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My first saltwater build

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Hi everybody!

 

im new to the forum and also in the saltwater business! 

 

Im from Sweden, so have patient with my spelling.

 

I am setting up an aquarium of 75 liters display tank + 65 liters.

 

I have built a custom furniture for this as well as a concrete disc which the aquarium will stand on.

 

The dimensions of the aquarium are 120x25x25 cm.

 

thoughts?

 

 

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

I like how clean and organized it looks. Welcome to NR, btw. 🙂

Thank you!

 

The most importing thing buildwise for me is the clean apperance.

 

The soon to be Nanobox will have the wiring hiding in the gooseneck

 

 

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Here are some pictures from the build:

 

 

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Greetings from Denmark, well now I live in LA, so greetings from here as well!

 

Welcome to NR - build looks really neat. Can’t wait to see what you do with this.

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15 minutes ago, Daniel91 said:

Greetings from Denmark, well now I live in LA, so greetings from here as well!

 

Welcome to NR - build looks really neat. Can’t wait to see what you do with this.

Thanks!

 

LA seems like a better choice 🙂

 

my next step is to so all the plumbing. Its a new area for me so alot of studying lay in front of me now 😛

 

 

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Tank build looks fantastic. I love the clean look!

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Piping done

 

 

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On 8/8/2018 at 8:21 AM, Pike said:

\Im from Sweden, so have patient with my spelling.

 

I am setting up an aquarium of 75 liters display tank + 65 liters.

 

 

You're right....you completely mispelled "gallon" 😉

 

Seriously though, love the space.  Looks like a great start.  

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3 minutes ago, specore said:

You're right....you completely mispelled "gallon" 😉

 

Seriously though, love the space.  Looks like a great start.  

Haha 🙂 thanks!

 

 

 

 

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That is a very nice looking set up. You don't fool around. I certainly would not think you were a newbie if you hadn't said so. Welcome to NR. Do you have a decent fish store near you? Did you make a lot of the purchases on line?

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9 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

That is a very nice looking set up. You don't fool around. I certainly would not think you were a newbie if you hadn't said so. Welcome to NR. Do you have a decent fish store near you? Did you make a lot of the purchases on line?

Thanks alot! 

 

I have good friends that inspire and a thing for ”go big or go home” 🙂 

 

i have one smaler store in my hometown. Just orderd saltwater there today! The tank and most of the other equipment i order online.

 

from US i got the overflow from marindepot (custom white) and the soon to be lamp from Nanobox @DaveFason. Lamp is coming up in the next couple of weeks. I just need to rewire a couple of things.

 

-Marcus

13 minutes ago, Nano Nano Boo Boo said:

The concrete top is amazingly done. Looking forward to following along. 

Thank you!

 

it was a pain in the ass to do 🙂

 

nice to hear you like it 👍

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Waiting for some new lids in oak to go with my floor in the house. Then i will paint the goosenecks in brass.

 

last step will be the hanging. I will let the two goosenecks come right out from the wall and hide all wires in the back room.

 

To be continued 🙂

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Just about to collect 140 liter of saltwater and will fill the tanks tonight.

 

i will be using live sand and dead stone. No extra bacteria, maybe just a shrimp later on to help the process a little.

 

just hoping all my piping will hold. No expert there 🙂

 

Wish me luck!

 

Pictures comes later on!

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nice work!! Also nice car in the background, it is a Nomad?

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1 hour ago, toddrparr said:

nice work!! Also nice car in the background, it is a Nomad?

Thank you!

 

thats right, its a Nomad that belong to my father 🙂

 

 

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Hi

My filling didnt go as plan. My overflow is leaking from beneath.

 

anyone have experience with this model from modular marine?

 

It is dripping from the outerbox from beneath so the issue is probably that water comes between the two boxes and travels down.

 

anyone that have had the same problem?

 

thank you!

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I don't see the gaskets inside the tank, they may be there i just dont see them. You need a gasket between the inner box and glass inside the tank, and between the bulkhead nut and outside box (which you have).

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7 minutes ago, lpsouth1978 said:

I don't see the gaskets inside the tank, they may be there i just dont see them. You need a gasket between the inner box and glass inside the tank, and between the bulkhead nut and outside box (which you have).

Hi!

 

thank you!

 

there came these on the picture attatched to the innerbox. You think i need a other gasket as well?

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It looks like those are just plastic bulkheads of some sort. If they are rubbery, they may be all that is required, but if they are plastic (as they look to be) you need a gasket between those and the tank glass.

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4 minutes ago, lpsouth1978 said:

It looks like those are just plastic bulkheads of some sort. If they are rubbery, they may be all that is required, but if they are plastic (as they look to be) you need a gasket between those and the tank glass.

Thanks alot! 😁

 

can i go with any gasket or are the special for saltwater?

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You will want a bulkhead gasket. You can search for "aquarium bulkhead gasket" on Amazon and it will bring up a number of options. just be sure to get the appropriate size for whatever bulkhead is on the overflow box. You might even contact Modular Marine and see if they can send you some.

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I like where this build is headed. Following along 👍

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Bought these. Even with the bigger one and tightning be tool it drips a little!

 

wtf 🙂

 

 

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