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Unread 02/12/2013, 10:22 PM   #51
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I would keep an eye on the back of the couch for mold/mildew being so close to the moisture. Wife may not like the tank if it ruins the couch!
I plan on putting some barrier fabric on the back slots when completed...


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Unread 02/12/2013, 10:23 PM   #52
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What kind of Top is going on it? Canopy or open top?

Canopy. Gotta frame the mounting supports first.. then going to enclose the light fixture inside a canopy... prob 6"-7" tall.


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Unread 02/15/2013, 01:46 PM   #53
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Not much to update at this point....

Currently running a dedicated circuit / GFCI for the tank from the breaker box.

I continue to have issues with my sunset/sunrise controller. They thought it was a capacitor, but I just replaced it last night and it still isn't working correctly.
Going to box it up and send the board to CA for the manufacturer to repair.....

Oh well....


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Unread 02/15/2013, 01:51 PM   #54
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"Gotta frame the mounting supports first.. then going to enclose the light fixture inside a canopy"

Can you explain this? Are you using rods throught the heat sink?


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Unread 02/16/2013, 10:21 PM   #55
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I was going to... but I think, now, that I'm going to frame the fixture into the 1"x2" support grid for the canopy.


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Unread 02/25/2013, 07:48 PM   #56
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Thanks for showing this. Awesome job with the detailed pictures.


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Unread 02/25/2013, 08:08 PM   #57
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Awesome sump!


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Unread 03/06/2013, 07:15 PM   #58
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Been a bit.... Got busy with some other stuff plus a vacation for a week.

Been mounting equipment and plumbing. Here are some updated shots.

Electrical equipment in stand....


Sump in stand....


Stand completed....


Plumbing underway...


Live sand and dry rock here!




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Unread 03/06/2013, 09:43 PM   #59
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nice up date..how much was the sand? i have the same tank and how much LR you got in?


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Unread 03/06/2013, 09:57 PM   #60
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I've got about 60 lbs. in my 55 gallon reef that will move over... this was an additional 50 lb. of dry. I've got another 20 lbs of base rock on it's way, still.

Ended up paying around $400 for the rock, the sand, and a 200 gal. box of Instant Ocean salt.


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Unread 03/11/2013, 09:25 PM   #61
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I gotta say, I am worried about you sofa.


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Unread 03/11/2013, 09:31 PM   #62
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I'm not worried! Just hurry up already


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Unread 03/12/2013, 09:50 AM   #63
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Lol right.....any pic with the tank on the stand..? To get a better feel of it..lol


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Unread 03/12/2013, 02:00 PM   #64
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Awesome build


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Unread 03/12/2013, 09:01 PM   #65
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As long as you have at least 6" between the tank and the couch it should not be an issue. You are putting a canopy over the tank?

Love the way your getting everything to fit under the tank. It looks like it will be a great set up with the exception of the visable pipes.


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Unread 03/16/2013, 04:51 PM   #66
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Some updates.... Plumbing is done, as is the initial framing for the canopy.

Plumbing finished up....






Canopy framing underway...





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Unread 03/16/2013, 06:38 PM   #67
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Very nice! Do you plan to put a cabinet around the end plumbing?


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Unread 03/16/2013, 07:08 PM   #68
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The wife wants to block off the couch side with a vertical divider. The other side will be hidden by a plant on a plant stand (that can be moved).


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Unread 03/16/2013, 08:58 PM   #69
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I know you mentioned you didn't want to drill the glass and I understand the apprehension, but it's not as hard as you think, and the bit doesn't cost as much as you might think, in the long run I think you would be happier with a drilled overflow rather than using the siphon box. I was lucky my tank came reef ready, but I did drill two holes for the closed loop and am glad I did.


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Unread 03/17/2013, 01:40 PM   #70
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Nice Job on the Lights ..


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Unread 03/17/2013, 04:16 PM   #71
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im liking it .....really cool


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Unread 03/23/2013, 07:11 AM   #72
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Some updates.....

Canopy build is underway.....














Sanding and Staining started.....



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Unread 03/23/2013, 03:11 PM   #73
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Nice, What kinda of wood did use to build the canopy ?


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Unread 03/23/2013, 04:34 PM   #74
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Red oak boards. 1x


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Unread 03/24/2013, 09:17 AM   #75
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Very co update..nice Canopy..my is open at the top..dont know if i will keep it like that


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