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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 12:14 PM
Hey Everyone,

I've been out of the hobby for almost 2 years now, I moved to a new house and had to take down my old tank.

About a year ago I wasn't even sure I wanted to come back to the hobby but some friends from my local reef club (O2manyfish, Chefzilla, Josh, and Jeff A.) kept encouraging me to come back and here I am now...coming back for more punishment! :headwally:

I have built up the tank so far with a remote fish room...the tank is approximately 1 month from going online so I've got a lot pictures to share! :beer:

I have done some of the work myself (I own a construction company) and I also had help from Dave B. In planning as well as Julian G. from Aquarium City.
Aquarium City has been doing a lot of the physical work such as plumbing & lighting.

I wanted feedback from you guys as to how to wrap up the project and general remarks are always welcome. :fish2::fish2:

Pictures to come as soon as I figure out how to post them from my iPad!

thirst
07/22/2017, 12:16 PM
Welcome back! Excited to see what you do!


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Newbie Aquarist
07/22/2017, 12:16 PM
Welcome back and congrats on the new house. Can't wait to see this beast.


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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 12:36 PM
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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 12:39 PM
The tank dimension are 9ft x 4ft x 2.5ft
It's a glass tank made by AGE 3/4" thick with white powder coated metal bracing. We had Reed Savy build a really cool ghost overflow so it wouldn't take space from the tank!


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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 12:44 PM
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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 12:45 PM
I had to cut back the wall dividing the two spaces so that it could be enjoyed from all sides


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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 12:51 PM
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This is the remote fish room it's approximately 7' x 11'
I insulated The walls with our 13 insulation, then I please have been Chicwood over that so that I have backing anywhere I need it, then we installed tile from floor to ceiling so that it would be humidity proof.


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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 12:55 PM
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picture of the Acrylic tanks for mixing, top off, quarantine, etc

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These are the Quarantine Tank's or the fish with eight chambers in total and each divider is removable just in case I buy bigger fish that need more room for Quarantine.


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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 01:00 PM
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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 01:00 PM
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WatDatThing
07/22/2017, 01:09 PM
Wow....I can't wait to see it completed. That is a gorgeous tank.

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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 04:47 PM
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We had Advanced Acrylic's also produce Acrylic braces that we could put shelves or tanks on so we could have less corrosion related issues in the future!


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kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 04:50 PM
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bk.
07/22/2017, 05:46 PM
I feel like a lot may tip toe back into the hobby after being talked into it. You sir, are all are nothing. Much respect. :thumbsup: sub'd and looking forward o following your progress.

kinggeorge818
07/22/2017, 06:00 PM
Yeah I was hesitant to come back to the hobby because I had mixed feelings about the cost of keeping a large system (mostly electrical) and the problems that had caused some set backs (flat worms/Kalk reactor failure/learning curve/etc.)

But all it took was the encouragement of some friends (peer pressure) to get me back to my old addiction again!

I don't know how to do anything half assed so when I came back to the hobby...I came back with avengence trying to fix a lot of the shortcomings my last large system. (But isn't insanity thinking we can change the inevitable).

Mebeknob
07/22/2017, 06:31 PM
Holy crap! Compensating for something?!?
Just playin. I really like your fish room. Smart to get those acrylic mounts!


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kinggeorge818
07/23/2017, 02:44 PM
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Rockscaping using some of my old rock work and some newly purchased fake rock. I used the Ecotech glue and acrylic rods to put together some of the complex pieces. I'm using different size grains of sand depending on flow in a specific area!


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McPuff
07/23/2017, 02:51 PM
Definitely excited to see what you end up putting in this tank. Are the feed/drain lines going through the floor?

kinggeorge818
07/23/2017, 02:55 PM
Definitely excited to see what you end up putting in this tank. Are the feed/drain lines going through the floor?



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kinggeorge818
07/23/2017, 02:57 PM
Definitely excited to see what you end up putting in this tank. Are the feed/drain lines going through the floor?



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We had to saw cut some concrete in areas and dig in others to get it near the garage where we built the fish room. The pvc pipes are running approximately 75'




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kinggeorge818
07/23/2017, 03:01 PM
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cFloor
07/23/2017, 03:48 PM
What an amazing build! Everything looks amazing and I'll certainly be following along. I love the aquascape as well. It'll be interesting to see if you can keep the different sands separated from each other. I know in my tank it would all get jumbled together due to both flow and livestock.

kinggeorge818
07/23/2017, 03:50 PM
What an amazing build! Everything looks amazing and I'll certainly be following along. I love the aquascape as well. It'll be interesting to see if you can keep the different sands separated from each other. I know in my tank it would all get jumbled together due to both flow and livestock.



