375 gal WLRSO

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by euod, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Finally upgrading my 180 gal glass tank to 375 gal plexiglass in hoping to provide more swimming room for angels and butterflyfish. As many of my Chaetodontoplus angels in the 180 got bigger through the years they were running into the wall. There were many hesitations on the upgrade because glass is much clearer and the tank was doing well. Of course, to rip out the existing tank and setting up a tank twice the size is a challenging task. However, with the help of the BAR community it has been less stressful and makes the journey rewarding in term of sharing ideas and creative visions.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017
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  2. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    My 180 dismantled the day before the move image.jpeg
  3. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    375 gal moved into place with the help of BAR members image.jpeg
  4. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    image.jpeg image.jpeg Xcaret came by to level and cut sump to fit skimmer
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  5. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Advice from Xcaret and borrowed his sander, most scratches were removed the tank. Water is added image.jpeg
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  6. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    thats a MONSTER! Good luck with the build
  7. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    That's huge. Love it
  8. Damn -- I saw the title and was really worried for the health of your wife.
  9. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Thats sandwi's old tank?

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  10. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    This is one bad ass tank :) . I was there during the setup. Cant wait to see how its build up. Best of luck @euod .
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    In the years I've had acrylic... I'm super wishing I had a random orbital sander to do that pre-tank sand down. You can even get all the super fine grits up to 15000 for them too now, would have saved my arm some serious pain.
  12. sjbro

    sjbro Supporting Member

    Now that's an upgrade. Keep us posted with the progress. Be generous on the pics, please.
  13. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Pretty darn useful with the Micro-Mesh 5" discs. For the Novus part a right angle RO buffer or a VS right angle grinder works wonders; if it works on shiny car paint it works on acrylic.
  14. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Still don't want an acrylic tank though :D
  15. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    But those pictures? All I really see is a reflection of your garage. Full tank shots!!

    What is the plan for the tank? Mostly fish?

    Suggestion: Buy a small sheet of thin 1/16 plexiglass, and put it in the tank, right next to the front
    for protection while doing initial aquascaping.
    Most of my big scratches were done in the first few weeks.
    You need cheap/simple protection you can see through.
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  16. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Woo Hoo!! Congrats!! That is gonna be a beauty!

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  17. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    Any updates?
  18. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Not really.
    Just a slight leak on the gasket that I just fixed today.
    Ok, I'll just say it, "Uncle!":)

    Working on this aquascaping now :)
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  19. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Fixed a gasket? Bulkhead gasket? Def would replace if it's used. And use silicon lubricant for sure.
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  20. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Nice crew!

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