Final Upgrade

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  1. Michael B

    Michael B

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    Hi Fellow Reefers,
    Decision has been taken – consolidate current two tanks into one upgraded tank
    No pictures yet, need builder to remove a wall, paint, plaster etc. (wife is thrilled). Also converting outside store-room into water mixing room which will be plumbed direct into the tank.
    Tank Details
    · 1500mm x 1,200mm x 600mm (water level at 550mm)
    · +- 1,000L with sump
    · Metal Frame, cabinet & matching open top trim
    · Skinny overflow & Euro braced
    Equipment List
    · Deltec TC 2060 skimmer (rated for 1,700l)
    · Deltec KM500 Kalk Stirrer
    · Deltec FR512 Fluidised Reactor (NP Pellets)
    · Jag Heaters 300w (x2)
    · Hailea Hc 1,000 Chiller Unit
    · 2x MP40 Vortech pumps (plus additional SunSun Pumps)
    · Aquatronic Controller System
    · Profilux Dosing Pump (with built in controller)
    · Phosphate Reactor (TLF)
    · Carbon Reactor (TLF)
    Lighting Unit
    · Custom made T5 Light fitting – 12 x 80w bulbs
    So that is about it for now – just need builder to do his thing & then LFS to do his thing & we should have tank with water ASAP.
    Will post photo’s as soon as something happens, but just so I don’t get “banned” this is where the tank will stand & which wall needs to be knocked out

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    Cheers
    Michael B
     
    Last edited: 24 Sep 2011
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  3. Evo R

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    WOW this will be a great build. Tagging for this one!!
     
  4. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Fantastic sized tank, will give you a great opportunity to create some depth with your rockwork. Looking forward to seeing loads of photo's from where the hammer first hits the wall. ;)
     
  5. Reefhead

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    Glad to see the pellets there ;)
     
  6. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Mike i applaud your effort in trying to satify the wife with the title "Final Upgrade" may i mention i have seen this thread title a multitude of times from the SAME member on various forums..


    anyway jokes aside.. i am very excited for this upgrade and will be watching with a keen interest...
     
  7. JsPLAYn

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    Sounds awesome man, will be tagging along
     
  8. ziyaadb

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    WOW gona be awesome
     
  9. mariusmeyer

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    This seems to be a very popular size lately. I will follow closely as it is my future size as well.
     
  10. student

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    very nice size and plan!!
     
  11. Tremayn

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    you have to take macro shots of the broken bricks :tt2:
     
  12. Michael B

    Michael B Thread Starter

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    Brilliant (have to agree, but as long as I get my tank LOL)

    Thanks all for tagging along - builder starts on Thursday & LFS should have tank ready in two weeks

    Pics to follow soon
     
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  13. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    fantastic.. looking forward to another of your magical works of art..
     
  14. Daneo

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    Its gannnnaaa be a sick buildwill be following it !!!
     
  15. Michael B

    Michael B Thread Starter

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    Evening fellow Reefers,

    So some progress pictures (please excuse the pics, just quickly done in a rush so I don’t get banned LOl), Exotic Aquariums are building the tank & doing the installation, this is where we are at

    > wall knocked down
    > plumbing in the ceiling from wateroom to tank
    > re-tiled, painted & repaired ceiling

    Now some pics - outside store room painted, tiled (with bits and pieces I had lying around LOL) & plumbing run through the ceiling.

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    Then inside this is where we at – stand, cabinet, sump etc (with plumbing from outside store room already run through the ceiling)

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    The skimmer

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    All the probes

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    The electrical compartment

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    That’s it for now, more pics to follow shortly – man I cant wait

    Cheers
    Michael B
     
  16. Charl_Stanhope

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    very neat. gonna look amazing. :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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  17. Adee

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    Looking good Michael, u must be stoked.
     
  18. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Going to be a great build!
    Awesome depth for scaping
     
  19. juan R

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    WOW , that looks so neat. I am tagging this one! Any ideas on the scaping yet?
     
  20. Seabass

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    Change the title please, it should read "Finally upgrading".:) your tanks are amazing and quality is never compromised.
     
  21. ScottK

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    Looking awesome so far, so jealous :whistling:
     
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