Gandalf TL550

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  1. Gandalf

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    I got TL550 need a new stand so we made a steel stand

    some pictures

    starting cutting
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    basic frame done[​IMG]

    front bar
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    almost
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    grinding
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  3. Gesiggie

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    Hi @Gandalf. Welcome to MASA, and congratulations on your new setup.
    I am sure the labor and attention put into the system will make the appreciation for it so much more.

    Do continue with your pictures!
     
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  4. Gandalf

    Gandalf Thread Starter

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    front bar detail
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    stand done
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    me
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    fitting trim
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    painting
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    all done
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  5. Gandalf

    Gandalf Thread Starter

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    new light test fitting
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    cutting space for the light
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    view from top
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    view from inside
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    it works
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    last view
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  6. Gandalf

    Gandalf Thread Starter

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    strip the junk light out but kept the fans
     
  7. Blue Reefer

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    @Gandalf excellent diy skills you have there looking good please show us a front pic of your tank with light on.
     
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    Nice work. :thumbup1:
     
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    looking good! :thumbup:
     
  10. Gandalf

    Gandalf Thread Starter

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    filling up the tank

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    with lights on
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  11. 6x9base13

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    Bump - how's she looking now ?

    I'm pondering stand options for my TL550 and this looks great !
     
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    Nice Craftsmanship :thumbup:
     
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    Nice build
     
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    That is really cool. Well done oke :thumbup:
     
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    Great looking stand.
    I could certainly do with one of those stands. Any chance u could make up one or more of them and for how much?
     
  16. Gandalf

    Gandalf Thread Starter

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    Thank you everybody.
    tank doing fine
    added PC battery back up unit
    also added a SAGA ATU
     
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    Looks good man
     
  18. Gandalf

    Gandalf Thread Starter

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    OK system is getting in upgrade

    starting with the sump. Got an old sump and modifying it

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    Using flipper magnets to hols glass in place.

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    top view
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    side view
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    Basket is for Seachem Matrix. Bottom cut out and eggcrate floor inserted with mesh over to hold matrix in place.

    Space under basket can be used for extra liverock pieces.

    It is a fun task. More updates to come over next few weeks.
     
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  19. Gandalf

    Gandalf Thread Starter

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    last photo before upgrade
     
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    :welcome7::welcome7::welcome7: @Gandalf - where's Frodo :lol:

    Looking real good. Like the idea of the stand being curved, well done.

    If you're planning on drilling your boyu, have a look at my tank thread in my signature. I also added a sump to my boyu, and it was real simple doing the drilling and plumbing. Just get a bigger return pump than the little boyu one, I have a 2000l/h rp, 20mm return plumbing and 25mm overflow plubming.
     
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  21. Gandalf

    Gandalf Thread Starter

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    Frodo went to Mordor.

    And thanks, did quickly checked your tank pictures. Will update in the next couple of weeks.
     
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