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Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 7:38 pm

Introduction:

I have finally run out of room in my 3x2x2 and have decided to start a new build and shut the old one down. The new tank will be an 800x800x500 in 12mm glass with a starphire front , 500mm Calfo weir with 3x25mm pipes for the beananimal overflow and have enough room either side of the overflow for a vortech. The plan is to run zeovit when i get around to getting a bigger sump installed which will house a bigger skimmer and have room for a ZEO reactor.

System Type: Mainly SPS with maybe a zoo here and there. :devil:

Display System:

Strike up Date: Currently waiting on quotes and ordering equipment.

Display Tank: 800x800x500 with an internal overflow 12mm glass and a starphire front.

Display Lighting: Inwatter 120w LED

Stand: DIY Stand with Laminex panels

Sump: 2x18x18 (Currently lifting the sump out of my existing tank and using it in this tank then eventually get a new one built.)

Chiller : CL450


Support systems:

System Water: Using ASW

Display Water circulation: Tunze TS24 kit (24000L/H)

Return Pump: Aquabee 3000+

Skimmer: Bubble King Mini

Evaporation Top Up: 20L auto topup

Chemical Support:

Bubble magus dosing pumps to maintain Calcium and Alkalinity

Below is what i am working on.

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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby StripestheEel » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 8:10 pm

Knew it wasn't far off mate. :devil:
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Lukey » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 8:17 pm

Sing out if ya ever need a hand, this is going to be AWESOME!
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby bradw6860 » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 8:21 pm

get your quote yet? NICE size too! :thumbsup:
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby n0rk » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 8:44 pm

Hey man, nice lights... :devil:
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby sydneydrewid » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 9:01 pm

cant wait to see this one :thumbsup:
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 9:19 pm

I hate this hobby :roflmao: :roflmao:

I tried so hard just to be happy with my current setup but i kept seeing so many nice tanks keep popping up on here and i finally gave in. :pirate:

I recieved my first quote today from a LFS here in Newcastle for the tank to be built in 12mm glass with no bracing, smokey glass for the overflow box and back panel, starphire front and polished edges. It seems a little expensive so i may just go with the standard glass, polished edges and maybe the smokey glass overflow and back panel.

Thanks for the offer Luke, I may take you up on that if i need a hand setting up.
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Unagiman » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 9:25 pm

I'd choose the starphire over the smokey glass, If they are quoting you too much definitely get another quote, my starphire didn't cost much extra than standard glass, but I built the tank myself.

This project looks like it will be awesome, will be following your build with interest
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby nUm » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 9:30 pm

This whole setup looks strangely familiar..... :pirate:

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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 9:38 pm

Wow your tank is the same size. :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

When i first read through your tank journal the first thing i really liked was the size of the tank and said my next build would be the same size. :pirate:,

The sad thing is that here in Newcastle the quote to build it is 4 times more than my 3x2x2. :o , I think i need to ring a few builders in Sydney.
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby old_mr2 » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 10:05 pm

Cool mate sounds awesome! Yep, Id be going to Sydney as well for this build. Let me know if you need help... :)
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Fri 13 Aug, 2010 6:47 pm

Just got off the phone with St George Aquariums, What a great bunch of people they are. :thumbsup:

The tank is now going to be

12mm glass with a starphire front
Polished edges with starphire eurobracing. (They wanted glass rods in the corners originally but agreed to do a strip of eurobrace instead.)

Best of all is that it should be completed in 2 weeks.

Now i have to decide on the stand and get that underway.
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby sydneydrewid » Fri 13 Aug, 2010 7:06 pm

wow!! how'd you get them to do eurobracing?? sounds awesome.. cant wait to see it :thumbsup:
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby nUm » Fri 13 Aug, 2010 7:08 pm

I though you wanted to go rimless? 12mm is plenty thick without rods or braces.......
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Fri 13 Aug, 2010 7:27 pm

I spent the best part of 1hr talking to the builder about going braceless and he said that they took bracing pretty seriously because it was his name on the line, Which is fair enough.

He wanted to install the glass rods in the corners but i didn't like the look of them and i asked him to install eurobracing instead.
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby peekandboo » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 12:23 am

Did you get a quote directly from Dalbarb?
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 6:43 am

No i didn't. I decided to try a couple of others first and was very happy with the final quote.
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby peekandboo » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 8:24 am

Just hollow if you want a hand moving the tank and getting it all set up, :crossfingers: the heaters should be here next week
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 8:45 am

Thanks for the offer. :thumbsup: I've just finished making up a few small frags for when i come pick the heater up. :pirate:
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby bradw6860 » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 10:15 am

bummer about the euro bracing... i'm sure it'll be great anyway!
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby n0rk » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 4:54 pm

Even with the Eurobrace it'll be tops mate :nod: you sure you're gonna need an ATB Small though? By my maths that's a big bloody skimmer for this system...
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 5:23 pm

It is a pretty big skimmer. :pirate:

I've had a look and it seems like the (Nano Size) - B Version would do the job and it covers up to 1000L tanks. Would the small be too big you think?
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby mnemonix » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 5:54 pm

I like where this thread is going! :thumbsup:
Will be a great size for you. Lots of aquascaping room for acro's to thrive.
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby danger_dave » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 7:22 pm

cant wait mate, isd gonna be one to watch
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Dan » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 7:35 pm

:withyou: Sin this is going to be another "Master Sin" effort I can't wait :clap:
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby n0rk » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 7:54 pm

Milan04 wrote:It is a pretty big skimmer. :pirate:

I've had a look and it seems like the (Nano Size) - B Version would do the job and it covers up to 1000L tanks. Would the small be too big you think?


I was going to use the Nano B with the MiniAirstar on a ~800L system and wasn't worried, it should easily do your system. Stick to the Nano B with the Eheim pump, it'll more than cover you :nod:
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 8:28 pm

Thanks for the comments and feedback everyone. :thumbsup:

Ben, I think i will go with the Nano B as it looks more than capable and the Small would be a bit of an overkill.
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby n0rk » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 8:48 pm

Good choice mate, particularly if you're gonna go ZEOvit eventually :nod: the Nano B with the Eheim was what Anton recommended me for my system which was going to have very similar specifications so I don't think you'll be wanting for capability.
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby peekandboo » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 9:41 pm

Milan04 wrote:Thanks for the offer. :thumbsup: I've just finished making up a few small frags for when i come pick the heater up. :pirate:


Many thanks Sin.Will PM you straight away once recieved the heaters
Need some more SPS :thumbsup:
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Re: Sin's 800x800x500

Postby Sin » Wed 18 Aug, 2010 2:57 pm

Made some progress today. So ill update as i go.

Quotes came in for the stand a couple of days ago and the cheapest was a little over $700 just for the frame so i decided to DIY once again, The frame came in at around $70 :roflmao: :roflmao: I am going to use the rest towards the new skimmer. I have completed the frame, Maybe put a small shelf inside to hold the dosing pump and will decide over the next day or so how i am going to clad it.

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The lights should hopefully arrive in the next week or so, Some locline has arrived as well as the ball valves and hopefully the rest of the plumbing should be here tommorrow at the latest. St George should hopefully have the tank completed Saturday week.

Not much of an update but things are slowly moving along. :thumbsup:
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