I don't expect the Sand to stay perfectly separated but I'm curious to see what happens too.


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d-man
07/24/2017, 11:08 AM
Gorgeous set up. My hats off to you

gavinbree
07/24/2017, 11:29 AM
That aquascaping will look pretty awesome, looking forward to see this evolve.

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kinggeorge818
07/24/2017, 11:34 AM
That aquascaping will look pretty awesome, looking forward to see this evolve.

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Thanks [emoji120], i found it hard to make the rockscape look good from more than one side...and since it is a peninsula style tank that has 3.5 sides showing it made it really tricky.
I tried to shoot for light and airy....I also tried to incorporate a large cove area and four separate "tree" like structures.

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biecacka
07/24/2017, 10:32 PM
What pump are you using to get the water back through that 75ft span of PVC?


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kinggeorge818
07/24/2017, 10:44 PM
What pump are you using to get the water back through that 75ft span of PVC?


Corey



I'm gonna use something easy/cheap to use and change out if needed like a fluval SP6 and use two of them to send water back via 1.5" pvc lines


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kinggeorge818
07/24/2017, 10:45 PM
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These are the pipes connecting the end of the tank to the pipes going into the ground


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bxbe888
07/25/2017, 10:47 AM
Awesome tank!


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ravi197699
07/25/2017, 01:17 PM
Beautiful tank and rock work - I am upgrading the tank as well and my tank will be built onsite - 90" x 60" 32" high = 3/4" thick glass tempered, I am planning on using steel bracing on the top and bottom. what type of steel is it on your tank? Is it 316 steel or regular steel L shape with powder coating??

kinggeorge818
07/25/2017, 01:53 PM
Beautiful tank and rock work - I am upgrading the tank as well and my tank will be built onsite - 90" x 60" 32" high = 3/4" thick glass tempered, I am planning on using steel bracing on the top and bottom. what type of steel is it on your tank? Is it 316 steel or regular steel L shape with powder coating??



My guess is that it's regular stainless steel and it has a white semigloss powder coating on top


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kinggeorge818
07/25/2017, 01:58 PM
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6- MP60s quiet drive
2- MP40s quiet drive

Do you guys think that it's all of them a place like this on one end of the tank that it will generate enough flow for a 9 foot long 675 gallon tank?


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kinggeorge818
07/25/2017, 02:04 PM
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I tried to make sure the rock work is not blocking the powerheads but I realize that overtime the coral can grow into the way of the flow. But for now I wonder if I can keep all of the flow on one end of the peninsula.


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gavinbree
07/25/2017, 02:18 PM
I'm thinking you should have some at both ends if possible just to give an alternating current, would be more dispersed as well, with them all at one end you will get a huge blast at one end and almost nothing at the other.

I guess the other end is going to be for viewing purposes though which makes it awkward to put pumps there.

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kinggeorge818
07/25/2017, 02:25 PM
I'm thinking you should have some at both ends if possible just to give an alternating current, would be more dispersed as well, with them all at one end you will get a huge blast at one end and almost nothing at the other.

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I'm debating using 3x Gyre 280s (because I already have them ready in the box [emoji403])which would produce 6,000 GPH x 3 = 18,000 GPH .... The only problem is the aesthetics [emoji848]I was just hoping to keep a clean look.

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Mebeknob
07/25/2017, 03:50 PM
I'm debating using 3x Gyre 280s (because I already have them ready in the box [emoji403])which would produce 6,000 GPH x 3 = 18,000 GPH .... The only problem is the aesthetics [emoji848]I was just hoping to keep a clean look.

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I agree on the clean look. I think the best way to keep it clean is having a closed loop with on the bottom. Then hiding as much of the nozzles with rock as possible.

I like your aquascape. So many look good from one side but are flat or 1D on all others. Well done


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kinggeorge818
07/25/2017, 03:52 PM
I agree on the clean look. I think the best way to keep it clean is having a closed loop with on the bottom. Then hiding as much of the nozzles with rock as possible.

I like your aquascape. So many look good from one side but are flat or 1D on all others. Well done


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I try to stay away from using a closed loop system because I wanted to avoid drilling unnecessary holes into the tank but I guess I have a limitations with my flow options


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gavinbree
07/25/2017, 04:22 PM
You could run a closed loop and run the pipe under the brace bars and down the corners, not really optimal, but at least no need to drill holes with that.

Or even run the pipe under the sand bed.

