Tobes's peninsula style 4ft

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  1. Tobes

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    Ordered my new 4ft today :jiggy:
     
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    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
     
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    What dimensions did you go with and what size sump ? And from who ? :p
     
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    Congrats Tobes! Please elaborate on the tank? Any Google Sketchup designs perhaps?
     
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    Ok, tank is 1200L x 600W x 700H, 12mm glass (because my stand is 1200 x 600)
    Will have a slimline overflow on one of the short sides cause the tank will have 2 long viewing sides and one short one - from Lanzo ;)
    I'm building the sump myself, getting the glass all cut and polished on Monday :)
    Sump will be 900L x 530W and will include a RO top up chamber. Reason for the sump sizes is so that my Reeftek 140 kalkstirrer and Reef Octo 140 carbon reactor can also fit underneath the stand.
    Skimmer will be my old trusted Reeftek TS2
    Light is an aquamedic unit with a 250W double ended 20000K BLV globe for now.
    I will only be going for softies and LPS, so the one light should be sufficient.

    Sump will look like this - just a quick sketch :p - still deciding on what to put in the centre compartment, could be live rock or just chaeto as It might be too small for a sufficient DSB :(

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    Nice! Thanks. I really LIKE the little oke hiding behind the glass! ;) Also part of your tank planning?
     
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    That's me! Was a bit optimistic and had to make the sump smaller :p
     
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    Nice
     
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    congrats fella, sounds like a nice tank. pitty its a little narrow you are going to battle a little with the scaping its its viewed on both long sides, have u planned scaping at all?
     
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    awesome Tobes:thumbup:
     
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    Not yet :p all my live rock from my previous tank is in a 120litre food grade bin in the garage running with pumps and an airstone. The bin is nearly full, so will see. Can't decide on a single formation with a cave or two formations with a swim through between them.
     
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    Thats great news Tobes.... Remember WE watching YOU......Sounds like an awesome setup in the making....
     
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    Time for an update :)

    OK, my sump is finnished except for the polystyrene. Here's some pics

    My stand with carbon reactor and kalkstrirrer underneath :p - the sump will join them.


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    some tools


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    clamped


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    silicone tool


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    All done :)


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    Now to get hold of Lanzo and find out about the tank :whistling:
     
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    Awesome that Tobes! Did you "do this yourself"? (DIY)? The sump-build, I mean?
     
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    nice clean work oupa :) i think that stand will bend a bit though, if there is no bracing there in the middle to stop it.
     
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    awesome job there Tobes:thumbup: sump looks great!
     
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    Yes Jacques, took a stab at it and built it myself :)

    Two tank builders told me it will be fine, but will check it out anyway ;)

    Thanks man :)
     
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    Will give you a call later

    p.s ...that sump looks super awsome
     
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    Yeah it would be safer than being sorry bud, with mine, i have 40mm square tubing all over, with one vertical strut at the back(having on at the front would be a huge pain in the ass) and i can see it bending, a mm or two, very hard to notice, but it does, with 40mm square tubing, as much as that. so i would be interested to see what yours will do without any vertical struts
     

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