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2 hours ago, Rasheedh said:

 


Hi yes bro there is 2 brace supporting each legs and another one in the middle....my tank in 5mm thickness..i should have gone for more thicker one ...


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i would strongly suggest you to remake your tank, 105x50x50 5mm braceless is absolutely a big NO. who is your tank maker to even agree making such a thin tank for such tank size? i wouldn't even think 10mm would be safe since its rimless, euro-braced 10mm is fine though. 

I don't think even if you DIY some bracing on it will make it safe. 

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10 hours ago, Rasheedh said:

Hi sorry guys my tank 10mm thickness..and checked with my tank maker he said should not be prob as it is onli 105 x 50 x 50 ....any comments on this


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I would prefer 12mm but of course Tank maker's the professional, will be ok since he had confirmed so. 5mm would've been a  very dangerous set up! 

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Part 3

Bought a sump tank off shelve as it was expensive to build one myself....

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Was not so happy with the sump tank so i made some minor changes to it by adding glass panels and removing some


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Did water test and all fine..dun mind my silicon work...i jus suck at that haha...so after that i moved to my pipping wrks

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I plastic dipped the return nozzle in black in this

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Got all my pipes cut and joint....now is to fix it and test for leaks and how the tank is running with water...will update u guys soon




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Ok no point suggesting as Orphek v4 would be an amazing set up haha. That said... The benefit of the Orphek is the blanket of light it provides; another way to achieve this is with something like the Aquaticlife T5 hybrid. I have this with three radion g4 xr15's and four T5's (2 blue plus, 1 actinic and 1 coral plus). I believe kessil is the go to combination here vs radion. With the advances in LEDs that you can now replace the T5 with either Reef Brites (Note in recent weeks BRSTV suggest an all reefbrite system) or Orphek OR3 blue plus.

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Ok no point suggesting as Orphek v4 would be an amazing set up haha. That said... The benefit of the Orphek is the blanket of light it provides; another way to achieve this is with something like the Aquaticlife T5 hybrid. I have this with three radion g4 xr15's and four T5's (2 blue plus, 1 actinic and 1 coral plus). I believe kessil is the go to combination here vs radion. With the advances in LEDs that you can now replace the T5 with either Reef Brites (Note in recent weeks BRSTV suggest an all reefbrite system) or Orphek OR3 blue plus.

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Thank you for the suggestion bro..i will be going for the atlantic v4....


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Part 4

Piping works all done...and now is to fix it and test for water leaks and yea i bought my first equipment for my tank...the pump haha...

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All set and ready for water test and was praying hard for no leak


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Yeah !!! Did a full water test with the pumb running and everything went well...leart alot of stuff while configuring to get a perfect flow withouth any noise...there was onli splashing sound near my return nozzle inside the overflow..i tried to tune as closer to the hight of the emergency pipe..but some things can be made better like putting my return below my emergency pipe to reduce the noise !!! At last it was a well spent 3 months and the tank is ready....my plan is to fix my lights first as i have to drill above to fix my lights....so better to settle my lights before adding the rocks and water for cycling...till than see u guys with my update again !!!




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Part 6

Finally bought the orpek atlantic V4...mounting the hanger kit was not easy at all....i damaged my ceiling abit due to drilling wrongly haha...now need to do some touchup work...

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Turn out to be nice...luv the lights...what u guys think abt my mouting height for the light...is it oki ?



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Well you gotta be happy with that. Looks great! Orphek recommend a high mounting height for blanket coverage, so is looking rel good. But final height should really be set by your corals and their needs. Note 'SubzeroLT' has a PAR monitoring service so you can touch base with him once you have your aquascape all sorted.

Keep up with the updates!

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Part 6

Hi guys...did not manage to update much as was busy abit....i bought the maxgyre wavemaker for my tank and installed 2 of it and tested the tank with water for the final time..all was good and also manage to tidy up my electrical console...and also did some aquascape..wat u guys think abt it some pics below

 

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