2x581 US gallons DIY

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Here a tube from my 2 Malawi tanks 1450 Us gallon total DIY project.
Later is shall post more pictures from the start to the end of the build.











































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Here a tube from my 2 Malawi tanks 1450 Us gallon total DIY project.
Later is shall post more pictures from the start to the end of the build.













































My youtube channel www.youtube.com/channel/UCEIxtjPlpdRSVEhG5cgxvqg?view_as=public
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benmcfadden replied the topic: 2x581 US gallons DIY

I think ive seen this on MFK, words cant describe how cool this is lol

Haku, I knew your were good.
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impressive
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gorgoroth replied the topic: 2x581 US gallons DIY

i like how the desk with the pc is hidden behind the tanks, gives a nice way to escape from the wife :D

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ML replied the topic: 2x581 US gallons DIY

Sweet, great looking DIY project.
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Richardb1976 replied the topic: 2x581 US gallons DIY

WOW
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ehall67 replied the topic: 2x581 US gallons DIY

omg ...


I am glad to come back to the site and see this !!


that is a truly a magnificent set up! one to really be envied ! hope you come back to talk about it some!

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JasonR replied the topic: 2x581 US gallons DIY

WOW man! Incredible tanks!!! Would love to know the build details for sure! Superb job!
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part 1 build 1
2300 liters (600 U.S. gallons)

In October 2011 I started with the construction of the 2 aquariums, they are made of plywood and liquid pond liner.
Also all filter parts are self-made, in the same way as the aquarium.
The total capacity of the system is 5500 liters (1450 U.S. gallons).
The entire aquarium system is heated by a central heating exchanger.
All lights are equipped with LED lights.
In the filter portions will also be a buffer, given that it is used to preheat the water.
The weekly water change is done entirely by the coupling of the aquarium system to the reservoir of the toilet.
Auarium water is then used to flush toilets, fresh water is then refilled with tank system.

The filter portions will consist of a wet biologist, 2 dry filters, two sand filters, and a heat exchanger




The substructure for the aquariums consist Ytong blocks.



Between the fist layer of wood and the second one ,are reinforcement bars.



All wood joints are glued with waterproof PU glue and screwed.
All walls are double, and between the layers of wood isolated.



I will paint the front of the aquarium later on.
The sides and back i finish of with laminate(just the normal one for the floor)

for all filter sections and parts i use also the pond liner.
The lid of the wet biologist is finished with laminate.





The filter sections are of a lesser quality wood.
The wet part of the biologist is about as wide as the aquarium.
This portion of the filter is also walkable.





The lids of the aquarium are also double, for the lighting I use LED strips.



The CV exchanger I first prepared,this i welded a few years ago.

















The inside where the glass to expect is modified with epoxy.
This way I can use for the assembly of the glass, ordinary aquarium kit.



The rock back wall is made of Styrofoam and polyurethane foam, later as tile adhesives and epoxy over.



The rock achterwnden are glued with liquid pond liner.
This results in a strong connection, and is also inexpensive.
I'm everything later several times in the tile set, and then 2 coats of epoxy.






Finishing the side and rear sides with laminate and insulation



All painted parts are also put in the epoxy.



All parts and lids are put into the paint, and later in the epoxy.



The front end is painted in black,also i installed the led lighting.


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JasonR replied the topic: 2x581 US gallons DIY

Thanks you've done an amazing job! I'm drooling over these tanks. Lol
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