The Rimless Wave Cube

Discussion in 'Supersized Tanks' started by Hannesco, 23 Sep 2009.

  1. Hannesco

    Hannesco Hannes

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    About a month ago I visited Idol Marine to discuss my future tank with the "specialists". At that stage the large display tank was still under construction. The next Friday I was back, just in time to see the wave tank working after the sand was added, and that was it!!!:slayer: I fall in love with the tank and decided that my tank should look like this.

    I have the privilege to be the first customer who's tank is based on the same principal as the one at Idol Marine with the build-in wavebox and C2C overflow on the same side of the tank.

    My tank's size will be 1200mm x 1500mm x 700mm, its not 100% a cube, but if you take the space for the overflow and the wavebox into account, it’s as close to a cube as "Cape town" to "Kaapstad". It will be a rimless tank with a maximum display of 3 sides. 3 Tunze pumps inside, two for flow and the third for the wavebox. All three will be controled by a ProfiLux.

    The plan is to start with fish (only next year 2010) and then at a later stage, once the tank is more mature to add corals.

    That's first enough, let me try to upload some pic's!!!

    The glass, 24mm starfire glass, oh my goodness they are heavy!!!!
    This is only the four sides. You will notice that the glass on the righthand side are more darker that the one's on the lefthand-side. One of the panels is normal glass that will be used for the back of the tank.


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    See the diffirence in color between Starfire glass and normal glass. You cannot see the bottom of the 700mm of the normal glass if you look down. With the Starefire you can actually see the bottom.


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    ....and the stand, specially enforced in the corners to support the movement of the waves .

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    ...the first two sides in place


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    heave stufff!!!!!!


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    and then the last side....


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    ....this is now where experience is handy......look at the concentration!!;)


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    getting shape.........

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    Just to give you an indication of the size

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    ....and the location. The tank will be moved towards the window once all the major work are done.

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    ...and thats it, for phase one!

    We are waiting for the silicon to dry and in two days time the base will be added.

    Thanks Adriaan!!!
     
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  3. lIghty

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    Looks like its going to be a awesome tank!....... but where is the bottom glass:whistling:
     
  4. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW Hanesco! Firstly - a VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, mate!

    And secondly! WHAT A WAY TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF! AWESOME tank! Kudo's!
     
  5. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA!
    WOW!!!! This is going to be a stunner and a half!! What corals you planning on keeping?
    Please tell us more about lighting, skimmer etc....
    PS. Your lounge suite is the same as mines :p
     
  6. ziyaadb

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    WOW WOW WOW WOW, This is awesome, Thank you for taking us into your home and sharing this build with us
     
  7. Renannchen

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    Welcome to masa, super nice tank
     
  8. brentnorm

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    Welcome. Great looking tank you got there.
     
  9. H0nda42

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    Hi Hannes,thats a great pictoral of the build so far. Great design and dimensions. It looks incredible and hope to see more pics as it progresses.
     
  10. FransSny

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    Hi Hannes , a very warm welcome to MASA.....that tank looks like it is going to be a stunner

    Just one thought though (as lIgthy pointed out) please add the bottom glass before filling;)
     
  11. Krokodil

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    Looks very nice! How many liters is the tank?

    What order of magnitude can I expect to pay for such a tank? I'm still weighing up the cost of a nano (550) vs a custom built tank like this.
     
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    Welcome to MASA, going to be a stunning set up, that starfire must of set you back a pretty penny considering its R1000 plus per /m2.
    How come are you adding the base last?
     
  13. Hermanus

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    Welcome! That tank is going to be stunning!How is the sump going to look like?
     
  14. Mathewis

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    Hehe much more than your Nano 550. +-R25k for that tank.
     
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    Baie mooi Hannes! Welcome to MASA! Looking forward to watching this baby grow.
     
  16. Jaak

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    Nice!!! What a way to start off with marines!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA Hannesco!

    This is an awesome size tank - keeping an eye on this one :thumbup:

    Good luck with the project :wave2:
     
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    O ja, what lights you have in mind?
     
  19. Hannesco

    Hannesco Thread Starter Hannes

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    Hi

    Here are more detail regarding the lightning, skimmer etc.

    The plan is to have soft,LPS and SPS corals in the tank,but that will come with time.

    First I want add only the nessesary equipment the get the tank up and running. For now the tank will have a sump, DSB, skimmer return pump and lights.

    On advice from my friends at Idol Marine I am going for the 1.2m Aqua Medic Sunlight NG with 4 x 54W T5's and 2 x 250W metal halide.
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    Hope this will provide enough light for the corals in the future?

    For the return pump I going to use the Iwaki MD-70.

    The skimmer will be a Reef Octopus.


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    The display tank will take about 1080l water. I cannot fill it up to the top because I have to make provision for the waves!!!!!:thumbup:

    Hermanus I am not 100% sure about the size of the sump, but I think it will be about 1200mm x 600mm with a skimmer, DSB and return pump (4 compartments.)

    Krokodil, let's not go there!!! :whistling: If my wife or bank manager see this thread they will both get a heart attack, but Mathewis is on the right track.

    I can't wait for Friday when the bottom glass will be fitted.
     
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  20. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    That's an AWESOME lighting unit, mate! I have the smaller bother of that one - the OceanLight - with 2 x 150 watt metal halides, and 2 x 54 watt T5's..... I am really really happy with mine!
     
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    Welcome to MASA...Thats gonna be one super nice tank when finish...
     
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