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imfsub12
01/17/2017, 04:10 PM
So new fish room coming soon and tank
it will be a ruff size of 9feet long by 7 feet wide (from green tape on floor)
Tank will be 7 long x 30" x 24" (about 250 G)

As you will see i'm having a floor drain and sink in the room
There will be a door and i will be having waterproof flooring so any spills down the drain it goes

There Display tank will be in the front and then it will have a side window to view the reason is you come down the stairs to tv area and don't want anyone to clip the side of the tank. Plus you get a nice side view as well

This will be started in 3 weeks. any comments or idea's would be much appreciated .

And tank needs to get ordered very soon 5 weeks to build..

pic coming
Thanks

imfsub12
01/17/2017, 04:13 PM
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worm5406
01/17/2017, 05:24 PM
I don't think the wind chimes are going to work. They might be too loud and keep the tank inhabitants awake.

imfsub12
01/17/2017, 05:38 PM
I was thinking of them to go in the tank.

New side biz

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worm5406
01/17/2017, 07:07 PM
Looking good so far. What are the measurements? I mean the tank does not include those right?

What are you tying in the drain to? No possibility of back feeding sewage or grey water??

imfsub12
01/18/2017, 07:02 AM
Looking good so far. What are the measurements? I mean the tank does not include those right?

What are you tying in the drain to? No possibility of back feeding sewage or grey water??
1. Tank is
7 feet by 30 high by 24 wide
2. Room is 9 feet long x 7 feet from wall to front of tank

3. We are getting plumbers to do the drain it will go to our main discharge. There should be no issue as we have back flows that are required so no sewage backing up.

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worm5406
01/18/2017, 08:00 AM
Ahh ok good. So the tank does not really protrude into the room, just a common wall. Lots of room in that fish room then.

Very cool.

imfsub12
01/18/2017, 08:35 AM
Ahh ok good. So the tank does not really protrude into the room, just a common wall. Lots of room in that fish room then.

Very cool.
Do you see on the floor the tap outline of a rectangle that's small than the room that is the tank 7 feet long

Fish room will be a bit tight but manageable

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worm5406
01/18/2017, 09:16 AM
You cant think of just square footage. Look up... Cubic footage. LOL

I thought that is what that blue square was. The curved part took me a minute then I realized it was a door.

imfsub12
01/18/2017, 11:30 AM
You cant think of just square footage. Look up... Cubic footage. LOL

I thought that is what that blue square was. The curved part took me a minute then I realized it was a door.
Yes where the slippers are that is the door.

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imfsub12
01/18/2017, 01:25 PM
Here is some equipment list I'm thinking of.

Ecotech mp40 x 2
Ecotech vectra mp1

Skimmer
Quantum nyos 160

Lights
Not sure
Ecotech radio g4
AI hydra 52 HD

Already have
Neptune apex new version

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worm5406
01/18/2017, 03:05 PM
Have you looked at the Vectra L1's?
RODI?

imfsub12
01/18/2017, 03:34 PM
Not sure if I can get the l1s in canada.

What really is the difference just volume.

And yes getting a rodi.

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Scythanith
01/18/2017, 11:52 PM
I'd make sure the door swings outward to leave more area to maneuver in the fish room. I'd also look at putting your sink beside the "stand for fish stuff". That would leave the bit of wall right beside the tank, where you have sink marked, open for reactors.

The vortechs stick off the back of the tank a couple inches don't forget. Nothing more annoying than bumping the dry side off due to tight spaces. Google a product called Panduit for cable management. Order the wide size as your cables will fill it up quickly!

As for electrical, put 3x as many receptacles in as you think you need. Have some on GFCI receptacles and have some not protected by GFCI. You don't want pumps on GFCI. Heaters you do!

Good luck!

imfsub12
01/20/2017, 06:45 AM
I'd make sure the door swings outward to leave more area to maneuver in the fish room. I'd also look at putting your sink beside the "stand for fish stuff". That would leave the bit of wall right beside the tank, where you have sink marked, open for reactors.

