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Old 02/16/2005, 09:09 AM   #26
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Thanks for the offer to help Dave- I just may need it as it will be fun moving the 470Lb tank into place.
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Why is this tank that heavy?? If its acrylic it shouldnt be that heavy. I have a 125 show in my basemet that weighs maybe 75lbs. What size acrylic did you specify for this tank?

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Old 02/16/2005, 11:04 AM   #27
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It does seem excessive for the size but the whole tank is made from 3/4". It also has 2- 24"x30" 1/2" thick overflows as well. I also asked for a black back and since they don't make (or costs too much) for a 3/4" black piece of acyrlic they put a 3/4" clear back on it and "laminated" a 1/4" thick piece of black to the entire back wall which makes the entire back of the tank 1" thick. When I asked them how much it weighed they said a standard 96"x30"x30" is 468lbs with the covers on it. I don't think that was including the overflows or black back so it's probably closer to 500. I can tell you that I had 4 people to move it and it was quite heavy- 500lbs is probably about right!

you are of course welcome to come help move it when the time comes and find out firsthand!


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Old 02/16/2005, 01:00 PM   #28
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Scott,
I'm in to help as long as you pay for Airfare, Pizza, and Beer. I usually only work for Pizza and Beer, but since this is a Long distance thing.....

Looks great, I'm just surprised how heavy that is....

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Old 02/16/2005, 03:00 PM   #29
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Ahh! looking good!!


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Old 02/16/2005, 03:07 PM   #30
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ok this is prolly a stupid question but wont all the waterpressure pushing down on all the holes jsut push back the water taht is being pumped in?


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Old 02/16/2005, 04:53 PM   #31
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Old 02/16/2005, 05:18 PM   #32
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Old 02/16/2005, 06:37 PM   #33
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sidewinder770, incredible tank!!

keep us posted and when the day come, if you need help, let me know.

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Old 02/16/2005, 11:31 PM   #34
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sidewinder770,

Your stand looks just like the one I had built for my 375. I do like you addition for the lighting. I might borrow your Idea to use on my stand.. Keep posting the pics..... Its looking great!!!


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Old 02/17/2005, 11:02 PM   #35
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I saw the tank and stand today in person, Absolutely HUGE. It is great work, they really planned this out well. I wish I could describe to everyone how sweet this thing looks. I am thinking of moving out of my place and into that room. Till then i will just stare at my 20 gallon really close and pretend it is bigger.

keep us updated, and thanks for picking up my anemone for me today!


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Old 02/18/2005, 11:50 AM   #36
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Thanks all for the encouragement and the offers to help. I think I may draw the line at airfare but pizza and beer are always a given!

We're still collecting the various PVC parts, loc-line, pumps and the OM 4way so that will probably be the project for the weekend(probably a bit longer now that I think about all the bags of PVC parts laying around). We also got a dozen cans of black pond spray foam for the back wall of the tank so that will also be done this weekend. We like the way it looks and I'm sure it will turn out good when it's finished- I am just nervous about spraying foam all over the back of my shinny new tank!

Oh yeah- feel free to borrow any of our ideas or designs- you may want to wait till it's done to be sure they work but feel free to use them. We also welcome any ideas or suggestions as RC has been invaluable to us in designing this setup.

Thanks again everyone and I'll post more pics when we get some!

RCman- got some pics you would like to share- I would also be interested in how you set your tank up. How do you like it so far? Any suggestions for me?


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Old 02/18/2005, 06:49 PM   #37
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Well here is part of our fun for the weekend (good thing I have Monday off!). This is just the parts for the tank- I haven't got the parts for the sump yet.



Now that I got all the parts.....does anyone know how these things go together???


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Old 02/19/2005, 11:44 PM   #38
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Damn I wish i was about to do all of that!!

More pics of the tank on the stand pls!!!


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Old 02/20/2005, 12:00 AM   #39
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What diameter of lockline are you using? Have they released their 1" version yet?

BTW that tank is incredible looking. It's definitely one of the nicest tank/stand combo's I've ever seen.


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Old 02/20/2005, 11:56 AM   #40
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SptfireXIV- No, they are 3/4" lockline - as far as I know they don't have 1" lockline yet.

Here are some pictures of our progress so far this weekend. First is a picture of the black pond foam on the back of the tank (very messy, PITA to get on there, but I think it looks pretty good in the end) It took 12 cans to get the entire back covered.



Here is a picture of the tank on the stand. It took 10 of us to get it from the garage to the stand. Now I get to start working on all the plumbing.




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Old 02/20/2005, 12:50 PM   #41
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Smile Looks great!

Wow, I love the black pond foam on the back. I'll be curious to see how quickly it becomes coraline covered. The stand, tank, and canopy look great all put together!


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Old 02/20/2005, 01:07 PM   #42
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Old 02/20/2005, 01:56 PM   #43
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is this glass or acrylic? what made you decide with your opition?

very cool with the foam stuff!

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Old 02/21/2005, 01:39 AM   #44
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that tank should be awsome


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Old 02/21/2005, 07:49 AM   #45
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Old 02/21/2005, 08:07 AM   #46
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nice job with the foam lookin good


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Old 02/21/2005, 08:44 AM   #47
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Everything is looking great!!! Good luck. I think the foam on the back looks awesome!
My wife and I are looking for a new house and she has agreed to let me setup a larger tank if I finance it with the sale of one of my Harley's. Alot of your designs and ideas will be going into mine. Great job so far!!


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Old 02/21/2005, 06:06 PM   #48
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Old 02/21/2005, 06:59 PM   #49
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is this glass or acrylic? what made you decide with your opition?

very cool with the foam stuff!

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its acrylic


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Old 02/21/2005, 09:12 PM   #50
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Thanks everyone for the comments- I've still got a long way to go.

And yes- the tank is acyrlic and was made by Tenecor. The foam looks a lot better in real life. My girlfriends tank has the foam in it currently which is where we got the idea from and it looks just like real rock after a few months- most people can't tell the difference.

Here is a pic of the plumbing install so far. Still waiting for the OM 4-way and hopefully will have that up and running by this weekend.




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