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Old 03/15/2010, 11:03 PM   #251
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Peter, Your build is my wet dream( pun very much intended. I love the way the space is coming together. Especially the latest picture with the wood floor. It is hard to believe this is a basement space. I am awaiting more with baited breath.

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Thanks Chris, hang in and be very very patient as there are some really neat things to come. My intention is to incorporate the fish room fully into the display environment. There's a considerable amount of magic to come from this imagineer!


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Old 03/15/2010, 11:06 PM   #252
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Peter did you realize that you have best of both worlds. A reef Tank and a indoor saltwater pool. Everything is looking amazing with all that your doing.
Thanks JP, I appreciate your continued support.

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Old 03/15/2010, 11:57 PM   #253
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Your humility in this process is what I have enjoyed the most, that and the humor, that is classic.

You ahve heard it said enough, an amazing build, the best I can offer is...

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Old 03/16/2010, 01:37 AM   #254
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Thank you for your suggestion and your generous compliment. I have a challenge with how exactly to handle the surrounding environment. I know this is still a work in progress and its a mess but you can see that I have to be very carefull with the various points of view. I have an unusual desk that I like and my wife hates that I want to position carefully. There's going to be a great deal of trial and error.....yet to come. We have a loooong way to go!!!!!



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Old 03/16/2010, 06:05 AM   #255
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very nice build,wish you the best of luck


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Old 03/16/2010, 06:35 AM   #256
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this build is just awesome

really canīt wait to see what u made out of the "inside" of the tank!!


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Old 03/16/2010, 07:17 AM   #257
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Very impressive build Peter, I will follow this for sure.

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Old 03/16/2010, 07:44 AM   #258
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D a M ! ! ! cAN I mO ve In ?


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Old 03/16/2010, 08:25 AM   #259
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I've been quietly following Chingchai's build thread for quite some time now and always been amazed at the care and time he has taken through out his build to personally reply to each and every post made in his thread. I applaude you as well for following in his footsteps in this regard for taking the time to do the same thing. It was through Chingchai's post saying that he has been watching a friends build thread that I found yours Peter and for that I thank Chingchai. If it wasn't for that post I may have missed out on being able to read one of the best and biggest build threads for a local reefer I've ever come across. As it has been said many times before...Simply Amazing. From articles written in local newspapers like the Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator and a handfull of others I was under the belief that the Ripley's Believe it or not Aquarium was going to be built at the base of the CN Tower, I'm glad to see that the new location has been moved to Oakville....lol
Now it's even closer to Hamilton.
Thanks for sharing your top notch setup with the reefing community of the world.


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Old 03/16/2010, 09:39 AM   #260
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Incredible build Peter!
Your thread has made me realize there are a lot of reef keepers in our area on this site.
I hope you belong to a local club and that one day you could host a meeting.
Looking forward to seeing some of the fishroom pics.

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Old 03/16/2010, 09:46 AM   #261
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After seeing your pictures of the basement, I am in AWE. I can't imagine what it would look like with fish and a reef in there, but i am excited to find out. My wife usually doesn't care about forums, but i showed her this thread and she keeps asking me if there is anything to show her. This thread and your build is also helping me to get our tank (a humble 55g) up and running quicker. She doesn't complain as much when i come home with new "toys" for the fish tank. Thanks!


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Old 03/16/2010, 10:06 AM   #262
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Absolutely amazing!! Congratulation and the best for you in your proyect.


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Old 03/16/2010, 11:49 AM   #263
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Your humility in this process is what I have enjoyed the most, that and the humor, that is classic.

You ahve heard it said enough, an amazing build, the best I can offer is...

*Subscribed*

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Thank you Makenna, I think the humor is what helps most of us keep perspective when we most need it in this hobby.

Your offer is accepted......Welcome aboard.

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Old 03/16/2010, 11:51 AM   #264
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As noted earlier this is just the beginning (I hope).

Thanks for dropping by.

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Old 03/16/2010, 11:54 AM   #265
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very nice build,wish you the best of luck
Thank you dainiusiva. I hope I only need the luck once or twice otherwise this should be just commitment and hard work to keep it moving forward.

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Old 03/16/2010, 12:11 PM   #266
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this build is just awesome

really canīt wait to see what u made out of the "inside" of the tank!!
FloformAustria, I appreciate your enthusiasm. before we get to the 'inside' we have to complete the process for the outside then the fish room will take up most of the next chapter...... followed by a period of optomization of the operating processes before we deploy the Live Rock and sand. Then there will be a lengthy chapter on corals....fish, fish oh yeah fish next.

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Old 03/16/2010, 12:36 PM   #267
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peter- this is great.

What are you propsing for flow around this tank of yours? with the L shape surely its going to have to be dual what ever you do?

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Old 03/16/2010, 01:11 PM   #268
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P.S. I try to figure out what is your occupation. Is it anything related to antique or maybe real estate?
If it has anything to do with fruit, I'm changing professions


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Old 03/16/2010, 01:47 PM   #269
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Zomg.. my family of three lives in an apartment half the size of that room. and my fish room is my tank is 1 foot away from the wall and I squeeze behind there i am jealous your fish room has amazing rock work and a sink/ cry i am going to go buy a lotto ticket and pray rofl/ and keep on looking for a job if you need to staff someone with 6year reef exp on that tank cough.


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Old 03/16/2010, 02:11 PM   #270
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Epic build. Subscribed!


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Old 03/16/2010, 02:11 PM   #271
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Very impressive build Peter, I will follow this for sure.

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Thanks Leonardo, as long as you aren't scared I think we'll be OK. Thanks very much for dropping by.

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Old 03/16/2010, 02:34 PM   #272
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peter the hardwood floor is stunning.
that picture belongs in a magazine.
im in the process of redoing my basement.
not quite as large as yours,but ive thought of installing hardwood floor as well.
is your hardwood special for basements.

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Old 03/16/2010, 03:00 PM   #273
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peter the hardwood floor is stunning.
that picture belongs in a magazine.
im in the process of redoing my basement.
not quite as large as yours,but ive thought of installing hardwood floor as well.
is your hardwood special for basements.

vic
No Vic it's reclaimed chestnut of significant age. You canNOT use radient heat so you need very good HVAC in the 'basement' to avoid the typical basement feel and experience. My goal was to avoid feeling like a basement at all costs.

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Old 03/16/2010, 03:52 PM   #274
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Thank you for your suggestion and your generous compliment. I have a challenge with how exactly to handle the surrounding environment. I know this is still a work in progress and its a mess but you can see that I have to be very carefull with the various points of view. I have an unusual desk that I like and my wife hates that I want to position carefully. There's going to be a great deal of trial and error.....yet to come. We have a loooong way to go!!!!!



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Wow!. Now that is slick. Your whole house looks like something out of the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Great modifications to the house especially the stairway. This tank is going to be inspiring for sure.


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Old 03/16/2010, 04:42 PM   #275
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What an inspiring build and basement (whole house actually). I think the different themes are going to be great in this tank.


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