My DIY Tank In the Making

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by Xereo, 24 Feb 2011.

  1. Xereo

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    Well the Glass has Finally Arrived.

    so here is whats happend so far

    Main Tank with Overflow

    Tank Size in (mm) 600 x 300 x 400
    Overflow in (mm) 150 x 250

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    SUMP

    Sump Size in (mm) 600 x 400 x 350
    Baffels Not in Yet
    In Picture you can See i got the External RO Bh 1000
    Due to the sump being small, so i could have a larger area for a DSB

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    Let me know what you guys think :1:
     
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  3. archiecrain

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    Looking nice and neat Im liking the size you got there....trying to picture what it will all look like when you done....did you do a sketchup beforhand?
     
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    Xereo

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    Yes i did do a design ..

    check it out

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    Xereo

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    Ive basicly changed the Refugium into a Dsb.
     
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    looking awesome so far
     
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    Xereo

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    ye Well. trying my best :) first attempt.
    im just taking it slow :)
     
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    in marine you have to take it slow:thumbup:
     
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    Xereo

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    Ok i went and got all the fittings and piping.
    so will do that tonight...

    Also went and got a t5 ballast... 2x white 10k and 2x blue

    so.. i will post how the plumbing goes lol :)
     
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    the overflow is huge :whistling:
     
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    Xereo

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    As Promised.

    My progress so far.

    ok made the stand, and cut the wood.
    Done most of the Plumbing besides the emergency overflow pipe.
    so at the moment, i only have water in the main tank and still cycling live rock.

    we here is the pics
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    good progress :)
     
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    Thank You :)
     
  14. erle_vaughan

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    It looks like a really neat build guy, well done.

    Why did you make the overflow so big?

    Good luck with the cycling... best thing is explaining to people why you staring at rocks in water... hahahaaa.... it will happen.
     
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    Xereo

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    The overflow box had to be big. because of the 50mm holes..
    will take a pic to show you how tight it is in there lol
     
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    Xero, you must silicone some eggcrate of a finer mesh on the inside of your overflow so that fish, snails etc dont end up in your overflow
     
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    Xereo

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    As you can see. it just fits in there :)


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    Xereo

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    I have still yet to do that.

    im still busy setting the tank up.
    lots of things still to do.
    the sump isnt even up and running yet..
     
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    yaw... i see now... :p
     
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    Going well so far :) looks awesome :)
    The quad t5's are just awesome :)

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    good :) .. Remember try not to use your lights while cycling.. Algae.. :whistling: .. Thought I had red hair algae growing so I blacked out the tank.. Now it looks like a little plant is growing because it has small leaves.. weird
     

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