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martinrselva
04/10/2017, 06:24 PM
Hi guys!

How are you doing ? Hope doing good,

I'm starting my new project and would love to share it with the community and get new ideas from all the members...

So the main display will be a 800 gallon reef tank (10.85 ft long X 4 ft wide x 2.60 ft tall) connected to my actual reef which will become a FOWLR tank... which will have it's own sump to run it separately from a the a main a tank just in case. I haven't get the sump measure or design yet.

Equipment is already purchased and listed :
Skimmer: Deltec 4080TC
Return pumps: 3 Ecotech L1
160 Watts uv
6 gyre 250
8 radions xr30 pro gen 4 for the reef

I might use 600 pounds of live rock for the main tank and an extra 200 for the second display, 1 inch bed sand and algea scrubber on both systems.

Any recommendations guys ?

What server do you recommend for uploading the pictures ? The structure is being fabricated at my workshop and would like to upload the progress.

iced98lx
04/11/2017, 01:59 PM
What server do you recommend for uploading the pictures ? The structure is being fabricated at my workshop and would like to upload the progress.

I highly suggest Flikr.

Good luck on your build, sounds like you've got experience with that 200 gallon tank already running.

martinrselva
04/11/2017, 04:25 PM
Chris,

Thanks for your message! Never is enough experience in this beautiful hobby... Every day there is something new to learn.
Will upload some pictures of the process tomorrow! The glass have arrived today.. so luckily in 2 o 3 weeks the tank should be delivered.

martinrselva
04/13/2017, 01:53 PM
Hi everyone!

Finally some updates,

Stand is finished and tank is progressing good...
Here are some pics
Stand
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]/33976448266/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]/34017462575/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]/33174142464/

Main tank
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]/33204751433/
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]/33204751083/

I hope you guys like it and will post more pics on Monday ... Have a happy Easter holidays

Darthv247
04/13/2017, 04:00 PM
odd. cannot see the pics.

martinrselva
04/13/2017, 08:03 PM
Hi Darth,

I don't know either... Here is the album https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/[email protected]

It should work that way

martinrselva
04/15/2017, 06:46 PM
Hi guys,

Here are the pictures...

I hope you enjoy ithttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/1476ddb83486a13ad9de52ecc352de14.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/3cb2138f32ac1ffa60ee899d9f4d61c1.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/fb67248999d2b4686520f76027873b49.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/a72713e21cc1694b2265af9176d631d3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/1eabb3091a11d9ddd2a8f1be9c2097fa.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/6cce1bef76c484b5157791cf6624810e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/f642abac099af8d823b367a29bad7451.jpg

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SantaMonica
04/15/2017, 08:39 PM
The sump will be, or will not be, connected?

martinrselva
04/15/2017, 08:51 PM
The sump will be, or will not be, connected?
Sump will be 250 gallons and will go underneath... I'm finishing the design and checking all the measurements.
I hope to get the aquarium in 2 weeks.

Ive attached my actual reef that will be the tank for the fishes and only live rock.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170416/936d619e9e70c2e861455c08d70d986b.jpg

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SantaMonica
04/15/2017, 09:11 PM
Is the sump connected, or not connected to the small tank?

martinrselva
04/15/2017, 09:16 PM
Is the sump connected, or not connected to the small tank?
Actually they are 2 separate systems one is the 800 gallon display + 250 sump and the other one is 250 gallon display + 40 gallon sump... Normally I will use just the bigger sump and run both displays with that one. If I need to run them separately they will have their own sump, skimmer and all the necessary equipment.

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locito277
04/15/2017, 10:04 PM
This seems like it will be fun


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martinrselva
04/16/2017, 10:51 AM
This seems like it will be fun


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Thanks Locito,

It seems so! Haha can't wait to get the tank delivered in order to start plumbing and working on it.



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locito277
04/16/2017, 10:56 AM
Thanks Locito,

It seems so! Haha can't wait to get the tank delivered in order to start plumbing and working on it.



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Soon enough :-) looking forward to the process


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martinrselva
04/16/2017, 08:50 PM
Hi guys,

Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates​..

Here are some macro shots from my corals and one of my Picasso's.
I hope you to like them.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/2491a04654ab2189022e705114829c89.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/9bc21330d12feb5c62126eeed8ce9ec6.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/9273ed9fb9763a4febbc4411d0be2430.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/e6a225c87cdeaa65d11d4a6f94f282df.jpg

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martinrselva
04/18/2017, 11:41 AM
Some updates !

Tank is coming along nicely here are some new pictures..
It should be ready in 12 days...

