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Old 01-29-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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Hi everyone

I'm setting up my new tank

its all under way and should be complete at the end of Feb 2010

its going to be a 8ft long x 6ft wide x 3ft deep all glass tank

it will have a 6x2x2ft sump and pumps will turn over 20,000 lph

4 x 25w UVs

24/7 WC via a HMA filter

the tank will be controlled by a full aquatronica system

http://www.paraquatics.co.uk/en-gb/dept_190.html

I'm looking forward to it now and the tank will be made onsite on the 10th of Feb if all goes to plan
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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Congratulations Richard on the next step in your evolution as a hobbyist.

Any chance you could work with your supplier to see if an integrated Aquarium control system suitable for export to NAmerica is available? Or, perhaps there already is such a system available over here, but I am just not aware of it?

In any case, I look forward to watching you develop your new system.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:37 PM   #3
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nice....can't wait to see your new setup
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:40 PM   #4
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The aquatronica will monitor and control PH ,temp, lights ,sump level, conductivity and water leaks

it will send me a text message if any of the parameter drop below the set level or the power drops out which is important as the tank will be in the garden

its all the little thing you don't think about that add up to a lot of $$$$$

I'm putting a Jewel background on 3 sides of the tank to keep warmth in and as their is no way i will be able to get to the back to clean i thought it was a good idea until i worked out i would need 18 of them at c$50 each

sand needed 150 kg

2kw of heaters

and a tank this size in 17mm glass is also very expensive

i will post picture once i start to build the base which should be next weekend
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nice...going to look into aquatronica...definitely a great solution...
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:27 AM   #6
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insulation is near finished along with the electrics

I'm hoping the tank will be built on the 10th Feb 1 week later at the latest
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:56 PM   #8
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Holy crap!

Are you taking pics of the build? I'd love to see some.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:09 AM   #9
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bit slow this weekend but we managed to get the electrics and most of the base done we can only do 3 layers of blocks at a time as they weigh a lot and make the cement sink
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:19 PM   #10
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I remember you talking about this "dream project" when I visited you Richard. Thanks for sharing the dream.
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