Upgrade from 100l setup

Discussion in 'Large Tanks' started by wors143, 7 Aug 2009.

  1. wors143

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    Hello all. Currently I am running a 100litre setup been in marin for about 2 to 3 months now.... and the bug has bitten me big time:thumbup:. was running a small little corner unit 100 litres no sump. AS you all know we all want to go bigger and I just receieved my new 4 foot tank. dimensions are 1220x750x800 stand and canopy done in wood.... gee its scary just looking at it...... but i cant wait to see what it looks like and evolve over time. So will update fotos as I go along and kit it out over the next couple of weeks:yeahdude:
     
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    This is my small tank :thumbup:
     
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    where?
     
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    Old vs new

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    Old tank

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    Looks like David and Goliath!!!:lol:
     
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    R u gonna paint the back
     
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    Nice!! What's your plans with that monster tank??
     
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    Yip painting the back... and the put in some guppy's:)
     
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    Does it have an overflow?
    Does it have a sump?
    What lights are in the hood. 800mm is deep.
     
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    No Lights yet, no skimmer, powerheads etc etc etc etc etc... so going to have some shopping to do. Yip overflow in the corner still need to do some work on the sump and some mods and get the plumbing done.... hard work but it's all worth it if I look at some of the tank's HMMMMMM
     
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    Alot of planning and sleepless nights ahead. I use to roll around in bed thinking up all sorts with my new tank.

    Congrats on the upgrade.
    My 2 cents is take your time and think about everything before filling it.
     
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    I plan on doing just that..... I have this urge of just going for it but will take it easy as I am in no rush.... Planning the aqua scaping to be this masive cliff on one side and open space on the other side with a white sand bed. Got this idea in my head of this tank sparked by seeing a beautifull bat fish that i just have to have..... I know I am looking for trouble but I have to try at least... but will only attempt keeping a bat in a year or so
     
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    wors143...congrats on the upgrade...:thumbup:...just dont forget to keep us posted...
     
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    awesome looking tank man ... and yep the bug has bitten ...

    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Awesome purchase Wors! Quite a big difference in size, hey! ;)

    Yeah - AquaH2O made some very nice tanks!

    Didn't you get the standard AquaH2O sump with that tank?
     
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    OK guys tank is finally up and running. And yes I had a more than my fair share of bad luck and broozes.... Ok so here goes my story. managed to beak my sump.... twice.... don't ask.... replaced the glass and all is cool.






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    Remodelled the sump based on all the pics in the forum very basic DSB of 18cm. 1st chamber host heatersX2 300w and skimmer. middle chamber DSB and last chamber phosphate reactor and return pump.
     
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    @#$%^^& That was the words i came up with when I almost took my finger off with the canopy

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    Here is the full tank shot
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    Some of my frags. GSP, BSP and pincushion.... " THE THING " in the middle is a cape reef worm... looks ALIEN but kinda cool in his own special ugly way

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