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#1 Joey

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:45 PM

Right, I know ive had a few tanks now :whistling: but this one is going to be the last for a few years now :D so its going to have to be good. Ive gone for a Seashell 5x2x2 because i think the build quality on them is top notch but the price aint :cry5: but that's just life.

Its just been ordered today so wont receive it for a couple weeks :cry5: but on the planning of getting a new tank ive been busy working in the house to make room for it.

Pic of where its going but have to remove the radiator :help: and block up the window
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Done :rock3:
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Had to get a pic of Rach doing something :sign_lol:
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Now thats all done time to think about the equipment side of things

Tank as you know is 5x2x2 so im going to need a good sized skimmer so what better that saving up some money and getting a SUPER SHARK SK-2 :naughty:
Also im going straight in and pre ordered some pearls and reactor to go with it

Lights: Going for all T5 so was thinking of an ATI unit but looked at Tony B's thread and saw what he is using and im impressed so going to order one of those.

Thats as far as ive got so far and I will be keeping this up to date as I go.

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#2 Blacktip

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:57 PM

Well done mate, looking forward to seeing another Joey build!!

#3 Joey

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:40 PM

Just a quick update

The tank should be with me in a week or so as there was a mess up on the order :threatenlumber: but its all sorted now.
Slight change on the lighting: Going for a Hamilton unit which has 2x 250w SE lamps, 2x 54w T5 and built in moonlights :drool3:

Will update again when there is a bit more going on

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#4 lindsay

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:32 PM

Cool,will watch out for updates.

#5 Joey

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:06 PM

Well today was a bit of a money spending day lol.
I've been and collected my Hamilton light unit (thanks Jed, it was all in good working order)
Went to my lfs and purchased a V2 pure RO unit and an extra 300w heater. Next on the list will be a super silent 5800 lph sicce return pump and 2 controllable sicce powerheads.
Will post some pics up tomorrow of the light unit all working apart from the 2 T5's which I need to get aswel lol

Till tomorrow
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:26 AM

As promised, here are the update pics

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New pup checking everything is all in order

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#7 lindsay

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 11:50 AM

Looking good m8,keep updates coming.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:44 PM

I got my RO unit set up this evening and was pleased with how easy it was to do. Here are some pics of it if anyone is interested lol

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not bad pressure
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water in
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water out
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#9 dave14

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:54 PM

Coming on a treat Joey, keep the updates coming

You must be challenging Ben now for the most tank builds lol

#10 Joey

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:26 PM

Thought i better update this to as far as ive got. Im still waiting for the tank to arrive (should be tuesday or wednesday of next week) so ive hung my light unit and ordered my plumbing.

Well heres some pics of it all hung and working

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Thats it for now till i get the tank
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#11 lindsay

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:58 PM

Looking good,bet you are looking forward to seeing the tank in place.

#12 Joey

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:52 PM

Yeah cant wait mate, its been a long time comming lol

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#13 dylan

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:31 AM

all looking good mate

#14 Joey

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 04:11 PM

Well thought i might as well post up what i brought home today.
Its been a very long time waiting so here it for you all

The stand is in :wOOt2:

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Just got to get the tank and the rest of the stuff now lol

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#15 Joey

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:06 PM

Well its getting there slowly lol. Popped out for the day and 10mins after getting back in the house the little old lady from the bottom of the lane came up and handed me a parcel, what was inside? the plumbing parts for the tank just need to get the ball valve, pipe and TANK :rolleyes::rolleyes: then she'll be all plumbed in :D
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Oh yeah almost forgot lol, the sump is wet and salty and im picking up 20kg of rock tonight too

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#16 daza

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:28 PM

Bloody great looking cabinet mate home made or did you get a chippy to do it?

#17 Joey

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:31 PM

Hand made????? I wish lol, it was made by seashell and yeah its bloody good, cant wait to get the tank now though

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:06 PM

OOh the lovely smell of newness, The cabinet looks real good (quality) so to speak.

Cheers

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ps the duncan I had off you a few moons ago is doing great.

#19 Joey

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:35 PM

Another update lol.

My skimmer ans OR6500 has arrived :D done some dry fit to the return plumbing only because the tank isnt here to fix the lot in place, with any luck i should be picking it up tomorrow :ok:
so will post some pics up when i pick it up

For now here is the skimmer starting to bed in coz its not been used for a few years but fired up first time.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:26 PM

Good stuff - big day tomorrow!




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