New Vision 450 marine aquarium

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  1. tjaartk

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    Hi Guys, I am setting up a new 450L marine aquarium. It is a Juwel Vision tank. In order to add a sump I will have to either drill or add a siphon.

    Please advise?

    I am based in JHB.
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...:1: we have a few Sponsors in that area...here is a Link to the Sponsors...have a look and see who is in you'r area....they will gladly assist and help steer you in the right direction....
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    Is the tank new?
    Drilling a whole would be better than using a siphon box BUT drilling the tank will prob void the tank warranty and youll need to check if the glass can be drilled.
     
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    Speak to the guys at Idol Marine they are in Midrand
     
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    tjaartk Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys,

    Yes the tank is new and has 10mm glass on the rear.
     
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    Drilled is much more dependable imo
     
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    Found some Info for you about MODS made...some are old, but might still have valid ideas...
    Juwel vision 450 marine conversion (sumped) stripped and moved to first floor flat - UltimateReef.com
    Sump Conversion to my Juwel Vision 450 - UltimateReef.com
    Birth of a Juwel Vision 450 + Sump - UltimateReef.com

    This Kit is mighty pricey and still NOT a Conversion Kit...:blush:
    Juwel Vision 450 T8 to High Lite Marine Conversion Kit
    Marine Aquarium Skimmer
     
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    tjaartk Thread Starter

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    Update to Vision 450 marine aquarium

    Hi Guys,

    Just an update. I drilled the tank in the rear after watching how to do it on utube. The guys at Idol Marine in Midrand offered a lot of useful advice. The aquarium is doing well with 3 Radion LED units and T5 actinics. Just introduced SPS and all is well. I am now replacing the brace bars with glass ones so that they don't interfere with the lighting by casting a shadow.

    Thanks for all your advice.
     
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    very old thread.. we need pictures
     
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    Hi tjaartk post us some pic's of you tank, we like pic's.
     
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    +1 for pics!!!
     
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