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Old 08/30/2018, 03:43 AM   #26
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Old 09/05/2018, 07:36 AM   #27
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I was able to finish the tile work and took advantage of long weekend, here are some of the pictures of the tile work that I have finished under the stand and around where tank is going to sit.


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Old 09/07/2018, 03:43 PM   #28
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Following along. Great progress so far and I like the tile on the walls.


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Old 09/16/2018, 11:45 AM   #29
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Following along. Great progress so far and I like the tile on the walls.
Thank you, I did tiles under the stand as well just to project the walls from moisture, Installing new exhaust fans on the ceiling right above the tank, I will share pictures when done and installed.


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Old 10/09/2018, 08:18 AM   #30
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Installed exhaust fans right above the tank to remove humid air from the room, I have split air conditioning unit as well that is going to keep the room temperature at comfortable level, I will install the plumbing for chiller just to be on safe side and I have chiller that is commercial level sitting in my storage. I am having aluminum sheet installed above the tank as well, I don't want moisture to cause any damage to the sheet rock above. These fans are super quiet and they pull out 110 - 130 cfm each depending on speed setting. These are made by Panasonic and sound level is 0.3 at 110 cfg and 0.5 at 130 cfm speed . I have 1 outlet installed on the ceiling as well for light fixture, I will mount the light track so that I can move the light rack out of the way when working on the tank.Here are some of the pictures.. there are many more to come..


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Old 10/11/2018, 09:39 PM   #31
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Old 10/12/2018, 08:00 AM   #32
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Thank you Tony, here are the pictures of the finished fans, We were able to get the exhaust fans completed which will be controlled by Humidity & Temperature controller, We installed new diamond aluminum plate on the ceiling, I am not sure if I should paint it white or leave it as it is? Please advise...


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Old 10/29/2018, 06:59 AM   #33
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Tank is here ....

ok guys, tank was finally put together by builder and I was with them all day till 9pm and it was great experience and watched the entire process of putting tank together this size. It was planed very well and structure, support base sides and panels installation was executed very well. Not easy to handle large panes of the glass that is 3/4" thick. largest pane was the base which weigh around 500 lbs and I was nervous how we are going to tackle this big piece and set it in the frame that was put together at builders shop, This is my second tank from same builder and I highly respect his life long experience in building tanks. Tank is supported by anodized aluminum frame that is screwed in on the base on marine grade plywood, he used technique that he calls floating bottom of the tank, so there is marine grade plywood 3/4" thick and aluminum frame sits on the plywood and frame is secured on plywood with screws, then he added 1/8" insulation on the plywood and squares were cut out and filled with silicone which is raised higher than pink insulation and glass is sitting on that pink insulation and silicone, after this he added pads that glued on the side of the bottom pane and on aluminum frame which will keep gap between the frame and side pane and gap between bottom and side pane. then it was time to lay silicone and I have never seen this much silicone, I counted 46 tubes of commercial aquarium silicone that was used for this build and I was impressed by how it was laid on the seams, there are aluminum supports on the each corner which has layer of silicone and it is held in place by top and bottom frame, top frame is also custom frame that has 3 supports in the middle and double angled aluminum to add additional strength and it is all held together with marine grade bolts and nylon nuts and that has layer of silicone as well. Here are the pictures of the tank from begin and end.. Please feel free to comment..


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Old 10/29/2018, 07:01 AM   #34
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more pictures

more pictures.


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Old 10/29/2018, 07:02 AM   #35
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more pictures .

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Old 10/29/2018, 07:03 AM   #36
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Old 10/29/2018, 07:04 AM   #37
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Old 10/29/2018, 07:05 AM   #38
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Old 10/29/2018, 07:05 AM   #39
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Old 10/29/2018, 07:06 AM   #40
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Old 10/29/2018, 07:07 AM   #41
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Sump update ...

Here is little progress and I did buy 1/2" thick insulation green pad and cut it out to make surface even and with help of my younger brother I was able to slide the sump that was sitting in back yard for over a month. Tank fits nicely and it is sticking out 2 inches and hangs over the slab, I will have to cut out piece of wood and slide it under the sump to support the overhanging part, I did not consider loosing 4 inches of space when we put together the sump and installed 4x4 supports, I did calculation from the wall to the end of the slab, But this should not be show stopper. we have work around for this. More than half of this sump will be filled with rock and front of the sump where I have easy access will have large section of refugium and I will be able to hang light over the fuge with magnets on the steel eye beam. Here are some of the pictures...


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Old 11/12/2018, 09:47 PM   #42
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It's been a few months. I hope you plan on posting more updates.


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Old 11/13/2018, 03:31 AM   #43
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Hey Ravi... sorry about my previous post. For some unknown reason, your thread never posted your posts after the 8/30/2018 post from "thirst." When getting on this morning to see if you had replied the rest of your posts until 10/29/2018 loaded. Once again, sorry about my above post.

Thanks for sharing your build! It looks like it's coming along very nicely and I'm looking forward to following along! BTW - are you familiar with the other online forum that is much larger than this one? I am very certain quite a number of members would love to follow your build too!


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Old 11/13/2018, 12:05 PM   #44
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This build is getting real... I like it!


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