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Hi there,
i am Glenn Fong from the netherland and am in the process of realising my dreamtank
the panoramareef, which will contain 4 segment with in total 3500-4000 liter effective tank capacity

this project has been a wish since 2011, and was already put on hold 2 times.

now we are going to finish this project!!!
 

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Thursday, september 3, 2021 - 17:00

There is no way back!
The glass arrived today, so we have to pull through with this project from now on.
I yet have to detemine whether is will glue it as one single tank or as 3 part segmented tank for redundancy.





 

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monday, september 6, 2021 we made a start building the first tank segment.
With the help of Leon and Tim we made preparations and glued the tank together.
Now waiting for the glue to cure before placing the braces.







 

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Tuesday 7sept21 17:20

Just finished placing the braces on tank1
I had a little help from my son, we placed them together within a half hour.
The prepartions however took a little bit longer. Three glasstrips were 2mm oversized and did not fit, so i had to cut them myself. The terpentine to fill the glass cutter was used up, so i had to go out for a new bottle.
After that cutting the glas was easy peasy.
Next time i will use 5-6mm tolerance for the braces


 

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Good to see you building it. You always have extremely nice tanks.
makes my builds look amateurish, lol I will be following.,
Thanks mate.
I love to share and inspire others with gained skills, so these don't get lost.
Wow. That thing is gonna have tides and it’s own weather system.
I am thinking about going sumpless...
Seems more energy efficient and it fits the sustainablereefing way.
 

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Milk and cookies are still here......watching this slowly building steam over the years. VERY BEST,
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I think he did a write up some years ago.
Yes, twice

Reef Hobbyist Magazine Q1 2014:
Output device Font Plant Electronic device Technology


EZ550reef featuring on RHM issue Q2 2019.
World Font Gadget Output device Display device
 

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Milk and cookies are still here......watching this slowly building steam over the years. VERY BEST,
Hack
Thanks, patience is key.
The hobby is there for us to enjoy, so we should never rush things.

This wil be my first documented build from the start. The one i find worthy enough to do so....
 

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Wednesday, september 8, 2021
#panoramareef section1 into final position
Clamps removed from tank1 + extra kit on braces
Moved 140 liter development tank to diningroom
My friend Stefan came and together we move tank1 into it's final position.
Cleared the stand for section 2+3 as preparation to extend this stand with 1 meter.



 

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Friday, september 10, 2021 - completion of section1
Planning the drill holes to connect tank1 to section2. Also planning the optional overflow.
Glued in a vertical brace to protect drillholes against forces from the front panel.
Bolted stand of section 1 to the wall.
Rewired and placed new poweroutlet for the airco unit.
- Next job: extend section 2 stand from 4 to 5 meter.

 

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Saturday we didn't feel like it, so we didn't work on the panoramareef.
Sunday, September 12, 2021 - #panoramareef section2 stand finished
The day started with cutting away the excess silicone sealant from aquarium1.
The stand of section2 was bolted to the back wall, after which it was extended from 4 to 5 metres. For this, the KHD setup of the 1200L reef had to be moved and an end support had to be made.





 

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This Man has been seriously bit by 'the bug'!
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