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Old 09/30/2019, 07:07 PM   #1
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My panorama reef

It has been a while since is started this project.
Due to many other priorities it was halted.
Now i restarted it and planning to finish it this time.

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Old 09/30/2019, 08:31 PM   #2
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This was the next step on september 14, 2018

" Finally the wall unit was moved for the placement of two airco units.



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Old 10/02/2019, 09:23 AM   #3
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Next step november 4, 2018

Dismantling all the small tanks agains the wall to free the space for the new reef.


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Old 10/02/2019, 05:21 PM   #4
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Ok, you got me with 14 meters...

Lets see where this takes us now.


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Old 10/03/2019, 01:44 PM   #5
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Ok, you got me with 14 meters...

Lets see where this takes us now.
It will take some time, because i only work on it on moment of inspiration.

January 14, 2019
After a little break we now continue with building the stand for de first segment.


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Old 10/03/2019, 01:53 PM   #6
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working on section A


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Old 10/03/2019, 01:59 PM   #7
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Next up.... section B

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Old 10/04/2019, 03:41 AM   #8
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After a long break i resumed working on my panorama reef.

I had other priorities that needed my attention.
- complete renovation of my 250m2 rooftop
- installing PV system with 63 solarpanels to power my reeftanks
- summertime is also my time for watersport

now we are back on track



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Old 10/04/2019, 06:23 AM   #9
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That’s a big PV system for residential, how many KVA?


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Old 10/04/2019, 07:38 PM   #10
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Thatís a big PV system for residential, how many KVA?
14,56Megawat annual
15Kw max power
My annual consumption is 30MegaWatt, so i am coverimg just half of it


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Old 10/05/2019, 12:29 AM   #11
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14,56Megawat annual
15Kw max power
My annual consumption is 30MegaWatt, so i am coverimg just half of it
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Not to derail into a PV discussion but.....

That is an amazing system, really large for residential in my latitude. I just completed a 7.5KVA system wit 26 panels that is predicted and on track to make 13.5MWH/A but we have some of the best irradiance on the planet in my area.

I know those roof mounts you are using are quite expensive. What cost more, the mounts or the modules (panels) that are on them? And 30MWH/Y? Are you running Halide lighting? Electric heat? Thatís a lot of energy.


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Old 10/05/2019, 04:32 AM   #12
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Not to derail into a PV discussion but.....



That is an amazing system, really large for residential in my latitude. I just completed a 7.5KVA system wit 26 panels that is predicted and on track to make 13.5MWH/A but we have some of the best irradiance on the planet in my area.



I know those roof mounts you are using are quite expensive. What cost more, the mounts or the modules (panels) that are on them? And 30MWH/Y? Are you running Halide lighting? Electric heat? Thatís a lot of energy.
I think powering a reefsystem is much a value added discussion as about the tank and inhabbitants itselves.

Indeed you are lucky with more sunlight making your system perform optimal throughout the year.
The modules are more expensive. I choose these flatfix fusion mounts from esdec because of the quick mounting system. Diy would have cost me much more in material and time to mount it all. https://youtu.be/qyS9h0wjl_0




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Old 10/05/2019, 11:52 AM   #13
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Last 2 days i have been working on the stand of the 4 meter section

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Old 10/06/2019, 03:51 AM   #14
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The build is slowly and steadily progressing


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Old 10/09/2019, 04:58 PM   #15
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Today i did some calculations for the glas required to build the tank.






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Old 10/10/2019, 05:58 PM   #16
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Today i recieved this package
The U-Reef will be controlled by GHL Profilux and the KH Director.

Normaly i build everything myself with discrete components. After all those years doing DiY it was time to try something more advanced.
It seems GHL has been running along quite a while and they produce state of the art products.


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Old 10/12/2019, 11:28 PM   #17
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Holy S**T man, all that work your doing is amazing. If I could afford it Iíd love to come see it.


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Old 10/14/2019, 05:56 PM   #18
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Holy S**T man, all that work your doing is amazing. If I could afford it Iíd love to come see it.
Yeah... i am about to live my dream

Now waiting for a quotation for the glass

Meanwhile i used a old side table to build my (portable) GHL measuring station around.

Now i am playing with the GHL stuff.
The KH director is real great and consistent. You can also adjust a correction factor to meet your own reference standaard. Which i did...







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Old 10/16/2019, 06:51 PM   #19
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Awww man, why didn't you notch the other piece of wood too? Having the center of that not over the vertical wood gives me a case of the willies.


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Old 10/17/2019, 03:29 PM   #20
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Awww man, why didn't you notch the other piece of wood too? Having the center of that not over the vertical wood gives me a case of the willies.
I should have looked nicer, but i am not concerned about the strenght nor the look of the construction. I guess i did not passed the elegance test

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Old 11/15/2019, 11:27 AM   #21
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To make sure my floor could handle the load , i asked my constructor of another building project to look at my plans. Due to other works he had laying around, it took him 3 week to do the math. He also consulted a colleague constructor about the matter and they came up with the following advice.

Tank3 was a problem.
I wanted it 300x120x55wh
That was critical.....

so the tank was downsized to 200x120x40wh



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Old 12/04/2019, 11:04 PM   #22
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This looks like a monster of a tank good luck with the build


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Old 12/10/2019, 09:18 AM   #23
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This looks like a monster of a tank good luck with the build
Thanks m8


The glas for section 1 and 2 has been ordered and will be deliverd 1st week of 2020.
Because i did want to push things and many manufacturers stop production around 16 december which caused a pileup in orders.

Section 3 will be placed after te removal of the current tank sitting on that space.

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Old 12/23/2019, 04:12 AM   #24
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Following...looks like its going to be a monster build/


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Old 09/04/2021, 12:43 AM   #25
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Due to life we had some delay

Now there is no way back!
The glass arrived today, so we have to pull through with this project from now on.
I yet have to detemine whether is will glue it as one single tank or as 3 part segmented tank for redundancy.









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