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Project Fallout By: Elder1945 130 gallon Reef aquarium/PC


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Hey all!

 

This is one of the first times I have mixed both of my hobbies together and I am having quite a lot of fun doing it!

 

I am new to the PC modding world but not new to custom building stuff.  Google Elder1945 and you can see some of my work.

 

So here we go!

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These are the sponsors of the build.... Nothing from the PC world but they are all big in the Aquarium world.

 

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The overall concept is to have a large reef aquarium mounted above a water cooled PC.  The catch would be the cooling loop will pass through the "sump" aka filter of the aquarium.

 

One of the biggest hurdles is the weight of the aquarium as it will be around 1,300 lbs all in. This will be floating on two legs above the PC build.

 

Here are some progress shots.

 

Tank.

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Stand concept.

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3/8" and 1/2" steel tube stand.

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Prime and ready to go.

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Some of the equipment to run the reef tank.

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I have switched some of the parts out due to availability including the PSU and fans.

Some of the build as of the last few weeks. I was originally going to do all hard tubing but this became a issue with the aquarium side of things.  I custom cut a a distro plate to help solve the issues.

 

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Update on my build.

 

Loop is working well just waiting for my MasterFans to help keep moist air away from the components. 

 

Still a lot more to do but this gives a good idea of the overall look.

 

 

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Updating a few things today.

 

For one I am finally adding my MasterFans One of a total of 3 that will go on the system to help move air around and on the build. This will help keep the overall humidity the same as the room and keep that salty air away from the PC and loop.

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The tank is on the wall to the right of this emperor gaming chair. A lot still to do but we are starting to get things done.

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