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Mebeknob
07/25/2017, 04:30 PM
I try to stay away from using a closed loop system because I wanted to avoid drilling unnecessary holes into the tank but I guess I have a limitations with my flow options


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I wonder if you could do a MP on the bottom somehow....


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anbosu
07/25/2017, 04:46 PM
I wonder if you could do a MP on the bottom somehow....


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I knew a guy that did that, but he ran a bare bottom tank.

If the tank will be built in, I would consider running a return across the top to the far side.

kinggeorge818
07/25/2017, 04:56 PM
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This is the canopy places upside down, it is pretty much a white 3/4" acrylic tank that was built and then we added some bracing.

This canopy is 8'x4'x9" and will be hung above the tank.

Inside the canopy are 15 x Gen 3 & 4 Radions on rails so they can be slid back and forth. Also the lights on the two side rails were installed at a slight angle to concentrate the light toward the middle!

Thanks to Aquarium city for installing the lights onto the acrylic canopy!


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CCWS
07/25/2017, 07:25 PM
That canopy is unreal! Very nice!


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ScubaSteve826
07/25/2017, 07:58 PM
Love your build so far the rock scape looks awesome. And I think you have more money in your lighting then I will have in my whole tank build, can't wait to see what's next.

garrettm
07/26/2017, 07:32 AM
That's a great idea to use an all acrylic canopy! Who did you have fabricate that for you? Was that someone in the aquarium industry or an independent acrylic fabricator?

also following along with your gyre dilemma. I would wait and see what that wall of vortechs will do. To me that looks like it will get the water moving really well.

xoomer
07/26/2017, 07:44 AM
mega build! subscribed

GQuinn
07/26/2017, 10:36 AM
What sand are you using in the last couple of pictures? BTW that is a fantastic set-up.

kinggeorge818
07/26/2017, 11:39 AM
That canopy is unreal! Very nice!


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Thanks buddy [emoji1417]


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kinggeorge818
07/26/2017, 11:41 AM
Love your build so far the rock scape looks awesome. And I think you have more money in your lighting then I will have in my whole tank build, can't wait to see what's next.



Now we are working on plumbing in the fish room and the UV sterilizer and chiller...


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kinggeorge818
07/26/2017, 11:43 AM
That's a great idea to use an all acrylic canopy! Who did you have fabricate that for you? Was that someone in the aquarium industry or an independent acrylic fabricator?

also following along with your gyre dilemma. I would wait and see what that wall of vortechs will do. To me that looks like it will get the water moving really well.



The company is Aquarium City and they used Advanced Acrylics...I drew it up with Julian at aquarium city and acrylic aquarium builder put it together


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kinggeorge818
07/26/2017, 11:54 AM
This is the video of the fish room...

https://youtu.be/7q47S_9Jl2I


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kinggeorge818
07/26/2017, 11:59 AM
Video walk around of the Aquascape

https://youtu.be/Bd_aNGsYg9w


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scubadan206
07/26/2017, 03:03 PM
Still like the open spaces. That's a lot of Vortechs!

kinggeorge818
07/26/2017, 04:44 PM
Here are my fish [emoji226] wish list for now...

Blonde Naso Tang with streamers
Achilles Tang
Blue Tangs
Clown fish pair
Chromis school
Lineitis wrasse pair
Tri color fairy wrasses
Anthias school
Flame angel
Royal grammar
Banggai cardinals
Orange shoulder Tang
Yellow Tangs small
Regal Angel
Copper band butterfly
Blenny
Belus angel
Parrot fish
Leopard wrasse
Fire fishes

Any thoughts [emoji189] on other fish [emoji226] that might be a good addition?? Keep in mind I don't care for fish that are high maintenance and they need to be reef safe.


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scubadan206
07/26/2017, 04:47 PM
Parrot fish? I know It's been done, but really... Reef safe?:confused:

kinggeorge818
07/26/2017, 05:52 PM
Scarus quoyi parrot fish are said to be reef safe...I had one for over a year in my last tank and never touched a thing!


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biecacka
07/26/2017, 06:45 PM
Anthias tend to be "high maintenance" I hear.


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ReefKeeper64
07/26/2017, 08:23 PM
Scarus quoyi parrot fish are said to be reef safe...I had one for over a year in my last tank and never touched a thing!


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I looked around for a Scarus quoyi recently but I couldn't find one online. My LFS hadn't even heard of them. Mind if I ask where are you planning to get yours from?

