Do It Yourself projects
A fellow reefer in the Charlotte are asked me to build him a sump. He was very opposed to have to take down or drain his reef to add a new sump so we opted to just add another chamber to his existing filtration. His goals were to get things cleaned up and set up his filtration better. He originally had an old style trickle filter with some live rock and a berlin turbo skimmer.
Our plan was to remove the live rock and turn that chamber into a refugium. I had an old Octo skimmer that
This afternoon I got the hole cleaned up. I needed to box it in to the viewable area and fir it out so that the trim would have something to mount to. here are the pictures of what I did.
Yesterday I got some friends together to lift the tank on to the stand. The estimated weight of the tank is 450lbs and not an easy lift for sure. To make it even more difficult we had to put the tank up at an angle in order to clear the garage door rail.
First I dragged the pallet and tank out of the garage with the golf cart and spun the tank around and let the edges hang off so we could grab it.
Got a few things done today
Painting the walk board and the board that will go under the tank.
I also cut a giant hole in the living room wall
Tomorrow the guys are coming over to put the tank on the stand.
It's been a very long time since I have updated, so this is well over due.
First things first, due to all of Melev's tank troubles I have had to work with Marineland in resolving some possible issues. As you know I was mimicking Melev's tank design but using my own dimensions. Kevin over at Marineland has been working very hard with me to ensure that all will be ok.
I did give thoughts about scrapping the whole big tank idea, But things just didn't seem proportional.