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Old 09/07/2021, 03:39 PM   #26
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monday, september 6, 2021 we made a start building the first tank segment.
With the help of mij friends Leon and Tim we made preparations and glued the tank together.
Now waiting for the glue to cure before placing the braces.











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Old 09/08/2021, 07:03 AM   #27
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Tuesday 7sept21 17:20

Just finished placing the braces on tank1
I had a little help from my son, we placed them together within a half hour.
The prepartions however took a little bit longer. Three glasstrips were 2mm oversized and did not fit, so i had to cut them myself. The terpentine to fill the glass cutter was used up, so i had to go out for a new bottle.
After that cutting the glas was easy peasy.
Next time i will use 5-6mm tolerance for the braces




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Old 09/08/2021, 04:12 PM   #28
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Wednesday, september 8, 2021

#panoramareef section1 into final position

Clamps removed from tank1 + extra kit on braces*

Moved 140 liter development tank to diningroom

My friend Stefan came and together we move tank1 into it's final position.

Cleared the stand for section 2+3 as preparation to extend this stand with 1 meter.












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Old 09/10/2021, 03:31 PM   #29
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Friday, september 10, 2021 - completion of section1

Planning the drill holes to connect tank1 to section2. Also planning the optional overflow.

Glued in a vertical brace to protect drillholes against forces from the front panel.

Bolted stand of section 1 to the wall.*

Rewired *and placed new poweroutlet for the *airco unit.

- Next job: extend section 2 stand from 4 to 5 meter.








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Old 09/12/2021, 04:36 PM   #30
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Saturday we didn't feel like it, so we didn't work on the panoramareef.
Sunday, September 12, 2021 - #panoramareef section2 stand finished
The day started with cutting away the excess silicone sealant from aquarium1.
The stand of section2 was bolted to the back wall, after which it was extended from 4 to 5 metres. For this, the KHD setup of the 1200L reef had to be moved and an end support had to be made.








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Old 09/13/2021, 07:32 PM   #31
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Way to go, man! Nice build


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Old 09/15/2021, 12:59 AM   #32
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Sunday, september 11, 2021 - moving the #butterflyreef
There was no enough space to build the #panoramareef tanksection2, so the butterflyreef needed to move.
All the electric wiring of the #DSRreef1200 was in the cabinet below, so that needed rewiring.
The tank was emptied down to 10cm, moved , refilled, replumbed and rewired to make it operational again.





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Old 09/15/2021, 04:19 PM   #33
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Way to go, man! Nice build
Thanks, m8.
I enjoy building things

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Removed the wall unit to make room for a 120x100 pallet box that will serve as a temporary storage for coral and fish from the #EZ550HYB system. This is going out and in its place comes the old 1200litre tank which I will probably set up as a primary fish tank. The idea is to use less lighting than is normally required for a reef aquarium, so keeping this tank is not a big expense. I wonder how long I will be able to keep this up...







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Old 09/15/2021, 04:40 PM   #34
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Wednesday, 15 September 2021 #Panoramareef - drilling 4 holes. Today the diamond glass drills finally arrived. I was waiting to be able to continue. First I had to make a drilling template from plywood and mount it in the right place. To allow fish to swim back and forth from section1 to section2, I made two 100mm holes to connect the aquariums. For this, I had to drill four 100mm holes in 10mm glass. It took me 2 hours because I was too careful. Once I got the hang of it, it was 10-15 minutes per hole.

After alignment, I drilled the end of section 2 flat on the table

*The next step is to prepare the glass to seal section 2.








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Old 09/16/2021, 03:19 PM   #35
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Thursday, September 16, 2021 - #panoramareef section2/3 fitting and measuring....
The rear, side, and bottom panels have been , sanded, cleaned, dried, and put in place.
Since this is made up of more than 5 panels, everything does need to fit together properly before we can begin to seal the tank
There will be some fitting pieces (stabilizers) to be cut, but we'll do that in between.





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Old 09/16/2021, 07:38 PM   #36
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I enjoy watching you documenting your build! Very nice man. Is all this inside your house? looks like aquarium shop


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Old 09/16/2021, 08:30 PM   #37
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I enjoy watching you documenting your build! Very nice man. Is all this inside your house? looks like aquarium shop
I enjoy building and sharing... this hobby is an addiction, but you already knew that by now...

If your addicted and nothing an nobody hold you back than it could happen that you have more tanks, corals and fish than the average LFS.


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Old 09/17/2021, 07:48 PM   #38
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So are you just glueing tank 1 & 2 together at be holes or will you use bulkheads to connect them?
Very awesome set up in the works btw.