Mebeknob
07/26/2017, 08:40 PM
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6- MP60s quiet drive
2- MP40s quiet drive

Do you guys think that it's all of them a place like this on one end of the tank that it will generate enough flow for a 9 foot long 675 gallon tank?


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Is your canopy going to be right on top of the tank? Or will there be a gap? My thought is, since you are already going over the lip of the tank for your return, why not run some PVC along the bracing at the top that will return the water in different areas of the tank?


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ssgss gogeta
07/27/2017, 02:16 AM
Is your canopy going to be right on top of the tank? Or will there be a gap? My thought is, since you are already going over the lip of the tank for your return, why not run some PVC along the bracing at the top that will return the water in different areas of the tank?


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+1 on good idea!


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McPuff
07/27/2017, 02:54 AM
Why not move the mp40s to the back wall, toward the opposite side of the tank? The mp60s should provide enough flow on the one end.

As for the parrot, I've seen them a few times recently on Diver's Den.

julioperez01
07/27/2017, 06:16 AM
Love the tank build thus far can't wait to see it running...
I hate to even say this though cause I really love how you have it, but it seems like the end where your vortexes are will be a heavy flow area and since there aren't any on the other end the flow will spread out and disípate as it moves along the tank. Wouldn't the lagoon portion of your rock scape been better suited on the end where the least flow will be?


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kinggeorge818
07/27/2017, 08:45 PM
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Custom made 10 inch reactors almost ready


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launchnukes
07/28/2017, 09:16 AM
awesome setup! i love the rock work

NeverlosT
07/28/2017, 02:17 PM
Aquarium Engineering, that always looks like very high quality stuff! I've never seen their units in person. Will you use their calcium reactor and skimmers as well?

kinggeorge818
07/28/2017, 02:23 PM
Aquarium Engineering, that always looks like very high quality stuff! I've never seen their units in person. Will you use their calcium reactor and skimmers as well?



There products look good (yet to see it in person) I've already got a nice skimmer from reef octopus [emoji223] with a neck cleaner.

For now I will be using the dosing method until the coral growth warrants a calcium reactor...at which point ☝️ I will judge if should use Aquarium Engineerings calcium reactor


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brett559
07/28/2017, 02:43 PM
Solid build. Although needs more VorTechs....

kinggeorge818
07/28/2017, 03:49 PM
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Here are some of the fish that I placed into quarantine:

6 tank raised blue hippos 2" each
Pair of Black Ice clowns
2 Bangai Cardinals

More pics to come of:
1 Blonde Naso
1 Royal gramma
2 yellow long nose butterfly 🦋



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kinggeorge818
07/30/2017, 10:49 AM
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Here is a picture of my awesome [emoji122] and supportive wife posing in front of the tank for perspective!


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WLachnit
07/31/2017, 12:50 AM
Fantastic setup. That fishroom is worth showing off. Question, how does water from your display drain to your sump all the way to your fish room?


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kinggeorge818
08/01/2017, 08:52 AM
Fantastic setup. That fishroom is worth showing off. Question, how does water from your display drain to your sump all the way to your fish room?


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The pipes were placed underground before I poured the concrete and it travels approximately 75' in total!

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kinggeorge818
08/01/2017, 09:02 AM
I went on another fish run [emoji125] and got some more fish [emoji226] here's the list;

4" Achilles Tang
4.5" Sargassum Trigger
2.5" Chevron Tang
2.5" Orange Shoulder Tang
10 x green chromis
3 x fire [emoji91] fish

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DivingTheWorld
08/01/2017, 10:09 AM
I don't know how to do anything half assed

Official understatement of 2017. :lmao:

This tank is so over the top awesome from the crazy amount of MPs to the professional fish room to the ridiculous canopy to the fantastic aquascape. Thank you for doing what most of us can not afford nor are daring enough to undertake and posting the pictures online so we may live vicariously through you.

Hats off, this is one amazing build. Subscribed!

Clowning_Around
08/01/2017, 11:14 AM
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These are the pipes connecting the end of the tank to the pipes going into the ground


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kinggeorge818
08/01/2017, 12:26 PM
Freeze protection?

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I will probably put a foam protective covering but in Los Angeles the temperature will go from 40 degrees on a cold winter night to 105/110 degrees on a hot summer day.


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kinggeorge818
08/01/2017, 12:54 PM
Official understatement of 2017. :lmao:



This tank is so over the top awesome from the crazy amount of MPs to the professional fish room to the ridiculous canopy to the fantastic aquascape. Thank you for doing what most of us can not afford nor are daring enough to undertake and posting the pictures online so we may live vicariously through you.



Hats off, this is one amazing build. Subscribed!



