Goob's new DIY project

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Well once I finished my freshwater sump - I decided that I needed a new prject to keep myself busy...

So I went out and bought myself a massive new tank:

6' x 2' x 2', which holds about 170 Us gallons.

So fair it is simply a tank with a bare pine stand, but here is what I have planned for it.

Step 1: Install a wier with a connection for my massive sump filter.

Step 2: Install a 3d background to simulate natural environment.

Step 3: Install electrical system in wooden stand, with 1 centralised switchboard to control all power to the tank (heaters, lights, pumps etc)

Step 4: Design, build and install cabinet around the stand - pine stained as mahogany.

Step 5: Design build and install wooden hood on tank. (needs to incorporate 3, 6' halogen lights.

Step 6: Install sump under tank and plumb.

Step 7: Design placement of powerheads in the tank.

Step 8: Aff water and Oscars!

I will be posting pictures and asking for suggestions on each of these as I go through. Stay tuned...

New to the whole Oscars thing..
Setup:
4' x 2' x 2' Tank with 100L Sump filtration
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dexter replied the topic: Re:Goob's new DIY project

sounds awsome man, how long do u recon it will take u to complete?
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Noddy replied the topic: Re:Goob's new DIY project

We'll be following your every move closely.
We'll cheer or boo every one in a while!
Good luck!
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caseyish replied the topic: Re:Goob's new DIY project

Noddy wrote:

We'll be following your every move closely.
We'll cheer or boo every one in a while!
Good luck!


x2, you guys come up with some clever stuff.
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Nickisue replied the topic: Re:Goob's new DIY project

Can't wait to see it Goob!
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delboybully replied the topic: Re:Goob's new DIY project

sounds like a ton of work but it will be worth it when its done

I can't get no sleep
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Win replied the topic: Re:Goob's new DIY project

be sure you document it step by step! :D
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dexter wrote:

sounds awsome man, how long do u recon it will take u to complete?


Hmm it will probably take me 2- 3 months I expect.

I have ALREADY installed a 3D background, got the tank drilled and installed a wier. (will post pics soon)

I probably will have the stand completely done fairly soon (because I am eager to get the tank up and running), however because the hood is not so important it could take time :D

New to the whole Oscars thing..
Setup:
4' x 2' x 2' Tank with 100L Sump filtration
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Win replied the topic: Re:Goob's new DIY project

i built my hood in less than an hour :) 60 dollars in materials.
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Win wrote:

i built my hood in less than an hour :) 60 dollars in materials.


Wow...How did you manage that? I am expecting mine to take longer than that:S

In my typical fashion I am going overboard though - Planning a fully enclosed hood (mahogany stained), with ducted (powered) ventilation. Am going to try to set it up in a way that I can suspend the lights so they do not get in the way if I need to access the tank... may be difficult, but I intend to try!

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