GlennF's 300 gallon mixed reef.

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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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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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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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I'm just impressed that you are building your own tank in your house. That's next level dedication. Can't wait to see the finished tank.
 
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I'm just impressed that you are building your own tank in your house. That's next level dedication. Can't wait to see the finished tank.
I just enjoy building things
I will be updating frequently.

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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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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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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DAAAAAAANNNNGGGG! Absolutely massive. What is your plan for flow on that bad boy?

Great work.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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Friday, oktober 8 2021 #panoramareef - The move to section1
20:00 Leon Koopmans and Stefan Vonk visited me and at some point i said i was going to move the inhabitant of all the small tanks towards section1 this weekend.
They offered to do it right now, so we did.....
As well oiled machine we move 2 tanks and cleaned up afterwards.
Great job done guys, thanks

Vrijdag, 8 oktober 2021 #panoramareef - De verhuizing naar sectie1
20:00 Leon Koopmans en Stefan Vonk kwamen langs en op een gegeven moment zei ik dat ik de bewoner van alle kleine bakken dit weekend ging verhuizen naar sectie1.
Ze boden aan om het nu te doen, dus dat deden we.....
Als een goed geoliede machine verplaatsen we 2 aquarium en ruimden daarna op.
Geweldig gedaan heren, bedankt




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Tuesday, oktober 12, 2021 #panoramareef - Happy with progres up till now. 5x GHL mitrax LX7205 used on 40% max producing 240PAR on the bottom @40cm waterhight. Slight silcate-algae showing up, which is normal in this stage.
In the weekend we did some small chores like mounting doors and lamp to segment1. Primary waiting for the weather to clearup so i can sand the raw planks outside.
Beside finishing the doors, the next mayor step is moving the water and lifestock from #DSR1200reef to segment2





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