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Maeda

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Just mirroring my scnrs thread. Don't mind me. :mellow:

 

The Concept

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48x30x20" ~ 18" Waterlevel

DIY 6x54w T5HO + Icecap SLR Reflectors + Osram Ballast

DIY Skimmer + Sicce PSK2500

DIY Red-Dragon 1200gph Return

DIY 2x Maxi Mod 2010gph

 

Sump

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Light

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Failure

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Attempt #2

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Skimmer

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Prototype 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

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Stand

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Unfinished

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It fit PERFECT in the Yaris. Cake to get in, and pie to get out. Pie's not quite as easy as cake to make, but its still simple and straight forward. Thank god(litte G) for Richards help with the heavy lifting at OC aquatic.

 

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After the 6 hours ODYSSEY to the OC and back in rush hour both ways, the tank rests on the lawn while I beer me, and my helpful roommate.

 

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15 minutes later, we pull the tank inside for some preliminary hole measuring and general unboxing.

 

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There she is. Mmmmmmm. 48x30x20" polished and beveled edges (we sprung for a few extras).

 

The tank was ordered through Kevin and the great other doods at OC Aquatic. It is a Lee-Mar. The silicone work is VERY nice. Not 100% OMG wet myself ada nice, but more then nice enough for my standards, and MUCH better then I could do personally.

 

The tank is 1/2" glass throughout.

 

The bottom has funny plastic piece attached to the bottom, and 4 holes.

 

2x 1.5" - Return + super secret pipe

2x 1" - Herbie Standpipe

 

I'm drilling the stand, but the festool is not enough to push a 4" hole saw. Tomarrow we'll have the tank on the stand. We simply ran out of time tonight, as it is quick approaching last call, and I want to be in a drunken stupor ASAP after driving from 2pm today.

 

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BIG hole saw.

 

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A little perspective to show you guys how big these ######ers are.

 

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"Cutting" the neoprene. Its kinda impossible to cut in a circle.

 

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1.5" bulkheads, and a 1" bulkhead

 

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The eagle has landed.

 

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Trying to do my plumbing with almost not supplies (read no money)

 

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Start with some thread -> slip adapters. I use threaded bulkheads so that in the future I can reuse them, also if you screw up the glue on a slip bulkhead, you need to dump the bulkhead and try again.

 

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The two pipes for the herbie. That stand pipe gets the gatevalve. Each end if terminated with a durso type end, to prevent gurgling. I may need to add some S bend sink traps to these in the future.

 

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Ran out of plumbing here. The bucket is being replaced with a SQUARE reservoir to fit better and hold more water.

 

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Light test. :)

 

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OMG WHATS THIS!?

 

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Nobody I know is getting presents this year because I just bought this for myself instead. Suckers.

 

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Some preliminary wiring layout...

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Now that my RKE is here I can finally start building my RKE pedestal.

I should have plenty of room for all the cords, as well as router/bridge for the RKE to go wireless.

 

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AND enough room for a DJ Power-Center to run my pumps.

 

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YES all the cords will run along the floor to and from the pedestal.

 

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Making use of the additions to my burgeoning clamp collection.

 

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Skip a few steps with the router, and saw to get here.

 

Sorry I freehanded the router and lost, so I need to go back and add a little trim frame around the head unit.

 

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How it sits relative to the tank, with all the cords inside.

 

The Dj powercenter is in there! I had to make the thing a LOT bigger then my intial plans. -_-

 

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this will be an awesome reef.

 

i plan on incorporating some of your ideas into my next-to-be-designed reef and will be watching closely (if you don't mind).

 

again, very clean. nice job

 

EDIT: did you make the lighting stand adjustable? i can't tell from the pictures

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Wow! Looks pretty neat! (^o^ ) <3

 

Won't there be deflection in the front & rear part of the table from the tank? Most of the loading is running through there, or it seems to me like it is. Or is the bottom of that tank flat? If it is, then it would make sense not to have front & rear supports, since the center would carry the load. Maybe I'm thinking too much about it. Hahaha! (^_^ )

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I'm jacking your stand concept and I am sending it to China right now.

 

lol.

 

were you at the last senior show?

 

YOU JACKASS! I've been looking for you!

 

Get back on the irc chan!!!!!!!! >:o

 

I wasn't there. I had to go to honolulu (where i'm still stuck until monday).

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more info on the skimmer?

 

The skimmer is all diy with some help from AA in socal. Its run by a modded sicce psk2500(enlarged volute, revise venturi, mesh modded, and a inlet restrictor). I still need to build the new vac-formed 4" neck.

 

Need to know more about the skimmer and what the light fixture is made of?

Thank's ;)

 

The light fixture is of course DIY. I built it on a pine moulding frame, with pocket hole screws, and glue. The top panel is made of mahogany (its all they had that wasn't warped), which a layer of vinyl was upholstered, stretching over the sides. Two pieces of birch cabinet ply were glued to the ends, and flush routed. Everything was sealed up with about 5 HEAVY coats of spar varnish(used for sealing wood on boats).

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