Reef Central Online Community
Tunze USA

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Special Interest Group (SIG) Forums > Large Reef Tanks
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 04/29/2007, 03:16 PM   #101
fabjr
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: virginia
Posts: 20
stand material?

Is your stand made of steel or of aluminum?
What is the finish coat?
Can you tell us more about the membrane you mentioned?

thanks
fabjr


__________________
fab
fabjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/29/2007, 08:13 PM   #102
asnatlas
Registered Member
 
asnatlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waukee, IA
Posts: 4,198
fabjr

To Reef Central


__________________
Shawn
asnatlas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/29/2007, 08:15 PM   #103
ssbreef
Registered Member
 
ssbreef's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Montreal
Posts: 862
Did you finally get the sump under your stand?


__________________
180g inwall, 89Xturnover, Deltec Ap1004 Skimmer, Deltec PF1001 CR, Deltec KM 500S KS, Octopus 3000, AquaZone Ozone, 1218Watts-MH+VHO+T5, 120g sump, 77g Refuge

Current Tank Info: 180g inwall SPS, 225G Softy
ssbreef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/30/2007, 12:08 AM   #104
i2ik
Registered Member
 
i2ik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 692
No The sump is fitting really tight in the stand, i will need to modified it a bit since it had an integrated fitting that was not supposed to be there. If its still not fitting, i might need to cut a leg of my stand to fit it in... hopefully, it will still hold once full without any problem but i hope i wont have to do that... in other word, i have lot of work and i am quite ****ed that i cant do anything more right now


__________________
Richard

Current Tank Info: 600G system in the remaking, back to square one, learning in process!
i2ik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/30/2007, 12:23 AM   #105
i2ik
Registered Member
 
i2ik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 692
Re: stand material?

Quote:
Originally posted by fabjr
Is your stand made of steel or of aluminum?
What is the finish coat?
Can you tell us more about the membrane you mentioned?

thanks
fabjr
fabrj: The stand is made of steel and have been painted to silver color which is protecting it from rust. The membrane is the same you will find in ponds or bath and it is completely waterproof. It is simply put with wood on each side glued on the stand so there wont have any leak on the floor. It can hold around 50G in there.


__________________
Richard

Current Tank Info: 600G system in the remaking, back to square one, learning in process!
i2ik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/30/2007, 10:06 AM   #106
fabjr
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: virginia
Posts: 20
thanks

Thanks for the info on the stand. Was it powder coated first?
fab


__________________
fab
fabjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04/30/2007, 11:11 AM   #107
i2ik
Registered Member
 
i2ik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 692
"Powder coating is the process of coating a surface in which a powder material is applied using an electrostatic or compressed air method. The applied powder is then heated (cured) to its melting point, after which it flows to form a smooth film which dries to a firm, durable finish very resistent to scratches, cracking, peeling, UV rays and rust."

If you want to know more about it, here's the reference


__________________
Richard

Current Tank Info: 600G system in the remaking, back to square one, learning in process!
i2ik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/08/2007, 10:59 PM   #108
hawaiianwargod
Registered Member
 
hawaiianwargod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: 11 54' N, 121 55' E
Posts: 1,832
Any updates Rich?


__________________
"To be a successful reefer, one must master the art of mimicry"
~Hawaiianwargod~

[E] levated
[L] evel
[O] f
[S] weetness

Current Tank Info: 210+ - "G" Elos 160XL [~]
hawaiianwargod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/08/2007, 11:38 PM   #109
ssbreef
Registered Member
 
ssbreef's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Montreal
Posts: 862
BIG TIME!! Richard BRO! where are the pictures!!


__________________
180g inwall, 89Xturnover, Deltec Ap1004 Skimmer, Deltec PF1001 CR, Deltec KM 500S KS, Octopus 3000, AquaZone Ozone, 1218Watts-MH+VHO+T5, 120g sump, 77g Refuge

Current Tank Info: 180g inwall SPS, 225G Softy
ssbreef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/08/2007, 11:40 PM   #110
magnoliarichj
Registered Member
 
magnoliarichj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: florida west coast
Posts: 1,455
where did you get that great bank of cooling fans.


magnoliarichj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/09/2007, 09:37 AM   #111
asnatlas
Registered Member
 
asnatlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Waukee, IA
Posts: 4,198
Quote:
Originally posted by magnoliarichj
where did you get that great bank of cooling fans.
Propeller Breeze


__________________
Shawn
asnatlas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/22/2007, 11:54 PM   #112
green_frogspawn
Registered Member
 
green_frogspawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 357
updates???


