Moving 1000 liter tank

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    Yes like that so I can pick it up again and place on stand when ready. I'll make sure its stable and out the way of kids and so.

    As I'm arranging to collect the tanks and stuff in the week.
     
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    Yeah so that stand ... I would want to lift it from the ground .. and make sure water does not get in the tubing, but it looks solid and will only need either a slab or 6 blocks to stand on. Pity you want to do this outside .. the tank and the setup really is a nice tank and shoud probably be an indoors unit from what I can see from the pics. Out-door tanks are seldom in this good a condition.
    No would not do that .. it traps moisture .. CT = salt in the air right in JHB the game would be a bit different.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    @f-fish,

    I understand your point about CT

    But what do you mean, would you not put plywood and polystyrene between the tank and the stand or would you still put the polystyrene like we usually do but no plywood?

    I have to agree that its a pity the tank will be outside.....
     
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    If you are going to store the tank (yes does depend on how long you are planning on doing it) the I would not bother with doing the beams + plywood + polystyrene for the duration of the build - wood on wood has the potential to trap moisture and then you could damage the plywood would. .. I am assuming the tank is at least 12mm glass that should be able to stand empty on the beams without the need for plywood or polystyrene. The truth is I would probably replace the polystyrene with a fresh batch before the final mounting once all is cured and in-place.

    Have no issue with plywood on metal stand + polystyrene if this was indoors, but being outdoors long term the wood has a tendency to not survive. Is the plywood really needed - what does the tank bracing look like vs what is on the metal stand.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    The tank was inside the house by previous owner. But I have no place to put it in the house and does not fit through the doors aswel. As I love fish and cant miss on this deal I'm forced to leave it outside bt its will stand undercover.

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    The tank is braced all round the bottom and top. With support across the middle top and bottom. Tank is 12mm glass all round.

    The stand has support bars. Bt there plywood then polystyrene then tank.

    Stand has rubber Matt under it.
     
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    If it is undercover to the degree that you can keep the rain of it you should be good.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Temp control in winter might be an issue.
     
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    This is really interesting to follow... Quite a few things to consider. Already having a headache just thinking of when my time comes. @Hooks, all the best! I personally, would have re-arranged everything so that it fit inside. Just thinking now looking at my window, would most probably have taken out a window panel and fit it through there.
     
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    I would love for it to fit anywhere in the house. Bt no space at all. Our house has long passage. And lounge is by front door and I already have my 1.5 meter there. My African grey is in kitchen and dont have spare room. The back door has small passage from kitchen and there is my bearded dragons that's cages is 1.3m by 50cm each standing on stand like stack up. With 1.2m tank with shrimp at the bottom. Trio stand. Tank cant stand in passage as the passage is 1.1meter and tank is 900 wide. I have looked at all angles. I would have taken out lounge window to fit it in bt wife dont want to agree. As every space I find I manage to fit or make a cage for pets ;)

    It's a great learning cure for me sofar and I love it. Cant wait till tank is running....and I know more problems will pop up bt that makes it exciting.
     
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    We are looking at moving....bt when that comes my wife already agreed on me needing a spare room for my fish and pets. I cant wait for that to happen so I can get my 3meter.
     
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    Hahhha now that sounds great!!!

    Sounds like your wife is quite supporting of the hobby which is awesome.
     
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    So maybe hang back with getting this tank going outside and rather set it up after the move in a few months time.... ?

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Sounds like a good idea!

    You seriously love animals...
    All the best buddy!
     
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    Yes I do love them... bt my fish is taking over lol. Bt love it what my cat sits and watches them.

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    @Hooks.... if the move is planned for a few months time.... I agree with @f-fish
    The amount of work and expense you going to go through to set it up outside and before you know it, you have to take it all down to move
    Not easy then to empty everything, move fish, set it up again while your fish sit in buckets... especially if the fish are big

    So.... yes.... I would think about it...
     
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    Yes I have thought of that aswel bt moving house is more towards the end of the year only. Also not planning on stocking up the tank with lots of new fish. Will take move of my current fish to give more space. Bt will first get tank setup and running 100% monitoring temps and so on first. So that when I move I have 1 tank running and while other tank is setup in new place aswel.

    New tank is comming tomorrow if all goes well.
     
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    just some advice with a tank running out side.
    I have a large tank running in my workshop, during winter i need a 2kw in-line heater to maintain temp in the tank
     
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    So after alot of stress and heavy lifting....I finally got my tank:tt2: yea it's still outside... 20190114_152443.jpg 20190114_152149.jpg
     
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    Congratulations!!

    Now you going to be busy for a while!! Enjoy!! and all the best
     

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