The vortechs stick off the back of the tank a couple inches don't forget. Nothing more annoying than bumping the dry side off due to tight spaces. Google a product called Panduit for cable management. Order the wide size as your cables will fill it up quickly!

As for electrical, put 3x as many receptacles in as you think you need. Have some on GFCI receptacles and have some not protected by GFCI. You don't want pumps on GFCI. Heaters you do!

Good luck!
I'll see if the door can do that. As the stairs might be in the way. But I'll try to plan for that.

We where thinking where the broom was to put buckets and stuff. But that could be an option

I'll look for that product I hate messy wires.

And yes for electrical.

Thanks.

And thanks

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dave.m
01/20/2017, 03:34 PM
It takes a bit more planning but a pocket door helps when space for door swing becomes an issue in tight re-model plans.

Dave.M

imfsub12
01/22/2017, 06:29 PM
It takes a bit more planning but a pocket door helps when space for door swing becomes an issue in tight re-model plans.

Dave.M
Won't have the room for a pocket door. As if you see on the floor
I have an open space to the right of where the door is. Now I would need to make the room 24 more inches to fit the door. (We though of doing on for the bathroom I the basement but it would require adding 24 more inches that we did the have)

Thanks for idea



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imfsub12
01/25/2017, 12:42 PM
Tank is ordered
Sump is ordered

Now the waiting game will be a bit till it gets going.

Next order is to get basement started.


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Scythanith
01/25/2017, 02:23 PM
Won't have the room for a pocket door. As if you see on the floor
I have an open space to the right of where the door is. Now I would need to make the room 24 more inches to fit the door. (We though of doing on for the bathroom I the basement but it would require adding 24 more inches that we did the have)

Thanks for idea



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Couldn't it pocket in to the left on your drawing?

imfsub12
01/25/2017, 02:41 PM
Couldn't it pocket in to the left on your drawing?
Where the slippers are

If so I would need to measure it and see if I can fit a 24 inch pocket door so that would be 48 inches I requir

Just trying to to push anymore in to my main area.

It's a good idea might see how it looks when all of my framing for outside walls are so done.

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dave.m
01/26/2017, 04:29 AM
Or two smaller pocket doors. They can be attached so that opening one opens both at the same time and vice versa when closing (done with a connecting cable).

Dave.M

imfsub12
01/26/2017, 09:19 AM
Or two smaller pocket doors. They can be attached so that opening one opens both at the same time and vice versa when closing (done with a connecting cable).

Dave.M
Never seen door like that will look at home depot or Roma



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Rybren
01/26/2017, 08:39 PM
Bi-fold doors might work as well.

AFAIK, the L1s don't have CSA certification yet, so they can't be legally sold here until they get it.

imfsub12
01/28/2017, 10:03 AM
Bi-fold doors might work as well.

AFAIK, the L1s don't have CSA certification yet, so they can't be legally sold here until they get it.

thanks for this

imfsub12
01/28/2017, 10:09 AM
Ok not sure if I can run the Ecotech MP40's as i will need to put them on the back of the tank and not the sides.. As one side will be able to look at it from the room and the other side will be agaist a wall..As these can't be swiveled at all.

So LFS said to go with the Maxspect Gyre XF250' 2 of them -

I'm going with a overflow box this going to be the length of the tank so then the XF250 can fit in side of them and work there magic.

Are they any pro's or cons to doing it this way. before I buy them

Does anyone know if you an hook these up to the NEW APEX - with the ICECAP MOD

imfsub12
02/26/2017, 11:00 AM
Plumbing has began
Tall pipe with orange cap floor drain
Small one with orange cap sink drain

Black on is for back flow valve

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imfsub12
03/08/2017, 11:49 AM
I have a question
The side of my tank the width will be going against a outside wall.

1. It will be going tight against it
Should I put drywall and painted it right away (will never have access to that side of tank)

2. Should I leave like 6 inches of space then I can drywall and somehow paint later. (This will push my tank further in room just trying to minimise going out this far.)