The stand is already at the house so less to go..https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/cf093c78bdbbc8dfd74083d5a082f0d0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/50f63ca573658061ca4873c20025b157.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/452f6ac02a5a5f6d5ed705e016d819e1.jpg

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Brunzy
04/18/2017, 08:45 PM
This tank is going to be massive man!!! I can't wait to see this thing up and running! Any idea what you will be doing for corals?

martinrselva
04/19/2017, 07:00 AM
This tank is going to be massive man!!! I can't wait to see this thing up and running! Any idea what you will be doing for corals?
Thanks Brunzy!

It's driving me crazy haha
I had to buy another skimmer as the Deltec will arrive in 45 days and I'm moving in 15 days... I got a reef octpus SRO 9000 from Coral Vue.. amazing service provided by Chris.
That skimmer will be used for the shop later on so not that bad to have it.

For corals I want to go mixed and try to get the best of each type.

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ReefKeeper64
04/19/2017, 10:43 AM
Looking good! What are your plans for water flow in that beast?

martinrselva
04/19/2017, 10:46 AM
Looking good! What are your plans for water flow in that beast?
Thanks Reef keeper...

Will use 3 Ecotech L1 for return, 2 mp60 and 2 gyre 250.....
I don't know if that's enough but I think so 😋

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ReefKeeper64
04/19/2017, 01:25 PM
Here is a video by David Saxby about flow that you might like. He's associated with D-D aquariums in the UK and has a gorgeous large tank.

At about 4 minutes in, David shows how to create a closed loop for a large tank without drilling any holes in the tank whatsoever. It is impressive to say the least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sMiFzHYFzE

martinrselva
04/19/2017, 04:32 PM
Here is a video by David Saxby about flow that you might like. He's associated with D-D aquariums in the UK and has a gorgeous large tank.

At about 4 minutes in, David shows how to create a closed loop for a large tank without drilling any holes in the tank whatsoever. It is impressive to say the least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sMiFzHYFzE


Thanks for the info!!! will give a look and try to make something similiar... that tanks it's just... WOW...

ReefKeeper64
04/19/2017, 05:12 PM
Thanks for the info!!! will give a look and try to make something similiar... that tanks it's just... WOW...

Glad you like it. Here are more in case you didn't find them up already. Good luck!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=David+Saxby+reef+aquarium&FORM=HDRSC3

Brunzy
04/20/2017, 01:36 PM
Do you have a fish list made already?

martinrselva
04/20/2017, 01:51 PM
Glad you like it. Here are more in case you didn't find them up already. Good luck!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=David+Saxby+reef+aquarium&FORM=HDRSC3
Sweet info,

Already working on that! Thanks Sir.

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martinrselva
04/20/2017, 01:56 PM
Do you have a fish list made already?
Hi Brunzy,

Not a complete list but I already have some fishes coming:
2 gem Tang
2 bellus (couple )
1 Zanclus
2 Achilles
1 leopard wrasse
2 pyramid butterfly
1x anthias (variaty of species)https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/7054cad3a75caf27467189d6b0772392.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/48b7e3c7794386d54452f7a510b8ddbc.jpg

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Brunzy
04/20/2017, 08:28 PM
Where did you get the tank from? That list better grow a little bit with that much tank haha

martinrselva
04/20/2017, 09:18 PM
Where did you get the tank from? That list better grow a little bit with that much tank haha
Brunzy,

The tank is from the biggest and more reliable builder in Argentina... I'm far from everywhere haha.
The main face and one lateral are starphire glass.
Fishes will come later as I want to get all the system working properly before adding more to the list.
I already have some fishes in my 260 reef. They will be moved to the new one once is running.

I accept any fish suggestion...

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SantaMonica
04/20/2017, 11:31 PM
Any plans for eels?

martinrselva
04/23/2017, 08:04 AM
Any plans for eels?
Hi SantaMonica,

I don't know if want to risk the little fish with an eel... Any reef safe and that won't eat everything suggestion ?

Thanks !

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SantaMonica
04/23/2017, 07:14 PM
I think a (pricey) golden dwarf moray stays small enough to leave all fish alone.

But if your wrasse is large enough, then a ribbon eel won't be able to eat any decently sized fish you listed. He would get smaller ones though.

martinrselva
04/24/2017, 05:59 PM
I think a (pricey) golden dwarf moray stays small enough to leave all fish alone.

But if your wrasse is large enough, then a ribbon eel won't be able to eat any decently sized fish you listed. He would get smaller ones though.
Hi SantaMonica,

I've checked them and the price over here is 1-1.2k haha really expensive .

