My new DIY 140l build

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I cant believe this thread started Jan 2016!.. Well hold onto your hats coz im dusting it off and adding some more...... They say a picture tells 1000 words so guess whats coming next : )

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Gareth, fellow Glamorgan-ite?
Anyway, absolutely brilliant, those nay-sayers who tell you can't do a smaller sized marine are completely wrong.
If my tank ends up looking half as good as yours, I'll be happy.
I'm guessing by the shot of the workshop that you have something BIG in the pipeline. I can't wait to see it

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Haha i am indeed a Bridgend boiyo, joined the darkside and moved to Sussex many moons ago.

I have found the recent downtime has given me perfect opportunity to start my new DIY which ive been pondering for well over a year!  I checked your threads but couldnt find a build, other than the strip down... Has it progressed?

My current tank is only 500x400x500H which was all I could squeeze into the gap. My darling wife wont let me get rid of the TV still after years of nagging! So this build still has to fit the same space, but lets just say ive been inventive with space... So the new build is 800x450x450H.

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Haha i am indeed a Bridgend boiyo, joined the darkside and moved to Sussex many moons ago.

I have found the recent downtime has given me perfect opportunity to start my new DIY which ive been pondering for well over a year!  I checked your threads but couldnt find a build, other than the strip down... Has it progressed?

My current tank is only 500x400x500H which was all I could squeeze into the gap. My darling wife wont let me get rid of the TV still after years of nagging! So this build still has to fit the same space, but lets just say ive been inventive with space... So the new build is 800x450x450H.

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Hi Gareth, not only am I from Bridgend, but lived in Boverton-the posh end of LLantwit Major!
The current pic of mine, which moves lamentably slowly is here:
https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/my-5'6'longx20'highx15'wide-tank-thread/
It will progress by this weekend -I will have the return pipe lowered, and hopefully my aquascaping done-not looking forward to that

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Where are you at in Sussex? I was born in Worthing and lived in Burger Bill for a bit (testing you now) before moving up north to Leeds.

Im looking forwards to seeing what you've been up to these 2+ years

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Hi Gareth, not only am I from Bridgend, but lived in Boverton-the posh end of LLantwit Major!
The current pic of mine, which moves lamentably slowly is here:
https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/my-5'6'longx20'highx15'wide-tank-thread/
It will progress by this weekend -I will have the return pipe lowered, and hopefully my aquascaping done-not looking forward to that
Slow and steady mate. Ive never dealt with anything that big myself, i can imagine how daunting it is to plumb..Scape.. fill! I just about manage this one ; )
Brackla myself, i wish ide lived in Boverton!

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Where are you at in Sussex? I was born in Worthing and lived in Burger Bill for a bit (testing you now) before moving up north to Leeds.

Im looking forwards to seeing what you've been up to these 2+ years
Im living in the bustling town of bexhill : ) Now Burger Bill could that be code for burgess Hill??

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Im living in the bustling town of bexhill : ) Now Burger Bill could that be code for burgess Hill??

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Ah gods waiting room, I know the area well.
Indeed it is

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Slow and steady mate. Ive never dealt with anything that big myself, i can imagine how daunting it is to plumb..Scape.. fill! I just about manage this one ; )
Brackla myself, i wish ide lived in Boverton!

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To show how old I am, I was there when the slag heap collapsed onto the school at Aberfan. My dad was one of the ones that went to try and dig the kiddies out-no chance unfortunately. A sad event indeed.

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To show how old I am, I was there when the slag heap collapsed onto the school at Aberfan. My dad was one of the ones that went to try and dig the kiddies out-no chance unfortunately. A sad event indeed.
Youve got a few decades on me then mate ; ) Im still on the better side of 40... just. Although they say life begins at 40 so maybe mines just about too.

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Picked up two nice pieces of beech today and ordered 5kg of epoxy. This build will have a 1800x470x40 river table top.

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Gareth, excuse my ignorance, but what's a river table top?

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Gareth, excuse my ignorance, but what's a river table top?
Its a combination of wood and epoxy resin, look them up its what all the cool kids are doing. : )
So origanally i was looking for 1 piece of timber for this unit but restrictions have meant i needed to be a bit more creative as i couldnt source anything the size i needed. So this weekend ill be pouring this with a resin centre. It will have a blue crystal tint and my plan is to use LEDs shinning up throught the centre of the top? Thats the plan anyway...

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Reply #104

Clearly, I'm not "down with the kids" as I didn't know that.
Still, undeniably nice though they are (once I googled them) I wouldn't have one, I'm too traditional (read: old fogey).

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