Wow your compliments have lit up my day, I love this hobby and have always had an affinity towards fish and underwater life.

My first fish was approximately 30 years ago with a Beta [emoji226] fish and it grew from there.

Back in 2009 I started my first reef tank and I found myself super addicted...I loved having such a complex world [emoji289] at my fingertips and the challenges of keeping a reef keeps me coming back!

I thank God that I've been given a good job and I've been working hard and been blessed to have the funds to make this tank and my vision come to life!

Thanks again for your supportive post!

-George





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Clowning_Around
08/01/2017, 01:49 PM
I will probably put a foam protective covering but in Los Angeles the temperature will go from 40 degrees on a cold winter night to 105/110 degrees on a hot summer day.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk ProI wasn't sure what you had for climate conditions but figured it didnt hurt to mention it just in case it was an oversight. I'd hate to see a major leak on that beast. If you do have concerns about any freak/ odd cold snaps you can add something called heat trace tape. Its basically a heated wire taped to the exposed portion of pipes and it is electrically powered. They use these on exterior sprinkler systems for example but they do have a short lifespan (maybe 5yrs) but still it adds piece of mind. In your application it looks like it would be a good canidate because you could also set it up to toggle on only when needed making it last much longer. At any rate, great build!

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WLachnit
08/01/2017, 09:27 PM
The pipes were placed underground before I poured the concrete and it travels approximately 75' in total!

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And does it run downhill all the way to the sump? I ask because I contemplated a remote fish room that required the drain line to go down and then back up a bit to go into the sump. But it looks like you've figured all that out with your build. I've seen a few others post with similar setups to yours and have wondered how any potential air traps are avoided?

kinggeorge818
08/03/2017, 02:38 PM
It is a flat run that has to come up and over the sump, so there is a chance for possible air bubbles...we built in some venting outside of the fish room to try to prevent air pockets! Hopefully it works out...here is a pic of the air vents.

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WLachnit
08/03/2017, 08:55 PM
It is a flat run that has to come up and over the sump, so there is a chance for possible air bubbles...we built in some venting outside of the fish room to try to prevent air pockets! Hopefully it works out...here is a pic of the air vents.

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Ahh...yes, I see. I would think the air vents would make a big difference. Keep the updates and pics coming!

Joe0813
08/04/2017, 07:00 PM
sweet tank... love the size and the aquascape is awesome. why do you have all the powerheads on one side though?? those MP60s will probably have more then enough flow for that side

mike810
08/07/2017, 12:22 AM
Freeze protection?

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Freeze protection in LA? NO, you need heat protection, lol. Even if it does get cold enough, the constant water movement wouldn't allow the pipes to freeze.

Great build George! Great attention to detail!

Clowning_Around
08/07/2017, 05:49 PM
Yes heat protection but freeze protection as well, dont be naive kust because its LA, thats a big problem, easily avoided for those fluke days that occur over the years...

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mike810
08/07/2017, 08:43 PM
Yes heat protection but freeze protection as well, dont be naive kust because its LA, thats a big problem, easily avoided for those fluke days that occur over the years...

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I'm not being naive, I'm just stating the facts. There is no way his pipes would freeze living in LA. It gets no where near freezing here in S.Cali. Even if it does get that low, the water in the pipes would have to be standing still for it to freeze. His pipes will have constant water movement from the drains to the returns which is also moving 78-82 degree water.

Even the Jacuzzi at the cabin in the mountains I used to rent wouldn't freeze over the winter and it's much colder up there than LA. All they did was run the Jacuzzi all winter.

WLachnit
08/07/2017, 09:52 PM
I'm not being naive, I'm just stating the facts. There is no way his pipes would freeze living in LA. It gets no where near freezing here in S.Cali. Even if it does get that low, the water in the pipes would have to be standing still for it to freeze. His pipes will have constant water movement from the drains to the returns which is also moving 78-82 degree water.



Even the Jacuzzi at the cabin in the mountains I used to rent wouldn't freeze over the winter and it's much colder up there than LA. All they did was run the Jacuzzi all winter.



I completely agree.

gavinbree
08/08/2017, 02:18 AM
I'm not being naive, I'm just stating the facts. There is no way his pipes would freeze living in LA. It gets no where near freezing here in S.Cali. Even if it does get that low, the water in the pipes would have to be standing still for it to freeze. His pipes will have constant water movement from the drains to the returns which is also moving 78-82 degree water.

