Lighty's New 110g Tank

Discussion in 'uncategorised' started by lIghty, 8 Mar 2008.

  1. lIghty

    lIghty

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,053
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    Hi Friends

    For all those who where following my Tank and Sump Design thread, Tank and Sump Design - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    Well it no longer just a design on paper (or the HDD), its now glass and water...

    Specs

    Tank
    • 1.4m x 0.6m x 0.55m (LxWxH)
    • 420 lts
    • 10mm glass with 12mm Euro bracing
    • Galvanised stand (40x40 square tubing)
    Sump (Fully inclosed)
    • 1m x 0.5m x 0.6m (LxWxH)
    • 75 lts - normal water level
    • 65 lts - Extra water capacity (incase of power failure, before overflowing)
    • 28 lts - Built in RO Reservoir
    • 20 lts - Built in refugium
    • 3000cm2 / 0.3 m2 - DSB surface Area (15cm deep)
    • 70mm - Water height above DSB ( which can be use as a refugium too)


    Georgeous.......... And the tank too...:lol: :razz: :lol:

    [​IMG]
    (This was taken at 1AM, 4hrs after I had started to carry 580lts of FSW up a flight of stairs - say no more, the body was not too happy!):(



    The Overflow, still need to finnish the return piping.

    [​IMG]



    And the Engine Room.:thumbup:


    [​IMG]


    So whats left to do?

    Canopy, Stand doors, Lighting, Control panel, Rock stands, Moving contents from old tank, DIY controller.............. Well you can see where this is going :whistling:

    So what you think?:biggrin:
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    Very nice lIghty. :thumbup::thumbup:

    Your volume should be 460l - 120g with 1.4m x 0.6m x 0.55m (LxWxH) dimensions.

    Enjoy
     
  4. Rory

    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    5 May 2007
    Posts:
    4,850
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    JHB
    Hey CONGRATS Lighty! A well planned tank always turns out to be an awesome tank...
     
  5. lIghty

    lIghty Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,053
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    Thanks Warr

    Forgot to mention that the water level is at 0.5m, tank hight is 0.55m.
     
  6. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    awsome Justin!glad to see it up :) keep the pics rolling man....
     
  7. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Congratulations lIghty! I hoe that you have MANY MANY hours of awesome fun with your new creation/art-work/journey (into the marines world!)

    It's starting out AWESOME!!!
     
  8. lIghty

    lIghty Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,053
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    Thank for the kind comments.

    Just pick up some lights NP, got 2x AM Reefblue-? and 1x AM 10k. Will get a further 1x AM 10k (when they get stock), and 2x ATI 16k and 1x fuji purple and 1x 12k later on.

    What's your take on this? 8x T5 should be enough?
     
  9. Matt

    Matt MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    JHB
    lIghty - awesome setup. Lights sound good
     
  10. Rory

    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    5 May 2007
    Posts:
    4,850
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    JHB
    I'd suggest getting another ATI T5 instead of that AM 10k that isn't even in stock... 8*T5's is definitely enough especially if some of them are ATI.
     
  11. SIMS

    SIMS

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,008
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Empangeni
    I think 8xT5's is cool...I'm going with 8xt5's over a 1480x850x700 LWH...

    Tanks is looking good. I like the sump area...
     
  12. lIghty

    lIghty Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,053
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    Just thinking, do you think that only 2x blue will be enough? or if I had to put 2x 16k ATI, would that complament it enough?
     
  13. gaboon

    gaboon

    Joined:
    14 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Northriding
    Thats looking good. look forward to see it up and running. I would lengthen that durso. It will reduce the trickling noise
     
  14. Alfie

    Alfie

    Joined:
    5 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    1,607
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Try ATI super blue lights, thay are fantastic.
     
  15. lIghty

    lIghty Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,053
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    Thanks Gaboon, it not to bad at the moment but I surpose every bit helps with the Mrs.
     
  16. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    4,576
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    In the Koeberg blast radius
    lIghty looking real good, Well done it still going to be Tank of the Month in the future:thumbup:
     
  17. Reef Maniac

    Reef Maniac MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    15 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,899
    Likes Received:
    112
    Location:
    Bloemfontein
    Congratulations, lIghty - this will surely become a VERY nice tank :) :)

    It's fun doing it yourself, hey...

    Hennie
     
  18. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    KZN
    The lighting sounds good, please remember reflectors play a very important role here.
    PS, nice bumping into you today.
     
  19. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    29 May 2007
    Posts:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Cape Town
    lIghty - the lighting sounds more than ample, AND I think that 2 x blue might just be borderline.... Just enough.... perhaps you would want to add one more blue... Depending if you want your tank having more of a white than a blue hue, or otherwise slightly more blue-ish...
     
  20. lIghty

    lIghty Thread Starter

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,053
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    Will see how it goes and change if need be

    Noted, forgot that. Always nice meeting people

    Is this when I'm meant to nod and say YES ???:lol: Jokes, it is fun

    Hopefully one day:)


    Thanks for all the nice comments friends:)
     
  21. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    27,980
    Likes Received:
    776
    Well now that all looks pretty cool, well done, keep us posted as you go along.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Lighty's 110g Tank Forum Date
Lighty's attempt at LED lighting.... Anything DIY Related 7 Jul 2013
Lighty's Mother's 1m Cube uncategorised 19 Mar 2009
Lighty's conjoint tanks uncategorised 15 Feb 2009
Lighty's first Tank (180L) uncategorised 5 Jan 2008
New Video: 110g reef tank video Video Threads 21 Nov 2013
110gpd vs 50gpd The Waterboy 2 Nov 2011