Riddi Powerlab (almost) cube

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  1. Riddi

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    Hi All

    So Yesterday my tank got delivered.

    Display Tank - Power Lab L850 X W850 X H600 incorporating "invisible bracing" , acrylic back panel, micro overflow stand H1000
    (gonna DIY the "stand cabinet" so watch this space)

    Sump - Power Lab (Glass) with custom Auto top up chamber and refugium (to be completed this week)

    Display Tank Lighting Unit - currently 4x 39w t5 unit to be replaced
    Custom built unit which I want to try and DIY planning 6 / 8 x 24 w T5 (individual reflectors) with cooling fans and moonlights

    Skimmer - Power Lab H1

    Reactors
    Power Lab Mini Kalk Stirrer
    Power Lab Mini Nitrate Reactor
    Power Lab Mini Carbon Reactor
    Power Lab Mini Phosphate Reactor

    Uplift Pump - Dolphin 2500

    Circulation - 2 x sun sun 5000 lph

    Heater - 300 watt not sure of brand right now (eheim jager ordered )

    Substrate - Aragonite in DT and refugium
     
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  3. crispin

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    sounds like a well planned system, looking forward to seeing it evolve :)
     
  4. Riddi

    Riddi Thread Starter

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    Thanks Crispin

    So here is how yesterday started.

    Knowing that the tank was to be delivered I needed to make some minor adjustments :)P) to get it into its location.

    this is the opening required......

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    this is what needed to be removed

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    :thumbup:
     
  5. yusufgamiet

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    hey that system sounds awsome gonna watch out for your pics
     
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    pics of the tank while curing[​IMG]

    Thanks to Zayn the tank features some "invisible" top Bracing which you see in the pic above.

    We also included a mini overflow box and a blackout acrylic panel in the DT

    [​IMG]

    So as you can see the tank looks rimless
    sorry for the pics quality but some taken with a mobile and the rest using the wrong setting by the camera man on duty
     
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  7. Riddi

    Riddi Thread Starter

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    And this is the little guy for who I am building "Nemo's home"
    [​IMG]
     
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    zayn and jahangir!!! those are my buddies ! u know u in good hands . they are building some nice tanks with great dimensions
     
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    Riddi Thread Starter

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    Can definitely say that it looks a lot better than I initially imagined especially in the space it was planned for:thumbup:
     
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    now picture it with stock in it :)
     
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    Riddi - this tank is AWESOME! Looking forward to seeing this build develop into a real work of art! Congrats mate!
     
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    Looks great..now fill her up already....

    You do know you could take the tank in your house sideways instead of removing the window..???
    Unless ofcourse u got funny corners and turns in your house..
     
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    why u got to be blaming me...the pics came out nice imo:p

    The issue came with the actual stand,was too big to fit thru the door way

    very nice tank build,the invisible bracing is way cool and this tank seems so much bigger when u actually see it!
     
  14. Riddi

    Riddi Thread Starter

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    Been doing this too much as my stocking list is already too big:(

    Thanks Jacquesb been a while in the making and a huge relief too actually start the cycle

    Thanks Ridwaan

    Stand unfortunately is 1000h x 850w x 850l so cannot fit through any normal opening.

    It is in now and the window is back (was a lot quicker to replace than to remove....:nono:

    @ MAj

    Thanks for all the help yesterday and the camera work:yeahdude:
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Very nice Riddi! Only a true reefer will break half his house to get a tank in. :lol:
     
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    We all need to make sacrifices ..... :lol:
     
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    Finally Riddi. When will the cycle start?
     
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    Thanks for the feedback thusfar guys.

    The tank should start cycling on the weekend when the sump is finalised.

    :thumbup:
     
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    Going to be a real nice set up.
    That said, I'd encourage you to gusset the corners of that stand, to give it some lateral strength. At 1m high its going to be holding around 600Kgs, you dont want a horizontal knock/force to send it buckling sideways.
     
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    nice progress
     
  21. Riddi

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    @ AOR thanks for the advice will look into that this weekend before I fill it completely.

    :thumbup:
     
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