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Featured About time I got one Running!!!!! PROGRESS AT LAST

Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by Marine Life UK, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Marine Life UK

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    Re: About time I got one Running!!!!! The Beast Has Landed !!!!

    errrr no lol.................... think I am in no rush and the misses is thankful that its not running yet if Im honest. It is now higher on the list of things I must do as a glass box sat on the floor doesnt do it for me
     
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    Re: About time I got one Running!!!!!PROGRESS!!!!!

    Well some progress has been made and also thanks have to go out again to my friendly helper for the lift up

    Picture time..................

    well heres the stand painted not too exciting I know

    thats back and base
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    underside of base
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    underside of top
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    side pieces
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  3. Marine Life UK

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    Re: About time I got one Running!!!!! The Beast Has Landed !!!!

    Now is that it I hear ya cry

    Well frankly no

    Sockets installed on wall already for the tank to go in place
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    oh and here it is in position or at lease some of it
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    oh and heres the beast sitting on the frame
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    so next the cladding
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    and with doors open
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    Now the blue covers are to come off but as of yet they stay on as I need to have the mayor round to cut the tape thats how epic and long winded this build is :lol:

    so thats almost it just a pic of some xaquas to go
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    that concludes the update for now


    Thanks for reading
     
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    Re: About time I got one Running!!!!! The Beast Has Landed !!!!

    looks completely transformed with the cladding on mate, well done :thumbup1:

    oh, and about time... :taunt:
     
  5. Marine Life UK

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    Re: About time I got one Running!!!!! The Beast Has Landed !!!!

    I know and tbh I know the frame was a bit rough and ready but I knew all it had to do was serve the purpose as youd see nothing of it
     
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    Looks good dude. Big Thumbs Up

    Looks like mine is now going to take a similar timescale to finish now too.
     
  7. Marine Life UK

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    bet you beat me mate 100%
     
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    Looking very nice there Adrian.
     
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    Hmm bet I don't, were moving house, and needs all new flooring and decorating throughout, so won't be getting set up before then. Apparently the paperwork can take up to 6 weeks to come back ok, so prob be a few months after that :(
     
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    goodluck with the move bud, we will see the bet is on lol
     
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    cheers chippyBig Thumbs Up
     
  12. Marine Life UK

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    well I still have many jobs to do to get this beasty up and running and main problem is with a new house (well 1 year here now) theres also loads to do on that too.

    Heres the list

    Exterior to tank itself
    expand loft hatch and fit a new ladder
    fit 200l storage vat in loft
    plumb up ro in loft and run lines down to kitchen

    On the tank
    Plumb in xaquas
    fit cusion under sump
    vinyl cover sump area
    fit inside covers to left and right sides inside cupboard
    setup engine room (thats the sump)
    rewire STC
    Fill tank with ro (this should take three days max)
    Add salt
    Start the ball rolling including LR and cycle

    so not a massive list but still quite a way to go
     
  13. Marine Life UK

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    just a lil update this never got wet lol what a update lol

    I think I finally live up to my tag to do with number of posts MID LIFE CRISIS maybe thats bang on
     
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    cant believe you have a tank sat there dry and empty that would drive me mad .get some water and fish in it .:lol:
    whats a cusion or did you mean cushion in that case why does the sump need a cushion ?
     
  15. Marine Life UK

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    its gone and been sold yes meant some cushioning under it
     
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