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Featured The Epo Putty Tank 8000 litres

Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by [email protected], Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Carlos

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    Re: The Epo Putty Tank, 120"x52"x52"

    Just spent the past 30 mins reading through when I should be doing paper work :whistling:, amazing the amount of time and work that has gone into the prep :clap:

    really looking forward to updates on this one Big Thumbs Up

    Carl
     
  2. MaRiNe_MaDnEsS

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    As above sent some time reading few every little detail. Sounds awesome.

    1 Question, Can i live in you garage LOL
     
  3. reefreak33

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    This is gonna be one hell of a tank with the amount of thought an detail thats gone in to it. Can't wait to see this one wet. Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Agreed! Bring your speedo's! Hysterical
     
  5. Matt@Epo

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    The house looks like a building site at the moment, when its a little more presentable and less embarrassing you will be more than welcome!

    Thanks Carl, happy to side track your paper work, more updates shortly.

    Hysterical I dont think there will be much room to swing a cat when all the tanks are in Marine Madness, thanks for the compliment.

    Thanks for the compliment Reefreak33, glad to have you along for the ride.
     
  6. Dan1

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    What a fantastic build mate absolutely love the amount of detail youve put into it. The diagrams look better than my tank! lol

    Oh yeah just one tip......dont go swinging no cats in there pal you ll get hairs in the system!!Hysterical

    Dan
     
  7. Matt@Epo

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    A couple of more drawings that I missed out last night.

    This one shows the proposed construction and where the extra bracing will be added.

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    These images show the weir design.

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    It is quite an odd shape to allow for the suge outlet and maximise the volume of water it can hold for when the surge fires.

    The CL intakes come through the wall and then through the base of the weir. The filter drains are inside the weir with 90 bends to reduce noise.

    The CL intake plumbing is 75mm the filter drains and skimmer feed are 63mm. The skimmer will reduce down to 50mm before it gets to the skimmer.
     
  8. Matt@Epo

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    That has you pretty much caught up with the planning...now the photos.

    Here is the blank canvas. We had a chimney breast removed in preparation for the tank. You can make out the old hearth on the floor. We had a plasterer come and board and skim the wall to give a decent surface to work to.

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  9. Matt@Epo

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    The first job was to rip up the flooring.

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    As you can see there is approximately 18" of crawlspace underneath the floorboards to the concrete slab. The idea was to build the stand down to the concrete and then replace the floorboards.
     
  10. Matt@Epo

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    Before going too far we were advised by a structural engineer to drill down into the concrete to ensure that it was a substantial thickness. The fear was that it was only an inch or so deep and then rubble. If this was the case we would have had to have a concrete slab poured to withstand the weight.

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    Luckily the concrete foundation was over 8" thick.
     
  11. Matt@Epo

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    Before starting the stand we ran the cable for the electrics.

    16mm (80amp) cable will run from the meter in the house via a 80amp switch. It will run into the fish room area to a new consumer board from which all the electrics for the tank will run.

    All the cables will have fused spur switches under the tank so that the equipment can be controlled tank side aswell as from the fish room.

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  12. Matt@Epo

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    Another task to do before the stand was constructed was to lay a damp proof membrane that would sit between the concrete foundations of the house and the timber stand.

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  13. Matt@Epo

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    we used 6x2 timber for the stand

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    With the help of some new toys we set about constructing the stand

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  14. fishkeepers

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    Well what can I say you people have thought this out well  what an amazing design  let's hope it all goes to plan, I hate to say it but I doubt it will nothing ever does were reefing is concerned lmao, but I am shore if your tank building etc is as good as your designing then what an amazing tank this is going to be well done :)
     
  15. 4head

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    What a tank thread , should be tank of the month with no stock. Can't wait to see it develop.
     
  16. Funkymonkey

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    Do you think you did enough planning? Cant help but think you might have rushed in to this without putting enough thought in to it :-d

    Best tank thread I've ever read and its not even finished and stocked yet :w00t: Those design pics are great. If it was me Id want all the front on show though, not some of it boxed out of sight. Cant wait to see what the scaping is like as Im sure you will be showing off what the epo putty can do :thumbup1:
     
  17. Matt@Epo

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    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    I hope that this will make the tank appear larger than it actually is with fish swimming in and out of view..time will tell. The extra tank that is out of view has proved a god send when planning the cls with OM etc, its a great place to hide pipework. I hope that the glass being a foot off of the floor of the tank will also aid keeping it clean and scratch free.

    Thanks again folks
     
  18. Matt@Epo

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    because the tank is surrounded on 3 sides by brick walls we were able to use heavyweight anchor bolts to fasten the timber to the walls to make it extremely sturdy.

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  19. Matt@Epo

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    Before fastening the timber to the walls I treated the wood with a waterproof paint.

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    Some more general stand build pics.

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  20. Matt@Epo

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