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About HaydnRex

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  1. Custom built generally doubles the price of any tank so that price isn't all that shocking, I found that out when shopping for my last tank and decided to go off the shelf also.
  2. Yeah I know it's not a very large piece, that's why I don't want to buy a whole sheet haha. Can the vinyl wrap be submerged?
  3. Hey everyone, I'm chasing a piece of black acrylic to use in my refugium to block light from the rest of the sump needs to be at least 340x360mm Does anyone have any off cuts laying around I could buy or know where to buy it cheap? I don't really want to pay for a whole sheet for one divider. Preferably north side. Cheers Haydn
  4. Finished, filled, leak tested and cleaned yesterday ready to be installed next weekend hopefully. The dogs aren't too impressed, more concerned about their next meal and what the neighbor's dogs are up to.
  5. Progress report: Spent yesterday morning calling glass shops around Brendale looking for the best price. Ended up getting the 7 pieces I needed cut for $66 which I was happy enough with. Then came home, cleaned all the sharp edges with emery tape, removed the tank bracing and began assembly. The first baffle was a little rough but nothing that won't clean up with a razor when the silicone dries. Just have to silicone the weir/ sock holder assembly in and wait a couple of weeks to test it.
  6. If you are looking for tank only, age of aquariums has 3x18x14 tanks that are like $72 after the forum discount. It's hard to beat that price for a brand new tank, all beveled edges and neat narrow silicone. They come with glass lids that are beveled all round as well. I bought one on the weekend to turn into a sump.
  7. Hi all, I am trying to find a magnetic portal magnifying viewer but I can justify the $90 price tag. If anyone is selling a second hand one or knows where I can find a cheaper alternative drop me a line. Cheers
  8. Had to log into QLDAF just to say that your moustache is awesome. When you left AOA all I could think is that man is off to dogfight Nazi and romance princesses! Outstanding Sir! Have a fine day and happy hunting :)


  9. Tank purchased from AOA to be turned into the new sump, and what a bargain! Ended up being like $72 after forum discount and I couldn't be happier with it as a starting point. Nice neat silicone job and beveled edges. The trip to age of aquariums cost a lot more than that after I found out they sell coral now and saw the amazing zoas they have at the moment. Ended up grabbing 5 different zoa plugs and a bunch of other miscellaneous aquarium items while I was there. Now I just have to get some baffles to size and put it together. Can anyone recommend somewhere that cuts glass to order and hopefully isn't too expensive? Cheers.
  10. So I've been wanting to upgrade the sump on my AR 400 for a while now (pretty much since I got it). So tonight I sat down with my dogs and a couple of beers and planned out the new sump. I'm thinking I will use one of the $79 3x18x14 glass tanks from AOA as the starting point and get the baffles cut to size. I'm planning on using glass for the baffles in the hopes that they will provide enough strength to allow me to remove the bracing from the top of the tank. Do you guys think that will work? I would love to have the whole thing built out of acrylic but alas I have not recently won the lotto. Anyhow, on to the layout. I came up with a 5 section design as the pictures show. Water drains from the display into section A. Where it then overflows into 2x 4 inch filter socks. It then flows out the bottom of section A into section B which will house the skimmer and 1 or 2 reactors (currently only running one on the tank but may ad a second at a later date). Section C will be full of marine pure and D will hold the return pump. Section E will be a refugium which flows back into the return area, it will be supplied probably by the chiller return. Any suggestions on ways to improve the design are welcome. Pictures: note, the dogs were very enthusiastically watching on.....
  11. I've seen them in a few of the cheap shops.
  12. It depends on other factors aswell not just tank volume. Such as filtration bio capacity and how often you are willing to do water changes.
  13. Flame scallops are cool!
  14. I believe total eden in strathpine should have them.
  15. I would think that it would be fine but you will find out when you make the first one.