Just thought of this issue before my tank is installed and I'm like oh oh now what.



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dave.m
03/08/2017, 01:05 PM
You definitely want to insulate and seal that wall for moisture before the tank goes anywhere near it. How will you protect those wooden sill plates and studs along the wall if there is spillage or leakage or fkupage? You will want to keep the tank off the wall at least 6" to let you get back there to deal with inevitable future problems. Best would be to put a fish room back there but that might push the tank further into the room than you had planned for.

Dave.M

imfsub12
03/08/2017, 06:12 PM
You definitely want to insulate and seal that wall for moisture before the tank goes anywhere near it. How will you protect those wooden sill plates and studs along the wall if there is spillage or leakage or fkupage? You will want to keep the tank off the wall at least 6" to let you get back there to deal with inevitable future problems. Best would be to put a fish room back there but that might push the tank further into the room than you had planned for.

Dave.M
Thanks for advice

I think I will leave 6 inches from wall to edge of tank
We are getting it sprayed foamed than drywall.

I will be painting it with bathroom paint.

Oh there is a fish room going g behind the tank. Where the plumbing is on the pic.


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imfsub12
03/08/2017, 06:12 PM
Who is making the tank?
A local store has a builder in winnipeg doing it for me

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imfsub12
03/13/2017, 05:38 PM
I have a door frame and part of my tank bottom nailed to the floor.

It starting to take shape.

We opted to leave a 6inch gap in the left side so I have some access to that part of the tank.

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imfsub12
03/13/2017, 05:38 PM
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imfsub12
03/15/2017, 06:29 AM
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Stand coming soon

If we need to shim the stand what do you use so under the weight it won't break the shims.

We are going to build the tank spec as the floor from the left to right goes down I think 1 inch.



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dave.m
03/15/2017, 12:55 PM
Better to use self-leveling compound to level the floor first, reducing or eliminating the need for shims in the first place.

Dave.M

imfsub12
03/17/2017, 09:09 AM
Better to use self-leveling compound to level the floor first, reducing or eliminating the need for shims in the first place.

Dave.M
Thanks for info.

We are in a big delay our dricore has to be ripped out and the floor has to be leveled for the 3rd time. They made a big mistake.

Tank is delayed again.


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scott11106
03/18/2017, 07:47 PM
your room is looking good !

are you tapering the floors to the drain or will it be flat?

i am new to this forum but i am building a new home over the next 8 months and i am going to put a 250-300g tank in so i really will be following this thread.

i have attached my plan (starting plan) but have not secured anything yet.

dave.m
03/19/2017, 09:24 AM
It only needs to be level under the stand. This can be achieved by building a small dam with plywood strips and pouring levelling compound into it. The rest of the room can be sloped to the floor drain.

Dave.M

imfsub12
03/21/2017, 05:23 PM
Thanks.

Well we re poured the basement and now it's drying.

So dricore back in tomorrow if the floor is level.
Then walls will go up
Then plumbing and electrical will start and stand will be built.

Fingers x.....

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imfsub12
03/21/2017, 05:24 PM
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Fish room to left with all dricore in it.

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imfsub12
03/21/2017, 05:26 PM
your room is looking good !

are you tapering the floors to the drain or will it be flat?

i am new to this forum but i am building a new home over the next 8 months and i am going to put a 250-300g tank in so i really will be following this thread.

i have attached my plan (starting plan) but have not secured anything yet.
Hi Scott nice plans.

Thanks.. it's slow now but it will take off soon.

What I would do is start a new post for your fish room and share along as well.



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imfsub12
03/24/2017, 07:36 PM
I have a ceiling question.

Should I?

1. Drywall it
2. Ceiling tiles

Above the tank for lights.

How do you know where to put supporting structure if you place up you ceiling and don't know what light you are planing to get?

Need some advice things are moving way to fast now.

Thanks

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IvanTheTerrible
03/25/2017, 12:14 PM
I have a ceiling question.

Should I?

1. Drywall it
2. Ceiling tiles

Above the tank for lights.