Here are some updates

Tank is officially done and sump is being fabricated right now... Hopefully I will get them by Saturday after a 1600 miles trip...
Skimmer should be here on Wednesday, Ive already got the 3 Ecotech L1 and I'm waiting for the 4 missing XR30.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/76d5d8d3ae3950e999a65edcef6dc3bd.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/37d08e08d461c42dc783e6d3a6587adb.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/333286bb72adc641cf0fb09566be0659.jpg

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ReefKeeper64
04/25/2017, 09:17 PM
Nice!

martinrselva
04/26/2017, 11:11 PM
Hi guys!

I have some updates ,

As no company wanted to pickup the tank and ship it to my city (because of the size and how fragile glass is..) I had to take the car's company and drive 600 miles to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, where the tank was made...
Tomorrow morning I will go to the company and check if everything is okay with the tank and the sump in order to head back on Friday with all the goodies (including 12 boxes of salt) 😍😎

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170427/004bcbd881727383c0da9e91d64094d8.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170427/1043b33f0ee3a5cf13de5dafdd563cce.jpg

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SantaMonica
04/26/2017, 11:30 PM
Nice area to be able to drive a tank around in.

martinrselva
04/28/2017, 05:41 AM
Hi Guys!!

So the day has arrived... I finally get to meet the tank...
I'm going to pickup it now and head back today! It's gonna be a long way back ...

I hope u guys like ithttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170428/930c53ac6a2c0fb309e003b0fd14b898.jpg

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ReefKeeper64
04/28/2017, 10:28 AM
You're gonna need a bigger van - LOL! Congrats on getting such a massive and great looking tank.

martinrselva
04/29/2017, 05:23 PM
You're gonna need a bigger van - LOL! Congrats on getting such a massive and great looking tank.
Thanks Reef keeper,

Thanks God the aquarium fitted but we had to take apart the overflow box which I need to stick to the aquarium again.
The tank is already at my house ... So less to go,

Here are the pictures ! It wasn't easy as it's really heavy, around 1500lbs...

Thanks to my friends and the people who is working at fixing the house we manage to do it pretty well.
Now I have to wait 4 till I can fill it and move to my new house.


https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/8314346d1cbe498c965918ab8f974719.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/633c95837b05aa3249eb2e5ac2e26563.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/4db5af35c310498205b117214c469eb1.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/3258ca21f97279d60a8fe0cbaa031497.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/8700bba8ff2e36625d27e19c3a8046a9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/2c488c4a4748295001bbe38e1aab5b17.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/96a1976da9d420d8bbb29ba356297564.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/69b85658ca89bc2b7a4ce8eccc243ccf.jpg

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aquavista99
04/29/2017, 05:49 PM
Held my breath...glad you got the monster tank in place safely!

martinrselva
04/29/2017, 05:54 PM
Held my breath...glad you got the monster tank in place safely!
Thanks bud,

It wasn't easy but it's there.. less to go!

I won't sleep till I start to work on it.

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martinrselva
04/30/2017, 12:46 PM
Hi guys!

Good news... One of the skimmers has arrived... You can see my happiness on the picture hahahttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170430/c0f9a3a468e61998cdad5527fb2f96a2.jpg

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FernandesReef
04/30/2017, 02:28 PM
Love at first site...[emoji12]


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SantaMonica
05/01/2017, 10:25 PM
Nice display room to put it in, too.

Rene Obergfell
05/02/2017, 07:42 PM
How do you like the delete skimmer

martinrselva
05/02/2017, 07:44 PM
Love at first site...[emoji12]


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Haha for sure! This one is de Reef octpus.. don't want to imagine once I get the Deltec...😍

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martinrselva
05/02/2017, 07:46 PM
Nice display room to put it in, too.
Thanks SantaMonica,

It's the daily dining room... So I can watch the tank all day.

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martinrselva
05/02/2017, 07:47 PM
How do you like the delete skimmer
Rene,

This is the reef octopus, the Deltec will take a bit longer as it's being shipped.from Germany


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martinrselva
05/10/2017, 07:58 PM
Hi guys,

How have u been? Hope doing good,

Not many news.. just glued back the overflow box to the display and got the sump.... 20 days left till I can move everything! The wait is killing me haha.
The Deltec has arrived! It has to clear customs and will be here by Friday so very anxious to see it.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170511/8a7ed8c45c043172a64607c2c0148e7b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170511/3f640abf9cb5fb811796aa2a598534f4.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170511/5a3d0a2826b9c4d8cc7ccdea42c4d6db.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170511/c43634dd0cad31b6a826489360b59def.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170511/ace3d36f92ab0e90dbcc54e6eb6370a5.jpg

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Ricardo18
05/11/2017, 07:27 AM
Great start!!

martinrselva
05/11/2017, 12:18 PM
Great start!!
Thanks Ricardo!

