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DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2 peninsula

Postby Amphibian » Wed 22 Apr, 2015 10:03 pm

Introduction:
Well i sold my 3 x 3 and had a hole to fill , so i could not help my self .
my journey starts here .

System Objectives: I am planning a system full of bling , royal exclusiv dominated equipment

System Type: this will house all my fish and mixed corals prior to going into my display tank

Display System:

Strike up Date: im hoping it will be wet mid May

Display Tank: tank will be 5 x 3 x 2 .

Display Lighting: lighting will be pacific sun Diuna 10t5 x 54watt.

Stand: 50 x 50 steel tubing with adjustable stainless steel feet . powder coated white .

Sump: sump will be Royal exclusiv DREAMBOX 125CM X 49CM X 35CM

Support systems:Apex

System Water: Tunze artificial salt water but will be looking into 3000 lt storage tank for NSW

Display Water circulation: Seaswirl.

Return Pump:ROYAL EXCLUSIV 80W RD3 .

Skimmer: Supermarin 200 + RD3 Speedy

Evaporation Top Up: Royal exclusiv


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: still looking

Alkilinity Addition: un decided

Other Chemical Maintenance: Magnesium etc

Current Water Chemistry: If applicable
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby ssscuz » Wed 22 Apr, 2015 10:27 pm

Where's the like button!!
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Wed 22 Apr, 2015 10:35 pm

i have most of the electrical work complete , a bit over the top but just the way i do things :konk: :wall:

well i was going to build this using PLC and all the bells and whistles, the cost of the switch gear and the touch screen panels was enough to switch to the standard setup . :nono: :furious:
this was going to be my testing platform for my future display tank , oh well no practice runs . :crossfingers:

the tank is a peninsular set-up so wiring had to be neat and complete before the stand went in .

some of the electrical work so far .
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Wed 22 Apr, 2015 10:39 pm

pic of it all dressed up . still a bit more tidying up to do and some white acrylic to cut and dress it up to look slick :-x :-x

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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Bangalang » Wed 22 Apr, 2015 11:36 pm

Following this one for sure! Gonna be one hell of a clean build
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby nbw » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 12:49 am

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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby bob^ » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 6:28 am

Looking nice and neat. What would be a reasonable price for a touch screen and plc to make you go back to that idea. I can get an Omron plc and touch screen for about $900
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 9:00 am

bob^ wrote:Looking nice and neat. What would be a reasonable price for a touch screen and plc to make you go back to that idea. I can get an Omron plc and touch screen for about $900


I can get a 12 inch screen and controller at a good price , normally from eaton . My plan was to make it automated . When you have over 36 gpo the amount of cards and interfaces would require a large control box . All the switch gear and associated equipment would have cost $$$$ . Money better spent on equipment .
I can still control all the gpo's via aquatronica .

Plc does have its place and I would like to use it on my DT build one day.
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby ryanrid » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 10:16 am

awesome stuff!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby damer » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 11:07 am

"a bit over the top"….. do you think???? :roflmao:

absolutely awesome mate, can't wait to see it done.
"Don't ever give up!! Today might be your day for a miracle...."

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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby slavetonet » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 11:10 am

Wow :bow: Some electrical porn right there.
Are you an electrician by chance?
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 11:58 am

ssscuz wrote:Where's the like button!!


now thats a good idea !! :think:

damer wrote:"a bit over the top"….. do you think???? :roflmao:

absolutely awesome mate, can't wait to see it done.


in my previous profession nothing was left to chance .
it had to be bullet proof , with fail safe's and redundant backups.
so , i do try to implement that into my builds. :pirate:

ryanrid wrote:awesome stuff!!!!!!!!!!!

thx Ryan , lets see what it will look like in the end :thumbsup:
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby BlakeyBoyR » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 3:28 pm

So Nick when are you going to come over and do all my wiring for me? :P
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 3:39 pm

BlakeyBoyR wrote:So Nick when are you going to come over and do all my wiring for me? :P


Have a very good bottle of cognac and we have a deal :cheers:
Wish I could do everyone who has asked . Time constraints has made it hard to do
What I enjoy . :wall:
I can assist if you need .
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby BlakeyBoyR » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 4:02 pm

Tongue in cheek mate, I know you're busy. I wouldn't expect you to come over and do my wiring for me!
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby millotoli » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 6:21 pm

but i would ;)
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 11:53 pm

millotoli wrote:but i would ;)


Hi Ollie
OK , So will you include air fare and the cognac ;)
If accommodation is provided we have a deal :roflmao:

And a Cruze on your yacht :pirate:
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby millotoli » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 12:14 pm

Haha, maybe the tank will come before the yacht ...
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby tlc » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 4:40 pm

Well nick I have major envy over the equipment list. In particular the dream box. Please keep us updated with lots of photos.
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 6:39 pm

tlc wrote:Well nick I have major envy over the equipment list. In particular the dream box. Please keep us updated with lots of photos.
Trace


Well Trace, if it wasn't for you this new setup was not going to fly :thumbsup: : thx

I'm sure your new setup is heading in the right direction , you also have lots of nice royal exclusiv goodies :-x
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby blacjack » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 9:01 pm

Very neat there Nick, can't wait to see what you do with your tank :clap:
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Thu 30 Apr, 2015 9:21 pm

Well i received the stand , it was powder-coated in pearl white .
looks good , now this is where the fun begins. :pirate:

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I found some neat stainless steel multi-adjustable pedestal feet ,with a pivoting base plate and anti slip vibration pad . they are rated at 800kg each.
I have 6 on the stand , its not going anywhere. :crossfingers:
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Thu 30 Apr, 2015 9:34 pm

I sealed the stand with white poly urethane, it covers lots of sins. :devil:
next was to line the top and bottom with 17mm form ply from bunnings .
I used this instead of marine ply for 3 reasons .
1 - it was less than half the cost .
2- it has a smooth black coating that makes it impermeable to moisture , all I had to do was seal the ends
3- I didn't need the structural strength of marine ply . form ply is just as good .
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby blacjack » Thu 30 Apr, 2015 11:11 pm

Coming along nicely. The form ply is good stuff alright.
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby BlakeyBoyR » Sat 02 May, 2015 10:06 pm

Looking good Nick!
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Sun 03 May, 2015 6:22 pm

I'm lining top of the form ply with rubber tile from Bunnings .
I have used this product before with good results.
It has good things going for it , provides a great base for the tank and flexible to accomodate any irregularities
In the tank and or ply base.
Colour is cool as well .
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby Amphibian » Sun 03 May, 2015 11:42 pm

The base got covered with 3mm white gloss acrylic , I want that clean look to high light the equipment .
it will also assist to wipe up any spills and dust that shows up.
the set up lives in my garage /fish room so its always going to get dusty. :wall:
I may need to get the Mrs. in there once a week with the dyson and give it a once over :devil: :roflmao:
just as well she doesn't read these posts :pirate:
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby xixau » Mon 04 May, 2015 1:09 am

Very nice MRE
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby slavetonet » Mon 04 May, 2015 11:09 am

My eyes is bleeding with all these tech. :cheers:
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Re: DREAM BOX 5 X 3 X 2

Postby daves88 » Mon 04 May, 2015 1:16 pm

Looking awesome Nick ;) This is going to be one hell of a setup...
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