__________________
Dolphins. They think they're so cute. Oh, look at me, I'm a flippy little dolphin, let me flip for you

Current Tank Info: 4x2x2
green_frogspawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/23/2007, 05:57 AM   #113
gwrulzmylife
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
gwrulzmylife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Indy
Posts: 1,052
love the overflows, just what I want on my next big tank!


gwrulzmylife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/24/2007, 02:42 PM   #114
i2ik
Registered Member
 
i2ik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 692
I just received confirmation with AO that my remaining stuff will be here on tuesday! It was about time! I will put some new pictures really soon. I am also about to start making the canopy. The plans are in process and making sure its going to work out propely.

The jackpost are in place, been verified by an engineer to make sure that it is well positioned and no disaster ahead. I lost interested in making the tank because that i have been waiting so long to make it work, but now that things are going and i will be receiving my stuff, i cant wait to see the result once the tank will be fonctional.


__________________
Richard

Current Tank Info: 600G system in the remaking, back to square one, learning in process!
i2ik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/27/2007, 07:52 PM   #115
kiwi-james
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: new zealand
Posts: 5
this is simply stunning in every way.

a true ultimate build.


kiwi-james is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/27/2007, 08:05 PM   #116
hatfielj
Registered Member
 
hatfielj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,234
You sure dropped some serious cash on equipment. Nice choice on the vortechs with battery backups. IMO they are the best pumps you can buy and with the battery back ups you are set in the case of a power outage. Post lots more pics!


hatfielj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/29/2007, 09:53 AM   #117
i2ik
Registered Member
 
i2ik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 692
Finally, the sump is under the tank! I had to grind the stand a bit to make it fit under it.
Here's some pictures before i start to fill it up. Receiving the bulkhead either today or tomorrow, i will start the plumbing. I will fill only the 1/3 of it for now and try out those vortech see what they can do!






__________________
Richard

Current Tank Info: 600G system in the remaking, back to square one, learning in process!
i2ik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/29/2007, 10:36 AM   #118
cbui2
Premium Member
 
cbui2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 2,517
looking good richard, are you going to build cabinet to cover the bottom also what are those left and right of the display tank.


__________________
Bart
*********************

Current Tank Info: 600gal 96L x 48W x 30H 1"cell cast w/tons of equipments
cbui2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/29/2007, 12:29 PM   #119
i2ik
Registered Member
 
i2ik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 692
Thanks Bart! Yup the canibet will cover everything and we wont be able to see the bottom part that you see in the pictures. The stand on the right is my reservoir for water change, its holding around 85G and the one on the left will have all my accessories and stuff for the aquarium: Test kit, refractometer, etc... I was also thinking of putting the ACLS unit there with the face showing off :P Hope the power cord is long enough!


__________________
Richard

Current Tank Info: 600G system in the remaking, back to square one, learning in process!
i2ik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/29/2007, 02:15 PM   #120
mhhauser321
Registered Member
 
mhhauser321's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 283
thats a cool tank


__________________
"Fry: I'm not a robot like you, I don't like having discs cramped into me... unless they're Oreos... and then only in the mouth."
"Fry: Wow. That guy makes Speedy Gonzalez look like Regular Gonzalez"
mhhauser321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/31/2007, 11:20 AM   #121
i2ik
Registered Member
 
i2ik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal,Quebec,Canada
Posts: 692
After 20 hours, my tank is 1/3 full with Ro/DI water. I will be testing the vortech pump probably tonight and at the same time mix up the salt.

I am about to order the sand, not sure between the Carib-Sea Oceans Direct Live Sand or the Carib-Sea Arag Alive Sand. Any opinion on this?

Still waiting for my missing part: the other pendant and ACLS unit and all of my bulkheads so i can start the plumbing...


__________________
Richard

Current Tank Info: 600G system in the remaking, back to square one, learning in process!
i2ik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/31/2007, 11:47 AM   #122
Kaiden
No Comment
 
Kaiden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Jackson, California
Posts: 566
How long have you been waiting for this stuff? Did you expect this wait? I hope this is not the normal routine. I just ordered two complete systems from them.


Kaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/31/2007, 11:47 AM   #123
mike660r
Registered Member
 
mike660r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 2,038
Save your money on the live sand bags. Just get the dry stuff and collect some sand samples from a trusted friends tank once yours has been up for a little while. Life in the sand bed spreads like wild fire. There is no need to incur the added expense, in my opinion.


mike660r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/31/2007, 12:30 PM   #124
nsreefer
Registered Member
 
nsreefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Stratford, PEI
Posts: 502
Subscribed!!! Stunning, absolutely stunnning.


nsreefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/31/2007, 10:14 PM   #125
cbui2
Premium Member
 
cbui2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 2,517
hey Richard, i had ordered 1000 lbs live caribsea live Bahamas oolite sand for mine, i like this b/c sugar fine so the fish can filter it through their gills.


__________________
Bart
*********************

Current Tank Info: 600gal 96L x 48W x 30H 1"cell cast w/tons of equipments
cbui2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:02 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2019 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.