Rob's tank and greenhouse

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  1. robvdv

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    I've been posting updates on my tank and greenhouse on another forum but thought I should share with the folks over here.

    Here's the tank as planned:
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    And a couple of build shots:
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    And here's where we are today:
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    I'm getting shafted by the acrylic guy. He's more than two months overdue for delivery, so I don't know when I'll actually see the tank installed. In any case, I'll keep you posted.
     
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  3. FransSny

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    looking great ....hope you scuba..or one hell of a syphon:)
     
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    take it you building a nano? LOL

    Seriously, looks like it will be a monster!
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  5. robvdv

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    The coral greenhouse is going much better. Here's what's planned:

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    The second image isn't accurate, but it'll give you an idea of the feel of the place.

    Here are some build shots. These pipes come from the tank in the house:
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    Pouring the ground beam (foundation):
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    The hearthstone :)
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    Erecting the portal frames:
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    The end of day one:
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    Working on day two:
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    And here's where we are now:
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    So there we are. My reefkeeping and propagation/breeding efforts to date.
     
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    hey Rob, really great to see this comming together.

    Yours and Bob the reef builders tanks must be driving you guys mental with the length of time its taking, but its brilliant to see the space set asiden and it all comming together.


    oh, and ive taken some metla barings on the mountains in the back ground, i'll def come hunt you down when i am next in CPT and that tank best be finished, cycles and stocked!! :)

    well done mate, looking very exciting :)
     
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    i love the hearthstone....but try not kill any more corrals :)
     
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    Hey, Crispin :)

    Yeah, it's definitely an exercise in patience. You talk and plan and talk and eventually you make some progress.

    The coral snuffed it by natural causes. Wasn't me ;)
     
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    And of course, come round for a beer when you're next in town.
     
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    they always do...blasted things ! ;):p :lol:
    out of intrest what are the dimensions again....and as you wont get light to penertrate that deep, its going to be packed with angels, right ??? :)
     
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    nice build, going to be awesome when done
     
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    It's roughly 3x2x2 meters lit by natural sunlight. I was thinking of keeping sardines.
     
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    LOL Rob - keeping SARDINES! LOL!

    BTW: AWESOME man! At last! Kudo's on this! Following with GREAT GREAT INTEREST!
     
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    haha all the Pora's must be happy :) will tell my sister-in-law

    Rob's Pilchards, plain or spicy

    :)
     
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    Looking phenomenal Rob! I'm more interested in your greenhouse! You have to let me come look when you're done, i'm dying to see it completed and running...;)
     
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    WOW rob!! i have dreamed for a long time of doing a big tank like this!!! I'm Jealous!!!

    But common though, you can do better than sardines ;) couple of anthias, some softies and LPS...
     
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    rob this is a vey cool thread...some nice project you doing

    green house went up fast:thumbup: and looks great sofar

    tagging along
     
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    TRULY AWESOME!!!!!

    I can feel a road trip coming up soon:whistling:
     
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    great idea....atleast you can ummmmmmm "realy pack em in!" :))....also easier than sps i think :)
     
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    that really is awesum depth though. really looking forward to seeing your scaping.

    Mike took me to see a great tank in the UK, i think it was a little under 1.5m deep and he did great work scaping vertically with a cave inside the structure. I can try find a pic of the over all tank if u wanted, but stupidly i never photographed the aquascape well enough. Perhaps mike could ask the fella how he did it, i am sure you would get some good advice. It really was a spectacular tank :)
     
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    Have you sorted out the acrylic supplier problem for the BIG tank ?
     
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