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Scooby's 6' Reef Tank - Video 18/4/10

Postby Scooby » Sun 24 May, 2009 1:14 am

Introduction:
I have aquired this 6' x 2' x 2'6" setup which was previously owned by MASAOG member Newbe7 (who has moved to Perth) but originally designed and built by another Adelaide member JamesBoag.
We clipped the bottom RH corner on the tailgate in the final shifting process and this has splintered a 1.5mm x 30mm section of the front pane.
During the cleaning and encrusted algae scraping I have also discovered a large scratch mid/central of the front pane, quotes for replacing the front glass panel are excessive so I plan to live with the scratch for the time being - hoping it will not be too visible or distracting.

System Objectives: Whereas my original 4x2x2 was a learning experience, continually modifying and upgrading, I hope to get this one right the first time and I do not plan to rush into stocking it.

System Type: SPS, Mixed Reef

Display System:

Strike up Date: The process has begun, cleaning, removing painted back, replacing Bulkheads, renewing-revitalising plumbing.

Display Tank: 72" wide - 27" high - 23" deep

Display Lighting: 2 x Eco Lamps KR92S 36" Pendants

Stand: Standard 3 Door, 1 end panel removable.

Hood: Timber surround canopy only approx 8" High.

Sump: Standard 3' Tank with 3 sections.

Refugium: Refugium Specifications if applicable.

Refugium Lighting: Lighting specifications. Chinese 11w PC Flouro.


Support systems:

System Water: Natural salt water.

Display Water circulation: Tunze TS24 Kit with controller, 2 x 12000lph dual head JVP, dual return.

Return Pump:Ono Mag Drive 3700lph.

Skimmer: Aqua Exel 150mm diameter external fed by Eheim pump

Evaporation Top Up:Auto topup.


Chemical Support:


Calcium Addition: Korallin 3000 Calcium Reactor

Alkilinity Addition: If not calcium reactor

Other Chemical Maintenance: Magnesium etc

Current Water Chemistry: If applicable
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:


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Postby Rusty1 » Sun 24 May, 2009 1:29 am

Let me be the first to say welcome back Wayne.

Looking forward to seeing this 1 progress.

Out of interest, what was the quote for the replacement?
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Postby hellaflush » Sun 24 May, 2009 1:35 am

yay!

as i have said previously Wayne... any help you need just let me know!
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Postby AndreaSA » Sun 24 May, 2009 9:20 am

Will be watching with interest! :pirate:
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Postby AuS MaDDoG » Sun 24 May, 2009 11:02 am

:clap: :clap:

Good to see you back in action Wayne!! and look forward to catching up with you again when your up this way in the next month or two!!
Good luck with the new setup :thumbsup:
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Postby damoztishfank » Sun 24 May, 2009 11:47 am

fantabulous new's wayne!!!
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Postby Jesster » Sun 24 May, 2009 1:09 pm

NICE ONE SCOOBY!

I knew you would setup another tank!

No good about the scratch though.

No doubt it will be a quality setup and i look forward to seeing it as TOTM/Y some time soon :thumbsup:
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Postby StripestheEel » Sun 24 May, 2009 1:15 pm

Welcome back mate.

Should be a ripper judging by previous installments.
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Postby Scooby » Sun 24 May, 2009 4:00 pm

Rusty1 wrote:Let me be the first to say welcome back Wayne.

Looking forward to seeing this 1 progress.

Out of interest, what was the quote for the replacement?


$400 - $450, unfortunately aquariums in Adelaide seem to cost considerably more overall than that of the eastern states.
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Postby Rusty1 » Sun 24 May, 2009 4:22 pm

Scooby wrote:
Rusty1 wrote:Let me be the first to say welcome back Wayne.

Looking forward to seeing this 1 progress.

Out of interest, what was the quote for the replacement?


$400 - $450, unfortunately aquariums in Adelaide seem to cost considerably more overall than that of the eastern states.


Whoa...that is a touch excessive.

Bring it up with you in June, we will get Dennison to knowck it over while we are out enjoying "other" things... :roflmao:
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Postby Rod the Reefer » Sun 24 May, 2009 6:38 pm

Good news Wayne!

Back in the saddle again.