How do you know where to put supporting structure if you place up you ceiling and don't know what light you are planing to get?

Need some advice things are moving way to fast now.

Thanks

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I definitely wouldn't drywall it. That turns into a big hassle when you need to make changes down the road. There are a lot of ceiling treatments you can buy. I used something similar to this. (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Armstrong-Ceilings-Common-84-in-x-5-in-Actual-84-in-x-5-in-Woodhaven-10-Pack-Classic-Maple-Faux-Wood-Surface-Mount-Plank-Ceiling-Tiles/1000195287) Although it is a pain, they can be removed and reinstalled. I've done it a couple of times. You could always build a rack for your lights. That would let you use any type of light you want and the anchor points would stay the same.

- Ivan

boyko238
03/25/2017, 02:58 PM
hey dude. have you figured out what lights you're going to use? I seen you post pictures on Winnipeg reef. Im selling the ledzeal

imfsub12
03/25/2017, 03:23 PM
hey dude. have you figured out what lights you're going to use? I seen you post pictures on Winnipeg reef. Im selling the ledzeal
Going with Ecotech

Yep that's me

But thanks for the offer

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Scythanith
03/28/2017, 01:56 PM
Suspended ceilings are easy to install and alter when needed.

imfsub12
04/01/2017, 07:23 AM
Update

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imfsub12
04/01/2017, 07:25 AM
Here is an update of our room

Stand is near done we just have to shim it under stand. And fix one small section.
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imfsub12
04/01/2017, 07:27 AM
Suspended ceilings are easy to install and alter when needed.
Thanks I think drywall for our issues will be simpler as we have to many issues to deal with above

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imfsub12
04/08/2017, 08:08 AM
Stand is done
Solid to wall

Drywall getting done as we speakhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/be1ed4c5afce9487705c7fa0232058a5.jpg

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VanJuKy
04/08/2017, 10:25 AM
Nice job! Sanding the drywall is the worst..

imfsub12
04/10/2017, 07:08 AM
Room is drywall and mud is on. 3 more times for them to come in to finish walls.

Tank should be here today I think.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/f74487d4fbd17d549c16cc6bde36d3fb.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/7d3929fab82bfaa0b269d2fe9ebed7ee.jpg

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imfsub12
04/10/2017, 07:09 AM
Nice job! Sanding the drywall is the worst..
We have Tim the taper doing it. I did my garage and said nope get a pro to do my basement

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imfsub12
04/10/2017, 07:14 AM
Better shot of it donehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/643c4d71a788e199812bf4fcb546f80a.jpg

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imfsub12
04/10/2017, 08:44 PM
Tank is in

It almost never got in the door

We have one issue 2x4 is in the way in left we have to trim it to make tank flush..https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170411/2324b39dae833bc8493f6cb62d674c97.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170411/5801833c67df5363595195587b82c9f1.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170411/f72ca086edfab7aa2f8366f7eaa7bf70.jpg

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imfsub12
04/21/2017, 06:13 PM
Little update

Tank Bulkhead installed
We still have to put in doors this site will be after the ceiling tiles are up. So we don't order door to heigh

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imfsub12
04/21/2017, 06:14 PM
Here pichttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/d6de815a74088443ce31b0c38cec8581.jpg

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dave.m
04/22/2017, 06:07 PM
You might want to rethink that front top of the tank. An access door would be a much better idea. You will definitely want front access to the bottom of your tank as part of regular maintenance.

Dave.M

imfsub12
04/22/2017, 06:09 PM
You might want to rethink that front top of the tank. An access door would be a much better idea. You will definitely want front access to the bottom of your tank as part of regular maintenance.

Dave.M
We still need to cut them out
We just have to install the ceiling tiles first then we know where the door doors will go.

But that for the great info and advice

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imfsub12
04/22/2017, 09:13 PM
Contractor finish most of room. So I did some cleaning up and putting up drywall and OBS

The installed a good vent for roomhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/1f9edc99b5d485798b19d56ac5879309.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/29198866d43aadab518c4f8f7de141d1.jpg

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imfsub12
04/22/2017, 09:17 PM
I have an issue or need some advice.

