Kool Reef DIY 687 picture heavy

Discussion in 'Monster Tanks 400g+' started by joekool, Nov 6, 2017.

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  3. The old stand wasn't so why should I paint this one.

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  4. It would be cool.

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  5. It's going to be covered so why.

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  6. Come on dude just paint it.

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  7. You would be water proofing it.

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  8. You have so many other things to do.

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  9. Not worth the time.

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  10. You know for a clownfish he's not very funny.

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  11. keep friends close, keep anenomes closer.

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  12. Blue fish going crazy in your tank must be a: Damsel in Distress!

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  1. joekool

    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Hello all,

    Remodeling my tank from 210 to 428 display with a total volume of 687 gallons after Live Rock. I wanted a new thread for the remodel heavy with pictures and videos.

    Gathering all my stuff together for the build. and will post as it goes.

    Expanding the stand I have because its currently holding most of my LR and its got the external skimmer hooked up to it. Should be able to move it around a little but don't need much room to add onto the stand.

    Here is the GARF specs for the tank. not sure if I'm for the euro bracing but it would get those darn braces out of the way.

    Tank Information:
    Material = Glass
    Tank Height = 28"
    Tank Width = 49"
    Tank Length = 72 "
    Glass Thickness = 1/2"
    Approximate Gallons = 428

    Cut List: have all glass ready to go
    Bottom = 72 " x 48" Using plywood with epoxy for bottom. Sky blue yay!
    Front = 72 " x 28"
    Back = 72 " x 28"
    2 Sides = 28 " x 48"
    Top Front/Back brace = 72” x 2"
    went with 6" wide instead of 2"
    Top Sides brace = 45 7/8” x 2
    went with 6" wide instead of 2"

    Drains are dual 2'' herbie siphon.
    Return from my dsp-20,000 si e wave pump and is plumbed with 3” PVC over up and over.
    Skimming with a 32 gallon DIY skimmonster.
    Internal circulation by 2 WAV and 2 PP20.

    If you wish to opine please do so.

    Just updated to reflect current parts and supplies used 08/2018.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2018
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  2. joekool

    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Ya I know it's a mess. I've been taking stuff apart. You can also see I was remodeling the tank as it was but decided now is the time to go bigger. I put 2 2'' drains in and 2 2'' emergencies but I think that will be to much even in the 428.
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    got a little overboard with the drains.
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    Mainfold I was going to use but not anymore. going to mak it as simple as possible.
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    More stuff for the build.
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking forward to this !!
     
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    Looking forward to this !!
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Another day.
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Ok so 10 long days to get my glass bummer. Well is what it is.

    I know I bought clear silicone but black looks appealing.... Any thoughts on this???
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking great so far, man! Black silicone definitely looks cool IMO.
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I wonder if it would look cool with the sky blue we picked for the bottom and overflow. bottom is plywood
    This is what my wife and I picked out. pictures for reference of color. it will be bare bottom. Maybe black for the panel seams and clear along the bottom.
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    Pond sheild.jpg
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Also going to do direct injection of silicon when building the tank. super strong vs. regular bead than put together.
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm building a new stand today as I want to do it differently and I can leave the old sump running until I'm ready to make the switch.

    New sump design. It will be made out of plywood and then sealed with black pond shield.
    What do you think?
    KoolReef DIY sump design in progress.jpg
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Built most of stand today. Going to finish tomorrow and build sump too.
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Not done just the start. More to do tomorrow.
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    @mdbannister can I get my DIYWIZZARD banner now lol. No really talk to David you should make one. ;Nailbiting

    Ok so took some time and did a sump layout. I incorporated everything I wanted in the sump. I have the room so I’ll get the best filtration. I changed it slightly from my previous computer drawling. This will sit on top of cross braces and be on a plywood base. Please see next post for new computer drawing.
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    Return and drain location below.
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    Stay tuned all DIY sump coming at ya!
     
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    KoolReef DIY sump design final.jpg
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Any questions. Go ahead and ask I love questions.
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks awesome!!!
     
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