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#1 dave14

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 09:35 PM

Thought I'd start a new thread for my Hole in wall tank

Tank will be 72 x 24 x 27 with a 60 x 24 x 18 sump, there will also be a 2ft cube surge tank for that extra bit of flow :)

Lighting will be 3 x 400w lumenarcs to help keep Eon's profits up LOL
Most other equipment will be transferred from my existing setup

Here's a couple of pics from the side the tank will be in. I cant get a pic of the lounge viewing side yet as it's covered in polythene sheet to keep the dust down :)

Getting ready for the lintel to go in

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Lintel in and hole cut out

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#2 dylan

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:06 AM

this is gunna be an interesting build have u thought about drilling the base and using an ocean motion dave

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:23 AM

this is gunna be an interesting build have u thought about drilling the base and using an ocean motion dave


Hi Dylan, no not thought of that, but to be honest I'm quite happy to have powerheads in the tank anyway, plus with the surge bucket i'm gonna have plenty of random flow I think.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:29 AM

Brings back memories when me and Trev cut his house up to put his tank in the wall .
Not sure if i was ever forgiven by his wife mind you :)



Nice one Dave ,Will see you when your down next

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:30 AM

Great start mate, going to look good. Keep all the pics coming

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:31 AM

Brings back memories when me and Trev cut his house up to put his tank in the wall .
Not sure if i was ever forgiven by his wife mind you :)



Nice one Dave ,Will see you when your down next

jas


If you need any help with the surge Dave let me know :)
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:41 AM

If you need any help with the surge Dave let me know :)


Will do Jas, I've got the flapper valves now, so will pop down with the tank sometime and use your hole cutter if thats ok mate

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:49 AM

That ok Dave as when your ready m8,,

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:39 AM

Brings back memories when me and Trev cut his house up to put his tank in the wall .
Not sure if i was ever forgiven by his wife mind you :lol:



Nice one Dave ,Will see you when your down next

jas



No Jas, she hasn't :angry:

Good luck with it Dave.

Careful consideration needs to go into your rockwork, as it is difficult gaining access to anything at the front (viewing side).

TANK 48 x 24 x 24

NO LIVE ROCK WHATSOEVER

VORTECH MP40
2 x Tunze Nano

48 x 18 x 17.5 SUMP
NO LIVE ROCK IN HERE EITHER!
SCHURAN JETSKIM 150
SCHURAN JETSTREAM 1 Ca REACTOR
"GYRACTOR" running "BIO PEARLS"
EHEIM 1262 RETURN PUMP

FISH AND CORALS SUPPLIED BY
JASON's AQUATICS


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:52 AM

Cracking Build Dave, I'm going to enjoy watching this one develop.
Why do left-over nuts never match left-over bolts?

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:01 PM

Well Jane did loose the Clown Trev :angry: ,Next time Trev your have to do a better job with the duster :lol:

I agree Tony ,if this system looks like the one hes running now its going to be a stunner


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#12 dave14

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:28 PM

No Jas, she hasn't :angry:

Good luck with it Dave.

Careful consideration needs to go into your rockwork, as it is difficult gaining access to anything at the front (viewing side).


Agree Trev I'm sure it will be a PITA, I am thinking about having a removable front panel above the tank but not sure how good it will look as I really just want a nice architrave pictured around the front glass.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:57 PM

Looking good dave, i bet it took a while drilling that lot but you dont get as much dust as with using a disc cutter.
i bet that kept th e other half happy :angry:

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:03 PM

See Trev ,i told you we should have played the long game and drilled your and not cut it out with a disc cutter :angry:


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

Looking good dave, i bet it took a while drilling that lot but you dont get as much dust as with using a disc cutter.
i bet that kept th e other half happy :angry:


Very true, I managed to do it all from one side after gaffer taping a heavy damp proof membrane sheet on the lounge side, only had one small amount fall out the bottom of the sheet so she was quite happy lol

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:20 PM

We only had a little dust at Trev's ,,didn't we Trev . My face :angry: Trev's face :lol:

But we did manage to get most up before Trev's wife came home


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:03 PM

Update on todays progress, managed to get the electrics finished and cold water supply in, I have run a dedicated ring main from the consumer unit to 2 double sockets which will be fitted with rcd's.

Also laid the first block for the tank stand, this will be built up each side and spanned across with 2 galvanised steel u shaped beams.

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Just a shame I have to go back to work tomorrow :angry:

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:44 PM

Looking good and moving at quite a pace, just as well with crimbo just around the corner or you could end up moving into to Jason and Lindsey fish room!!!

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:38 AM

nice one dave, have you invaded a spare room ?

#20 dave14

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:16 AM

Well it was my office, but I don't use it that much anymore, so it's now a sump room :angry:




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