Here we go again

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  1. CW

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    Hi there ppl.

    Jaja i know i said i was done last time.
    But then i got thinking. Maybe ill start this one slowly and see what the results will be.

    So about more than a year ago i bought a skimmer, then some time after that the skimmer pump.
    Then started with the stand and fitted it to its place.
    Then bought a return pump and a np reactor.
    And then some aragoninte and dried rock.

    So then everything stood still for about 6months.
    I finaly ordered my glass last week vriday.

    So tank size will be:
    1600mm (L) x 450mm (W) x 600mm (H)
    Ive only ordered the 5panels for now.

    Still deciding on black den braven or clear bostic silocone.

    The tank will be on the wall (again) by the front door, so display should be about 1100mm and 500mm will be the filtration.
     
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    AND... Welcome back... again.
    Now stay.
     
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    hahaha. Ja i missed the tank alot. Me and my brother in law are starting up the same time.
    Were building a 1200mm x 560mm (H) x 500mm (W) for him and my 1600mm (L) x 450mm (W) x 600mm (H)
     
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    Howdy, the long awaited. I will follow this build as i'm keen on seeing what youve got planned for the lighting ;)
     
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    Cool man. My lights is already hanging over the stand. hehe.
    Ill show some pics on what i already have later
    Also the ATU already built and up next to the timers for the lights
     
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    Nice Chris!!

    Good to see you starting again! I'm also starting soon! Busy with a small 4foot! Finished the Tank and Sump this weekend. Busy with the cupboard around the stand.

    P.S. Fi still have some floats left? Need to for my Reefangel.
     
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    Hey @Christo
    Cool man, ja i still have left. You must make a turn.
     
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    Ok here is the stand ppl.
    Painted it with red oxide about 4coats. Then with roof sealer loads of times and sealed it with woodoc sealer.

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    About 28kilos of aragonite

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    This is all the equipment i have:
    * Jeabo DVT 4000 dc pump for return.
    * OCTX 160 internal skimmer
    * SP4000 skimmer pump
    * 2 x Grotech 300w heaters
    * Coral box NP reactor
    * Inline TDS meter for the RO unit.

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    And this is the leds im gona use.

    4 x 54w bulbs
    The 3 ive got now has 6white and 6blue
    Im waiting for another 2 with some other colours.

    Ive also added 2 timers.
    each timer will run 2 x 54w bulbs.

    Also have my ATU unit stuck to the wall just below the timers.

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    Thanks Chris

    Will Contact you in the Week!
     
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    @CW great to see you taking the challenge up again:thumbup:. I am sure this time it will be a huge success (especially with those DIY skills of yours).
     
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    Thanx alot @EFJ
     
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    interesting lights.. are they locally available?
     
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    Nope. Imported them from AliExpress
     
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    Thanks @CW...please keep us updated on you're impressions of these lights..
     
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    Good luck mnr.

    Ek volg jo progress :thumbup1: Like die positioning van die tank so op die muur bydi voor deur. Welldone

    Enjoy
     
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    That's a great skimmer been looking for one. All the best man.
     
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    Ill do so
     
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