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Old 04/01/2019, 08:55 AM   #1
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5400Lt (1450 Gallon) system move

we got the call from one of our clients who would like to move his privately owned 5400Lt aquarium to his business sales office.
so we went to him to discuss a time line etc....his reply was what time line Can we do this this week.....lol
Anyway we discussed some more what was possible and what a more realistic time line would be and he agreed as long as the aquarium would be out of his house by the end of the week....lol....
anyway so we started work (now about 2 months ago.....


so here is the tank at its full glory....tank was at clients home for almost 5 years...




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Old 04/01/2019, 08:59 AM   #2
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So I guess we had to start as fast as we could time is ticking.......



good we had a lot of help from his kids.....


emptying and stripping away wood works....




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Old 04/01/2019, 09:04 AM   #3
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Time to get everything and everyone out.....

all life rock removed and will be given Muratic acid baths made ready to make the move...


all fish being relocated to other clients....

hard lesson learned....was not a good idea to store those urchins n with those fish in the small boxes....lost some fish there.....


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Old 04/01/2019, 09:05 AM   #4
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Those damn wrasses are hard to find in all that sand......





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Old 04/01/2019, 09:10 AM   #5
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let the silicone cutting begin......





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Old 04/01/2019, 09:11 AM   #6
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first panel out...



and 2.....




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Old 04/01/2019, 09:12 AM   #7
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making good progress....
after day 2....




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Old 04/01/2019, 09:15 AM   #8
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new day....
all glass out ready for truck to upload and bring to workshop for full cleaning and get out all scratches and all.....





as a reminder tank was build with 30mm tempered laminated glass



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Old 04/01/2019, 09:17 AM   #9
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after all cleaning...retouching walls etc..... 4 days later......





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Old 04/01/2019, 09:23 AM   #10
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inspecting new area for re-install.....
inside sales office...ceiling much lower so new lower stand (40cm high) will be made....
aquarium will have to become more of a look down view aquarium....




inlet and outflow will have to go through the front wall around the corner into a small corridor (full of aircons.....2 of us ours for our chillers lol) All filtration will be placed outside away from the main display.....





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Old 04/16/2019, 08:54 PM   #11
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Why kill the live rock?


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Quote:
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Why kill the live rock?
will be too long storage and not any space to put them in any kind of healthy water...


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Old 04/20/2019, 07:24 AM   #13
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Tank cleaned up and buffed out complete free from old scratches and blemishes...
Stand been made





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Old 04/20/2019, 07:25 AM   #14
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area being prepared and made ready for....




Tank arrived at the site





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and put in place...




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Old 04/20/2019, 07:27 AM   #16
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now put ourselves in some secret enclosure until reveal....Office staying open while we working...





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Old 05/29/2019, 09:15 PM   #17
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in the mean time filtration was set up outside of the building....(pictures taken after water was added and cycling going on)

3 separate 650gl skimmers been used (Reef Octopus Rega 300 int)

custom build chiller

RO/DI unit connected to an auto top of system




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Old 05/29/2019, 09:24 PM   #18
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plastwood casing build around and final preparations before opening up



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wood wall removed final cleaning and final pictures of build



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some clip we made after first batch of fish was added

https://youtu.be/SeWq-jQQDak


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Old 01/20/2021, 10:05 PM   #21
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This guy is a thief. Do not do business with him.

I paid over 600,000 baht to build a fish tank with him. ($20K USD)
He stole over 250,000 baht worth of equipment from me and is claiming I owe him 30,000 baht to look after my fish.

He will not give the equipment back and has likely already sold it or used it on other projects.

He shows at customers' houses in filthy clothing with a filthy vehicle and treats his son like garbage right in front of the customer literally non-stop
I have never seen a young man so beaten down with such terrible self-esteem. I should have taken this as a warning sign but made a big mistake doing business with this clown.

Do not work with this thief, you will get scammed.


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