We have a very very big hole right by our hvac and vent pipe.

Should we just use foam or any other ideas.

Note we can't remove the pipe or put drywall closer they will not come apart or are we willing to take apart.

Thankshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/1944a580197c1edd6dc6e7385a81cd8a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/9565a96e4721df47870136e9a52f60de.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/b42d78dde5d9cca84ab217dda241850a.jpg

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Scythanith
04/25/2017, 05:10 PM
I'd just build out a 1"x1" frame around it and drywall around it. Unless you need access to it. In that case make the 1"x1" frame and skin it in painted wood or something and screw it to the wall in a manner that it would be removed if need be. If that's not the case, I'd drywall it in.

imfsub12
04/25/2017, 05:30 PM
I'd just build out a 1"x1" frame around it and drywall around it. Unless you need access to it. In that case make the 1"x1" frame and skin it in painted wood or something and screw it to the wall in a manner that it would be removed if need be. If that's not the case, I'd drywall it in.
Do you have a pic

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Scythanith
04/26/2017, 11:19 PM
Just imagine building a 3-sided frame to fit over that whole mess. The 1x1 is just a place to screw the drywall to. Then It's all hidden. Essentially a continuation of what's already there.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Lr6qRTr/0/7412964d/XL/i-Lr6qRTr-XL.jpg

imfsub12
05/08/2017, 10:47 AM
Just imagine building a 3-sided frame to fit over that whole mess. The 1x1 is just a place to screw the drywall to. Then It's all hidden. Essentially a continuation of what's already there.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Lr6qRTr/0/7412964d/XL/i-Lr6qRTr-XL.jpg
Thanks for this but it will push 2 feet into the tank. I wish I could do that

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imfsub12
05/08/2017, 10:55 AM
Stated to painthttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170508/ede1a16d0ca3c612f577ad3723754635.jpg

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sfsuphysics
05/08/2017, 07:08 PM
Thanks for this but it will push 2 feet into the tank. I wish I could do that

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Well do a modification of this and put a heavy slant on the tank side of things? I'd worry that pipe would just corrode super quick with the amount of moisture in the area.

imfsub12
06/10/2017, 09:50 AM
Well do a modification of this and put a heavy slant on the tank side of things? I'd worry that pipe would just corrode super quick with the amount of moisture in the area.
what is the difference on running a humidifier in my hvac. plus it galvanized duck work.


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imfsub12
06/10/2017, 10:00 AM
update
floor getting installed today.
first patch work then nice water tight floor https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170610/ff1a1307434cbb2fa13896f387489b46.jpg

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imfsub12
06/11/2017, 02:19 PM
watertight flooring installed https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170611/d50f7ad7b3d248e6bccc04f63ce899dd.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170611/ffef432d91e67addc6883d6d27177a23.jpg

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Scythanith
06/12/2017, 10:31 PM
Looking good! I agree with SFU, you should do something to cover the pipes up. If not for corrosion resistance, just for the sake that you will see it as an eyesore! And once you get water in that tank you won't want to do any drywalling over it.

imfsub12
06/15/2017, 05:42 PM
Looking good! I agree with SFU, you should do something to cover the pipes up. If not for corrosion resistance, just for the sake that you will see it as an eyesore! And once you get water in that tank you won't want to do any drywalling over it.
I know but just have to figure a solution out so I don't loose space inside the tanks area...

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winterpeg
09/01/2017, 10:14 PM
It's been a while sense a post.

1. Room is painted
2. We figured out a solution for covering the pipes. I have started to use foam to seal them up. It will taken some time to build it up. Then I will trim it down and apply drywall mud over it and paint it. Should workout nice.



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winterpeg
09/01/2017, 10:16 PM
It's been a while sense a post.

1. Room is painted
2. We figured out a solution for covering the pipes. I have started to use foam to seal them up. It will taken some time to build it up. Then I will trim it down and apply drywall mud over it and paint it. Should workout nice.



