Wolfies Upgrade to bliss

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by SilverWolf, 1 Jun 2014.

  1. SilverWolf

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    The story so far.....

    After battling with the infamous heat issue on the TL450 I decided it was time to move up in the world.....

    Under the false pretences of trying an experiment the wife gave me my allowance.

    I took said amount and went to my new favourite shop. i got some Glass:thumb up:

    This is where the fun started:rofl:

    Marine Aquariums South Africa

    Marine Aquariums South Africa

    The glass being cut. I went for 5mm normal glass as this was a trial. Next time i will go 10mm. Dimensions are 400W x 500H x 600D.

    Let the construction commence.....:blush:

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    Marine Aquariums South Africa

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    Marine Aquariums South Africa

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    Marine Aquariums South Africa

    To Follow......

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  3. SilverWolf

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    Nice.

    You can add a piece of black ABS plastic sheet between the tank part and the filter part, to hide the equipment.
     
  5. Nadzo

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    nice.. where is the return pump from the back?
     
  6. SilverWolf

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    Tx, Hopefully I can get to maizey's this week. Next step would be the plastic, then vinyl to cover the back compartment on the outside.
    Return pump is in the bottom left.
     
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    oh perfect.. looks great.. get the black plastic and itl look even better. well done
     
  8. SilverWolf

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    Does anyone maybe have a piece of abs plastic lying around, Maizey's only sell sheets. I am poor after this build. I can however still afford a beer or maybe some slap tjips.

    Anyone willing to sponsor?

    I am in Centurion and will collect.

    TX
     
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    Is it worthwhile to put a dsb bellow the skimmer in the same chamber, dimensions is 170x 400 and can go as high as 300.
    From there it goes to my return chamber. Through filterfloss pad, purigen, matrix and seagel.
     
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    Just an update.
    Added a piece of deadrock to my tank, blacked out the back ground. Looks nice.[​IMG]
     
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    Nice :thumbup:
     
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    Nice :)
     
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    Looking good
     
  14. SilverWolf

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    Went sump[​IMG]
     
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    That appears to be a very tight fit :)
    What are the bags in middle and third (return) chambers? (Don't use chemical filtration, so do not know the options in the market:blush: )
     
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    water level look a little high
     
  17. SilverWolf

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    Its lower now, eish, i was battling with the in/out flow. I hate ball valves, gate valves are way better.
     
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    Upgrade 3.0
    Added overflow into a box for Bean animal. It is busy curing.
    Wil do pressure test tommorow
     
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  20. SilverWolf

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    Upgrade 3.0 done and dusted. A few pics to show the end result. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Very very nice.
     
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