Pete & Tristans 1650 meter wet wide screen

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  1. Pete

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    Good day all... Well as some of you know I have been busy with a uprade again the bug has bitten and oooooooo I am loving it:biggrin:. In the beginning I started of with a Nano TL-550 and then three months later got a 1200 x 450 x 500 tank. Than one day out of the blue a friend of mine said he had a tank with metal stand for me if I wanted it... You know me like any other reefer jumped to the opportunity and was doing this:slayer:.

    So went and collected the tank and on the way home I broke the base of the tank:(. But no problem I thought I will just replace the base and the broke the front panel as I was removing the old base:(.. And thats were the whole DIY part started as I thought why the hell not just strip the whole tank and build it from scratch...
    So here is a pic of what I started with about 2 months ago. In the pic you can see the tank and the stand..
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  3. Pete

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    And then the building started the tanks dimensions are as follows 1650(L) x 450(W) x 600(H) and with the help of the Oom (Carl) I got the know how to build a tank...
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  5. Pete

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    Hello Les you have seen some of the picks so you will have to wait for the end result:biggrin:
     
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    A front view
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    And a pic of the base put on..
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    Awesome Pete! Yeah - once this bug of keeping marines get's you - it get's you BAD hey! ;-)

    Kudo's on the new tank, man! Looking forward to seeing more - AND THE FINAL PRODUCT!
     
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    On the next pic you can see the tank has two 50mm holes drilled for the over flow and two 25mm holes in the back panel have gone this way as I did not want to use a corner wier as it is wasted space and got a good idea from the Oom once again in the pic the tanks bracing has been added and then it was filled to test for leeks and none:yeahdude::slayer:

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    Thanks jacquesb yip it has taken me by the ..... and loving it like every body says this will be the last one....not:lol: keep watching the picks are comming just takeing a while to post them as the darn boss keeps walking in...
     
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    LOL!! Know the feeling (re the boss).....
    Just a question Pete - how exactly is the 2 x 50mm overflow pipes and the returns working? Do you have a C2C overflow "around" the 2 x 50mm's? Or nothing at all? Are you going put some more piping onto the return 25mm's?
     
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    looking good;)

    some serious repairs you did man.

    tagging
     
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    looks cool, i always love the blue tint in the water!
     
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    cool to see no leaks man:) nice that its comming together. well done so far:)
     
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    Great DIY skills there fella, keep us posted (when the boss ain't lookin);)
     
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    Hey jacquesb dont jump the gun here but all the pics and explanations come to those that wait:razz:

    Thanks guys will keep the pics comming as I have a chance..
     
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    Looking great there Pete. Great DIY work there:thumbup:
     
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    Got a price to have a sump built for me (R950) then decided to build it myself seing as I was doing a comlete DIY and it cost me +/- R250

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    And here is a pic of the sump with my TS2 in it.

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    In the next pic I had received the metal stand back that had been modified to what I wanted (remember the heap of metal in the first pick) Added the sump to the stand and started the wood work.

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    The inside of the cabinet has been painted white with Velvaglo thanks for the tips Les..

    Here is a pic of the canopy that was not complete yet... and the pic after that is of the reflectors that need to go in the canopy once again thanks Les for telling me were to get them the lady there was very helpful (Ordered in East London on the phone and collected in JHB at there depo.

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    sjooo, allot of hard work tjom

    looks nice, lets see some more pics
     
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    Pete - where did you get those reflectors and how much did you pay for them?
     
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    Looking real good there Pete!! You getting me excited as I'm planning my next tank for early next year...
     
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    jacquesb I paid R90 a reflector for the 80w globes will PM you where I got them shortly as I do not want to step on any sponsors toes..:p

    Lanzo they are coming bud this darn thing keeps running out of parafin:lol:
     
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