The skimmer awaiting to clear customs is getting me more anxious...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170511/54489de9cfe81f4576272fabe7381c5c.jpg

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wowkingjames
05/12/2017, 12:34 PM
Following....:)

martinrselva
05/12/2017, 12:36 PM
Following....:)
Thanks!!

The new baby has arrived...

Can't wait to install everythinghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170512/2ae445ca8bbbf5797c22e0c1909a696f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170512/aa89178fcc3125de79f347ced30b9b6c.jpg

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martinrselva
05/15/2017, 09:33 PM
Hi guys,

Good and bad news.. The people from deltec didnt send me the pumps, I just cant belive it...
Thanks god I bought and extra skimmer cause Im moving next week and pumps will take 2 weeks to get here.
I got the UV today as well! So less go...
From left to right, reef octopus sro9000, deltec tc4080 and lifeguard 160uv.

I hope u to enjoy it as I'm doing it!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170516/b3b95f2aa94921246583e49e604bbb93.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170516/9603cfc7615323e3dac3d779ade4ba05.jpg

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Chris_S
05/16/2017, 10:28 PM
Joining a great thread!

martinrselva
05/20/2017, 11:16 PM
Joining a great thread!
Thanks Chris,

No many updates as I'm getting all the missing parts for next week.. the moving week, yesterday I got the titanium serpentine for the 2hp chiller.

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bxbe888
05/23/2017, 01:41 AM
It sounds like you are going to move to another place. Why not wait until you are settled at the permanent place before pick up this huge tank.

martinrselva
05/30/2017, 09:02 PM
Hi to everyone!

After 2 long weeks I've finished the move! Here are some pictures.

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martinrselva
05/30/2017, 09:07 PM
Here are the picshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/4f0f410697613b0ba1e43c2f8a8e42a2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/8641abd6f54b825c96efc7a00b9d8b96.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/f6330f39b455b580aaca621d69a3f483.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/c900ba99a0ab8b3379ffb41666ef1bd6.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/3124127a48d43c2b368bee19eae07c7f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/575c17694bc09819618ec2e49f181cfc.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170531/a02dc9eeb1761f49cac8b4cf78271627.jpg

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martinrselva
06/11/2017, 11:10 AM
Hi to everyone!

Some pics to keep you updated.

I'm still waiting for the lights while we are building the adjustable light stand https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170611/188214d8d70095f70104154b2e09fa48.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170611/9301aa05c373aab3c06f0dbf5d659124.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170611/cbc9cb1a3bcaa870097885f36415f337.jpg

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martinrselva
06/11/2017, 10:41 PM
I started moving corals today! They will be re located once I get the missing lights.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170612/a3961354e1794f4b75b4ec9571d19138.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170612/ef498530b3041529797383fcce188129.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170612/98726cbe933887acd86bcf62e777a6e2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170612/257e6d1e1dc616395e78fb557c2ae10c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170612/6920370c47219cf9fc6009e9e1a4dd13.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170612/b33d210c65625b69420b0d6982e935bc.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170612/fdc10550160ce45b400099bcb0cf8008.jpg

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SantaMonica
06/15/2017, 10:10 PM
Always a fan of a shelf of some sort.

reefzone123
06/25/2017, 09:35 PM
humungo. wow. love it. you blew 'going big' out of proportion. awesome.

vikinglord13
07/12/2017, 02:02 AM
This thread will fit in nicely with my large-tank following habit. :D

I noticed a question about eels earlier, here's a post about fish-safe eels written by Frank Marini. http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-12/fm/index.php

martinrselva
08/22/2017, 08:24 PM
It's been a long time.since I don't post any update!! But this is how the tank is looking now.

I hope you all like it.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170823/e923e09efcc974e55e9d72bd3cc185f9.jpg

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Andrew D
08/23/2017, 08:14 PM
very nice. can you post some shots from other angles?

russ49merc
08/24/2017, 05:51 PM
amazing build

martinrselva
08/24/2017, 05:54 PM
Thanks guys! Will post more pics after macna... I'm on my way there

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Dromon
08/24/2017, 07:07 PM
Beautiful tank! :spin1:

mtlreeffreak
08/30/2017, 10:40 PM
man your hardcore!

Techhnyne
10/23/2017, 04:42 AM
Building on site. Good stuff

wowkingjames
10/23/2017, 02:01 PM
Awesome tank!

sdweller
10/30/2017, 03:04 PM
The tank looks amazing !
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