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Glen, this is such a great build. Looking forward to your updates.

Im visiting my brother in Amsterdam next year June, would love to visit and view your tank.
By then you are welcome.
 
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Thursday, september 23, 2021 - placing the bracing for section2/3
The job started with removing all help tools used for supporting and aligning of the glas panels.
Cutting and cleaning the bracings, placing the clamps to align the bracing and than glueing them.
That's a lot of clamps and siliconekit......

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Friday, september 24, 2021
Sealing the two 100mm holes connecting section1 to section 2/3
Placed 2 extra support strips between the front/rear bracing.
Attempting to cut the four 55cm vertical bracing strips for application at the seem of section 2/3.
This failed misserably, so i called it the day.
We went out for dinner to celabrate my wife birthday with my 2 kids. My daughter came home from groningen for the occasion.

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Saterday, september 25, 2021 - #Panoramareef - last tasks before filling the tank
Finally i manage to cut the 55cm strips and glued them. The separationrack fits perfectly inbetween the seam.
Next was drilling two 55mm holes to place the tank connectors. These will be used as surface skimmers. I will probably be using a XS sump for this purpose
I'am not a real fan of these tank connectors, so i took extra precaution by glueing them.
The plumbing will be simpel an minimal.

Now wait a few days for the silicone to cure and do a fill test.

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Saturday, 2 October 2021 #Panoramareef- saltwater mixing.
To do this, first turn on some flow pumps to speed up the mixing.
Step1 calculate water volume
Step2 calculate salts using the CRS calculator
Step3 weigh out NaCl+, MgSO4+, Mg+, Ca+ and add them to the aquarium in separate piles.
MgSO4+ and Ca+ must not come into contact with each other.
Step4 Weigh out KH+ and dissolve it in water ~50gr/L while stirring. When everything is dissolved, pour the liquid into the aquarium.
Step5 Allow the salt heaps to dissolve thoroughly for a few hours.


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Sunday, oktober 3, 2012, #panoramareef - sandbed, seeding and feeding.
100 kilo coralsand 1-2 mm was placed into segement 2/3. 40 liter sludge from the EZ550reef was placed into segment1.
After that we daily dose 23ml easy carbon.
The water is clouded from the sand.
We wait 3 days before using a powerfilter to clear the water.
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Monday, oktober 4, 2021 - #panoramereef finishing the stand.

Sanded the planks and fitted the intermediate uprights of the frame. Now that these are in place, the purlin laths have been removed. Those legs are not going anywhere anymore.

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Tuesday, oktober 5, 2021 #panoramareef - mainflow direction.

Today i am doing the plumbing and determing the mainflow direction. I choose to do the plumbing above the tank because it's saver, easier and less powerconsuming, because there are less corners used and less pipe length required.
For the ecstatics the pipe can be hidden behind a panel later on.
Today (earlier as planned) i put in another bucket of slugde and started two powerfilter to filter out the calciumcarbonate percipitate.
Later on i placed three bucket of deadrock into the tank.
Placing of the sand did not have much effect on the Alk and Calcium 7,6dkh /430ppm
Nitrate an phosphat are just fine 5ppm / 0,03ppm


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Wednesday, oktober 5, 2021 #panoramareef - deadrock and powerfilter.
I placed an additional 75 kilo coralsand and 120 kilo deadrock that i had lying around in the garden.
The watervolume up till now taken in by sand and rock is about 200 liters
The water is clearing up slightly due to the powerfilter (next time beter rinse the sand)
On the other hand.... now is can't be tempted to rush things and get into trouble. I have to sit this one out until the water has been cleared.

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Friday, oktober 8, 2021, #panoramareef - The move to section1
20:00 Leon Koopmans and Stefan Vonk visited me and at some point i said i was going to move the inhabitant of all the small tanks towards section1 this weekend.
They offered to do it right now, so we did.....
As well oiled machine we move 2 tanks and cleaned up afterwards.
Great job done guys, thanks

Vrijdag, 8 oktober 2021 #panoramareef - De verhuizing naar sectie1
20:00 Leon Koopmans en Stefan Vonk kwamen langs en op een gegeven moment zei ik dat ik de bewoner van alle kleine bakken dit weekend ging verhuizen naar sectie1.
Ze boden aan om het nu te doen, dus dat deden we.....
Als een goed geoliede machine verplaatsen we 2 aquarium en ruimden daarna op.
Geweldig gedaan heren, bedankt
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Tuesday, oktober 12, 2021 #panoramareef - Happy with progres up till now. 5x GHL mitrax LX7205 used on 40% max producing 240PAR on the bottom @40cm waterhight. Slight silcate-algae showing up, which is normal in this stage.
In the weekend we did some small chores like mounting doors and lamp to segment1. Primary waiting for the weather to clearup so i can sand the raw planks outside.
Beside finishing the doors, the next mayor step is moving the water and lifestock from #DSR1200reef to segment2

Dinsdag, 12 oktober 2021 #panoramareef - tevreden met de progessie tot nu toe. 5x GHL mitrax LX7205 gebruikt op 40% max. produceert 240PAR op de bodem @40cm waterhoogte. Lichte silcaatalg op de bodem, wat normaal is in dit stadium.
In het weekend hebben we wat kleine klusjes gedaan zoals deuren en lamp monteren aan segment1. Voornamelijk wachten tot het weer opklaart zodat ik de ruwe planken buiten kan schuren.
Naast het afwerken van de deuren, is de volgende grote stap het verplaatsen van het water en het vee van de #DSR1200reef naar segment2
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Tuesday, oktober 12, 2021 - #panoramareef - making of the doors.
Finally it stopped raining and i work on the door. Sanding the planks, putting the door together and mounting them in front of the stand. My sanding belt was worn out so i stopped. Need to get new an spares to continue. Still three doors to go......

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Thursday, oktober 14, 2021 - #panoramareef - the esthetics (tryout)
Drill holes into the doors which serves as handles and placed magnetic doorlocks. Also experimenting with frontpanels for the looks of it.

The panorama reef is built in between. The emphasis here is that it must remain fun.
The "moments of inspiration" must come together. That is why we sometimes jump from one subject to another.
What makes it more complex is that I can't fill the panoramareef in one go as long as the DSR1200reef is positioned perpendicular to it, because of the maximum floor load.
Also the bad weather and the shorter days make it more difficult to keep on working.
Normally I like working in the garden when the weather is nice.
But everything is progressing steadily and the end result I am working towards is becoming visible.
Note: Keeping a diary/report from the beginning is meant as a reference for myself. It is especially easy to read back how you handled things in the past and how you could possibly improve in the future.

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Saturday, 16oktober, 2021. #panoramareef- building a sump ?
I did not intend to use a sump as i was suppose to be done. I had some glas lying around in the garden, so i decided to build one either way.
Because is didn't want to support and remove a support beam i cut the sump in 2 parts, which will be glued together after the placement. Just having great fun building useless stuff


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Monday, oktober 19, 2021, #panoramareef - transplantation of the DSR1200reef.
This was quite a busy day aad leijendekkers come at 12:00 and we had quite a task moving all corals and fish and water from old tank to te new one
We try to do some scaping but we would not saw there was no time enough, so we just move all coral to segment3.
Some colonies were over 40 kilos and we could not move them out, so we start breaking them up in the tank.
Aad left at 17:00 after we emptied the old tank.
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