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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by [email protected], Jul 18, 2011.

  1. BillyLongPocketsShortArms

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    My LFS had a purple one in a while ago... My likey very much.
     
  2. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    Jez from poseidons-palace turned up a little earlier than i expected so i missed him which was a shame as would have been good to meet the man himself :thumbup1: but at least i got out of the moving tank part:clap:

    and this is what i found waiting for me when i got back...



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    As requested, no gubbins in the sump because i have a rather exact system for the internal setup....:rolleyes:

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    The main display looks fantastic and is a good size, can be quite hard to visualise how a tank will look until its in place and this looks spot on

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    I suppose this is the front veiw and as you can see, you will be able to see straight through it which is one thing i liked about my last tank, getting to see whats going on from all angles. should also make it much more accessable like this:thumbup1:

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    will have 3 stand pipes for lots of flow. its quite a big weir but i may reduce its size with some sand or lr.

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    Really please with the look of the braces at the moment, i was worried that they may be too big or be in the wrong place but at the moment i cant see any issues. they are a lot smaller than i thought they would be so im a very happy chappy

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    Getting wood, this is where i was when i should have been meeting Jez :whistling: 18mm exterior grade ply with a dab of undercoat.

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    i used some foil backed poly underlay for a bit of a cushion and insulation.

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    and a few shots with both tanks in situ:cool:

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    and just incase your wondering, no i didnt clean up all that mess.... so i have another job to do in the morning.....


    Thanks cheers for any comments guys Thanks
     
  3. deb+wayne

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    are you putting baffles in the sump? it may need bracing if not. ;)
     
  4. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    yeah, you can see my design in earlier post to this thread :D
     
  5. deb+wayne

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    phew
    tank looks like a stunning size, and a large sump to :-D
     
  6. bigguy

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    Any updates :)
    Carnt tell i can not sleep :)
     
  7. Neil

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    popped in to see him on Tuesday and he was playing games (ticket to ride) so no updates
     
  8. bigguy

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    OK Cool Thanks :)
     
  9. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    ermm... :whistling:

    been very busy of late, such is my life of playing games....

    anyway, heres an update! i finally got back to work on the tank now i have finished one of my other projects. baffles are in the sump and i have done a leak test on sump and alls fine :D
     
  10. Neil

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    about time LOL

    waiting for my frag tank to come back home
     
  11. Simon@coralsworkshop

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  13. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    Thanks

    cheers chap, its been great but ill be glad when i get the corals back in the tank tbh. i think im going to get some salt this week. oh and i fixed the leaky waste pipe... dental acrylic:whistling:

    also still need...
    lighting,
    coral rock,
    expanding foam,
    sand,
    fish..... good lordy
     
  14. PaulM

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    It'd be good to be a customer of yours soon Big Thumbs Up
     
  15. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    cheers fella :D ordered my salt and sand tonight, so ill be starting the big fill soon. just got to order my pipe work first :D
     
  16. PaulM

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    At least you'll be ok if there's any drilling or filling to be done.

    Sorry I couldn't resist :lol:
     
  17. Neil

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    where did you order from in the end ?
     
  18. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    i ordered from swell, with the discount code and now i have just ordered a few bits of pipe from coral culture. not all of it because im not sure how big the holes are :/ stupid i know but it was ages ago, and all i can remember is trying to decide whether to go for 32mm or 40mm...

    i know all i have to do is measure it but im not at work and i forgot to do it before i left today, heyho, it wont hurt to have a few extra bits of pipe anywhooo.:cool:
     
  19. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    lol, well i have already been drilling and filling. i used a big wodge of dental acrylic to attach a shower waste to the bottom of a header tank that i drilled :clap:
     
  20. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    first wet test to see if there are any leaks and to give the tank a bit of a rinsethe bulkheads seem to be working a treat, and plenty of room for cleaning between them this time. the last tank i placed them far too close together
     
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