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Featured 50cm Cube Bedroom Tank

Discussion in 'Nano Tanks (11-30gal)' started by bigguy, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. bigguy

    bigguy Registered

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    Ok Been quite on the Tank Threads for a while So Busy planning things and website building (Another Story)

    I have had the tank a few Months

    Bought it from [MENTION=15574]Herb[/MENTION] :) its a 50cm Cube with a Sump

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    Sorry Not the best But Hey

    So the tank has a twin dosal with a single return that came over the top of the tank
    Did not like this so Chris @[email protected] Kindly Drill The Tank for a return :)












    Pics To Follow

    So started with the new Stand Build As the Black Gloss did not go with the bedroom

    We had to move bedrooms and i made a start on my new computer desk and Tank stand

    Some Pics
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    So My Network Cables can Thread threw :)






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    there is a coms cabinet in the dinning room were all the network points in the house go to Just Below that hole :)







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    This was a old desk i was given Cut it down with My New Saw and recycled Wood :)
    I Even have the edging strip to clue back on. But Plenty of room for my 2 large 24" screens and Laptop:)
    Not sure about the top bit yet This will get Ripped down again Thursday as i am off for a couple of days to finish it off and decorate :(









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    And this is where the tank Will Sit :)
    I Have to Finish this off as well
    but not bad for a couple of afternoons work at the weekend
    I have even jointed the frame so extra strong :)










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    And the shelf above
    Not Finished have some brace bars to put in and then can be painted

    see were the shelfing use to be :)
    All The wood is what i Had from other projects and recycled this time
    About time i made use off it
    More Pics Thursday :)

    Plans for this Tank

    Led Lights :)
    i have a 50wat for know but looking at building my own rig and haveing this tank controlled with a Arduino with Touch screen.
    the 2 clown fish in the sad bedroom boyu with lots of green hair algae due to the candles need changing.
    and we will see from there.
     
  2. bigguy

    bigguy Registered

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    Well Got the next 2 days off so i can get on with Bedroom before the weekend

    Here is todays Progress

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    All open ends Sealed Plastic Coated Foam for the Back and the Side walls Will be sealed tomorrow in joints and then Painted.





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    And this is one with the Top On

    Will Have to cit out for pipes and return But need to plate tank on first
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    Great Computer Desk Cut up and recycled :)





    got 2 free from a customer closing down :)

    2 big to fit in bedroom but not once i got my new Saw to them lol

    Then i did something i have not done in years :)

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    Can not believe the cost of wall paper and paint :(

    Then a Hour Later
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    Top on and monitor stand to see how the stand looks after i cut it down

    Not sure yet when paper dry will get painted white :)

    And here is the Sump cupboard

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    Still Lots to do But making Progress

    I have a wall to touch up as the stupid plaster fell off when wife was stripping the old wallpaper off :(

    and more to do on the cupboard
    Like silica sealant the joints then paint the inside to make it all same colour :)

    Again wardrobe side recycled :)

    hate wasting wood.
     
  3. PaulW

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    been a busy boy today mate..
     
  4. bigguy

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    lol yea thanks :) Slowly getting there trouble is we have to sleep in there so have to tidy up and make all clean :(
     
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    lol. you wanna see my kitchen atm..
     
  6. bigguy

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    lol i will tomorrow when i drop your tank off :)
     
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    bomb site mate.. mrs is goin nutts.:lol:
     
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    PaulM New Member Forum Support

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    Is there any room left in your house Si ?
     
  9. bigguy

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    room for what paul lol another tank lol
     
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    To breathe without bumping into one of your tanks :lol:
     
  11. bigguy

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    lol no i had a tank in old bedroom
    we have moved bedrooms so building a new desk and storage with a tank stand :)
    replacing the boyu for [MENTION=15574]Herb[/MENTION]s old tank i have bought
    Boyu will be shut down once this is up and running
    I have still only 2 tanks running and 1 to setup but that will be end of year.
     
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    a little Up Date Was Busy Picking a tank up for a fellow Member in Manchester Nice Ride out :) And tHe tank Looks Ace @kinevil Well Done Dude Very Nice tank :)

    I Managed to do some Painting and Sealing The sump cabinet and first coat of White Gloss inside
    Brought Tank Up to see what it will look like

    Some PIcs :)

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    Side view when sat down at my desk :)

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    Finish of cupboard next week and start pluming in and sort Electrics out :)

    Be wet soon
     
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    I'm liking the idea of integrating it in the desk Big Thumbs Up
     
  14. bigguy

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    Thanks Matt yep this is my tank the other tank was behind me in the bedroom so did not get the benefit :(
     
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    i was shocked too :eek:hmy:even tester pots are over £1.50 each:swoon:
     
  16. bigguy

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    Little Update
    This arrived today Won it from Ebay :)

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    it has 55 x 3 watt bridgelux running at on 2 power adapters and is dimmable

    This has 3 purple and a uv bulb added for additional spectrum of colours

    I of course took it apart and gave it a good clean
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    after

    Going to some Heat sinks to the Aluminium plate to assist cooling and hopefully use it with my Arduino Project

    :)
    if not this will do until i build my Light

    120 Watts more than enough for the 50 cm Cube
     
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    Is that one of them reefbeams? Or a chinese copy thingy?
     
  18. bigguy

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    Chinese copy but had 4 different leds fitted :)
     
  19. bigguy

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    well 3 purple and 1 uv bulb
     
  20. StarfishEnterprise

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    How much did that set u back? Just ordered a cheap t5 unit but wanted led's for that fish system of mine.
     
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