Even the Jacuzzi at the cabin in the mountains I used to rent wouldn't freeze over the winter and it's much colder up there than LA. All they did was run the Jacuzzi all winter.True enough but just think of the extra electric you are wasting when heat escapes.

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mike810
08/08/2017, 02:28 AM
True enough but just think of the extra electric you are wasting when heat escapes.

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I don't think that short bit of exposed pipes running from the wall to the ground would make much of a difference. I think where insulation would play the biggest role would be the pipes that were buried and running along side his house.

I am not sure if the pipes being buried at the depth they are would take into account geothermal warming and cooling also.

gavinbree
08/08/2017, 02:31 AM
I don't think that short bit of exposed pipes running from the wall to the ground would make much of a difference. I think where insulation would play the biggest role would be the pipes that were buried and running along side his house.

I am not sure if the pipes being buried at the depth they are would take into account geothermal warming and cooling also.Depends how cold it is, you'd be surprised how quickly heat would escape, don't see why you wouldn't insulate when it would cost next to nothing to do and could save money in the long run.

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Clowning_Around
08/08/2017, 06:45 AM
Given the minimal costs vs investment, I would. Call it peace of mind if you want. All it takes is on crappy bad day, even if abnormal, like snow in the desert or Hawaii (which both have happened). Judging by the photos, this is a long term project and as such I prefer to err on the side of caution, perhaps thats being over cautious in your mind and thats fine again Im weighing the cost of the added protection. If my point is not taken by the OP, that is fine too. Im simply pointing out a consideration that may have been an oversight due to the typical climate there, meaning he probably already thought about the heat but maybe not the coldness. Less than 50 bucks vs the cost of livestock.... no brainer for me.

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mtlreeffreak
08/14/2017, 11:35 PM
insane tank!

kinggeorge818
08/15/2017, 12:20 AM
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Starting to get the canopy ready, we are gonna have it connected to a motorized winch in the attic to have the height be adjustable. Still fussing with the details.

Also the cabinetry started coming together around the base and a side cabinet to add storage and hide the electronics and pipes.


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gavinbree
08/15/2017, 04:18 AM
Looking good [emoji106]

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Aleks677
08/15/2017, 06:16 AM
Great build. I'm signed.

kinggeorge818
08/15/2017, 09:24 AM
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Scottedontknow
08/15/2017, 01:55 PM
Man, what a great idea!!! Keeping the winch in mind for my next build!


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kinggeorge818
08/15/2017, 09:20 PM
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Today we finished the carpentry around the display tank!


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McPuff
08/16/2017, 12:27 AM
Cabinets look terrific! Seems that the winch doesn't have to work for too long... I only see a small amount of cable available. The pic is likely deceiving though. How much can the hood move up/down?

kinggeorge818
08/16/2017, 10:34 AM
Cabinets look terrific! Seems that the winch doesn't have to work for too long... I only see a small amount of cable available. The pic is likely deceiving though. How much can the hood move up/down?



Good observation, we are reworking the cables for that exact reason...can't wait until we figure it out and start seeing some lights on the tank.


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mike810
08/17/2017, 02:01 AM
Good observation, we are reworking the cables for that exact reason...can't wait until we figure it out and start seeing some lights on the tank.


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Can't you just reduce the slack on the cables to be taut instead of giving it enough slack to form a triangle? I figure this would give you enough winch cable to lift the light higher.

Clowning_Around
08/17/2017, 11:13 AM
Tou can use something refered to as a spreader bar. This will gain you the height lost by the triangular cable condition.

Something that looks like this http://www.lkgoodwin.com/more_info/model_16_adjustable_spreader_beam/model_16_adj_spreader_lifting_beam.shtml

You can make your own cheaply with a piece of steel - T, tube, channel, angle even pipe. Just drill equal holes at the ends and a dead center hole and then use some eyebolts.

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kinggeorge818
08/17/2017, 09:06 PM
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GQsmooth
08/17/2017, 10:05 PM
That looks amazing!:thumbsup:

kinggeorge818
08/18/2017, 12:24 AM
That looks amazing!:thumbsup:



Thanks everyone!


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bullitr
08/18/2017, 12:59 AM
great rebuild george

kinggeorge818
08/18/2017, 01:03 AM
great rebuild george



Thanks Lawrence, it's great [emoji1417] to hear from you! How's your tank doing??


