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First coat of paint

Posted 01/30/2013 at 11:29 AM by Avonlea,PA (My Journey into Reefkeeping)

First coat of paint went on this morning:


I also installed the floor tile on the inside:



Pictures are not the best, sorry.

I must say that I'm very pleased with how the stand turned out...
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A few more pictures

Posted 01/29/2013 at 11:39 AM by Avonlea,PA (My Journey into Reefkeeping)

So, I got the first coat of primer on all of the visible exterior today. I moved the stand from my shed/workshop to inside my house where the environment is cleaner and warmer and I have more room. It was not as heavy as I thought, but very awkward to move BY MYSELF.



The stand roughly where it will be placed:
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no title, really

Posted 01/29/2013 at 06:59 AM by Avonlea,PA (My Journey into Reefkeeping)
Updated 01/29/2013 at 07:03 AM by Avonlea,PA (added photo)

Alright, so things are progressing along. I* was able to build my stand in just a few days time. I'm in the final stages now; just sanding and prepping for paint. I built my stand based on this one: http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1213499. Turns out Dustin, the member who built it, now sell plans for it on eBay. It was worth the $14.95 to me. I'm building mine without the side book cases. I'm also holding off on building the top portion for a while, as I won't need it...for a while....
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Let it Begin

Posted 01/19/2013 at 06:27 PM by Avonlea,PA (My Journey into Reefkeeping)

About 8 years ago, I decided to get into reef keeping. I set up a 180 gallon tank with a custom stand that I built in my apartment bedroom. It was a work of art, if I do say myself. Then the worse thing ever happened (well, not really...but read on)...I met someone. It was love instantly. I decided to move to Florida to get married, but sadly, my tank could not go with me. It was 98% set up. It was ready for water and live rock.

Well, so is life. Fast forward 8 years and I'm now...
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Nasty setback.

Posted 01/14/2013 at 09:53 PM by ACBlinky

Just as soon as the new fish went into the display, they've had to come right back out. Somehow, despite time in the QT with copper, they've managed to contract ich. The yellow tang showed spots first, then the kole and flame broke out the next day.

Spent half a day tearing 2/3 of the reef apart -- good fun, tearing apart nearly a hundred pounds of rock that has been epoxied together -- because despite removing nearly all the water, the darn fish managed to wedge themselves into...
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