My final 1400L dream tank

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    Cool, as a suggestion, mix in some black paint with the blue to get to a "midnight blue", it's not a flat as black, and more natural than the brighter blues you often see on tanks. Test a small area, being acrylic you dan easily scrape it off
     
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    I completely agree with you. I would never have only some parts that supports the base of the tank
    It is definitely safer to have a piece of whatever wood cover and then polystyrene the whole base of the tank.
    Anyways, great big tank
     
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    everyone has their own option , thanks for yours...
    but majority of big tanks that I have seen has no wood. Also , not just some of the support have polystyrene , ALL of the supportings has 30mm on.
    Thanks anyway

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    Thanks for your advice , I have actually seen this specific blue on tanks before , and love it - it's a Marine blue , not the baby blue that are commonly used, you will love the end results...

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    paint is looking good47b347d656fc0d362543cd1e22dabcb7.jpg4deced51091951b0b6bfde77b0f3839e.jpg

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    Mooi man. You give me confidence and inspiration in my design. I like the tripple layer bracing. The blue background looks good.

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    Well done, reminds me of my 6ft that i built a couple of years ago. keep us up to date with the progress.
     
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    Thanks bud...
    I am watching your 8mm carefully , all of the best , big tanks are awesome if done right

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    Thank you very much...
    and I will do so

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    Paint is done , and it's looking excellentec8797bb724dda4f38f3caa32b06cc9f.jpg5bea5d2f169c0a8f61b04987c5682a56.jpg

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    doing the 3rd base & extra horizontal bracing front & back bottomd2dc6a5c7b601311f6e3ea5fcccd6540.jpgebc52e3cb0cf85efe0857075d95aceb5.jpg

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    Looking good, itching to build another, but with a 6ft and 4ft in the house the wife will never allow it. What kind of silicone are you using, and how tubes have you used up to now?
     
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    This is the best (in my eyes)
    called DEN BRAVEN - The aqua one

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    Question on the Front and rear panels. Did you place them on top of the base or on the side?

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    the base on the stand , then the sides go onto that one to form the "cube"
    the 2nd & 3rd base(pieces actually) then go on the inside on top of the first base

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    Drilling 50mm holes both sides 70f08c5a07d73c72b3553de0ab435636.jpg

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    Why are you drilling both sides?
     
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    You are brave!! With great risk come great rewards

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    Because I want to do two overflows , and possibly also run two sumps...
    if ever one decided to crash , or I am busy doing maintenance on one , the one is working working issues

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    remember the builder is doing the work , and IikevI said...
    he is probably the best in the business

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