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Tobiassorensen

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Today i did put the liner in the tank. Started to wipe the glass and liner off with rubbing alcohol then put some maskingtape on the glass. Put a thick bead of tec7 around the glass and put the liner in place. Filled it up with water to put pressure on the silicone. Tomorrow i will cut the liner around the glass after i pumped the tank dry. Cut a hole in the liner for a bulkhead and let the silicone cure around the bulkhead put the bracing in and fill up the tank again. Then filters will be placed on top of the tank and the beadfilter will be connected and fish shall be moved sunday evening.

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Tobiassorensen

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After some ups and down eith this build im finally getting there an its almost done.

As of today ive folded the pondliner after i glued to the glass it last wednesday. I did put in an 40mm bulkhead to connect my beadfilter for mechanical filtration and i did place a huge piece of driftwood in the tank before i screwed the crossbracing to place. After that was done i did fill her up with about 15cm of water to se so she holds water at the bottom of the window. Tomorrow i will install the beadfilter and pump for that and fill up about half the tank to see if it holds water. Fixing the returnline from the beadfilter and make some holes for returns from my showerfilters im gonna use for biological filtration.

Im planning on having the tank completely filled on friday and will be moving some fish on saturday as ive got all filters up and running since more then a year on other tanks and an pool. First ray will go in on sunday or monday.

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Tobiassorensen

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Well things didnt go as planned. It got done much faster as ive installed the beadfilter today and filled the tank ip to start up the filter again.

And when i was done with that it was time to move some fish. So i moved 4 fishes today.
1x hypsibarbus wetmorei aprox 55cm
1x leptobarbus rubripinna aprox 50cm
2x cichla orinocoensis male aprox 55cm female aprox 40cm.

My rays will move on sunday together with 2 showerfilters and an clarotes laticeps

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BichirKing

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i wonder if theres a supplier in the US, I'll look for it . I'm planning a tank in my near future similar in const to yours that is 10'x4'x4'.
 

Tobiassorensen

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i wonder if theres a supplier in the US, I'll look for it . I'm planning a tank in my near future similar in const to yours that is 10'x4'x4'.
You can buy tec7 on ebay but i only found white and not black on ebay.
 
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Tobiassorensen

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So im finally almost done with this project. Ive got one more showerfilter thats going to this tank but i cant move that yet until a friend picked up the fish in my pool.
Then im going to add 50kg of white sand 25kg of a redish sand and 20kg of crushed coral. Alot of pothos that gonna grow on the wall behind the tank via a net im gonna put up. Some growlights and im done to start next project.

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