90x45x45 "Llyn Peninsula"

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  1. Stu Worrall

    Stu Worrall Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, my tank is here at last and im most pleased with it.

    Its a 90x45x45cm optiwhite on a metalika stand from Aquariums Ltd. Had a wee problem with the original tank which was sorted with no problems by Ray at AQ and to say im happy with it is an understatement. The silicon on these tanks is just perfect and that with the optiwhite just blows the Rio out of the water :D

    One thing to note for anyone ordering an ADA style cabinet from Aquariums is the grey colours available. Id ordered Metalika thinking it was a dark grey but was quite surprised when I got it as it was quite light compared to the oli knott tank in TGM. I found out then that there are two greys, a dark grey (TGM oli knott tank) and the metalika which is lighter. After seeing the tank in my house im happy I chose the right one now as it matches the stainless hanger and the rest of the decor in the house really well.

    At the moment its going to have to wait for a radiator behind the new tank to be moved to a vertirad behind the old tank. So a bit of twoing and froing of plants/water/shrimps will have to be done to get the old tank moved and sold before I can start scaping the new one. The light stand I had made fits perfectly and it will hang the 80cm T5 luminaire for now until I upgrade the light.

    Ive just fitted and cut the foam pad tonight (camping matt from sports direct £3.99) and dumped in the manzi wood which has been hanging around too much doing nothing

    Here's some pics of old and new. The new one is staying where it is but moving left slightly.

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    22/11/2009 UPDATE

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    Final image of tank


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    90x45x45cm ADA Entry 2010 by Stu Worrall, on Flickr
     

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  2. Dave Spencer

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    It looks the mutts nuts, Stu.

    Dave.
     
  3. JamesM

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    Looking good Stu :thumbup:
     
  4. jonnyjr

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    Looks great, the cabinet is nice an minimalistic, not to draw your eye away from the scape. Is the whole tank opti white or just the front pane?
     
  5. Dan Crawford

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    Serwish!
     
  6. viktorlantos

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    looks really great Stu. ADA spirit got you :D
    can not wait to see the full setup in it.

    the metal frame looks good too. however i may would use the setup without that. then even the frame itself would not distract your eyes, and the lamp would just float in the air above the tank. but i know there are limitation that way. maybe the ceiling is to high or the weight of the lamp is too much in some cases.

    check the tanks without frames:
    http://akuatic.blogspot.com/2008/08/nat ... llery.html
     
  7. Stu Worrall

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    Cheers all :D

    Its all optiwhite jonnyr.
     
  8. Stu Worrall

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    cheers viktor. I actually really like the setups with the frame as I can hide the cable along it, Maybe its the engineer in me too :) . The hanging lamps do look good but I think Id only go down this route if I could take the cable to the ceiling so its hidden. in my case theres nothing up there to plug into so I cant.
     
  9. viktorlantos

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    i see, well i am 100% sure the setup will rock! so this is not problem at all.
    you're right about hiding the cables. did not even thinked about that ;)
     
  10. Superman

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    Looks well swish!
    I bet you can't wait to get started.
     
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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    Stu, That looks so cool !!! I knew you wouldn't be disappointed with the tank from Aquariums Ltd mine is excellent. I am very jealous of your setup :sick:

    Did you do the chrome/hanging rail work yourself?

    I have to say though i love the look and build quality of the ADA styled cabinet, how about
    a few pics of the features and inside?
     
  12. samc

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    thats gonna look the nuts stu.

    ill give you a tenner for the lot :p
     
  13. Stu Worrall

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    :lol: Ill get it in the post tomorrow sam, you should expect to receive it in 2010 with the current postage delay time :)

    Im working on the cables at the moment. trying to decide whether I'd manage to get a drawstring and the electric cable around the 90degree bend so I can hide it completely

    definately cant wait but I need to break the old one down first

    Ill get some pics up later andy. Re the light hanger its a stainless one I had made locally. Got a thread on it here - http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=7816 but heres a closer pic, the brackets are the best feature as they have a quick release.

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  14. hydrophyte

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    Wow that light hanger is very nice.
     
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    yeah this steel work is top qual really. :thumbup:
     
  16. Steve Smith

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    Stu, that's a sweet setup mate! :clap: What are you plans?
     
  17. Mark Evans

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    class stu! :D

    looking forward to a quality scape.
     
  18. James Marshall

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    I remember you mentioning this tank some time ago, Stu.
    With so long spent waiting for it's arrival, i'm sure you've had time to plan something quite spectacular.
    I look forward to seeing it as it develops.

    Cheers,
    James
     
  19. JamesM

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    I'm going to be slightly picky and say I don't like the way the front fascia of the cabinet doesn't hide the top panel, but other than that I want one :thumbup:
     
  20. George Farmer

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    Re: 90x45x45 has arrived!

    I remember Stu showing me the lighting brackets at the Oliver Knott Day @ TGM. It was like he was showing me his new born baby - you could see the pride in his face. And rightly so too.

    Beautiful hardware mate. I'm sure you'll do it all justice too with a crakin' 'scape and photography to boot.

    Another one to watch!
     

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