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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 19 Jan 2013 21:19

I can't believe, the stand got delivered tome this evening. Can't wait to start puting everything together, pipe work then leak test it. Will put up some pics later on when i have the tank siting on the stand...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 22 Jan 2013 13:53

First pictures of the tank.
Please ignore the styrofoam underneath the tank its temporary plus it will be covered with a piece of timber later. Also the pelmet is not here yet. The doors are taken of so its easier to work for now.
I am happy with the progress so far.

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Next, pipework...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 31 Jan 2013 22:10

Pipe work done and leak test too. Next DIY LED fixture from www.aquastyleonline.com
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby robbiesreef on 31 Jan 2013 23:45

Very nice keep them pictures coming


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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 31 Jan 2013 23:47

Thanks mate...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby BlueRam on 31 Jan 2013 23:51

Coming along now

How are the bends when heated and bent like that is there any leaks from them?

Is that them finished as i can only see them all in the same chamber

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 31 Jan 2013 23:54

No leaks...
Yep thats them finished. From left, first- full siphon, second- durso, third- emergency.
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby BlueRam on 31 Jan 2013 23:59

Are you using flexy for your return?

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 01 Feb 2013 00:08

For the moment, yes. Cant finish the return, no pelmet yet(hopefully saturday). But it will be mostly flexy pipe except the end part where it enters the water. You will see...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby bogman on 01 Feb 2013 01:00

Very nice piece of work Spons, well done :)
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 01 Feb 2013 14:20

Thanks mate...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby Blondinitc on 01 Feb 2013 15:01

Nothing better than setting up a massive tank :-)) Looks very good man - cant wait to see it filled.
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 01 Feb 2013 17:28

Blondinitc wrote:Nothing better than setting up a massive tank :-)) Looks very good man - cant wait to see it filled.

Cheers.
I cant wait my self... If everythings ok it will be up and running by the end of the month, hopefully!
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby SullyD on 01 Feb 2013 19:49

Looking good man, if you need help with the set up just let me know. Im not to far from ya mate :D
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 01 Feb 2013 21:14

SullyD wrote:Looking good man, if you need help with the set up just let me know. Im not to far from ya mate :D

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Thanks for the offer, il keep it in mind...
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