GlennF's 300 gallon DSR Mixed Reeftank

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  1. glennf

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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