.
     
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    Back ground has been installed. 20160219_180030.jpg
     
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    Very nice. Looking forward to seeing the progress
     
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    Very cool, obviously you have done your homework!
     
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    20160220_174024.jpg Tank up on stand. Overflow plumbing done. Old sump modified.
     
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    Will be using most of the old equipment from previous setup. Reeftek Skimmer, razer leds, bm mini reactor, bm rock pump as return. 20160220_174117.jpg 20160220_174031.jpg 20160220_174038.jpg
     
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    So had some rock from old system that I acid bathed. 20160220_081102.jpg 20160220_100353.jpg
     
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    Collected water this afternoon 500 litres. Some hard work lol. 20160304_194851.jpg
     
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    Is that a start of a Bakuzzi :lol:. Looks like you got your hands full at the moment. Nice build so far.:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks EFJ , with some silicone around the tailgate i could turn it into one.:011:
     
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    Very keen to follow this, enjoying it so far.
     
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    So I collected the remainder of my water today. The tank is now full and circulating. I moved some of my frags across into the sump that I had stored in a tub with a hang on filter as they where starting to sulk due to bad water quality.
     
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