Bryan (seminolecpa's) Tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by seminolecpa, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    mmm. whistling.

    I think I may swing by there today and check it out. Mark I pmd you about taking you up on your offer.

    Thanks for the input everyone. Keep it coming.
     
  2. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Frankenstein, as my wife has dubiously called my new frag tank/super sump, is beginning to take shape. Today I built a stand out of PVC for the pendant (Thanks Phong). I also started the plumbing (a few more trips to Home Depot should do it).


    Bought the acrylic for the baffles today as well at TAP and as stated by several people there are some nice gaps due to the tank bowing over time. Will be attempting to set the baffles this weekend post BOD meeting. Going to start with the Weldon 16 and then perhaps do my best to fill in the gaps with some other adhesive.



    Will post some progress pictures soon.
     
  3. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    What do you guys think about using the baffels to pull the bowing front and back in? I have some large clamps that you could borrow if that's a good idea.
     
  4. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Does your PVC stand for the pendant look like this?? Does that pendant look familiar? LOL

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    Have fun gluing the baffel into a bow tank. It's a PIA. You can try to put some weight on top and leave it there for a good amount of time for the glue to dry/cure.
     
  5. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Nope looks more like this.

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    All it needs now is the baffles glued, some water and lots and lots of frags.
     
  6. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Bryan - if you purchase the square acrylic rods it will help with the bowing somewhat as now you can attach the baffle to something that is relatively straight - well at least a flatter surface.
     
  7. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Not sure I can visualize what you are saying.
     
  8. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Top down view.
     
  9. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Lightbulb flashes on.

    Thanks that is a great idea.
     
  10. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    you can make it modular with the above. nice!
     
  11. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    BTW it has been renamed now by my wife as "Tankenstein". great Ideas everyone.
     
  12. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    How 'but "TankenBryan"
     
  13. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Speaking of tanks. A big tanks to wakskat and Levi. The baffles are good to go and glued in. I am very happy with the results. Now I just have to let the glue set, rund some water through to clean everything out and get it up and running.

    If anyone is looking to get rid of some chaeto I will be happy to take it off their hands.
     
  14. dswong01

    dswong01 Supporting Member

    Bryan should spoke up I could given you some red grape and chaeto at meeting today
     
  15. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Would have but I won't be able to add till Monday at the earliest.
     
  16. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Cool, glad it worked out! Make sure you post some picks.
     
  17. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Tankenstein alive a breathing


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    80 gallons total water volume:

    complete with a Remora Aqua C skimmer, Mag 7 return, 250 W MH pendant with Icecap ballast, Korillia 4, MJ 1200, MJ 900, MJ 600, Phosban Reactor running Carbon, Refugium with Chaeto and Red Grape caulpera, about 40 lbs of live rock, 300W heater, JBJ thermometer, and moon light. Total cost about $300 complete.
     
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I see a lot of frag space that we need to help you fill!
     
  19. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    I put a couple of frags of of my more hearty corals in to test the water so to speak. Will be a little while before I add anything significant but yes... feed me Seymour. And you wanted me to use the space with the live rock for frags...... ha
     
  20. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Is the pvc light stand glued? Make sure it doesn't slip apart over the 4' span!
     

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