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Old 03/10/2010, 05:55 PM   #26
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I've been contemplating a 12' long tank, but this just blows it away!! Can't wait to see it come together.

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Old 03/10/2010, 05:55 PM   #27
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This is where we let go of the crane to do other things.........




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Old 03/10/2010, 06:01 PM   #28
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amazing tank


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Old 03/10/2010, 06:06 PM   #29
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Great tank. I'm definitely following this thread. I think that tank is bigger than those two cars in the first picture. Can't wait for more pictures


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Old 03/10/2010, 06:16 PM   #30
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i cant wait to see a pic of it sitting on the stand


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Old 03/10/2010, 06:17 PM   #31
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Earlier, a number of mobile hydraulic lifts were air lifted into the basement by the crane so that there was something on the other side of the window to catch the tank. Also the custom stand was prepared for the ultimate landing.










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Old 03/10/2010, 06:30 PM   #32
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Wow, this is going to be impressive


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Old 03/10/2010, 06:33 PM   #33
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This tank is right on its way to TOTM. Very detailed build so far. Keep the pictures coming.


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Old 03/10/2010, 06:35 PM   #34
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While all the tank adjustments were going on to mount the unit on the stand the crane was used to move the new backup generator that is dedicated to the aquaria and its supporting systems. It is 17,000 watts plumbed into the natural gas line to ensure that 3 seconds is all the down time the whole system will ever encounter. It tests itself once a week and confirms by email that all systems are healthy.

After the generator was placed on its pad on the side of the house we moved the three Mars systems into the basement for deployment into the fish room.



Close up.....

http://cdn-3-service.phanfare.com/im...ff39fb7439b3_1

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Old 03/10/2010, 06:51 PM   #35
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HOLY FISH!! im just curious on what you plan to stock this tank with!


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Old 03/10/2010, 07:11 PM   #36
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wow. just wow.


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Old 03/10/2010, 07:17 PM   #37
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Finally...well sort of....

Short side


Long side


Inside L
I know the depth of field is wrong but I think its relevant as the plans call for total viewing on both sides as well as from the two floors above.



Coming to the end of a very long day.....5 months ago!



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Old 03/10/2010, 07:22 PM   #38
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Wow, that sounds so easy: "swing it through the window" :-)
Can`t wait to see this beast unwrapped and on its stand!
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another ching chai inspired tank !
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I've been contemplating a 12' long tank, but this just blows it away!! Can't wait to see it come together.

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amazing tank
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Great tank. I'm definitely following this thread. I think that tank is bigger than those two cars in the first picture. Can't wait for more pictures
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i cant wait to see a pic of it sitting on the stand
Thank you all, I appreciate your interest and enthusiasm.

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Old 03/10/2010, 07:28 PM   #39
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wow!!


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Old 03/10/2010, 07:28 PM   #40
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any estimate as to the total water volume for the entire fish room?


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Old 03/10/2010, 07:34 PM   #41
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HOLY FISH!! im just curious on what you plan to stock this tank with!
This tank will feature coral with fish as an accent not the reverse. The fish will likely be spectacular but they will be ideal specimens complementary to the island archetecture they represent.

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Old 03/10/2010, 07:42 PM   #42
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any estimate as to the total water volume for the entire fish room?
Probably close to a thousand gallons in line and another 500 in isolated systems(the mars tanks included). I think........maybe a bit more. I plan to have some display tanks in the fish room as well.

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Old 03/10/2010, 07:45 PM   #44
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This tank is right on its way to TOTM. Very detailed build so far. Keep the pictures coming.
That's waaaaay too much praise if not waaaaay to early, but thank you anyway.

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Old 03/10/2010, 07:45 PM   #45
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I have to say this is probably the coolest thread I have seen. I am deffinitely envious. I would love to have the capital needed to build a tank that big. I will deffinitely be around for the ENTIRE build.


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Old 03/10/2010, 07:46 PM   #46
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WOW incredible!!! very impressed. Very nice Bentley Continental GT!!


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Old 03/10/2010, 07:49 PM   #47
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Wow, this is going to be impressive
Thanks, to be honest there are times its quite overwhelming from this side of the room.

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Old 03/10/2010, 07:56 PM   #48
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Old 03/10/2010, 07:56 PM   #49
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I have to say this is probably the coolest thread I have seen. I am deffinitely envious. I would love to have the capital needed to build a tank that big. I will deffinitely be around for the ENTIRE build.
Thanks for your generous comment. Part of my mission is to make it very very clear that this hobby is NOT about money or who spends more but passion, discipline, patience and a determination to keep learning to get a great result. Make no mistake this effort could be a huge failure and it would not have anything to do with the size of the bankroll. Having said that, it is true that no matter who you are or what station in life you have, this is one verry verry expensive hobby.

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Old 03/10/2010, 08:04 PM   #50
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Looking good Peter .
Thanks Jeff, this is a long long journey. By the way I did source 1000 gal of RO water for my live rock on Friday. I have two four hundred gal tanks to hold the rocks till I can bring them into the tank. Although the consensus seemed to be that it was not necessary I decided to add a skimmer during the holding period.....as I assume it can do no harm.

Thanks again for your support.

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