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It's getting there https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170902/0950ac9b8a0da622c89f03c4c0aa6af9.jpg

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winterpeg
09/01/2017, 10:19 PM
I do have one question of someone can answer this.

On the the top of the tank I have my euro bracing and above that is my frame for the wall.

There is a gap around 1/4 to 1/2 inch. The lenght of the tank.If I can seal this then the wood will not be attacked by years of salt and water damage.

Thanks

What should I use. Caulking or silicone and what kind.



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dave.m
09/02/2017, 06:09 PM
Instead of sealing it you may find it better in the long run to just block the gap with some sort of U-shaped plastic channel. That would be far less permanent if you ever had to get in there again.

Dave.M

winterpeg
09/02/2017, 06:49 PM
Instead of sealing it you may find it better in the long run to just block the gap with some sort of U-shaped plastic channel. That would be far less permanent if you ever had to get in there again.

Dave.MHmm.
Like the idea but not really sure what I need to get in there for..

It's just glass and wood....

Just want to stop water and salt creep

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winterpeg
09/06/2017, 03:09 PM
Hmm.
Like the idea but not really sure what I need to get in there for..

It's just glass and wood....

Just want to stop water and salt creep

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Again will caulk affect the tank and over time of my basement moves will caulk cause my tank Crack due to no elasticity..

Or should i use silicon

Here are some pics of space (7 feet long) and caulk https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170906/f29ae8897257b1c71bf3a2adbfa1e995.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170906/9244eefd11a5587aec2895ac3d53b2f5.jpg

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winterpeg
09/07/2017, 05:49 PM
Tank update

I put foam all around my pipes in corner. Now to get some drywall mud and put it on it to look decent.

This is the only thing we could come up with.


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winterpeg
09/07/2017, 05:49 PM
Foam workhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170907/5b13d21e8b7740be32b62d73850c2b3c.jpg

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winterpeg
09/07/2017, 05:50 PM
Some of my new toys for tank.

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winterpeg
09/16/2017, 09:43 AM
So did some icing on the foam.
Looks good.
Next dry for couple of days then put more on to smooth out. Sand and painthttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170916/f561a4a5b6c18eaaf4c132a520eca6cc.jpg

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winterpeg
09/16/2017, 10:18 AM
Took some of your ideas on the gap.

I placed or cut some of the hot water foam covers. And put it in the gap.

Now I can silicone it with a backing.

Now waiting for some hi gap silicon from a fish buddy.

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winterpeg
09/21/2017, 09:11 PM
So I got it filled. Now water has no way out of tank.

Found some silicon that for bug gaps worked great.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170922/6af9e42cc9db2a6534f098d0dab85daa.jpg

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winterpeg
09/24/2017, 03:39 PM
Took the cover off glass.

What to do next..

1. Trim
2. Mount lights rigging.
3. Clean tank
4. Doors on fronthttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170924/9440c68c8a2fc48be4cb712e5deeb26c.jpg

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winterpeg
09/30/2017, 08:31 AM
A bit out of order but forgot

1st coat.

2 more to go..

Back lots great

Inside of tank not so much

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Mrs. Music
10/01/2017, 08:26 AM
This is going to be so beautiful. I love the work you have done.

winterpeg
10/03/2017, 12:47 PM
This is going to be so beautiful. I love the work you have done.Thanks just taking my time..

No point to rush and make a mistake.

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winterpeg
10/03/2017, 01:44 PM
Thanks just taking my time..

No point to rush and make a mistake.

Sent from my SM-G950W using TapatalkOk I got my 5th coat of paint on back of tank.

Only some small issues to fix where air bubbles are showing on front.

Lots good. Just don't light up I room..https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171003/2e10d91c0f0823d880544a891e616799.jpg

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winterpeg
10/03/2017, 01:47 PM
Completed my post for the doors.

Primed paint next

Just was scary to install 2.5 inch screws on the bottom as glass was right there. But mange not to crack it.

