Gawie's 1.2

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by Gawiedj, 4 Nov 2009.

  1. Gawiedj

    Gawiedj

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    Yes, this not a joke.

    I bought a 2nd hand 1.2m w x 65cm d x 70cm h (546L) with sump 90cm w x 50 d x 50 h (237 L) total system volume is around 700L.

    The tank came with 3 x 54w T5 Daz units (3 tubes each) one of them has been modified with 2 more T5s.
    I am not going to use all of the t5's I want MH. With that height I am sure I'll get better results using MH. I have a 2 x 150w MH pendant) add 3 x 54w Actinic to that and I'll be good to go.

    The tank came with more or less 40kg of LR, I'll have to add more.

    I will run a TS2 skimmer to start and see if I need to upgrade it.

    The tank is on a metal stand clad with stained wood.

    All my LS from the Nano will be moved over in time. Finally I can have a Yellow Tang and a Mandarin the fish I've always wanted.

    Tomorrow the cleanup starts and I'll take lots of pics:p
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Been waiting for this all day. Congrats. Think i should visit tomo
     
  4. Jaak

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    Gawie!!! You scored big time on that deal! I'll see you tomorrow as discussed.. Congrats mate!!
     
  5. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    How about a before and after pic, u know a pic of what it looks like now and a pic of what it looks like after the clean? U seriously cant let us wait so long without a single pic
     
  6. lanzo

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    Well done bud.... thats a nice setup!!

    cant wait for the pics
    woop woop:slayer:
     
  7. Kunhardt

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    Awesome news Gawie! Can't wait to see it up and running...I'm sure you wil have just as much success with the new one as you have had with the Nano!! :thumbup:
     
  8. clinton stanford

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    awesome man!! sounds great:) don't be shy with the pics;)
     
  9. Prodigy

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    Sounds greant man good luck with the move
    hope everything works out!!!!
     
  10. toppdogg

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    good going sounds like a cracker
    following this one
    oh BTW pics are always good
    before and after for comparison
    good luck m8
     
  11. riyadhessa

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    Congrats on the new tank...
     
  12. JD167

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    Very nice Gawie! Get those pics going bud!
     
  13. butcherman

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    post us some pics :)
     
  14. keyaam

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    Congrats Gawie
     
  15. Gawiedj

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    First pics.

    The sump, the berlin skimmer is on its way out. I've got a TS2...
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    FTS :lol::lol::lol:

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    As you can see the cleanup job will be a breeze, the tank is really in good condition.
    I want to remove the blue paint on the back pane, Anybody with suggestion on how? Paint Stripper? Heatgun?
     
  16. JD167

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    Nice! Great potential there Gawie!
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    going to be good
     
  18. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Not a heat gun might crack the glass. Lets start at why u want to take the blue paint off? Do u want to replace it with black or something like that? I think paintstripper is ur best option, paintstripper and thinners
     
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    What colour backing you want to go for. I would silicone some ABS sheeting to the back glass so that you can scape against the back without worrying that the glass will crack;)
     
  20. leslie hempel

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    nice looking tank there boet, cant wait to see what it blossoms into..
     
  21. Prodigy

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    Cant wait for this guy to get filled
    good luck
     
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