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mike810
08/18/2017, 02:31 AM
Looks great! Who did the winch setup for you?

scar79
08/18/2017, 11:25 AM
Wow! just caught up on this thread. Looking great - let's see some light!

kinggeorge818
08/19/2017, 06:56 PM
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GQsmooth
08/19/2017, 07:02 PM
So jealous! Sorry, if I missed it but what were the dimensions on the tank? And what is that your tank is sitting on? Also, what is underneath your tank? Just concrete for support?

kinggeorge818
08/19/2017, 07:04 PM
So jealous! Sorry, if I missed it but what were the dimensions on the tank? And what is that your tank is sitting on? Also, what is underneath your tank? Just concrete for support?



Thanks for the compliments...

The tank dimensions are 9ft x 4ft x 30"

The tank is sitting on a tubular steel stand and it's covered with quartz 8" wide lip

The tank is sitting on concrete slab


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GQsmooth
08/19/2017, 07:17 PM
That's a full slab of quartz!??

kinggeorge818
08/19/2017, 07:48 PM
That's a full slab of quartz!??



No that is a quartz with an extended edge that's giving the illusion of 6" thickness


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Andrew D
08/20/2017, 12:25 AM
that's friggin beautiful!

ssgss gogeta
08/20/2017, 03:01 AM
Amazing tank


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crimsonblue
08/20/2017, 07:09 AM
How are you handling all of the humidity coming off of that beauty?

kinggeorge818
08/20/2017, 09:48 AM
How are you handling all of the humidity coming off of that beauty?



The tank came with lids that cover the whole top which I will leave on there...I will sacrifice some light but not having humidity in the house is important to me


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MarylandTang
08/20/2017, 08:51 PM
Random question -- what is underneath the display tank behind the cabinet doors?

luis8434
08/20/2017, 08:56 PM
Random question -- what is underneath the display tank behind the cabinet doors?



I was wondering the same thing lol


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kinggeorge818
08/20/2017, 09:01 PM
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XL Ultra RBTA

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XL Blue Carpet Anemone

There going into my quarantine tank, can't wait to see them in the display!


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ycnibrc
08/20/2017, 09:44 PM
Here are my fish [emoji226] wish list for now...

Blonde Naso Tang with streamers
Achilles Tang
Blue Tangs
Clown fish pair
Chromis school
Lineitis wrasse pair
Tri color fairy wrasses
Anthias school
Flame angel
Royal grammar
Banggai cardinals
Orange shoulder Tang
Yellow Tangs small
Regal Angel
Copper band butterfly
Blenny
Belus angel
Parrot fish
Leopard wrasse
Fire fishes

Any thoughts [emoji189] on other fish [emoji226] that might be a good addition?? Keep in mind I don't care for fish that are high maintenance and they need to be reef safe.


Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkPut the tang in last and the copperband butterfly and regal in first,wait until the copperband and the regal eating normal then add all other fishes.

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yifan917
08/23/2017, 10:24 AM
That light canopy is just epic! Subscribed!


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brett559
08/23/2017, 02:46 PM
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Here is a picture of my awesome [emoji122] and supportive wife posing in front of the tank for perspective!


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And the amazing thing is his wife is 7 feet tall!

Haffs09
08/23/2017, 08:16 PM
I would put a half dozen royal grammas in...get a nice harem going. I think a dozen or so chalk bass would look pretty cool. I have 10 and they are very low maintenance, stay out in the open and stay loosely together.

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kinggeorge818
08/23/2017, 11:02 PM
Put the tang in last and the copperband butterfly and regal in first,wait until the copperband and the regal eating normal then add all other fishes.

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That's good advice...thanks


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kinggeorge818
08/23/2017, 11:02 PM
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kinggeorge818
08/23/2017, 11:03 PM
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Coral quarantine tank


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kinggeorge818
08/23/2017, 11:09 PM
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Coral quarantine up and running


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ca1ore
08/24/2017, 06:24 AM
That is a serious 'investment' in radions.

ssgss gogeta
08/24/2017, 06:27 AM
That is a serious 'investment' in radions.



My thoughts exactly. Such a nice build thkugh


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Mebeknob
08/24/2017, 10:56 PM
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Coral quarantine up and running


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Hahaha this quarantine is nicer than my DT!


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i2ik
08/25/2017, 12:16 PM
Nicely build! I love the aquascape but I would be concerned on your flow on the other end of the tank.

The parrotfish is totally reef safe. I used to have one back then when it was not very popular yet and never touch any corals.

Cant wait to see more of this amazing setup!

kinggeorge818
08/29/2017, 08:26 AM
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Finally got my monster sized reactors in, gonna use one for GFO and the other for carbon


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kinggeorge818
08/29/2017, 08:27 AM
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here's with the storage looks like underneath the tank, there's no equipment or plumbing just dry storage


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ReefKeeper64
08/29/2017, 11:25 AM
I like the carpentry work and the sliders. They will come in handy.