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Postby StripestheEel » Mon 29 Jun, 2009 2:18 pm

:poke:

This should be wet by now, it's like you went interstate for holidays or something :roflmao:
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Postby Blaz » Mon 29 Jun, 2009 2:56 pm

Scrolls furiously for pics....dam. Cant wait to see them :D
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Postby terbit » Mon 29 Jun, 2009 4:50 pm

Hey Scooby if the back pane is in good cond with no scratches It would be a fair bit cheaper to redrill and replace the weir then block the current holes.Therefore making the front pane the back.
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Postby Tone » Mon 29 Jun, 2009 8:38 pm

C'mon Wayne! I'm getting parched with this waiting ... ;)

I thought that tour up here would have sparked you into furious action. Nice to have seen you and enjoyed you company.

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Postby Scooby » Mon 20 Jul, 2009 9:30 pm

Starting to get things moving now, I have applied the black vinyl to the back of the tank and tried to polish out the main scratch with some diamond paste - whilst it cleaned up pretty well the scratch is still there and I will go ahead and see what it looks like.
I am challenged by getting everything under the tank in the cabinet and today I drilled a couple of holes in the sump for skimmer feed and return and have got the sump in place in the cabinet. A few plumbing bits and pieces to collect tomorrow and all will be plumbed.
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I have renewed all of the bulkheads as the originals did not allow to be removed for maintenance but am using the existing Durso pipes.
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I purchased a small storage cabinet from Officeworks to use as the power box housing all of the electrics, I will mount a false back panel so that cables can all be behind.
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The original switch box and timer that was previously mounted in the cabinet.
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Hopefully I will have all the plumbing and electrical finished by the weekend and give everything a final cleanup and water test.
My Korralin 3000 is going to be too high for this cabinet also and will probably have to sell and get a smaller model.
It was such a luxury before having an external 6' cupboard to house everything in.
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Postby coral1 » Mon 20 Jul, 2009 9:34 pm

at last action and pics looking good, i am sure this is going to be another tank that makes me drool
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Postby Rod the Reefer » Mon 20 Jul, 2009 10:21 pm

On ya Wayne.

Coming together nicely.

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Postby gavogr » Tue 21 Jul, 2009 11:05 am

Looks good Wayne i like the electrics in this tank all nice and neat, I'm sure you will make this into a great tank.
Looking forward to following this one.
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Postby Tuskfish » Tue 21 Jul, 2009 12:42 pm

Hurry up and get some water in it :poke:
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Postby SaltwaterTankLover » Wed 22 Jul, 2009 10:15 am

Cant wait to see more progress pics:)

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Postby Blaz » Wed 22 Jul, 2009 4:46 pm

Nice job so far Scooby cant wait for more piccies :D
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Postby StripestheEel » Wed 22 Jul, 2009 9:01 pm

Nice job Wayne!
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Postby Scooby » Wed 22 Jul, 2009 9:42 pm

I did a fresh water test last night - and of course most of the bulkheads leaked.

I have subsequently siliconed them all today and will try again in a couple of days.
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Postby Scooby » Fri 24 Jul, 2009 9:52 am

Well I no longer have any leaks and the 2nd F/W test with return pump operating was all ok.

However, after putting some T5 lights on to get a perspective of the tank the scratch (which I estimate at some 18" long) is too prominent and distracting.

I am devastated and I am going to ditch this tank totally (maybe even the hobby)
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Postby coral1 » Fri 24 Jul, 2009 9:56 am

oh no!!! thats frustrating but dont give up just
take a deep breath!! and think about it
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Postby damer » Fri 24 Jul, 2009 10:14 am

Bugger....

read my sig!!!!!
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Postby davez104 » Fri 24 Jul, 2009 10:19 am

A new front pane of glass and a bit of DIY will sort that out quick smart. Shouldn't be too expensive if you replace it yourself. I'm sure there would be a MASAOG member somewhere that would be able to assist.

Just don't give it all up yet. Take 5 and have a think about it.

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Postby DannyH » Fri 24 Jul, 2009 10:21 am

Ah thats brutal mate. Scratches are just one of those things. Did the seller know it was scratched when he sold it?
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Postby AndreaSA » Fri 24 Jul, 2009 10:40 am

I just noticed the subject header change to 'Project Scrapped' this morning -- not good. :(

Ya know Wayne ... you've got people here that totally admire you and appreciate the work you have put into this hobby by helping others along the way.

I can see offers of help in the MASAOG thread. You too proud or does this have nothing to do with the scratch?

Come on ... change the subject header back and lets get this mean SOB pumping salt! :pirate:
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