My New Tank

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Qaiser, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. Qaiser

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    hi
    Let me no wot u guyz think,built it mysef.i no its not all that but i have a strict budget.I need help on deciding which skimmer to use reefoctopus ts1 or the powerlabs both more or less
    the same price.

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  3. Krokodil

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    Good job! Looks very nice! Are you gonna paint the wood?
     
  4. Afsal

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    what size tank is this ??? i dnt see any bracing , otherwise great build ..... gr8 diy
     
  5. Annoying

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    GREAT job :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:.

    Any specs on the tank? I almost did the same DIY with my tank but I stained it an english oak stain it gives that old funiture look. Think about staing it, you find hundreds of colours to stain it!:thumbup:
     
  6. Tony

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    Nice looking so far. Are you going to plumb an overflow?
     
  7. riyadhessa

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    Qaiser...Looking good...
     
  8. Qaiser

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    thanx guyz.yep planning on making it white and im going to start the plumbing in the week.i still need help on which skimmer to go for, ts1 or the powerlabs one.its a 910*325*325
     
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    Qaiser...What size pipe are you gonna use for the overflow...?

    I got 2" pipe if you interested...
     
  10. Prodigy

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    Looks good dude Ts1 is a very good skimmer just remmeber try to over skim if that is possible!!!
    Good luck
     
  11. Qaiser

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    I still need help on which skimmer to go for goes i see most guyz does some mods to the ts1 1.arent there skimmers good enuf cos powerlabs skimmer are quiet powerfull for the same price
     
  13. riyadhessa

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    PM me...and let me know how much do you need...
     
  14. keyaam

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    Over the past few days Qaiser has been really busy with the tank. I was at his place on wednesday and ill be assisting him setting up the tank. As a newbie there were a few mistakes made so ill have to rectify that. Ill be building the sump today as soon as he drops the skimmer off. The overflow box only has a 10mm clearance from the top of the tank(how can LFS build a tank like this) so we have to redo the overflow box. For safety im gonna add a few braces as the tank is built in 5mm glass. The tank should be filled up by Monday
     
  15. aslam

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    Hi Qaiser,your tank dimensions in your previous post is around 120l give or take.What is the sump dimensions,taking this into account will determine which skimmer to use.Go for the biggest you can afford.In the event of an upgrade,you will be fine.I take it you know the importance of a skimmer.
     
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    Already discussed aslam. He will be going for a TS1 which is what his budget allows for
     
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    Sump is complete
     
  18. mnd123

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    nice work Keyaam, nice to see that you are willing to help - big up
     
  19. mnd123

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    and nice tank Qaiser
     
  20. riyadhessa

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    Keyaam awesome to see that you are helping fellow members...:thumbup:
     
  21. keyaam

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    Just paying it forward;)
     
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