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Old 07/25/2017, 01:21 AM   #26
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Nice house and nice tank!

One of the beauties of acrylic tanks is they're so easy to mod. The first thing I did to mine was to make the top openings a lot bigger. Those tiny openings make it very difficult to clean the sides. Also now is a good time to get the kit to polish out every last scratch, before you set it up. Once you've got it up and running, it may be years before you get another chance. Have you considered a closed loop or two?

Good luck! It's going to be amazing!


Thanks Michael. I have about 20 hours of sanding and polishing into it so far. The tank was very rough. Probably another half a day of polish work and she will be ready. Got it out on the stand today


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Old 08/03/2017, 01:04 AM   #27
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#fishroom has power! Been at least 8 years since I last wired stuff in a house.. one more outlet and I'll have the electrical done



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Old 08/24/2017, 01:26 AM   #28
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Painted the room.. hard to tell but it's a light blue with a tinge of aqua.. epoxied the floor, but going a different route with that. Should be ready for tanks soon



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Old 08/25/2017, 10:55 PM   #29
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Stand turned out good, have skinning plans?


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Old 08/27/2017, 02:02 PM   #30
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Stand turned out good, have skinning plans?


Thanks.. not sure yet, but I have been loosely piecing some ideas around that in my head


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Old 09/06/2017, 10:06 PM   #31
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it looks great. What company did you use for the stand?


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Old 10/09/2017, 12:51 PM   #32
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it looks great. What company did you use for the stand?


Thanks. I used 80-20.net in conjunction with Heitek industries here in Phoenix


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Old 10/09/2017, 12:52 PM   #33
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Small update.. slow progress, but as of last night, the floor is done in the fish room.



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Old 10/10/2017, 05:54 PM   #34
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Tank looks great and so does the house. You've done a ton of work to it and it shows.


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Old 10/10/2017, 06:36 PM   #35
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Tank looks great and so does the house. You've done a ton of work to it and it shows.


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Old 10/24/2017, 10:48 PM   #36
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Tank is in the room. Still a lot of work to do


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Old 10/24/2017, 10:48 PM   #37
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Old 10/28/2017, 10:39 PM   #38
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Time to get this tank running. Today did some plumbing, and put in about 40 gallons of RODI to see if she holds water..no leaks knock on wood







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Old 10/29/2017, 07:56 PM   #39
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Great job on the tank cleanup! The 80-20 stand is definitely nice as well. Following along and looking forward to seeing more.


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Old 10/30/2017, 01:38 PM   #40
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Great job on the tank cleanup! The 80-20 stand is definitely nice as well. Following along and looking forward to seeing more.


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Old 10/30/2017, 01:41 PM   #41
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About 120 gallons in so far. Sold my 4ft frag tank because there wasn’t room for it. Using this 130C for frags for now



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Old 10/30/2017, 11:49 PM   #42
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Decided to go with dark sand for the frag tank



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Old 11/06/2017, 11:10 AM   #43
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Everything is moved finally





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Old 11/07/2017, 07:56 AM   #44
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That is a thing of beauty


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Old 11/08/2017, 03:27 PM   #45
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Old 11/16/2017, 12:40 AM   #46
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Little modification to the frag tank. The stock hood was creating a ton of heat. Tank at 82-84 degrees with the fan on full time. Now at 78-78.5 degrees with fan on only when temp exceeds 78.5

Main tank is doing well overall, losing some tricolor SPS, but luckily have some healthy frags to regrow the colonies.



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Old 11/16/2017, 08:09 AM   #47
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Little modification to the frag tank. The stock hood was creating a ton of heat. Tank at 82-84 degrees with the fan on full time. Now at 78-78.5 degrees with fan on only when temp exceeds 78.5

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Old Yesterday, 08:17 AM   #48
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Following along, nothing better than refurbing a old tank.


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Sorry to clutter, not sure how to edit a post.

What other equipment are you using?


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