Now I can cut out the drywall. But first I need to figure exactly where trim is going as do t want to make doors to big.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171003/4d556d46530e7bb2cebb35851c49c960.jpg

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winterpeg
10/09/2017, 07:26 PM
Got sump and stand put in place.

She is about 1/4 out of level on the floor need to shim.

But going to buy some black stuff at home depot to place under it So if I spill water on floor it Won't sit in it.

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McPuff
10/10/2017, 07:41 AM
Looks terrific! Just curious why you're not using a larger sump that takes the whole area provided? Maybe there is something else planned for that space...

MrsReefK
10/10/2017, 08:04 AM
Looks great! You're doing a great job putting this beauty together. Love the look from the front. Others will comment about not having front access and the negative. Our 290 we setup the same way, no front access and I wouldn't change it for anything! I absolutely love how it turned out. Is it a pain sometimes? Sure, but nothing I regret, that's for sure!


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winterpeg
10/10/2017, 03:26 PM
Looks terrific! Just curious why you're not using a larger sump that takes the whole area provided? Maybe there is something else planned for that space...

Thanks

My LFS designed it this way.



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winterpeg
10/10/2017, 03:27 PM
Looks great! You're doing a great job putting this beauty together. Love the look from the front. Others will comment about not having front access and the negative. Our 290 we setup the same way, no front access and I wouldn't change it for anything! I absolutely love how it turned out. Is it a pain sometimes? Sure, but nothing I regret, that's for sure!


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MrsReefK
10/10/2017, 05:16 PM
Why no access?



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For us? Same as OP, built into the wall and built it so we can only access the back. Looks like OP has built his in as well, from the pics of the finished drywall.


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winterpeg
10/10/2017, 05:30 PM
For us? Same as OP, built into the wall and built it so we can only access the back. Looks like OP has built his in as well, from the pics of the finished drywall.


Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkOk thanks.

I might try the back access only and later get the front installed. If required

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winterpeg
10/11/2017, 07:06 AM
Check it out
I got fish and up and runninghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/076c942056a38c1338909ad37679f9dd.jpg

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OurCoralReef
10/11/2017, 08:45 AM
Check it out
I got fish and up and runninghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/076c942056a38c1338909ad37679f9dd.jpg

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Wow
U found Nemo and dory

winterpeg
10/11/2017, 08:46 AM
Wow
U found Nemo and doryYep.

I Think it will be cheeper to feed and to provide for.



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OurCoralReef
10/11/2017, 08:47 AM
Yep.

I Think it will be cheeper to feed and to provide for.



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Unless they try escaping
They do have a history thats well documented i think you should look it up

MrsReefK
10/11/2017, 09:49 AM
Unless they try escaping
They do have a history thats well documented i think you should look it up


Haha! That's great. Fish are looking great!


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winterpeg
10/11/2017, 02:23 PM
Unless they try escaping
They do have a history thats well documented i think you should look it upI know but I need am octopus to help them

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winterpeg
10/12/2017, 05:37 PM
Haha! That's great. Fish are looking great!


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They just eat so much

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winterpeg
10/14/2017, 12:58 PM
I have sand.....

Need one more bag now I can start to put rocks in.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/fe767cd61f5c15751894846c56b78147.jpg

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winterpeg
10/14/2017, 04:13 PM
Some rock workhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/4d587b879d9bd5071056532ff3e7233c.jpg

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winterpeg
10/14/2017, 04:15 PM
Trying to get the right to look like this arc we made at the store.

It's like a 3d rock puzzle with your wife on the other side telling you where to go and where to move when you look from above.

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OurCoralReef
10/14/2017, 08:32 PM
Put the rock on the glass then fill with sand
If anything diggs under the rocks your whole structure can collapse

winterpeg
10/15/2017, 08:49 AM
Put the rock on the glass then fill with sand
If anything diggs under the rocks your whole structure can collapseThanks

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OurCoralReef
10/15/2017, 11:48 PM
Thanks

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Sure no problem thats why we are here
I usually build it on the glass give it a little push if that cant make it fall apart nothing in the tank should be able to then i fill the bottom with sand