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Old 09/18/2021, 06:48 PM   #39
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So are you just glueing tank 1 & 2 together at be holes or will you use bulkheads to connect them?
Very awesome set up in the works btw.


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Just using silicone kit to fill the space.
If it's strong enough to hold a tank together it sure can seal the gap.



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Old 09/21/2021, 08:13 PM   #40
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - #panoramareef fixing section2/3 Today my son finally had time to join me in placing the glass panels. Section2/3 with capacity 2200 liters is glued and is still waiting for the placement of the bracing






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Old 09/23/2021, 06:15 PM   #41
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Thursday, september 23, 2021 - placing the bracing for section2/3
The job started with removing all help tools used for supporting and aligning of the glas panels.
Cutting and cleaning the bracings, placing the clamps to align the bracing and than glueing them.
That's a lot of clamps and siliconekit......





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Old 09/25/2021, 11:09 AM   #42
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Friday, september 24, 2021
Sealing the two 100mm holes connecting section1 to section 2/3
Placed 2 extra support strips between the front/rear bracing.
Attempting to cut the four 55cm vertical bracing strips for application at the seem of section 2/3.
This failed misserably, so i called it the day.
We went out for dinner to celabrate my wife birthday with my 2 kids. My daughter came home from groningen for the occasion.





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Old 09/25/2021, 12:04 PM   #43
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Saterday, september 25, 2021 - #Panoramareef - last tasks before filling the tank
Finally i manage to cut the 55cm strips and glued them. The separationrack fits perfectly inbetween the seam.
Next was drilling two 55mm holes to place the tank connectors. These will be used as surface skimmers. I will probably be using a XS sump for this purpose
I'am not a real fan of these tank connectors, so i took extra precaution by glueing them.
The plumbing will be simpel an minimal.

Now wait a few days for the silicone to cure and do a fill test.





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Old 09/27/2021, 11:43 AM   #44
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Sunday, September 26, 2021- first 12cm leak test passed. I will gradually fill the tank segments evenly to allow the polystyrene to settle.





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Old 10/03/2021, 11:19 PM   #45
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Saturday, 2 October 2021 #Panoramareef - saltwater mixing.
To do this, first turn on some flow pumps to speed up the mixing.
Step1 calculate water volume
Step2 calculate salts using the CRS calculator
Step3 weigh out NaCl+, MgSO4+, Mg+, Ca+ and add them to the aquarium in separate piles.
MgSO4+ and Ca+ must not come into contact with each other.
Step4 Weigh out KH+ and dissolve it in water ~50gr/L while stirring. When everything is dissolved, pour the liquid into the aquarium.
Step5 Allow the salt heaps to dissolve thoroughly for a few hours.








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Old 10/04/2021, 04:16 PM   #46
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Sunday, oktober 3, 2012, #panoramareef - sandbed, seeding and feeding.
100 kilo coralsand 1-2 mm was placed into segement 2/3. 40 liter sludge from the EZ550reef was placed into segment1.
After that we daily dose 23ml easy carbon.
The water is clouded from the sand.
We wait 3 days before using a powerfilter to clear the water.











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Old 10/04/2021, 04:43 PM   #47
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Monday, oktober 4, 2021 - #panoramereef finishing the stand.
Sanded the planks and fitted the intermediate uprights of the frame. Now that these are in place, the purlin laths have been removed. Those legs are not going anywhere anymore.




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Old 10/04/2021, 06:25 PM   #48
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Thank you so much for detailing this build. I am really enjoying reading along!


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Old 10/05/2021, 05:38 PM   #49
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Tuesday, oktober 5, 2021 #panoramareef - mainflow direction.

Today i am doing the plumbing and determing the mainflow direction. I choose to do the plumbing above the tank because it's saver, easier and less powerconsuming, because there are less corners used and less pipe length required.
For the ecstatics the pipe can be hidden behind a panel later on.
Today (earlier as planned) i put in another bucket of slugde and started two powerfilter to filter out the calciumcarbonate percipitate.
Later on i placed three bucket of deadrock into the tank.
Placing of the sand did not have much effect on the Alk and Calcium *7,6dkh /430ppm
Nitrate an phosphat are just fine 5ppm / 0,03ppm








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Old 10/06/2021, 01:23 PM   #50
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Wednesday, oktober 5, 2021 #panoramareef - deadrock and powerfilter.
I placed an additional 75 kilo coralsand and 120 kilo deadrock that i had lying around in the garden.
The watervolume up till now taken in by sand and rock is about 200 liters
The water is clearing up slightly due to the powerfilter (next time beter rinse the sand)
On the other hand.... now is can't be tempted to rush things and get into trouble. I have to sit this one out until the water has been cleared.





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