Shiks 650l Potential Insurance Problem

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  1. shiks

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    Hey Guys ......i have been puttin this post off for a while now....cos i wanted to get all my Chromis in a row....I have been planning this with Northlands for abt 2 months now and things are finally taking shape

    Display : +- 650l / 685l
    Size: 1.5 x 700 x 700
    Thickness : 10mm glass
    Tank Builder : Chris from Northlands (AWESOME GUY)
    Lighting : 6 x 54w T5s / but trying for 8
    Skimmer : AM TurboFlotor SL ( rated for betw 500l /1000l)
    Return : Resun King 4
    Stand : 4x4 5mm Angle Iron hot dipped Galvanised
    Sump : will be a 3 foot
    Chiller : no budget yet for it but will come
    Substrate : Arogonite
    LR : +- 24kgs (cycled in current tank) + 10kgs New figi + 15kgs Bio rock



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    My Stand 4 x 4 5mm with double bracin in center galvanised

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    Wipe down and everbody needs to use Newspaper
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    its amazing no one drops the glass
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    Mr Chris Harrison sayin " I once caught a Fish this Big "

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    3rd side up

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    Wondering how he got himself in this position in the first place

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    In record time bottom braced and 4 side up(under 54mins)

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    Fully braced and beginning to set

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    The Big Move took 6 guys and sum heavy liftin.....I was holding onto the really heavy camera pouch

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    Amazingly 4 guys undid what 6 guys loaded

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    Drying in the Garage till tank is deemed test worthy for sum trials....
     
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  3. Mekaeel

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    Awsome Shiks!
     
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    shiks

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    First coat of Black background


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    so from here on its abt 2 weeks before i fill her up...have to still find a good carpenter and get existing tank out and new one placed
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Very nice indeed, looks a really well made tank, keep us posted.
     
  6. Jaak

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    Nice tank Shiks!! What are you using for the black background? Just looking for ideas for my new project..
     
  7. gaboon

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    Nice man, nice size too.
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    I don't think Chris is Reef Safe.;)
     
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    very cool dude! love the new tank look:) its lekker to see new tanks!! starting fresh is awesome! gonna be collecing my beast this weekend so i'm gonna be in the same boat! awesome dude!! keep us posted
     
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    Looking realy nice there Shinks, but is there any reason why you didn't go for euro bracing?

    And, T5 on a 700mm tank, might need to go with MH IMHO?

    But REALY looks GOOD
     
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    shiks

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    Jaak...paint is charcoal Plascon roof seal....its rubberlike so sticks well...plus the more coats u give it the darker it gets....lighty....water height is gonna be filled to 650mm + mounting reflectors on....am hoping will be fine...also whats the cons of having center bracing ?...I went with what the tank builder could guarentee:)
     
  12. Alan

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    Saw this tank the other day, looks really sweet.
    Chris always does both Euro and cross, never takes a chance.
     
  13. Jaak

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    Thanks Shiks, is that paint ok to put on your tank? Will it not leach something bad into your tank? The centre bracing will def affect your lighting imo.
     
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    shiks

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    paint is safe as far as i know...was givin to me by LFS have to return it soon.....I can live with center brace cos it comes with chris s personal backing...
     
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    Very nice, great to see it all coming together.
     
  16. keyaam

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    Nice tank
     
  17. Andreas

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    Looks great Shiks.Great build there by Northlands;)
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nice...
     
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    Don't get me wrong, Safer is always better:thumbup:, but imo, like Jaak said, it could affect the lighting.

    Northlands / Chris know what they doing, so go with it, was just trying to find out if it was your preferance.;) Keep us posted!
     
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    that tanks is really build by a pro....if i build a tank its silicon flipen everywhere:p

    damn nice man

    and your cabinet idee looks pretty awesome too :thumbup:
     
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    Nice tank Shicks. In this case the centre brace is a must.
    The glass calculator recommends 13.2mm for the sides to get a safety factor of 3.8 (no bracing taken into account)
    This tank has 10mm glass, so the safety factor drops to 2.2 :(
     

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