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Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by RiaanP, 6 Jan 2010.

  1. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    Oh well, it was bound to happen.

    I WANT TO UPGRADE

    After a lot of thought, designing my future tank or setup. I designed a nice 800mm cube, but NonReefer says I mess to much water and so she do not want it in the house. Designed a 3 tier tank, almost like Lanzo one display, with middle tank only 20cm deep to be a frag tank. But I do not have the time to build it.

    I also looked around to see if I could not found a affordable second hand tank that I could use. Just to keep my options open. What crap I found. Tanks that is scratched, chipped, bracing loose, internal filter chambers that must come out. Must be drilled.

    Then I found this
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    1.5*.75*.75
    New Starfire glass front
    CLS holes drilled
    Thin long overflow box. (not mounted yet)
    Tank completely stripped and redone - by the professionals - Idol Marines.
    20mm euro bracing
    10mm glass
    20mm bottom
    Black silicone

    Problems
    Back panel paint is ugly so this photo's was taken almost done removing it.
    Little bit deep, but I like softies leathers and LPS. Needs some baserock.

    Biggest problem, need the time to work on this project.:(
     
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  3. vatso

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    It's going to be a great tank when done mate no doubt!
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Stand almost complete. Want it to look like Idol marine stands. 50*50mm 3mm square tubing. Corners except front are braced with 150*3mm triangle plates. Maybe have to do front corners, still thinking on it. Stand will be powder coated (so far)

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    Got at each corner a big nut, for adjustments. My Lapa floor is not 100% level as it is slate tiles.
    Welded mesh on underside of tank, so that I can just hang anything on it in future. Nothing a little piece of wire can't hold. so no future holes need to be drilled and things should be tidier (ya sure)
    Sump lies on support welded to underside of bottom frame, So I Score 50mm or more as my stand is a bit low. I want the tank rim to be at 1.5m
     
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    I would put centre nuts as well to spread the load a bit more.
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    What sort of filtration are you planning for this system ?
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Thought about it, even got the bolts. It will not help to carry the display weight, but only the DSB. Then again, Idol Marine only do the corners. Look at Hannesco stand. His tank is almost double my volume, and his tank only got feet on the corners.


    My sump area is 1380*630mm. With usable height of 665mm. If sump tank is 400mm heigh, that will allow for 265mm gap between rim and the stand under display. So a standard 3 part sump, first chamber 250mm and return 150mm, That leaves 980mm minus glass thickness, about 950mm for DSB. DSB itself will be 150mm and water level above 200mm, total 350mm, leaving 50mm for buffer. Enough space for a lot of cheato.

    I got 2 scrubber designs, posted on that scrubber thread. Still thinking on which one.
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Need some help

    Need to glue overflow box next. Overflow connector and T piece outside glued in place with silicone.
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    Question, how far should the rim of overflow box be from the euro bracing?
    Somewhere between 20 and 40mm?
     
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    Nice looking tank there Riaan - sorry I am missing you on your last post?
     
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    I have a CTC from Adriaan, and it is 10mm from the back glass, this all feed down to an overflow box, which is about 200x200x50 over the overflow pipe

    check my 1.8 thread think I have a photie in there
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    I still need to glue the overflow box. how far must the rim be from the euro bracing. Obviously to close and the euro bracing will get wet and salt creep and look ugly. But it should be close as possible.

    Also the overflow box will determine the water level in the tank. So how far should the water level be from the euro bracing.
     
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    ah! This is the TOP of the tank, jammer man, I missed that.

    My C2C is literally 10mm from my Europ bracing - lemme see if I can get a pic.
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    sorry, yes, the tank is lying on its back, easier to mount the overflow box as gravity do not stuff you around.
    On the left is the bracing for top and back.
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    OK, I phoned the expert. Adriaan from Idol Marine

    He recommend that the overflow box rim should be 30mm from the euro bracing.
    For normal circulation pumps and polario's it should be fine.

    If I want to go for proper wavebox, then it should be a bit more, as you do not want the wave to touch the euro bracing.
     
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    Great tank you got there Riaan,
    This setup is going to be great.
    Cheers
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    Update time

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    and a close up of the CLS inlets
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    200 little 6mm holes 20mm apart. Over 800mm pipe. Not a change to suck something onto the pipe. Unless it is over 800mm long and can go all the way around the pipe. unless I put some big octopus in the tank. :)

    Durso on top, still need vent valves.

    And thanks to Viper, Yuri and NaughtyDragons who helped to put the tank upright again.
     
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    No i understand.....very cool build riaan.
    tagging along:thumbup:
     
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    RiaanP Thread Starter Moderator

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    OK, I got the glass for the sump. Was cheaper to have Idol Marine buy the glass from Rene Turck than for me buying it directly... And I mean a lot cheaper.

    Sump build, completed over the weekend. Will post pics when the image uploader works again. Freshwater tests coming up this Wednesday afternoon.

    Got ABF sheeting from Maisey Plastics. Actually very cheap, 1.6 my 800mm is about R65 bucks. Had them cut it slightly smaller. Why paint? if a ABF sheet is that cheap?

    Stand went in for powder coating. Will get it back hopefully this Friday. Only need polystyrene for under the tank and sump. Then if all go well, I can move it all into place this weekend.
     
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    ABF sheeting ??
     
  20. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    He probably means abs sheeting
     
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    yip abs probably?

    Hey riaan...post those pics of the reeflow pump....im quite egar to see it in action....ill see if i can swing past your place later this week
     
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