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Old 09/01/2012, 01:24 PM   #51
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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to hand the Radion XR30W lights... I have a total of 4 units and will be spreading them across the top of the tank... they will sit about 14-16" above the tank.... but, my ceiling in the fish room is like 14'-0" high.... is there an easier way to do this than to run the cables from the top?..

Here is the room... ceiling is very high up...



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Old 09/01/2012, 02:32 PM   #52
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You can build a frame into the wall, and hang them from that, only need a few 2x4s.


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Old 09/01/2012, 03:28 PM   #53
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what I would do is build a plywood shelf at the height you want (about 14") then cut out the four rectangular holes in the shelf for the radiions to sit in. 11.25" x 6.5" holes then use a 1/4" shoulder bit on a router to give you the correct final hole and set them into to that. IMO would be a cleaner look as well.


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Old 09/02/2012, 03:15 PM   #54
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You can build a frame into the wall, and hang them from that, only need a few 2x4s.
Thanks for the idea... but I am now trying to figure out how I can make the entire light fixture/assembly move up and down... it will definitely help me with the cleaning...

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what I would do is build a plywood shelf at the height you want (about 14") then cut out the four rectangular holes in the shelf for the radiions to sit in. 11.25" x 6.5" holes then use a 1/4" shoulder bit on a router to give you the correct final hole and set them into to that. IMO would be a cleaner look as well.
Thanks for the suggestion... I'm going to look into making a light aluminum frame for all for lights so I can hang it and have it able to move up and down...


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Old 09/02/2012, 03:37 PM   #55
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d2mini... thank you... I just hope my build is as great as yours... your tank was one of my biggest inspirations!!!
My business is manufacturing solar panels. My company name is ecoSolargy Inc. Asides from manufacturing, we began to do projects and a lot of solar integration for a lot of clients. My background is actually in architecture/interior design... so.. my style is pretty much modernism/minimalism...so hence the straight lines and raw look of construction as such...
I put up a 12 kW solar system on the top of our building as well.... this will pretty much run the aquarium system and more... we have monitoring systems so we can show clients how much electricity we are saving and how the majority of the tank runs on solar energy....(except for at night... lol)
So cool!
Best of luck to you. Can't wait to see how this one progresses.
I want to see your tank become Platinum Leed certified.


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Old 09/04/2012, 11:57 AM   #56
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So cool!
Best of luck to you. Can't wait to see how this one progresses.
I want to see your tank become Platinum Leed certified.
I'm sure the tank will be Platinum Leed Certified... the rest of the interior space is close.. but the building is not!! lol...


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Old 09/04/2012, 12:03 PM   #57
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Thanks for the idea... but I am now trying to figure out how I can make the entire light fixture/assembly move up and down... it will definitely help me with the cleaning...


Thanks for the suggestion... I'm going to look into making a light aluminum frame for all for lights so I can hang it and have it able to move up and down...
Definitely a good idea, I wish I had done something like that. Drummerreef did a similar thing with his tank, had his lights slide back so he could access the tank better. He has a huge thread and i'm not sure where it is in there to tell you to look...but it is very professional looking.


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Old 09/04/2012, 12:43 PM   #58
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Nice set up and office - all the best!


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Old 09/06/2012, 05:10 PM   #59
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So cool!
Best of luck to you. Can't wait to see how this one progresses.
I want to see your tank become Platinum Leed certified.
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Definitely a good idea, I wish I had done something like that. Drummerreef did a similar thing with his tank, had his lights slide back so he could access the tank better. He has a huge thread and i'm not sure where it is in there to tell you to look...but it is very professional looking.
Thanks Roger.. I actually found the thread from Dmini instead... he used this place called 8020.net...
Looks pretty good... I tried emailing them but i guess their email server is full.. lol

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Nice set up and office - all the best!
Xmen... Thank you Thank you... hope it'll look better after all this construction is done... lol


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Old 09/07/2012, 03:34 PM   #60
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New toy to take photos of the corals!!!! wooohhhhoooo


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Old 09/14/2012, 03:49 PM   #61
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so.. here is an update before I leave the country to go to Taiwan...
Woodwork is being completed and hopefully it will be done by the time I get back.

Wood paneling around the fish tank display.... this wood paneling will be finished with a high gloss white...


another angle


Off topic....
Did I mention I am also building a Whiskey Bar in the adjacent room... hahahahahaaaa
All employees are looking forward to it... LOL


Hopefully I'll see some really cool and well priced corals to ship back somehow from Taiwan!!!


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Old 09/28/2012, 10:36 AM   #62
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So it is finally done... the fish wall is done...

Now it is time for all the plumbing and everything in the fish room....

more pics to come soon of the plumbing...








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Old 09/28/2012, 11:56 AM   #63
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Damn fine craftsmanship.


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Old 09/28/2012, 08:12 PM   #64
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Looks awesome


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Old 09/28/2012, 08:42 PM   #65
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Might want to add an rollaway bed to your office equipment list because you might not ever want to go home.


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Old 09/29/2012, 04:53 PM   #66
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Damn fine craftsmanship.
cbickers85...... Thanks... took a damn long time to get the wall straight and even... lol

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Looks awesome
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Might want to add an rollaway bed to your office equipment list because you might not ever want to go home.
Kayo... LoL... wait until you see the new loft inside the fish room... lol.. I might have to add a bed up there... hahahaha


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Old 09/29/2012, 09:42 PM   #67
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Fish room, whiskey bar, are you taking applications!?


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Old 09/30/2012, 07:04 AM   #68
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Very cool! Love the contrast in materials.


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Old 10/01/2012, 05:32 PM   #69
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Fish room, whiskey bar, are you taking applications!?
Mgrmax.... Always taking applications for solar sales associates....!!!!

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Very cool! Love the contrast in materials.
Thank you d2mini!!!

More pics to come hopefully by the end of this week in regards to the plumbing equipment. Also decided to oil and epoxy the wood in front of the tank display so that it will be darker...


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Old 11/25/2012, 10:22 AM   #70
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Wow your tank is amazing! Any updates?


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