Time to start up again

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by SharkQ, 19 Oct 2014.

  1. SharkQ

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    Hi

    Well i was unable to stay away and i am currently busy with my next system.

    Instead of going for bigger, i have decided to go slightly smaller than my 800x800 and look at 600x600 cube

    However this time feels a lot different and having been in this hobby for just over 8 years i really feel like each time is a new adventure.

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    Will update as i go along
     
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    Updates on Tank

    My Sump glass work and water test

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    My Display glass work

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    My stand and sump

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    Before the start of plumbing

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    looking real good, nice build skeelz there
     
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    Chip board is not a great idea. If you spill water on it, it will expand and possibly crack the bottom of your tank. Speaking from experience here. Styrofoam directly onto steel is a better option in my opinion
     
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    @hammers

    Hi i do understand but my previous 800x800 was designed the same and i had no problems for well over three years but thanks for the heads up
     
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    I like this, just curious about the small tank in the middle?
     
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    I am not finish with the plumbing but the small tank will work as a quarantine tank. I will be adding a hole over the weekend and complete the plumbing.
     
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    Is the quarantine tank linked to the others? like a flow through?
     
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    @hammers

    It is linked, but as you can see i have attached a ball valve that will be closed and re route directly to the sump.

    If i have any new additions i can turn that ball valve and route the flow through the quarantine into the sump.
     
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    Nice neat work there, I like it. Looking forward to seeing it stocked up.
     
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    Very neat, looking great. How high is the bottom of the tank from the floor.
     
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    @Forbes

    Thanks

    Its raised 40mm off the ground
     
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    looking nice and neat.
     
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    How are you going to prevent disease from the newcomers in QT from entering the main system?
     
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    I think you misunderstood my question, you must have given me the dimension from the floor to the underside if the stand, I wanted to know how high the bottom of the tank is from the floor. I am trying to get a feel for the space you have under the tank for everything you have to fit in.
     
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    @Forbes

    Sorry, from the ground to the bottom of the display is 820mm
     
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    If i need to quarantine any new live stock i will flush the tank out untill i feel its safe
     
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    Some updates

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