My Little Black Box

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  1. Christo

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    Hi Guys!

    Well I kept myself busy with something this last 4 Weeks. The Inspiration for this build came from all the "Vaalie" Reefers Setting up systems these days!

    As some of you might know I broke down my previous 1.8m System, due to it pulling apart. The original plan is to build a new 3.0m System. I'm still busy with that project, but its on a bit of a hold due to me first wanting to do some home renovations!

    So...... this new build is just to keep me busy and have some "Fishy Friends" in the house. And of course to kill the addiction a bitt.

    The new Tank is a Standard 4 Foot which I DIY'ed and also a 1.1m Sump. I'll post Pics of how the build went, But first here's a PIC of where I'm at, at this moment!

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  3. linksar

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    wow, very neat dude. Some nice height for main display. :thumbup1:
     
  4. Breado

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    Splendid build...awesome skills buddy
     
  5. Christo

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    Thanks! Yip, I like my Display's to be more or less Eye level. I build all my stands 1.0m High!
     
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    Thanks!!
     
  7. Vleis Visagie

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    Welldone, lyk good.

    Myne is self ook nogi ani gang ni, al my rocks eers ge-cure, to lek di tank, toe breek di return pump. Hoop om hom di naweek te start.

    Gan jo tank se progess volg, enjoy hom
     
  8. Christo

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    Hay @Vleis Visagie

    Thanks. Yes!! That this hobby for you! Always something to keep you bussy.

    Will be following your Tank Aswell.
     
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    Hi Guys!

    As Promised here is sone PIC'S of the Build. The Display Tank is a Normal 4 foot that was in storage, so I decided to cut it apart and redo the silicone. While busy with that process I Cracked the Front and Back pane. Needing to replace them I sourced a new 4 foot from my LFS but it had a 6mm base. With all that I decided to use the old 10mm base with the new 6mm Sides!

    The old Base, Drilled the extra two holes.

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    Busy Taping the Sides and inserting spacers.

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    Silicone done. Busy with Skinny Overflow and Return Layout!

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    Almost done. Just waiting for the front pane. and minor detail.

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    Some PIC'S of the Sump Build.

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    Thats it for now....
     
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    Nice well thought out sump.
     
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    Nice, can see a lot of thought went into this. Looks great.
     
  17. Christo

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    Thanks Viper. Yip! It helps to have own a few Tanks before.
     
  18. Christo

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    Finished all the plumbing, everything is in place.

    P.S. Lets see who's going too see it first.

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    Light Stand done and fitted too.

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    Scapping done!

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    Started Filling Yesterday, Display is full only left with the Sump.

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