Leslie's 1.8 x 1.000 x .700 inwall build

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  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Well after all these years of renting we have finally bought our home! my wife and i have decided that we will be building a tank into the wall.

    My 5ft is currently still running but im losing fish left right and center, all victims of having to rush my move and put them into the tank before i could get things running properly. ive pretty much written off the balance of the fish, im feeding them with a vitimin enriched food but a complete loss seems inevitable.

    Ive turned my focus onto my new project, if it wasnt a permanent build i would have definatley have thrown the towel in.

    specs of new system

    Proposed tank size: 1.800 x 1.000 x 700
    filtration: Big skimmer (still looking at options but will run my Vertex alpha 200), LR in DT and refugium
    flow: tunzes deciding on possibly getting 4 x 6095's on a 7096 controller
    lighting: Vertex Illumina SR260 900mm long unit, i know this may seem small but i will decide if i need to supplement with additional LED. so far this unit is extreemly impressive on my 1.5m x 800 x 650

    Im a big believer in large frequent water changes and will be performing these monthly. something i am excited about is to be able to expand my water volume and will be adding 2 x 200lt drums on in order to cultivate pods and live food, this proved extreemly successful when i did this some time ago and i had a constant supply of live food for fish like goldies etc

    Aim of the system: mixed reef, i will dabble with a few sps when the time is rite but softies and LPS are my forte, im hoping to throw a few clams into the equation this time.

    ive already been in contact with building contractors so im eagerly awaiting their quotations although im aprehensive about the figures im going to have to find to make this happen.

    Glass pricing has become hectically expensive so where i once had the luxury of using 15mm for my build in the past i will now have to look at using 12mm well braced.

    im extreemly saddened by my losses of my existing system but im optomistic to give this one last good go!

    wish me luck

    Les
     
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  3. Nemos Janitor

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    And you are going ACRYLIC.:tt2:

    Considering 1m high
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    L 1.7m
    W 1m
    H .700
    My arms are too short to go 1m deep
     
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    I got short arms. :biggrin:

    Deep tanks are so rewarding for the inhabitants.
     
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    I to love a deep tank, but maintenance will be challenging
     
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    Is maintenance not in the filter? ;)
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i contemplated deeper but i try yo learn from my past mistakes, believe me i have 1.4m in depth to play with but 700 was pushing it :)
     
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    Good luck with your new build...
    I know it will be awesome by the time you done with it...

    In the meantime I will look for a Vertex alpha 300 for you...lol
     
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    All the best with the tank bud :) and hope most of your livestock can be saved :)
     
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    Congrats on getting a new house! Your new tank will most likely be as stunning as your previous (if not better). Hope that the remaining tank mates survive, got fingers crossed for you!
     
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    Congrats on the upgrade Les. I think you are seriously pushing the limits of that illumina but only time will tell.
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lol will have to look at bigger when bioload increases.

    thanks

    thank you for the kind words. I keep trying to catch the remaining fish but they are extreemly illusive. Will keep on with the vitamin feeding and see where I come out with it.

    I know. But lights come and go perhaps another pops up for sale and I can put 2 in oneday. But im definatley not going to build the tank around the lights rather adjust the lighting to suit the tank. ;)
     
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    sounds awesome dude , cant wait to see it go up , good luck
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    shot dude..
     
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    Good luck with the new build. Glad you did not throw in the towel. Deep tanks are nice but maintenance is an issue. My 1meter aquaria is 820 high and my fingers can barely touch the bottom. At least that stops me from fiddling too much with the tank. Keep the updates coming.
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    some serious wheeling and dealing going on in order to get this one funded..

    Glass is ordered, i decided to go with 12mm for the structure and 15mm for the bracing..

    the glass should start arriving over the next few days and then i will start looking at the next step such as overflows etc..

    ive got my buyer to order the steel for the stand, decided to go 50 x 50 x 1.8mm suare tube.. will galvanize because im about 500m from the ocean so corrosion is a worry
     
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    Hey Les
    good luck with one boet
    know it is going to be a stunner
    :m106::m106:
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Thanks dean
     
  21. wouterloosman

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    Hi,

    It's a really cool build. I'm currently building a new house (only ready in May 2015) and also planning a in wall tank. My dimension are: L 180cm W 90cm H 70cm

    Here is some 3D ideas of my plan
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    Good luck planning and building
     
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