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Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by dj23bol, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. dj23bol

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    Hey guys so I gave up the hobby last year but it didn't last long at all only a few month and I got the bug again and a friend offered me his 4ft for a really good price and here's the pics so far I've started to clean it up
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    And the sump I've rinsed out
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    I'm not going to be filling the tank for a while yet as I'm going to build up the equipment I need and do all the tlc on the stand so it's all done and perfect before I start.
    I also plan on filling the tank with water and vinigar and letting it run for a few days to give all the pumps and pipework an good clean out.
     
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    Right had a mock up of the sump area last night I'm going to keep the plumbing like it was but maybe adapt it a little to make it more user friendly and quick release incase I need easy access to the sump. The return pump is 8000lph and the return is via a spray bar and I've seen this tank running it performed quiet well [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Very nice there, look forward to seeing this progress.
     
  4. dj23bol

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    Well today's bit was to fix the pelmet back togeather I've done that and it's back on the tank
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    I'm still not 100% happy with how solid the pelmet is so I'm going to add some L brackets on the inside to secure it some more.
    I still need to clean the tank some more I've hoovered the sand out today so the misses wasn't best impressed haha I did clean the hoover however after as it stunk lol
     
  5. Leggett

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    Looking good. Be nice to see this tank grow
     
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    Cheers guys I'm taking this one nice and slow so it won't be getting setup for a few month I'm just gathering equipment and bits and bats first as when I left the hobby I sold everything :-(
     
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    The tanks getting it's first fill ready for cleaning and sterilisation and to test out the equipment
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  8. Leggett

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    Hopefully no leaks and you can get it salty soon :)
     
  9. dj23bol

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    Nope no leaks I need to get my RO machine next and then order my rock so I can cure it while I'm waiting for my lights and sand :)
     
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    that silicone on the sump looks blue? from copper treatment in the past. if so i would reseal with fresh silicone
     
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    Not sure if he's ever used a copper treatment before I know he's used odinex and polyplab medic previously as it was his reef tank, i've bought the tank of a mate so I kinda know the history of the tank and I will ask him if he's ever used and copper treatments, i've got a tube of aquamate silicone in the cupboard anyway so resealing won't be an issue
     
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    you can actually see the water line in the pics. i would silicone over that tbh.
     
  13. PaulW

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    better safe than sorry Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Yeah your right I will cut it out and put fresh over the top it's like you said better safe than sorry
     
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    i wouldnt even bother cutting the old stuff out, just go over it and re seal that way.
     
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    Cheers for the advice
     
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    Well picking up an RO unit Sunday it's a second hand unit but it's all I can afford at the min with it being the little ones birthday soon and I'm picking up a wp40 off @[member="merser"] on Monday so next on my list is rock so that I can start to cure it while I save up for the lights I'm still toying with wether to get the it2080 or the it2120 I suppose it will come down to how many pennies I have at the Time but I'm doing quiet well at the moment and I'm ahead of my time frame that I set myself lol can't wait get the rock
     
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    That's the RO machine picked up
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    And fitted under the sink I had to seal the fitting with aquamate silicone as when I removed my old one i threw away the plastic washer for the self piercing saddle valve but a dab of aquamate has done the trick I'm just giving it a run now to see if I need to change the DI or anything before I use it
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    Tds going in
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    And out
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    Looks like your getting it all together now pal won't be long before your up and running again :)
     
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    Cheers nav I'm getting I'm really excited now lol
     
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