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Old 09/14/2008, 08:33 AM   #101
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Sound cool...any pictures??


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Old 09/18/2008, 03:48 PM   #102
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Not yet, soon they are pouring the footers for the room tomorrow, then I'll post some pictures


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Old 09/21/2008, 10:02 AM   #103
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We had a delay in pouring the footers due to the weather here and we have to wait for the building inspector to inspect the footers before the concrete is poured.
Sooo...... the inspector is supposed to be here Monday and the concrete is supposed to be poured on Tuesday.



We ordered the new tank of Friday.
It will be delivered on the 29th of this month. HOWEVER it won't be ready for water until the middle of October
Beth at Glasscages.com advised us to wait because the seams are not will not be fully cured. I couldn't wait until the middle of November for the new tank to arrive
Our local reef club meeting is at our home in November, hopefully we will enjoy the room and tank.

We changed the design a little on the tank. We decided not to go with a CLS....... lots of other options like the Tunze's
Ed was worried about having too many holes drilled into the tank, since this will be OUR tank now, I had to let him have SOME kind of say in the design
We will have a center over flow with 5 holes drilled 3 1-1/2" for the return and 2 1" for drain. We have 2 sea swirls now so that should help keep the corners clean and we also have 2 6102 Tunze's with a controller.
We also decided not to build a steel stand, instead we will construct a stand using 4X4 and concrete blocks. We had to make some kind of stand for the tank rest on since the delivery is sooner than we expected. So that's is not the reason for a new stand


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Old 09/22/2008, 08:58 AM   #104
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Our footer might get delayed again
it has been raining most of the morning here
maybe, just maybe, it will clear up enough for this afternoon's pour!


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Old 09/22/2008, 08:24 PM   #105
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Mmm...sorry to hear that Sandy as I can imagine you must be anxious to get things started


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Old 09/23/2008, 06:10 PM   #106
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Our footer's are dug and the plumber came today and did a lot of plumbing!

tomorrow the inspector will be here and Thursday the slab will be poured!

I'm going to have the GC completely close the room in before he come's into the rest of the house, so I will be able to move the 120 into a temp. spot in the fish room instead of the middle of our game room.

Our tank is being delayed, they don't won't to ship that soon after manufacturing well better safe than sorry...

Now Ed is having them ship the tank to our home, instead of us driving almost 2 hours for pick up.


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Old 09/23/2008, 10:24 PM   #107
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Hey Sandy how is the customer service with GC going?I have read nothing but horror stories about there customer after customers have taken delivery of there tanks.I really hope you dont have to go thru anything like that.Personally I would have never even given them the chance to upset me.

Make sure you inspect the tank with a microscope before you take delivery of it.If you find something wrong with it afterwords,you may not get the customer service you may be expecting. Also if you need some extra hands moving it in,I got two of them that are here to help.


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Old 09/24/2008, 04:55 PM   #108
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Thanks alpine,
So far so good on the customer service...


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Old 09/24/2008, 05:16 PM   #109
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Here are a few pictures of the progress so far........
before we broke ground


lay out of the room


form boards in


footers, this is the east side of the room where the double doors are going...



layout for the plumbing; center floor drain and 2 sinks




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Old 09/24/2008, 06:37 PM   #110
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Old 09/24/2008, 08:43 PM   #111
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Finally some pictures....!! About time too


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Old 09/25/2008, 07:23 AM   #112
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Finally some pictures....!! About time too
Thanks Ed,
I wasn't sure if any one wanted to see "dirt"
I keep the pics. coming


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Old 09/25/2008, 07:58 AM   #113
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Heeey 'dirt' is part of the whole fun in this hobby - what do you think we all love pictures of gunk from our skimmer...


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Old 09/25/2008, 08:38 AM   #114
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mmmmmmmmmmmm nog, sound good!


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Old 09/25/2008, 01:04 PM   #115
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I wish I could have a floor drain and two! Did you say two sinks!

Awesome!


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Old 09/26/2008, 03:34 PM   #116
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I wish I could have a floor drain and two! Did you say two sinks!

Awesome!
Yes, I'm very excited about the floor drain too!
I don't have to worry about spilling water ever again.
YES, I said 2 sinks..... I wanted 1 sink for all of the fish stuff and 1 sink to wash my hands.

I have 2 little bitty dogs 1 weighs 6 lbs and the other is 8 lbs.
I was thinking about bathing them in the other sink too!
Not sure if that is a good idea or not

anyone have an opinion on this?


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Old 09/26/2008, 03:36 PM   #117
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This morning the footers did not pass inspection because the plastic was not in the footers.

So the concrete guys had to come back out put the plastic in the footers, call the inspector again, it passed that time , and the new slab was poured!

the contractor (GC) changed the depth of the concrete slab to 8" deep under the tank, instead of 6" deep which is to code.



So now the concrete will cure all weekend and next week they start framing the room.



The doors and windows have been ordered so it looks like everything is on schedule, God and weather permitting.


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Old 09/26/2008, 04:48 PM   #118
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so are you gunna jump throught the window to get in the fish room?


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Old 09/26/2008, 08:32 PM   #119
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so are you gunna jump throught the window to get in the fish room?

No, we will have a sliding door from the game room into the fish room.


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here is the concrete slab for the fish room completed...





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Nice...I think there is enough room for a 600.. heehehehhe


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Old 09/29/2008, 09:36 AM   #122
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Nice...I think there is enough room for a 600.. heehehehhe



I wish!
I don't think Ed will let me have a tank that size


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This morning the building material arrived, the driver backed his BIG truck down the driveway and the bed lifted and off came the material




after that excitement the plumber came.. his job is tough, the city would not let us connect to the existing waste lines so he had to dig up a good part of my front yard and under the driveway, yes I said under the driveway, then along the drive way, under another concrete wall to tie into the new waste line.... they were here over 8 hours and their still not done... MAN did I feel sorry for him and my wallet!

here is what it looks like so far.....

the front of the house




along the drive way...






Tomorrow they start framing...


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That is crazy...I would love to see the look on your neighboors when they ask what your up too and you tell them you are hooking up a fish tank..HHEEHHEHE

Whay part of Fl you in??


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That is crazy...I would love to see the look on your neighboors when they ask what your up too and you tell them you are hooking up a fish tank..HHEEHHEHE

Whay part of Fl you in??
You are certainly right about our neighbors, they know that we have 2 tanks and that I maintain them..
they see me outside cleaning stuff outside all the time..
so actually, they are happy for me to see!...
they are almost excited as much as I am about this whole thing becoming automated.
also they are happy to see Ed go REEF!... when they do come over every ones looks at my tank not his hehehehe

I live in Atlantic Beach.


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