Picking up the pieces

Discussion in 'Supersized Tanks' started by Kender, 24 May 2016.

  1. Kender

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    Hi
    As some of you already know my old 2,7M tank developed a crack on the bottom

    Thus the new tank is in making

    LFS is busy building a new tank for me and this time I am designing it to my liking, all sides Clear-vu glass (starphire) 22 mm bottom glass and Euro bracing and a center cross bracing. Bean animal overflow and a return box

    The tank is 2500 mm x 750 mm x 650 mm
    Sump 1 is 1500 mm x 500 mm x 400 mm
    Sump 2 is 1200 mm x 450 mm x 480 mm
    refugium 1000 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm

    The tank will go in my drywall fish room and I will cut a window in the wall to see the tank, hopefully less dust and better temperature control

    Some pictures

    20160522_Tank.jpg

    20160522_Tank2.jpg

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    20160522_Tank4.jpg
     
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  3. Richard01

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    Good luck with this one.
     
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    Shiney shoes... :tt2:

    Looks good. Nice size and I like all the extra filtration. Hope all goes OK.

    Is the old tank still up?
     
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    Kender Thread Starter Charl

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    yes the old one is still holding, and as for the shiny shoes, it is law that all heavy vehicles must have reflectors :)
     
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    Kender Thread Starter Charl

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    Thanks Mate
     
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    Looks great, can't wait to see it running!
     
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    Kender Thread Starter Charl

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    Thank you
     
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    Kender Thread Starter Charl

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    anyone know where I can buy Egg crate, not Voltex they charge R500 for a small sheet ?
     
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    You can try aircon companies. Its like R200 to R300 for a 1x1m square
     
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    Some changes made
    Sump 1 = 1200 x 500 x 400
    Sump 2 = 1200 x 450 x 450
    Refugium = 1200 x 450 x 450
     
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    Kender Thread Starter Charl

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    Some new photos of the progress

    Before 1.JPG

    tank a2.JPG

    tank a4.JPG

    tank b2.jpg

    tank c2.jpg

    tank w1.jpg
     
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    that looks a lot better. Plus a fishroom is a great place. :thumbup1:
     
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    Looking good. What is the pipe and holes in the wall for on the left? Connections to a second system?
     
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    Kender Thread Starter Charl

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    Thanks, the pipes you see is from my current system, and will be removed after the move to the new tank
     
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    looking good. Keep the pics rolling
     
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    Hi Kender tanks coming along nicely. If I may ask what thickness is the glass ?
     
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    Hi
    The bottom is 22mm, the sides are 10mm Cluer-Vu, "Starphire glass", with double Euro bracing on top. and sigle on the bottom
     
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    This tank looks like it is going to be epic
     
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    Updates :biggrin:
     
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