New In-Wall Tank

Discussion in 'DIY' started by REEFCARTEL, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Its been a while since I posted a thread on here so im just tapping in..

    Finally settled in at my new house. After weeks of renovating I have my in-wall tank set up and ready for water. Wanted to share my progress.

    Day 1
    Ripped out a closet in the hallway to the living room by the main entrance. In back of the closet is where the Garage is located, perfect for a sump cabinet and access to the inside of the tank. I demolished the whole back wall of the closet to give me some room to play with different dimensions of what tank size i should go with.
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    Day 2
    Decided to go with a 190g determined by the measurements maximizing the full potential space. Built the stand first using 2x4s (dry wood), hinges, 3" bolt screws and 16 gauge nail gun. I started to build around it creating studs for the dry wall.
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    Day 3
    From the garage I placed the Tank right on top and slid it into place. Perfect fit ;)
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    Day 4
    Added electrical wiring to install plug sockets to the top of the tank and to the bottom sump area. (Both outs are piggy backing off a main GFCI outlet) also drilled 4" drain for inside of the sump just in case of flood
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  2. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Day 5
    Dry-Wall added to the "Wall Side"covered the tank with foam pads to make sure glass doesnt get scratched. used joint compound to seal before painting.Once everything was dry I added window molding. Cut 45 degrees for the frame look. Once the wall side was done. Nothing else needed to be done on this side. Everything is done on the garage side from this point on.
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    Day 6
    Time for paint. Cabinets and wiring on the garage side. I also decided last minute to get stainless steel panels.
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  3. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Current Day

    Finally started getting equipment in place. Sump, Vertex Omega 180i Skimmer, RO/Di 6 Stage universal plus installed. Going to start on a ZeoVit system.
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  4. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    I will post more progress pics when I start to fill the tank and add the lighting.
     
  5. gunit

    gunit Guest

    Looks awesome man!
     
  6. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    FUN STUFF!!!
    I love in wall tanks!
     
  7. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Thanks Fellaz
     
  8. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    I have the perfect place in our house to be able to do this just need the funds.....lol
     
  9. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Very cool!


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  10. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    just buy a sledge hammer and go for it :) lol
     
  11. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    Have the sledge.....lol
     
  12. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    hahaa let me know when you take the swing
     
  13. bee505

    bee505 Supporting Member

    Nice build, looking forward to seeing more. What is the size of the tank and dimensions?
     
  14. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Thanks. 5 foot long x 3 foot height and 2 foot width.
     
  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Marineland deep dimension tank? Looks very similar to one

    Love those stainless steel doors, good luck keeping them looking nice, I'm currently in a losing battle with my refrigerator (all because my wife just HAD to have stainless steel... she found out keeping it clean ain't easy :D)
     
  16. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Thanks. Yes thats correct. I use polish cloth and I clean everything with white diluted vinegar. Especially my tank and sump equipment.b
     
  17. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Zeovit Reactor in the 2nd Chamber. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1418974565.279114.jpg
     
  18. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Not full yet!?! What's the hold up?
     
  19. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Still waiting on the PVC materials and panworld Pump for the mixing station. I was being very indecisive with the return pump for the sump. I just ordered that lastnight. Went with a DC diablo pump by reef octopus. well see how that goes. ill document more soon :)
     
  20. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    The Chem-Containers should have been in already but the damn storm delayed all the orders. Lol Im probably going to document the RODI station on a separate thread.
     

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