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Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by jim_fitz, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    Are the exact words that may one day come back to haunt SWMBO haha

    And as this is my 1000 post, it's time to start a tank thread for the pending upgrade.

    So a brief outline of the plans and progress so far.

    The mortgage has been approved and is due to land in the bank any week now Big Thumbs Up
    though the spending has commenced already.

    We have had the house re-wired and are ready to install 2 new ring mains
    one for the fish room and one for the tank itself

    i have bought 2 no. 250 litre containers one for ro and one for salt (roughly one water change :biggrin:)

    and some equipment namely :-

    2 no. Vectra L1 return pumps
    2 no. Nyos 160 skimmers
    2 no. AFM 2.0 pellet reactors


    Building control has been arranged and the builder is on board with a start imminent woo hoo

    The tank itself is still under negotiation (apparently im dreaming too big)
    but it has been accepted that it will be 8' long and approx 30" deep with front to back to be determined upon knocking through of the wall between the living room and the dning room.
    Though i have said i want 4' and she is beginning to wilt, though some help came from the builder (himself a reef tank owner) and the wonderful staff at Burscough

    The remote sump (going in the extension) is roughly 5' x 2' x 2' and will be on a metal stand with the afore mentioned plastic tanks above so water changes are a doddle
    there will be a central drain in the floor, and the sump will be drilled so i can drain roughly 200 litres instantly
    The extension will become a fish room evently (16 years till I retire)

    My current 400 litre tank (when everything is transferred) will be relocated and become my quarantine tank

    lighting will be radion gen 3 pros ( I have 2 so will be adding another 4 at least)
    and water circulation will be by 180 gyres which I believe are due out early next year


    BOY AM I EXCITED YOU CAN TAKE YOUR SWEET SHOP AND SHOVE IT
     
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  2. merser

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    Hahhahahaha sounds outrageous! Love it.
     
  3. penzo

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    Lucky boy.
     
  4. CEECH

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    Sounds awesome cant wait. What size in Litres will the tank be ?
    2260 litres ?
     
  5. tyger

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    Lookin forward to seeing this.
     
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    Oh wow. Don't forget your step ladders and extendable arm gadgets 30" is a bit deep
     
  7. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    that sort of range with about another 400 in the sump
    and 500 storage
     
  8. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    currently have 27" and realise its deep but i will have access from both sides so shouldn't be too bad
     
  9. tyger

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    its bigger than my pond.
     
  10. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    but at least you have your pond
    i currently have a parking space and a load of sketches
     
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  11. penzo

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    Looking to this one,so remember people like pics ,plenty of them please.Big Thumbs Up
     
  12. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    yes plenty of pics to follow

    i may even put a few in of my current corals whom im sure are looking forward to their new home
     
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    What's the time scale Jim? For start and completion.
     
  14. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    hoping to have the tank installed for Christmas


    completion NEVER :whistling:
     
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    All great things start from a great dream and a wife who gives planning permission :)
     
  16. CEECH

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    Have you any drawing of the tank design done up yet ?
     
  17. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    No not yet as when we have the opening built we then will start the negotiation Tank builder is on board and hopefully raring to go They recently built a similar size tank for some one on another forum who's existing tank is special. So that give me great confidence
     
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    Sounds good looking forward to seeing what he comes up with for you :)
     
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    Well jel
     
  20. jim_fitz

    jim_fitz Admin Staff Member

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    IMG_0669.jpg
    This is where its going
    the wall is approx 12' long and the builder actually reckons we could get a 9' tank in, but im not greedy

    We had a BBQ on the last bank holiday and suggested it would be nice if everyone attending signed the wall before we knocked it through
    Apologies for any profanity or dislike of your team
    Alcohol was consumed in vast quantities by many

    Seemed like a good idea at the time
     
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