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New 2 feeter planted

Postby mithun » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:51 pm

Just started on a new tank. Still blank about layout and plant selection. Just made a tank on sunday, leak testing and light setup is kinda complete.. I will update as i go on and update the details here later..

Tank details:
Size : 24x15x15
Glass: Saint Gobain Ultra clear
Made by: self
Light: MH 70 Watt Natural white with electronics ballast
Moonlight: not yet
Filtration: TBD
Other Equipments: TBD
Flora & Fauna: TBD

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Don't worry about the green water.. Its just tapwater and very dirty and came green because of camera flash.. And the surrounding is gonna get all better.. ignore the chappals etc for the time being :p
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Re: New 2 feeter planted

Postby Sumit K Sen » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:28 pm

That is a great job! You are very talented.
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Re: New 2 feeter planted

Postby Abhirup.mecho » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:08 pm

Nice clean tank! U can hardly see any silicon...
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Re: New 2 feeter planted

Postby vikramdutta » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:16 pm

Can u show how u made the beautiful tank?
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Re: New 2 feeter planted

Postby dev roy » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:40 pm

Dada, glass thickness and price?
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Re: New 2 feeter planted

Postby subhadeepdas » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:17 pm

Lets see what surprise the DIY magician has now in his sleeves :) :) :) .
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Re: New 2 feeter planted

Postby Tirtha » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:14 pm

so the Marine guy came back to grow the weeds. Lovely start. All the best.
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Re: New 2 feeter planted

Postby mithun » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:47 pm

vikramdutta wrote:Can u show how u made the beautiful tank?

I dont have pics for each step but i can give a few pointers..
  • Make sure glass is properly cut at right angels. not trapezium.
  • Machine polish the edges
  • Tape the edges using marking tape leaving the thin 6mm edges where the silicone will be applied
  • Apply silicone in one single thin line .. dont create a mess or break the line.. requires a steady hand (which i dont have) with a good silicone gun
  • Apply silicone and add one sheet at a time.. dont rub it on silicone.. gently and firmly push it in place and tape it to hold in place..
  • Remember adding more silicone does not help.. only effective silicone is the thin film that is between the two glass surface.. dont add any silicone outside the join.. it wont prevent leak much. So applying less actually gives more effectiveness in this case
  • Bottom panel edges require a little more silicone in the inner side of the tank to make sure its firm coz water pressure is max at bottom.. some like to add thin sheets of glass in the bottom for bigger tanks
  • Remove the marking tapes after 10 mins of attaching the glasses.. leave the holding tapes for longer.
  • If you have done it right your tank will be water ready in 4-6 hours after finishing.. if you are afraid leave it longer to cure.. specially for bigger tanks where u have added a lot of silicones .. inner layers take time to cure.
  • When the tank is cured use a sharp blade to cut off excess silicone from edges to give it a cleaner look

dev roy wrote:Dada, glass thickness and price?

6mm Saint gobain ultra clear.. Rs.70/Sqft total costed around 750 for glass.. Silicone: Rs.120 (20% used), Marking tape: Rs.20 (10% used)

subhadeepdas wrote:Lets see what surprise the DIY magician has now in his sleeves :) :) :) .

Well there are couple of tricks in my sleeve for this one as well.. wait n watch ;)

Tirtha wrote:so the Marine guy came back to grow the weeds. Lovely start. All the best.

I am not just a marine guy u know .. Just like bigger challenges more ;)
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Re: New 2 feeter planted

Postby mithun » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:43 pm

A vid of phase 1 and close up of MH setup and DIY mount and equipment rack

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Re: New 2 feeter planted

Postby subhadeepdas » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:57 pm

There is no link bro. :(
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