About that Parrotfish on your list. Are you referring to a scarus quoyi? I looked and was unable to find one for sale anywhere. Do you have a connection you don't mind sharing?

kinggeorge818
08/29/2017, 11:28 AM
I like the carpentry work and the sliders. They will come in handy.

About that Parrotfish on your list. Are you referring to a scarus quoyi? I looked and was unable to find one for sale anywhere. Do you have a connection you don't mind sharing?



Actually I have not started looking for one yet, last time I found it it was on liveaquaria.com


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anbosu
08/29/2017, 12:27 PM
I like the carpentry work and the sliders. They will come in handy.

About that Parrotfish on your list. Are you referring to a scarus quoyi? I looked and was unable to find one for sale anywhere. Do you have a connection you don't mind sharing?

There was one on DD earlier today.

ReefKeeper64
08/29/2017, 08:51 PM
There was one on DD earlier today.

Do you have a link to the page you are referring to?

anbosu
08/30/2017, 10:38 AM
Do you have a link to the page you are referring to?

It looks like the fish sold, but it's the Diver's Den portion of Live Aquaria.

ReefKeeper64
09/01/2017, 06:09 AM
It looks like the fish sold, but it's the Diver's Den portion of Live Aquaria.

I'll give them a call and ask if/when they may have another one. Thanks

anbosu
09/01/2017, 08:20 AM
I'll give them a call and ask if/when they may have another one. Thanks

If you're in Tampa I would also recommend reaching out to John at FAOIS or Doug at Drysdale - they might be able to help you source one locally.

bullitr
09/07/2017, 11:23 PM
george, if are you still looking for quoyi let me know.

kinggeorge818
09/09/2017, 11:07 PM
george, if are you still looking for quoyi let me know.



Hey buddy I'm looking for one that is approximately 4.5-6.5" in size.


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kinggeorge818
09/09/2017, 11:09 PM
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This is a couple of the items that are outside of the "fish room/ equipment room" what's in this picture of what's outside is the following:

125 gallon Outdoor frag tank (plumbed into the main system)...this used to be my old quarantine tank.

Mini split condescending unit for the "fish room"

Oversized UV Sterilizer...this is from my old system

1hp Tradewind chiller...this is also from my old system

3,000 watt titanium inline chiller

Two R/O water filtration tanks from Rayne water [emoji97] systems


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mike810
09/09/2017, 11:35 PM
Hey buddy I'm looking for one that is approximately 4.5-6.5" in size.


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There is one on Divers Den right now.

kinggeorge818
09/09/2017, 11:41 PM
There is one on Divers Den right now.



There is one on there and I saw it too but I'm on the fence about it because of its size (7.5") also the price is a little high...not sure if I should pull the trigger??? Tough decision! Any thoughts ?


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mike810
09/09/2017, 11:50 PM
There is one on there and I saw it too but I'm on the fence about it because of its size (7.5") also the price is a little high...not sure if I should pull the trigger??? Tough decision! Any thoughts ?


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Decision is entirely up to you but I like their 14 day guarantee. If you can find one locally, that would be ideal but if you can't, this is a good option.

kinggeorge818
09/10/2017, 12:51 AM
Okay I did it...pulled the trigger on the quoyi parrot fish [emoji226] on divers den!



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mike810
09/10/2017, 03:10 AM
Okay I did it...pulled the trigger on the quoyi parrot fish [emoji226] on divers den!



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:thumbsup: Your build is really coming together. Love the detail and the thought process that went into it.

kinggeorge818
09/10/2017, 08:49 AM
:thumbsup: Your build is really coming together. Love the detail and the thought process that went into it.



Thanks for the encouragement Mike810, it took a lot of thinking and patience...also took many different minds to come up with some of the answers to the difficult issues .


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kinggeorge818
09/10/2017, 08:51 AM
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I installed a patio cover with clear corrugated sheeting above the outdoor frag tank that's connected to the main system.


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kinggeorge818
10/15/2017, 09:33 PM
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Can’t wait for the coral in my Quarantine Tank to go into the main display! Most of the Corals are from Unique Corals, Garrett’s, ORA, and local Reef club friends!

What are you’re procedures when it comes to qt for Acros??


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Vigil2235
10/16/2017, 01:56 AM
Just fell down this thread hole and had to read every page I'm amazed by what you have done truly remarkable. Glued to this thread. Thanks for sharing

russ49merc
10/18/2017, 03:05 PM
amazing build