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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    I cannot claim credit for this. One of the builders tradesmen, a young soft spoken fella with epic skills, spent three days creating this for me. You're right though, it's a fantastic touch!
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    I don't have any recent FTS, as I'm dealing with bacterial bloom right now. These will have to do.
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    Some random general pics. (Slotted PVC pipe for cable management, pH controller modified)
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    RO and Water storage. RO booster sitting on Datsun roof ready for install, water drums needing some small adjustments.
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    Electrical and water lines from the ceiling. Sink, fridge and UV location. UV/Chiller lines behind cabintes.
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    An eBay timber outdoor box to house the Teco 500 chiller, and the hole in the wall/pipework. (This area also serves as clothes line location, so the box doubles as a conventient basket sitting spot)
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    Had a local plastics shop add a section to the overflow to allow a higher water level in the tank.
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    ...so, that's about all I have in the way of the construction process. A lot of the rest, I think most here will be able to decipher from pics. As you can imagine, a build almost 18 months in the completion had a lot of trial and error, cstom fitting, repurposing different things to suit, and so...
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    One last piece of significance, I think, is the automatic hood. I built this from 25x25mm aluminium box section, with water proof bathroom laminate panel skinned to the outside. My Gen3 Radions are mounted into the frame and can be removed for maintenance very easily... The lifting mechanism...
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    The cabinets themselves are based on a simple pine base section (deliberately left open to allow air flow against heat and humidity), with one built as a control panel, and the other shelving and storage for related items.
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    While all this was occuring, I started to get my head around what space I would need, and features that were going to make life easy... A drain to the stormwater outside was a must, as was AWC capability. I needed a fridge, and a UV. And a sink. I wanted water storage outside (which eventually...
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    If you can forgive the sneaky cameo of my Datsun 510 project, you can see the corner into which the tank was to mount. I had to wait a while after moving into the house for our builder to be available to help with setting the tank in place...
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    It's Only taken 15 Years...In Wall 380L/100Gal Full Custom

    The tank was to be 900x900x500mm, for a volume of just under 380L (taking into account glass thickness). I had a local glass company cut me 2x float glass panels and 2x low iron panels, with a float glass base section. I also had them drill for returns and for the Eshopps overflow I intended...
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