My new DIY 140l build

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Hi fellow reefers : )
So ive been busy beavering away over the holidays on my new build. Im replacing my overstocked unsumped pain in the arse 50l fluval with my own from scratch build, its just a pile of bits atm but thought ide get sharing my progress so this will be my 30l sump which is in the garden leak testing as we speak once ive got it in the stand ill figure out my compartments my plan is to go all natural just lr and a refugium

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This is my DT 80l currently drying im drilling it tonight with a friend im going for 4 bulkheads at the top back edge 1 inlet and 3 overflows

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The stand is in various stages awaiting the tanks to finish it off

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Its difficult to see as it is but im fitting a consumer unit in this end section with 6 plug sockets fused and rated for each job this will be sealed with an acrylic panel. The electrics will then be fed back inside a sealed unit on to the front display containing the thermostat and ip65 switches  ( no pulling plugs with wet hands )

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All my plumbing and cables will be run down the inside of the stainless box section in above picture so nothing on display or anything the kids can pull on or knock or switch off which my 1yr old has already done on my current tank this is my tank atm with a make shift light box

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Reply #5

I wish i could of built bigger but this the only space i have so ive maxed the new build to fill this space

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Reply #6

My nem is waiting for a bigger home : ) ive stopped feeding it since putting the new lights in and even with themnon the lowest setting its kicking arse!

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Reply #7

Looks good watch it don't batter the corals around it as there sting packs one hell of a punch

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Dont i no it! Before it settled here it was on a 1 nem battle to kill almost everything in the tank luckily my zoas were resilient and altho it near killed my kenyan tree its practically a weed so recovered quick : )

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Reply #9

Looks stunning Gareth especially them holes ;)

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said holes

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bit by bit the jigsaw comes together

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Reply #12

Very nice Gareth :)

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havent updated in a while but ive finally got my stand finished. : ) just the matter of plumbing it oh and baffling my sump and maybe all the electrics... so yeah nearly done.. just 1 more big shopping list to buy

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Reply #14

Well that's a very unique design. Looks well made and built to last!

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