The Wife's 120

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  1. saaid

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    So after a couple of arguments over coral placement in my tank,I decided to get the Wifey a tank. Ended up buying a Juwel 120 but I couldn't resist and took the thing apart to build a overflow. Then the Wifey says it has to match the Dining Room. Well the only thing that is still original on the tank now are the plastic braces :lol:

    Been busy building the tank and almost done with piping and sump setup. Should be done by Friday.

    A few pics...

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    Very neat overflow.
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    saaid

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    :thumbup: Thanks man

    Took me an hour to do it. Drill cut & smooth Drill cut & smooth Drill cut & smooth :biggrin:
     
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    Very nice bud! :thumbup: I know who I will be asking to drill my tank for me!
     
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    Very nice. What lights are you (she) going to run
     
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    No problem dude.

    I have quad 24w unit which will have 2 x Aquablue+ and 2 x Sylvinia CoralStars.
     
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    Oooohh!! NICE NICE :thumbup:

    Got the same tank ;) And lovin it!
    Be sure to seal the corner edges inside the cabinet properly...With the limited space there are always little spills that could compromise the integrity of the cabinet/stand.
     
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    Yes I saw that with the old cabinet. I used Acrylic silicone to seal it ;)
     
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    Nice.
    Do you have siphon break holes in the return lines? For when Eiskom plunges you into darkness?
     
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    Hi Riaan,no I don't. I do have a one way valve on the pump too. Will do fresh water test tomorrow and check it out,if it draws back too much then I will I do it.
     
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    Very nice and neat tank you have there
     
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    That is nicely planned like the overflow very neat.
     
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    Just check that valve got no metal springs in it.
     
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    I've got one with a spring should it be removed?
     
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    Took it out the day I bought it...actually I lie...I told the Wife to take it out...she had to do something right ?:lol:
     
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    Thanks man

    The plumbing is a bit awkward in the sump but working out so it does not take up too much space.
     
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    Yebo,the pump will push a little more too.
     
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    Very nice and neat build.
     
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    So after a good few hours last night,I completed the piping etc...all that is left to do is the ATU which will be housed at the back of the cabinet.

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