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Really exciting new project.... Just turned over the first sod for commencement of excavations

 

 

 

 

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This is the start of an idea that has been brewing for about 4-5 years. More updates to come as work ramps up.

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that's a bloody nice hole!

looks interesting... who's going in that bad boy? ☠️

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1 hour ago, buck said:

that's a bloody nice hole!

looks interesting... who's going in that bad boy? 2620.png

4 of these

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Engineering the floor! 

Something heavy going on it [emoji2]

Yep we've estimated somewhere in the vicinity of 1.2 tonne of extra weight will be on this section of floor.

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4 hours ago, Foxpuppet said:

Yep we've estimated somewhere in the vicinity of 1.2 tonne of extra weight will be on this section of floor.

holy moly!

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On 8 April 2016 at 3:19 AM, Disciple said:

holy moly!

well there is 540L in the tank. 

Glass is 15mm

sump hold another 200 or so L

Stand to support it all.

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My ship sailed

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That's all for now, I'm going to leave it mostly wrapped up until the next phase starts..... Or i get some hardscape materials.

I'm super happy with it and it looks stunning from the little bits of it ive seen.

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Very sharp.

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Is it a pre-built tank or a custom built tank?

Low iron glass? or just normal glass?

 

The silicon finish seems top class from what I can see.

You have to tell us who built it and what they prices are.

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2 hours ago, jayc said:
Is it a pre-built tank or a custom built tank?

Low iron glass? or just normal glass?

 

The silicon finish seems top class from what I can see.

You have to tell us who built it and what they prices are.

 

 

 

 

Custom built Komoda - had to wait 3 months for it be built and shipped

1500x600x600

15mm

Opticlear Low iron glass

Beveled edges to all sides

Even came with dark grey foam mat.

Silicone is ludicrously clean, I've not actually seen anything this neat in Cade, Ada or Fire. They really went above and beyond for this tank as a test run.

Perhaps with enough demand/interest they may make more this size.

 

 

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just look at it!

 

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couldn't resist shining some light into the cage

 

 

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Yeah that is great. I cant wait to see what you have planned for it.

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Yeah that is great. I cant wait to see what you have planned for it.

Neither can I.... But need to get one first, too many ideas floating around now....

Suggestions anyone?

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On 24/04/2016 at 6:46 PM, Foxpuppet said:

Silicone is ludicrously clean,

 

On 24/04/2016 at 6:46 PM, Foxpuppet said:

just look at it!

Yes, I noticed how neat the silicon finish was, that is why I asked.

Where is the builder located? PM me details please?

 

 

25 minutes ago, Foxpuppet said:

But need to get one first

Get what first? a plan?

Give the tank to me, I have plans... :smile:

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Finished digging the foundation holes today and grabbed 10 bags of concrete to fill them up again

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Wow, now that's dedication. How did you ever manage to get approval lol

Asking Forgiveness is easier than asking permission!

Haha no, my wife was going to get me this tank and cabinet for our tenth anniversary, but the baby came first :) now I get to run the project myself!

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So what do you have to do now?

Are you putting posts on the concrete or using bricks?

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So what do you have to do now?

Are you putting posts on the concrete or using bricks?

I've got to add a second row of 4x2 timber to the existing joist to increase the load strength. then I'm using a product called uni-pier, it's a metal pier that's expandable up to 200mm to suit the correct height. You then bolt it at the desired length and presto, instant floor reinforcement. It leaves more room for access under there as that's where the chiller and tank emergency overflow drainage is going to be located.

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5 hours ago, NoGi said:

I am so going to love this journal thread. 

And congrats on the anniversary.

haha thanks, but seeing how it's in january & months have past to get to this stage, this thread could go on for some time! i did however pay the deposit for the tank around that time ;)

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