Mandarin's new marine WORX

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  1. Goby

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    Heloooo all masa reefers!

    it is with GR8 pleasure to share with you all, mandarin's new marine WORX. it has been 3 weeks now since his 1.5m H2O burst. He is so happy and excited about his new built and asked me to share it with all of you.

    The new tank is

    1.5m x 760mmx 600mm

    Base = 12mm euro braced
    Sides = 10mm euro braced

    Here's some pics of his progress.

    The stand that my father built himself. He is indeed a handy DIY man! :thumbup:

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    Some pics of the tank build!
    We decided on a C2C overflow. You can see in the pic that the one side is shorter than the other. This is were the overflow box will be. We will have the complete width for surface skimming.

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    Tank with the bottom and sides siliconed. We still have to finish the rest of the bracing.

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  3. Sentari

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    Looking very cool! Good work!
     
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    wow solid stand well built...i may have to come to your dad to make a stand for my next build:)

    overflow is an excellent idea also.
     
  5. Seabass

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    Schweeeet. What you planning to keep.
     
  6. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    fantastic neat build !!
     
  7. mandarinman

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    Wow Looking Really Good! Really Inspiring!
     
  8. Goby

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    Happy New Year to all masa members. Hope you all get the best from your reef this year!!

    Just an update to show what kept us busy the whole of december. Yesterday was a lekka day, very excited cause we finally started the new beast yesterday. But before we go there some pics of the build.

    The overflow box with 2x 38mm holes. 1 for the overflow to sump and 1 for the return.

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    It took 4 people to get this tank on its stand. Finally in place and we are on our way.
    Its important to make 100% sure that the tank is level....otherwise you may wake up on your bed floating down the driveway :)

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    Time to fill it up.

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    5 days later and voila!!! Heater and flow was temp just to get the salt properly dissolved.

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    C2C overflow working like a dream. never thought it could be that good. Water level at 550mm.

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    Shot of the overflow box. You can c the overflow pipe to the sump and the return just behind it. One would think that a 38mm hole is to small for overflow but its unbelievable how much water can run through a pipe that size.

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    As i said, the tank is up and running since yesterday. We successfully moved all of the LS and corals over to the new tank. Next post will be the engine room and mandarins DIY skimmer performance and also the scaping and inmates..... you all have a lekka day!!!
     
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    WOW...very nice work.
    your dad has some DIY skills there
     
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    wow!!.....very nice man:thumbup: going to be a stunner;) nice DIY there to.
     
  11. Pads

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    Wicked stuff dude. Good job on the tank build. Keep the pics coming.
     
  12. Annoying

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    Wow looks great, awesome DIY job. Can't wait to see how the tank looks.
     
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    Wow that is a ma se stand, and nice build!!! Good luck guys!!!
     
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    Awesome build! Keep up the good work and let the pics come :)
     
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    love the C2C and your build looks really neat, well done
     
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    Nice one Goby - would like to come and have a peep some time soon.
     
  17. Goby

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    Thanks for the positive comments guys!! much appreciated. the foundation is in place, its time to take it to the next level. heeeeee haaaaaa:yeahdude:
     
  18. Goby

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    Helo neil, goed en daar? sien jou tank kom nou mooi aan. nog net 3 weke dan kan daai feeeeeeshies ingaan. yes sal defnitief reel dan maak jy draai. sal ook joune wil kom check. :thumbup:
     
  19. Goby

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    Howzeee ppls,

    another update for all your pic addicts! :thumbup:

    found this little freakaziods hiding in a piece of LR. ID please?

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    finally got the DIY skimmer sorted out and its running like a beast. Unbelievable!
    Skimmer running with 2x OTP-2000 pumps with pin-wheel impellers.

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    some lekka skimmate...yummy!! The diameter of the bubble neck is 90mm. Lots and lots of bubbles.

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    and some tank shots. still busy with the new light upgrade. Will update on that soon.
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    Right side

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    Looking great there Mandarin/Goby! Fantastic job you guys did there!

    Goby - that does not look like any of the problematic xanthid species crabs that I know of (that cause problems).

    Perhaps try and catch the critter and place it in the sump - just to be safe......
     
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