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Discussion in 'Journals' started by Paulus, 5 Feb 2010.

  1. Paulus

    Paulus Member

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    In this topic i shall post the progress of my new tank. from the start till the end (but i guess there will never be an end ;) )

    So first,
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    The plan

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    The tank
    The tank will be 100x50x50cm

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    CO2
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    filtering
    Eheim 2217 with Lily pipes
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    Lighting
    Real light HQI Lampe 1x150W+ 2x39W T5 + Moonlight 95cm

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    next step
    Waiting for the tank and building the stand

    :D to be continued...
     
  2. Paulus

    Paulus Member

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    Re: Galaxy paradise (宇宙天堂)

    K new update is available :D

    Time to show the progress of the DIY ADA stand. I will show part 1 first ;) later on i post more screens and finally the result :)

    First: making the drawings/plan
    second: Get some MDF from the store.

    Back home time to drill some holes (if you don't drill the holes the MDF would split and became useless)

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    after some puzzling you get something that looks like a stand

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    and don't forget the doors. Still need to fix them to the stand. :)

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    k end of part 1. soon part 2 etc :D

    enjoy
     
  3. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Re: Galaxy paradise (宇宙天堂)

    Great start Paulus! Keeping an eye on this one :)
     
  4. LondonDragon

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    Re: Galaxy paradise (宇宙天堂)

    Looking good, like the collection of tanks in the background haha ;) keep up the good work. :clap: :clap:
     
  5. Paulus

    Paulus Member

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    k small update again :)

    after finished the outside of the stand it was time to drill some holes for the tubes and the wiring.

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    I will paint this stand in 2 colors. The outside will be grey the inside white. I want to keep the inside light cause it looks nicer and it is easy when you need to connect the filter, add a plug etc. The borders i have sealed with kit. Now it is easy to clean and no problems with water or dust that get stuck between the wood.

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    finally i added some Rubber studs under the stand.

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    For now this update. screens of the tank,stand and lighting next time ;)

    and yes i still need to fix the doors :p
     
  6. TBRO

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    That all looks very tech, I like the CO2 rig, beats my "bird's nest" of cables and solonoids....
     
  7. hazeljane

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    looks good like the tanks in the background keep it up.



    Stu.
     
  8. Paulus

    Paulus Member

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    Re: Galaxy paradise (宇宙天堂)

    this is an old photo. on the photo is 500gr co2. now i have a bigger version inside the cabinet ;) 10kg :twisted: :p
     
  9. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    Re: Galaxy paradise (宇宙天堂)

    great cabinet paulus :thumbup:
     
  10. Paulus

    Paulus Member

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    thx :)

    small update again but it is looking very nice :D

    You all know this problem. when you have an aquarium you have lights, pumps, heaters etc. and they all have plugs. Maybe a few needs time clocks to control for example the lights. Over here whe have these kind of sockets:

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    very nice but not with the combination of time clocks :p you put one in it and you loose 3 sockets :rolleyes:

    so time to make my own sockets :twisted:

    Here some pictures and a sneak preview of the stand ;)

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  11. JamesM

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    Deja vu moment. Have you posted this journal before somewhere or is it all new? I can swear I know what coming, but can't pinpoint exactly what it is :lol: :crazy:

    Great cabinet bud, looks really well made and organised :thumbup:

    [edit to add] Nelson to the rescue! I knew I'd seen it before! Thanks bud :thumbup:
     
  12. Paulus

    Paulus Member

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    :p
     
  13. Paulus

    Paulus Member

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    update time (and maybe a dejavu for some people :p)

    Part 3:
    The stand has some grey paint on it and is set in place. The only thing that needs to be done are the doors.
    When this was all done i measured the position for the lamp. after that, time to drill holes and hang the lamp :)

    The result so far:
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    Some better shots of the lamp:
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    And the Lily Pipes:

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    Next step: aquascaping :D
     
  14. AdAndrews

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    looks awesome, all been put together very nicely, looking forward to the scape.. Do you have any pics of the little cube by the side of it? it looks great!
     
  15. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi paulus,i enjoyed reading that from start to present thank you for sharing it,i must say you have done a grand job and your diy skills shine through (unlike mine),i cant wait to see what you come up with,do have a plant list in mind yet ?,
    regards john.
     
  16. JamesM

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    I honestly thought I was either going mad, or I somehow suddenly had the ability to see in to the future :lol:

    Everyone is in for a nice treat on this one :)
     
  17. Piece-of-fish

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    I am having a dejavu as well ;)
    Beautiful job anyway :thumbup:
     
  18. Paulus

    Paulus Member

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    Re: Galaxy paradise (宇宙天堂)

    first:
    a very very fast setup. i was not 100% happy with it.

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    totally new try. but still hmmmmmm not yet :rolleyes:

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    third:
    k, setup 3.

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  19. Mark Evans

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    loving the 2nd one :thumbup:
     
  20. viktorlantos

    viktorlantos Aquascaper

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    2nd the best, but i see good potential also on nr1. very promising :thumbup:

    ps: sorry to say that, but i feel your lily small to this tank size. you will see how this works this is jut an FYI.
     

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