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And so it begins.... Unleashing the Beast

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OzShrimp

With a topic like that i am glad there was no photos of anyone with their pants off lmao

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Foxpuppet

I've been searching around LFS for some hardscape material. I found a few pieces I liked, but most turned out to be far too big and dominating for what I want to achieve in this scape.

For example.

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So I settled for a few smaller pieces of goldvine. I'll probably still add extra to play with the look by these 2 joined together are my front runners at the moment.

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At home marking out tank dimensions on carpet.

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Added an old piece I've had for a while.

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OzShrimp

I like the first one with the single big piece think it looks best :P or the second 1 with the tow laying flatter for a low scape :P

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waffle

2nd pic is my fav!! Looking forward to seeing this tank!!

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Foxpuppet

Started work on reconfiguring the sump/rack tank today.

Stanley knife & fishing line to separate the top middle part of dividers. This is to be replaced with an acrylic panel with secondary and emergency overflows cut into it.

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Foxpuppet

This is what they look like removed

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And now they are out I can start working out where the baffles and divider sections will be.

This is my planned markup of the sump layout - open to comments or suggestions to modify or improve the design.

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Shep

far out. this is going to be awesome @Foxpuppet

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Foxpuppet

Well after a bit of delay......


Time for the piers to go in!

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Just this week I was going to order them and got distracted... next day we did a job and the builder was chucking these out, saved myself $130 a piece!


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jayc

HEAVY  DUTY !!!

 

Can't wait to see the final product.

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Foxpuppet

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And they are in.... see you a few months ;)


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NoGi

Pro job mate

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Burningfyra

looking Awesome so far! I know its an impossible question this far out but stocking plans? community?

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jayc

Any updates @Foxpuppet ?

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Foxpuppet
Any updates @Foxpuppet: ?

It's been on hold with new baby, but slowly collecting gear together.

 

 

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jayc
1 hour ago, Foxpuppet said:

It's been on hold with new baby

Ah ! congrats to you and the missus on the new baby.

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Foxpuppet
Ah ! congrats to you and the missus on the new baby.

Cheers jayc!!!


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Congrats on baby. Awsome setup

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Foxpuppet

Sad day today when i stripped down the old tank, but glad work has finally begun in earnest to see this project out.

 

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Stand under construction

 

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Leveling in position - floor was out 31mm side to side and 18 front to back.... that's a lot of packers

 

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19mm AA grade marine ply cut and scribed to unsquare wall. Will be lime washed and sealed

 

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Mark out for tank so we can begin plumbing layout.

 

 

 

I'm still not sure on how to drill this, right hand side, rear panel or base. Or the size but I do have a local glass guy I can use for the job.

 

 

 

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