150 Gallon of complexities!

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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby Aayaan » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:08 am

Given the size of the tank and corals to be housed in there, its no child's play when we have to consider the seriousness of all the requirements involved here.
A setup with any other coral type in a 5 footer isn't all that huge. But, a 5 by 2 stretch of acros & montis is massive. Its like keeping blood sucking leeches in similar volumes. They'll drain the tank of everything in it to thrive, in no time, and to be re-supplementing with all that they need to live & grow, is huge.
Therefore, every step must be taken to ensure that its stays smooth & flawless, it all counts. :-?

And, in saltwater, 5 years should seem like 5 months. If it doesn't, then you are not fit to be a reefer yet. :-w

Therefore Mithun, take your time. :!! :-bd
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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby mithun » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:45 pm

Weld on arrived... started welding the acrylics immediately :D

Started with the ATO reservoir first.. 24hrs curing then leak testing then i will start with the rest of the sumpImageImage
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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby kumar » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:04 am

so, how was your experience with weld-on compared to the DIY method or your previous cement? I see local markets have weld-on but(yellow) only suitable for PVC pipes(?)
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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby mithun » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:11 am

too early to say yet.. application ease is same.. weld on 4 is very thin water like so it runs fast through the gaps.. strength wise it should be very good as i have read reviews.. but all will be known after water test tomorrow​ morning

PVC pipe solvents aren't suitable for acrylic.. but i think they can be used for gap filling as they are quite thick and not for strength on acrylic joins
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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby mithun » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:46 pm

finished the last part of the reservoirImage

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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby thatssam2001 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:48 pm

So neat and clean. Nice job

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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby mithun » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:59 am

leak test of reservoir is complete.. started rest of the sumpImageImage

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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby mithun » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:34 am

Finished.. just polishing and engraving remainsImageImageImageImage

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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby Amit.. » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:34 pm

Cool!!

Question: Why use a opaque sheet?
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Re: 150 Gallon of complexities!

Postby mithun » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:36 pm

less scratch prone, doesnt get water marks, looks way more smart. imagine this design in transparent sheet. would it look as good?

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