GlennF's DSR tank

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Reply #795

The panoramareef is back on track

 Now there is no way back!
The glass arrived today, so we have to pull through with this project from now on.
I yet have to detemine whether is will glue it as one single tank or as 3 part segmented tank for redundancy.









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monday, september 6, 2021 we made a start building the first tank segment.
With the help of Leon and Tim we made preparations and glued the tank together.
Now waiting for the glue to cure before placing the braces.











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Reply #797

Wow, how big is that going to be?
Looking good though, following with interest

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Reply #798

@HK_Fuey What was that guy in America called, Peter something? Who has/had a huge tank built into his house, literally had staff to run it. Do you remember the thread/YouTube video? We should post it to show new people who might not have seen it. 😁
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Wow, how big is that going to be?
Looking good though, following with interest
4 segments of total 3500-4000 liter


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Tuesday 7sept21 17:20

Just finished placing the braces on tank1
I had a little help from my son, we placed them together within a half hour.
The prepartions however took a little bit longer. Three glasstrips were 2mm oversized and did not fit, so i had to cut them myself. The terpentine to fill the glass cutter was used up, so i had to go out for a new bottle.
After that cutting the glas was easy peasy.
Next time i will use 5-6mm tolerance for the braces






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Reply #802

@glennf What's the terpentine for? I've never heard of that being part of the glass cutting process? I take it you used those diamond sharpeners to file down the glass edge 2mm?
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@glennf What's the terpentine for? I've never heard of that being part of the glass cutting process? I take it you used those diamond sharpeners to file down the glass edge 2mm?
The turpentine act as cutting oil.
It clean and cool the surface your cutting.
When you don't clean the surface the cutting tool may slip.
When you're not cooling your cutting surface get heated and cause micro-cracks.
Especially when using more force to cut thicker glass.


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Reply #804

Ah, yeah I’ve cut and drilled glass, but only ever used water as coolant and lubricant. I never knew terps was better. 😃👍🏼
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Ah, yeah I’ve cut and drilled glass, but only ever used water as coolant and lubricant. I never knew terps was better.
Drilling of course with water... turpentine would be to much of a mess to cleanup.


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Wednesday, september 8, 2021

#panoramareef section1 into final position

Clamps removed from tank1 + extra kit on braces 

Moved 140 liter development tank to diningroom

My friend Stefan came and together we move tank1 into it's final position.

Cleared the stand for section 2+3 as preparation to extend this stand with 1 meter.











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Saturday we didn't feel like it, so we didn't work on the panoramareef.
Sunday, September 12, 2021 - #panoramareef section2 stand finished
The day started with cutting away the excess silicone sealant from aquarium1.
The stand of section2 was bolted to the back wall, after which it was extended from 4 to 5 metres. For this, the KHD setup of the 1200L reef had to be moved and an end support had to be made.








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Reply #808

That frame doesn't look strong enough to me, and there's no front to rear bracing, or bracing at the rear side. The braces at the front look insufficient too, but I tend to overdo it when building things to support weight. I built a decking area to support a hot tub for a customer recently and if you saw the reinforcements and foundations I laid you'd think I'd built it to support a military tank.  lol
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Sunday, september 11, 2021 - moving the #butterflyreef
There was no enough space to  build the #panoramareef tanksection2, so the butterflyreef needed to move.
All the electric wiring of the #DSRreef1200 was in the cabinet below, so that needed rewiring.
The tank was emptied down to 10cm, moved , refilled, replumbed and rewired to make it operational again.





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