Project : New Tank!!

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Kunhardt, 26 Nov 2008.

  1. Kunhardt

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    Well on Monday at 5:15pm my quest started with the arrival of my new 3ft tank couriered down from Middleburg, at approx 5:20pm my quest took a pit stop. On opening the packaging i found that the front pane of glass of my new...er...2nd hand tank had a crack running down the front.

    Today got a new pane of glass. Les has offered to put the new pane in for me and do the work on the tank so i can attach the sump. I am sure he is already regretting this what with all my questions and phone calls. For his patience and help I am very greatful as I know next to nothing about DIY. I know he is very talented in this area and comes highly recommended :thumbup:, looking forward to the end result.
     
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  3. Andreas

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    Great to have les helping you out. Hopefully you'll sort out the new glass quickly and get her filled up:)
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Pics? :D
     
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    GREAT to hear its getting sorted:) and yes, where the hell are the pics :)
     
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    we like pics
     
  7. Jaak

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    Where's the pics dude!!??
     
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    see, we want them pics
     
  9. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sounds great! Les is good at that stuff.
    Oh and pics please :p
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ha ha buddy you welcome to cll me anytime my wife may think we are having an affair but thats cool it will keep her on her toes:razz:.. i really just want you to get a good start and judging from your other tank you have the talents to do something great with this tank.. tank will be delivered to my place tonight and i will begin with removing the front piece of glass.. thank you for the kind comments lets get this puppy up and running:slayer:...
     
  11. Kunhardt

    Kunhardt Thread Starter

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    LOL!! :lol:

    Wanted to take pics yesterday, but i couldnt find the camera. Will take some today before i ship the tank off to Les.
     
  12. Ross

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    Hey isn't this a change to replace the front pane with Starphire .... that would be sweet.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    OK so the tank arrived i butchered the front piece of glass off and have replaced it.. busy drying as we speak..

    here are some pics for the paparattzzi lovers..[​IMG]
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    glass replaced and silicone settig as we speak.
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    will follow up on the bit tomorrow.. hope to drill this sucker asap as im surfing a contest this weekend and its gonna be a bit of a pissup!! wouldent want to drill the hole skew.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    silicone has dried nicley and just letting it cure.. noticed the glass was a little skew but i have evened it out to the best of my abilities...
     
  15. Kunhardt

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    Nice job there Les, Nice to know i can get picture updates of the progress. :lol:
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ha ha no probs.. i dident have my glue gun so had to make a plan:whistling: this is what i used.;)

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    one little snag is that the holesaw will only be here next week, it was a little too late to get it the next day.. being on the run all day i just said it was fine so as not to further cause delay...:whistling:
     
  17. Kunhardt

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    lol Les, multi purpose hammer, first it removes the glass then puts it back in :p.
     
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    Well modified the cabinet this morning. It had a chip wood partition in the middle. Was going to saw out a section so the sump could fit in, but while sawing the whole piece just slid out. So I have now taken that piece and put it against the back wall of the cabinet for extra support at the back and have added a piece of wood in front of the sump to give a bit of extra support there. Am told i probably wont need the middle support as the the sides of the cabinet are taking all the load baring responsibility...hope this is so:whistling:.

    Wanting to post pics, but for some reason i cant seem to get them to upload, will try again when i have some free time.
     
  19. Kunhardt

    Kunhardt Thread Starter

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    Also bought 2x seio 530 prop pumps yesterday for flow in the tank, giving me 2000L/h each. For the 200L tank. Now just need to get a skimmer and light fittings.
     
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    u gonna like thoses pumps...got some as well....very neat little jobbies...goo dluck with ur build man:)
     
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    Here are some pics so far...

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    Tank before Les took it to get repaired.

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    Inside of cabinet before alterations
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    After alterations...still need to paint beam and am thinking of adding a partition above the sump for more shelving and to stop evaporation going directly onto the top of the cabinet...case it wares out the wood.
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    Some Aquascaping ideas...
     
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