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Old 07/11/2007, 02:27 AM   #1
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180g Starphire A.G.E on its way!


Shot with E4600 at 2007-07-11


Shot with E4600 at 2007-07-11


Shot with E4600 at 2007-07-11


Shot with E4600 at 2007-07-11


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Old 07/11/2007, 06:47 AM   #2
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Very nice, what are those dimensions?


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Old 07/11/2007, 09:41 AM   #3
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Thanks. It's a standard 6x2x2


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Old 08/03/2007, 10:10 AM   #4
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Tank's here and installed!

Couple of pics to share...

Next item on the agenda: plumbing

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Old 08/03/2007, 12:36 PM   #5
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Is that a kitchen from the future..... ? Super Modern!


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Old 08/03/2007, 12:48 PM   #6
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LOL...Jetson's kitchen? Yes, we are into a more contemporary look.


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Old 08/03/2007, 01:15 PM   #7
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Fantastic tank and home, keep us posted!


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Old 08/03/2007, 02:17 PM   #8
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Thanks...here are the specs

Tank:

Starphire glass
1" PVC bottom
3/4" acrylic Eurobrace
(2) 1.5" drains - milled to fit Hayward BH
(2) 1" returns - milled to fit Hayward BH
"CJ" standpipes

Stand:

A.G.E-built steel stand
1.5" square tubing
10 levelling feet
powdercoated black

Sump:

48"x20"x20" acrylic sump
18 gallon fuge
6 gallon freshwater reservoir for auto top-off
(2) 1" holes drilled - (1) for return pump, (1) for water changes

Equipment:

Euroreef RS250 skimmer
T3 return pump
Mag-drive 350 pump for water changes
(2) Tunze 6201's
Tunze 7095 controller
(2) ATI Powermodule T5 fixtures - 8x39w per fixture
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Old 08/03/2007, 04:07 PM   #9
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Hi beautiful tank and it looks well planned,im curious how you are planning on situating your ATI powermodules seeing there 4 ft long(48") and your tank is only 6ft long,since you are getting two are you planning on staggering them or something else like that??
Do the powermodules come in shorter lenghts now?

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Old 08/03/2007, 05:52 PM   #10
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Great tank; looks exactly like my next upgrade...how thin did the wallet get?


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Old 08/03/2007, 06:23 PM   #11
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Hi beautiful tank and it looks well planned,im curious how you are planning on situating your ATI powermodules seeing there 4 ft long(48") and your tank is only 6ft long,since you are getting two are you planning on staggering them or something else like that??
Do the powermodules come in shorter lenghts now?



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Yes, they do. they come in all lengths, depending on the wattage you buy. I'm getting 39w, which are 3feet long


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Old 08/03/2007, 07:11 PM   #12
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WOW, that kitchen is beautiful!! MTV Cribs!

Welcome to the AGE club!

Cant wait to see more pics.


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Old 08/03/2007, 08:10 PM   #13
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your kitchen is getting just as many accolades as your new tank...both are beautiful!


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Old 08/03/2007, 08:36 PM   #14
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Very impressive! Cool kitchen and tank! tagging along...


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Old 08/04/2007, 03:55 AM   #15
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Great tank; looks exactly like my next upgrade...how thin did the wallet get?
It wasn't the tank that thinned out the wallet!


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Old 08/04/2007, 03:57 AM   #16
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Thanks for the complements on both the tank and kitchen! It's our favorite area in our home!

We're still in the middle of our remodel...will try to get some more pics soon. Next pics will show how the facade is removed for tank maintenance.


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Old 08/04/2007, 07:18 PM   #17
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WOW, that kitchen is beautiful!! MTV Cribs!

Welcome to the AGE club!

Cant wait to see more pics.
Nice to be in the "secret society"! These tanks are amazing - love the look and build quality! Add Tom's service on top of that, and you can't go wrong!


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Old 08/05/2007, 05:38 AM   #18
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Nice to be in the "secret society"! These tanks are amazing - love the look and build quality! Add Tom's service on top of that, and you can't go wrong!
I heard Tom has great service, but anytime I need anything.. Jaime from AE always helps me out. Always professional and understands my needs

Anymore pics?


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Old 08/05/2007, 05:47 AM   #19
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Very nice, are we seeing another room through the tank or a reflection of something on the other wall? (Will it be seen in two rooms?)


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Old 08/05/2007, 01:53 PM   #20
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I heard Tom has great service, but anytime I need anything.. Jaime from AE always helps me out. Always professional and understands my needs

Anymore pics?
Hopefully I'll have time to post pics later today - busy with remodelling our home!


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Old 08/05/2007, 01:54 PM   #21
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Very nice, are we seeing another room through the tank or a reflection of something on the other wall? (Will it be seen in two rooms?)
Just a reflection. Not a see-through tank. My last tank - a 240g - was a peninsula-style room divider. Wanted something different this time.


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Old 08/05/2007, 05:20 PM   #22
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Here are some pics of my "facade" - aka my fake cabinets

Our kitchen designer is brilliant. I asked for a facade which could be removed in pieces and which could be removed quickly and easily. He came up with (4) panels. Each panel simply hangs on to the subframe via simple hardware.

1) View of Tank and framing - tank is screwed into the wood frame, which is screwed into the kitchen cabinets...my tank is staying put during an earthquake



2) Close-up of framing - notice the hardware which the facade hangs on



3) Close-up of hardware



4) My fake drawers with pic of hardware on backside of panel




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Old 08/05/2007, 05:38 PM   #23
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Very nice tbone! That is exactly the idea I was going for with my stand. I had the option of going magnetic as well for easy access.


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Old 08/05/2007, 06:33 PM   #24
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Did you end up using the magnets? How are they working out? My panels are on the heavy side - don't want to worry about magnets keeping the upper panels "up".

You guys think I should paint the frame to protect it from the water?


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Old 08/05/2007, 06:33 PM   #25
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Did you end up using the magnets? How are they working out? My panels are on the heavy side - don't want to worry about magnets keeping the upper panels "up".

You guys think I should paint the frame to protect it from the water?


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