Zaxxx New Tank. 900x800x800 cube

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  1. ZaxXx

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    EXAMS FINISHED!!!!!!!:) That means its new tank time!
    I bumped into a guy selling all his equipment from his old 2000lt tank,
    managed to bargin off from him an
    -aqua medic T1 skimmer with 2500lt pump
    -3 seio M620 2400lh powerheads
    -3000lt return pump
    -and little digi themo
    :slayer:

    IM SO AMPD!!!:yeahdude:
     
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    Great news ... Now was that huge tank for sale as well?
     
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    This is were i want to build the tank. . . Its an off square brick structure in the middle of the house, no idea why it was built but i have an idea for it now :)

    Its 900-Wide 800-High and 900 L on the left and 1100 on the right lol:032:
    Off shape. . . but il take it on!:13:

    This is what i started with. . . was filled up with gravel! dug out about 70kgs of sand and rocks and other foriegn material these bulders dumped into it years ago. Then cleand it up nicely
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    top view[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I know it looks like it needs some some fairy dust before it can change into something worth looking at . . . but all i have is construction dust:p but i have faith in it:53:
     
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    Hey, I cannot see them pics:(
     
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    nope chika still gotta buy the glass to build the tank...
    Im thinking 10mm glass got the go ahead from a few ppl that its fine, some said 12mm to be abit safer tho. i hope it doesnt cost me more then R2500:whistling:. . .

    Thats my limit to spend on glass cos then il have to stick to a gold fish bowl lol.
    Wish me luck!:033::clover:
     
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    EISH!!! telme if its showing now. . . ?
     
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    too much dust covering the pics...
     
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    My 900 x 900 x 600 (12mm) cube cost R2500 but that was for someone to build it and a petshop to add mark up. So I'm sure yours will be cheaper if you buy the glass yourself.
     
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    lol i hopr the pics are showing now, i can see them tho lol... i always have issues with the pics
     
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    Thats not bad at all, how long ago was this? any idea where that glass was from?
     
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    Ah, dust has settled.

    what is your plans with the sump area?
     
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    SHEEEOW!!!:thumbup:
    Thinking of using the whole area for the sump, simple 3 section sump
    700 x 600 x 400... the area there is JUST abit longer and wider then that. Alot higher tho. so i want to make the sump as big as possible
     
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    How you want to do the sump? How will you get to it? can you reach from outside? Or will you make a door in the brickwork? Or completely remove all the brickwork?
     
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    Thats the task here. Going to have to bash a hole tru the side. Veeeery carefuly tho trying not to crack the other parts of the wall ... Thats going to be like shaving a baloon:twitcy:...
    Going to do that tomoro.
     
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    need to know. . . must my bracing on the tank be 10mm glass aswell???
     
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    Hole is done now... was a small mission[​IMG]
     
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