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Vivid Aquariums' 800 Gallon Sump, Lighting & Filtration walkthrough

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Here's two videos showing a walkthrough and 3D model of the massive 800 Gallon tank I'm sure you've all seen before as the backdrop to all their other videos.



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Yea, it's not all that!
I should really sort this out!!

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What do you mean?  :O
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ah haaaaaaa! thought you might bite!
I would love a tank like that,
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #4

That's Mike's next upgrade.

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Reply #5

 :smiley: I wish.

Maybe in a few years when I've bought a house...  :grin:

I keep trying to fault find with it, like the plumbing that seems a bit over complex, or the twin sump part that seems like an oversight/afterthought, but then the more you look at it, the more it all makes sense and I can't fault it at all.

I'd love closed loop water movement, and minus the chiller, and using all LEDs not 50/50 half halide half LED, that's pretty much my dream tank...

I like the way they run the filter socks though. They have a sheet of acrylic with several holes the right size to hold a filter sock each, and the water simply flows across the grid, draining down each filter sock so there's never a problem if one or two get too clogged, the flow simply takes a path through some of the lesser blocked socks. It does however rely on all the socks being in place... If they all got blocked, then the flow just overflows the tray bypassing the socks altogether.


I really want to buy an acrylic bender and a small band saw so I can make stuff from Acrylic, it's such a good, and versatile material for our hobby. :D
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Mike would have an 800G sump on his next tank!
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #7

Well StevieH has a 7x2x2 sump!
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I'm going as big as I can on the next tank!
I should really sort this out!!

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Nice.
Thinking of trying to buff out the scratches on my optiwhite front glass.

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Reply #11

Thinking of trying to buff out the scratches on my optiwhite front glass.

Have done it before? It's really arduous and labour intensive even with the right tools, and even then it'll remove fine scratches and reduce deeper scratches. If you keep going with it, you end up forming a lens in the glass and it distorts your view ending up worse than the scratch!

Doable for small scratches though.
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Ah sounds like it's not as easy as the YouTube vids made it look then with those coloured disks in a drill and cerium oxide?
They're not particularly deep, quite fine but lots of em...that's what you get for letting the kids loose with the flipper!


EDIT: Speaking of flipping.... @Mike ...pretty please!  :glad:
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I'll have another bash at fixing this as I've dealt with this issue recently at work as I built the photo upload system for BC membership cards, so might be able to use the same trick, which is to strip out the EXIF data when processing the image.
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Reply #14

I have a few scratches but just live with them it seems to just happen not that noticeable though.


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