220g in wall tank project

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220g in wall tank project

Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:20 am

So here it is guys, in January I started an in wall tank build, after having a discussion with the CA, the treasory secretary and the minister of finance wich all positions are presently filled by my wife.....she readily approved the project, so I didn't wait for her to change her mind and jumped right into it. I make it sound worst than it actually is, just to make you guys laugh a little.

I always wanted to have an in wall tank, but never done it because of the amount of work it involves, but if planned toroughly, (drew a sketch in my head) i started from that. I have to mention also the other reason why i went ahead with the project, in november after coming back from the OCA, my sump pump elbow's came off of the pipe and flooded my basement, so I came home to 2-3 inches of water all over the basement, worked over 6 hours with a big shopvac to get rid of the water, installed industrial dehumidifier and hepa ventilator, and after removing the bottom part of the walls, i came to the conclusion that I would defenitaly need to fix and repaint all the walls. So came the idea to finally have a dream come true. I already own a 220 and 2 150's, so my plan was to built the in wall tank for a 220 until the set up was completed, then transfer all the fishes in it then get rid of the other set up.

So here it is, this picture shows where the tank will be,
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In front of that wall there used to be another couch, and behind it there is a 12 x 16 utility room, where I have a workbench, tools and storage, but since only part of the room was used, the possibility for an in wall tank with a service area behind it was possible.
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So here is behind the wall where the mirror was, as you can see I started removing the plywood that covered the wall so I can see what  imhave to deal with as far  as demolition goes. I contracted this house 14 years ago, so the memories of what inside the walls are long gone. I have to remove and relocate the wiring for my home theater, and also use the wiring that was used for those plugs for the new set up.
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So now the bottom panel is removed and part of the wiring and plugs as well, the two hanging wires will be use for the new set up they are on separate breakers.

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Re: 220g in wall tank project

Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:09 pm

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As you can see on this picture at the bottom, the wire going across is for my home theater after redoing the wiring, it's time to remove the studs and cut a hole in the wall.
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Re: 220g in wall tank project

Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:12 pm

Et voila, now I feel brave enough to call the C.A. downstairs to eveluate the progress.
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View from outside the room and with the wall removed.
The next step is to build a wall within the room, it will serve two purposes,
the first one to separate the storage area from the tank and give me another
wall to lean a cabinet on it, since that cabinet was in the space where the new set up will be.

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Re: 220g in wall tank project

Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:13 pm

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as you can see i use plywood on the wall, it gives more protection and it is harder to damage if hit with an object by accident.
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Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:14 pm

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Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:16 pm

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Remember the wiring that i was going to reuse for this set up, well here it is with another small wall to make small roomImage

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Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:16 pm

For the ceiling my first idea was to cover it with another smoother sheet of plywood, but then i decided to keep the existing plywood but make some "caisson" to give it a nicer finish.
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So now here is the room with a coat of paint.
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Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:17 pm

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For the floor I used floor paint for garage and also applied three coats of varnish over it. Now i have received my cabinet and put it in place.

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Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:18 pm

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Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:19 pm

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Now you see it with a powerbar and LED strip for lighting
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Re: 220g in wall tank project

Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:20 pm

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installed the top and painted the cabinet
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view from outside the room
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Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:21 pm

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Re: 220g in wall tank project

Post by Sylvain » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:23 pm

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My first idea was to install the filters underneath the tank,
but after giving it some more thoughts i changed my mind
and made another small cabinet next to the tank to house
the filters wich will be easier to service. I will be using two
Eheim Classic 2262 canister filters that pump out 900 gph.
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so that's were i'm at now, the tank should be here next week,
the filters are in, just need to pick them up. I'll keep you guys posted on the progress.

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Re: 220g in wall tank project

Post by Lisachromis » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:57 pm

Wow! Keep us updated on this interesting project.

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Re: 220g in wall tank project

Post by Sylvain » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:56 pm

Receiver the 2 Eheim 2262 @ 900gph each, can't wait to get the tank.
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Post by Sylvain » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:57 pm

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Re: 220g in wall tank project

Post by ikuacara » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:43 pm

Very nice looking project. Could you update it, how it looks now?

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