Anderson Family Reef 1200 gallon system - (Page 33, Start the 5000 gallon system)!!

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I know it’s overkill on the rebar spacing but I only want to do this once!
How do you bend rebar like that?
 
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Definitely following. Have you poured any concrete walls before? I rent concrete forms for a living and most people don't realize how much pressure you will have at the bottom if there's 10' of liquid head.
 
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Definitely following. Have you poured any concrete walls before? I rent concrete forms for a living and most people don't realize how much pressure you will have at the bottom if there's 10' of liquid head.
Thanks for your note!

No, I haven't. It's a bit intimidating but my concrete pump guy and a local fish enthusiast/concrete guy are coaching me along. Plan to build the outside walls tonight, fit the rebar cage to the center then bolt down the walls and get to bracing them all up.

What are your thoughts on screwing in the baseplates to the new concrete floor (the screw holes will be inside the tank)? Or should I just brace them up with supports pushing down from the floor joists above? Or both?
 

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Thanks for your note!

No, I haven't. It's a bit intimidating but my concrete pump guy and a local fish enthusiast/concrete guy are coaching me along. Plan to build the outside walls tonight, fit the rebar cage to the center then bolt down the walls and get to bracing them all up.

What are your thoughts on screwing in the baseplates to the new concrete floor (the screw holes will be inside the tank)? Or should I just brace them up with supports pushing down from the floor joists above? Or both?
Sent you a message
 
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@dca22anderson what do you estimate, how much long until this project will be completed?
Very exciting build!
Thanks for sharing !
It’s 28 days of cure time once the walls are poured (hopefully next week) then a little longer for epoxy and windows to cure so I’m planning on 60 days or so!
 
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