My 600 litre tank

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  1. Philip.Cloete

    Philip.Cloete

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    Ok so this is the tread that I will be using to keep all of you updated on my tank.

    I still have a verry long way to go till I put only the water but I thought I will post everyting from the start so you guys can give me advise on everyting.....:thumbup:

    So what I have so far is a 600L tank that I took apart to redo (bottom glass broke:() and im also bussy with the stand.

    Anyone know about a place that builds tanks? (close to Ermelo or Secunda)

    So anyway will keep you updated.............
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    lekker keep us regurlarly updated with pics :)
     
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    Keep us posted. Always intersting to watch a tank go through the planning, building and then stocking phase.
     
  5. Philip.Cloete

    Philip.Cloete Thread Starter

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    SUMP?? google scetchup??

    I just designed my stand ect on scetchup how can I upload???

    will a 200 litre sump be enough for my 600 litre tank?

    and how deep is a sandbed supposed to be???
     
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    Design

    well i can only upload the design like this cant find a way to display on profile.anyway this setup seems a little small as I can only put a 200 litre sump.will it be enough?

    I was thinking of making the sump 1400L,450W,450H will that be big enough to house all nessasary equipment or do i have to go with another plan?
     

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    That size sump would be fine.:thumbup:

    BTW nice sketch up. I really need to learn to use it.
     
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    Hi and welcome, looking at the sketch I would take out the wood you have to support the sump and rather place the sump on the floor, what I did anyway, and good luck. Loss
     
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    Philip.Cloete Thread Starter

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    Finally got some stuff for my build decided to go with leds or give it a try anyway,got the electronics and heatsinks so cant wait for the rest to come heres some pics on what i have sofar
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    4 of these heatsinks 200mm by 400mm each


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    My electronics some Buckpucks, pots, timer ICS,relays ect.............:thumbup:.

    Cant wait to get started out.................................
     
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    Philip.Cloete Thread Starter

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    I also got the bottom glass of the tank but would rather let someone with experience build the tank for me any ideas on whom to contact in regards with that?
     
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    Hmmm that couldnt have been too cheap?....I look forward to seeing the finished result
     
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    that's cool please post pics as you build the unit
     
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    There is 2 shops in the Witbank Area.. not sponsors here so I am not mentioning names - PM me if you want contact details
     
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    This weekend i finished the PC board and some stuff on the hood of the tank......still a lot of work that needs to be done.....

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    Fans I got to cool the heatsinks.....

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

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    were di dyou get those heatsinks?
     
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    What type of paint can I use to paint the hood of my tank I was thinking of a gloss black but was just wondering if I need to use a special type of paint........
     
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    nah just give it a few coats and make sure you get paint everywere, dont want one opening.

    were did you get the heatsinks
     
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    Velvaglo - should be good enough - If it is inside the hood - i heard that white is the best reflector
     
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    Yes its going to be inside the outside will be black and a white resin coat wll keep the hood dry.........lights will shine through glass
     
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    Some pics of my hood still a lot of work but atleast some progresss what do you guys think sofar.....just concerned about the weight but will make a plan maybe mount to wall or someting........
     
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    finally my leds arrived now only need some time to actually build this thing......
     
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