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Featured Reesfpace 900 - The new upgrade

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by McPikie, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. McPikie

    McPikie Registered

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    So after buying tank after tank, with plans of drilling and sumping, and making my own stand, the missus had enough of random glass boxes taking up the livingroom/shed/kitchen etc.

    To be fair, the rate I was going, I was never going to get it all finished, and the last thing she wanted was something that looked "a bit dingle". So I sold the aquareef 200 the other week, and relegated the 160l to the shed. The 125l continues to run for now with all my SPS and 20kg of live rock in it, and the nano with 10kg of rock and the 4 clown fish has been moved out of the way. Both these tanks will be squashed into the new one, and then sold on.

    Enter the all singing, all dancing, Reefspace 900. I ordered one from Steve at Burscough, and picked it up saturday. Headed up there, stopping en-route to pick up [MENTION=18281]HiddenReefer[/MENTION] as he was bagging a couple of bits. Turned up in the wife's Astra Coupe to this sight

    [​IMG]20141011_145137 by McPikie, on Flickr

    ****!!! I thought the stand was flatpacked! Well, this was going to be a bit of fun.

    A brew and some surveying later, with a bit of "to you, to me", we managed to slip the sump into the cabinet, put the tank in first, then the rest behind it. I bet we looked a right pair of divs, driving back with our knees round our ears.

    The issue I have is that the alcove I have the tank in is 960mm wide, so any other tank was not going to fit, and this was going to be a squeeze when I factor in the skirting boards and plug sockets. Got back and slotted it into place with Nav's help (I owe you some Stella mate).

    [​IMG]20141011_191646 by McPikie, on Flickr

    Today was spent cutting the padding to sit under the sump, and solvent welding the hosetail into the return

    [​IMG]20141011_192520 by McPikie, on Flickr
    [​IMG]20141012_140443 by McPikie, on Flickr
    [​IMG]20141012_140726 by McPikie, on Flickr

    Need to pick up some polystyrene to sit the tank on, a 6 way, individually switched extension lead tomorrow and screw that into the cabinet, then pick up **** loads of water off everyone so I can get it up and running, then transfer all stock over.


    Exciting times ahead!!!
     
  2. penzo

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    Looking forward to see it up and running,also might be interested in the nano.
     
  3. vin

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    Cool setup, keep us posted like these tanks..
     
  4. PaulW

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    im about to order 1 of these Big Thumbs Up look cracking value!
     
  5. Mayo

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    Very nice! Do these come in different colour cabinets or just black and white?
     
  6. PaulW

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    loads of different ones pal, im having graphite :thumbup1:
     
  7. Mayo

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    Cool, I'm tempted to downgrade to a 900
     
  8. McPikie

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    I'd personally check when ordering that it DOES come with the Oceanlife overflow. Mine didnt, although Steve @ Burscough sorted me out
     
  9. Heisenberg

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    I have this tank in the smaller version, would have the oceanlife again.
     
  10. HiddenReefer

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    Welcome pal :)
     
  11. McPikie

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    Update:

    Picked up a H2O reactor for £5. Will be tee-ing off a feed from my return pump to this. Also got a BM sock holder and 2 long socks for £8

    [​IMG]20141017_172554 by McPikie, on Flickr

    Got my padding put under main tank and sump, and started filling with water kindly donated from Woody, Sammy and Nav

    [​IMG]20141018_131437 by McPikie, on Flickr

    Sand added

    [​IMG]20141018_143525 by McPikie, on Flickr

    and threw 6kg of live rock in

    [​IMG]20141018_201055 by McPikie, on Flickr

    Had a drive out tonight to pick up another 10kg, but this time of dead rock

    [​IMG]20141019_204607 by McPikie, on Flickr

    That's getting dumped in my 160l tank with a dead prawn to start off a cycle
     
  12. chippypah

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    Coming along nicely.
     
  13. McPikie

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    Cheers fella. Will be getting the drill out tomorrow to make the mounting holes in the light brackets you kindly fashioned for me
     
  14. Mayo

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    Just ordered myself one of these in opera wallnut
     
  15. McPikie

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    You won't regret it Al, they are a lovely tank.

    Where did you order from?
     
  16. Mayo

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    Good to hear. Iv ordered via Steve at burscough
    What lights do you have?
     
  17. Sammy8921

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    Looking good Phil
    Let me know when you need a hand
     
  18. McPikie

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    You made sure it comes with the oceanlife? Mine didnt, but steve sorted me out. I currently have a 2060 pro-reef, but think I would be better off with a 2080

    Today was spent messing with the return pipework. Urrgghh. I wish I had gone for a couple of 45deg turns, rather that a hosetail right on the end, as it takes it VERY close to the sump, meaning the return pipework would be kinked.


    Ended up having to get a 90deg bend, and then got a reducer for the tee-off so I can run smaller pipework to the reactor


    [​IMG]20141020_151918 by McPikie, on Flickr


    Then got my dead rock into the spare tank to start it curing


    [​IMG]20141020_222659 by McPikie, on Flickr
    [​IMG]20141020_222936 by McPikie, on Flickr
     
  19. killi

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    Looking good so far,
     
  20. warby

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    looking good matey, bet you cant wait to get it finished off and stocked up :)

    if you need some more water ill be doing a 50l change at the weekend :) but you would need to bring your own barrels
     
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