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Well I have been waiting for 1 year for Elos to build this tank and it's finally close to be delivered. Im lucky that I met Anthony "ycnibrc" when I went to his house and bought some corals. His 360g zeovit SDR tank you can see his system here on R2R inspired me to build my ultimate dream tank. The tank is a peninsula style all starphire glass which is the best glass u can get according to Elos Rolex use the same glass for their watch. Custom build stainless steel stand by Elos with white removable panel. Tank dimension 96x48x30 600g euro brace dual silence flow slim box by Elos.
Sump is the Royal exclusive dream box with build in Bubble king supermarin 250 and 2 x red dragon pump for return and accessories. The whole system will be around 800g by the time frag tank install.
I ask my friend Anthony "ycnibrc" to build the system for me and we end up to go with carbon fiber pvc pipe. He get the idea from Jake Adams RB.
Chiller/heater is Italian teco tk 6000 rate up 1500g
Controller is profilux Ultimate set with 3x ghl doser because I will run zeovit for the system
Flow for now 4xmp60 and 2xgyre 280. The tank will be Sps on top and mix reef on bottom
Lighting 8 to 12 radion g4 pro
ATO, Dosing container , fish holding tank and custom build controller box are made by John advance acrylic.
All plumbing fitting and miscellaneous equipment are from BRS.

Well that's all for now just waiting for tank and stand to deliver and let's get the party going

Any question or ideas are greatly welcome Anthony will answers all question regarding this build im just ordering stuffs

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Just out of curiosity, what did you use to cement/glue the CPVC to the carbon fiber pipe?
Looking forward to this build.
 
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Just out of curiosity, what did you use to cement/glue the CPVC to the carbon fiber pipe?
Looking forward to this build.
Regular clear PVC cement.
 

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Looks slick. Just surprised the PVC cement will provide any sort of bond with the carbon tubes.
 

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Need to sand before glueing
I understand, but PVC cement is only effective when it chemically melts and subsequently "welds" the PVC. It, in and of itself, does not have any adhesion or bonding characteristics that would mechanically bond with the carbon fiber as that would likely be epoxy based. I looked at the adhesives available that are compatible with their tubes and all are epoxy based. You just might want to research if there might be a stronger and longer-lasting alternative for "Gluing" the joints. I would hate to see those joints fail on such an epic build.
 
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This sounds like it's going to be an incredible build! I know about starfire but are they making tanks out of sapphire these days?

Carbon fiber plumbing? okay..... this maybe a bit too rich for my blood. :D
:) u only dream once might as well
 
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I understand, but PVC cement is only effective when it chemically melts and subsequently "welds" the PVC. It, in and of itself, does not have any adhesion or bonding characteristics that would mechanically bond with the carbon fiber as that would likely be epoxy based. I looked at the adhesives available that are compatible with their tubes and all are epoxy based. You just might want to research if there might be a stronger and longer-lasting alternative for "Gluing" the joints. I would hate to see those joints fail on such an epic build.
I ask the company and they reply with sanding and the glue they provide it will be fine since we are not using really high pressure pump. The red dragon only run 50% because I don't like high return through sump. It create more micro bubble, noise and less time for protein skimmer to work.
 
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This is where we get our ideas of carbon fiber plumbing.
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