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  1. dv8

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    this will be my 3rd atempt at a total build. well perhaps you could call it a second build modification. well... lets get to the build. i want to tak my 2000x700x500 tank and make it a 1500x700x700. it will be going into a "hole in the wall" will post pics of the "hole" soon for better understanding. basicaly i will have a room 3m by 3m for all the plumbing, sumps, etc. etc. and the tank face outside the room.

    so now for why i start the thread.. well i want to get as many ideas before i start as posible eg: making holes in the glass for external flow pumps and so on, not too keen on this plan as i suspect fish etc may go into the suction part, but they look realy awsome. so if you have sugestions pls let me know

    my plans thus far to follow
     
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    [​IMG]this is what the tank should look like when i'm done , without the holes that is, just w8ing on your sugestions. the quote i got for the pieces of glass i'll need comes to R950.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    dude i have a friend selling a tank that size (my old tank) for R2500 with blue backing (back painted) and perspex on the left side with overflow comb cut outs if you keen..and holes drilled for CLS

    hes wanting R2500

    tank is in clear silicone.. just thought id mention in case you were looking for an already made up tank

    sorry for the hijack...
     
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    thanks for the reply les, but for the new glass i would need it would only cost me R950, and i assume your friend is from E L, so i would have to add transport to the bill too.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool no worries that is an excellent glass price did it fall off a truck :)
     
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    :lol:if it did it would be broken.

    i think it is a good price, but that quote is only for the front panel, two sides and some suport struts. the rest of the glass will be canobilised from the 2m. you think i should get the glass before the guy changes his mind?
     
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    My CLS inlet, 1M pipe with 200 little 6mm holes.

    [​IMG]

    My CLS pumps, 2 Reeflow 13600 pumps.
    [​IMG]

    So the inlet is more than capable to suck enough water in without being able to kill anything.
     
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    Riaan that is awsome, i like that idea. so the outlet is on ither side of the tanks? and that is 25mm pipe? think i'll see if i can find a thread with your build, thank you for the sugestion.
     
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    wow Riaan, after looking at your thread yopu are definately the guy to talk to awsome builds and, the size is almost the same as what i plan for. i see you have pumps in the tank for more flow, was the CLS not enough flow? my plan is to make holes in the side panels to have less clutter inside the tank. also the inlet "bafel".. dose it not get cloged up? is it easy to remove for cleaning?

    also you mentioned in your thread that you had a starfire glass front. what is this and what makes it better than normal glass? thanks for your help so far. i'll upd8 my drawing with holes and plumbing.

    on another note.....scetchup is awsome. i see you use it too:thumbup:
     
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    Extra pumps are Boyo wavemaker, for extra random flow. Until one day I can get an Ocean Motion unit.

    Starfire is glass that do not have that green tint, but more expensive.

    Yes, Sketchup is a marvelous tool
     
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    Pity you so far away, else you could have came over for a :peroni:
     
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    I added my return line detail. check it.
     
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    yeah, it is a bit far, but i do travel around sometimes..... or perhaps we meet up in T K for a dive
     
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    it has been a hectic wkend so i will finish the plumbong drawing l8er and post it when i can.
     
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    just a quiek upd8 . holes are now made in the room, 39 tones(and counting) of sand removed and things slowly starting to take shape, not made plumbing drawings yet. will post some pics soon. oh, and the glass has arived, i'll collect tomorrow. lets hope i don't break any.
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    just a thought..... why not make the tank a cube.... why limit yourself to 700mm wide when you have 3m to play with .... a tank 1m deep would give you incredible scaping options
     
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    i have two tanks going into this room, the viewing part of the tanks will be on the other side of the wall's. i would also like to do all my breading, phyto, rotifer etc. in this room. besides i'm lucky pumpkin allowed me to do as mutch as i am anyway:whistling:
     
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    Good luck I woud like to see the building.
     
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    well you could ither come for a :peroni: or els you'll have to w8 for pics like every1 els;)
     
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