375 gal WLRSO

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  1. euod

    euod Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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    My 180 dismantled the day before the move image.jpeg
     
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    375 gal moved into place with the help of BAR members image.jpeg
     
  4. euod

    euod Supporting Member

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Xcaret came by to level and cut sump to fit skimmer
     
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    euod Supporting Member

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

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

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    That's huge. Love it
     
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    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    Damn -- I saw the title and was really worried for the health of your wife.
     
  9. scuzy

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    Thats sandwi's old tank?


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  10. Ranjib Dey

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Now that's an upgrade. Keep us posted with the progress. Be generous on the pics, please.
     
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    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.
     
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    Still don't want an acrylic tank though :D
     
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    Sweet!
    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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    Woo Hoo!! Congrats!! That is gonna be a beauty!


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    Any updates?
     
  18. euod

    euod Supporting Member

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

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