My softy and LPS tank

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by xtreme, 27 Apr 2010.

  1. xtreme

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    Planing

    Tank ( L 66.5cm x H 55cm (water level at 50cm) W 36.5cm) +/- 120L
    Sump ( L 46cm x H 35cm ( water level at 30cm) W 30cm) +/- 40L

    Total volume +/- 160L

    Planing to keep: Low light coral ( LPS, Softies and Zoan....)

    One fish only: Spot fin Lion
    Already on dry shrimp and pellets

    Building continue.
     
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    Had some wood laying around so start building a cabinet for the tank

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    Then one of my old new mistake tanks for sump use

    L46H35W30

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    Fitted the doors

    This was over the weekend
     
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    When doors closed. Don't know if I want handles or not

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    Then some mean DIY

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    Need more switches

    Both doors open

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    Under the switch panel will be the top up
     
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    Looks very very nice! You could make money doing this.
     
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    Now my switch panel

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    Yip, cut those LCD timers to fit, only R150 each, hope not there is a factory fault.

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    Back side, holes drilled for switches

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    And then some starters for Ballast ( Don't want the electronic T8 crap)

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    At the back of the panel will be the ballast and a fan to get rid of the heat.
     
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    Thanks Vatso!!!;)
     
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    And the battle. How to keep moisture from my T8 lights?

    And come up with this idea
    Use the rubber moisture boots from electrical glens and then fit a tap sead rubber in side for the wireing

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    Well ordered the glass today and will see if they bring it tomorrow, then the tank build.
     
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    the other way to do it as you going to replace the globes every 6 - 12 months is just put connectors over the globe ends & use some silicon.

    but then I am no DIY guy!
     
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    love the DIY,

    perhps some more detail on the timers and how you wired them?
     
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    Vatso, did it with connectors on prev. tank, easy yes but the salt rust the copper wire up to 5 cm under the sleeve, on the end there is no more wire to cut and redo.

    Neil, well not connected yet, will post as soon as I start with the wiring.
     
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    Bob the (reef)builder

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    Holy carp dude. That is some awsome DIY. Love how you cut those timers up. And the rest is so neat and well thought out, it makes my eyes water.
     
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    Absolutely awesome build xtreme... well done!
     
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    FANTASTIC stuff man, well done
     
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    Damn buddy,impressive DIY!
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    Nice DIY, well done man ;)
     
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    Fook me!! That is some of the most impressive DYI i've seen! I'm with Bob on this one :dft004::y1:. Well done!!!!!! Please post more pics!
     
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    Super nice build:thumbup:
     
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    very nice! that cabinet is awesome!
     
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