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Old 07/29/2017, 09:39 PM   #126
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I'm pretty sure the whole neighbourhood can see the blue streak.

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Old 08/14/2017, 09:57 AM   #127
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The stand is complete, other than the side panels which are best measured, cut and fitted once the tank us in place. Light canopy also complete. Tank is due to ship from the manufacturer this week.


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Old 08/17/2017, 08:17 AM   #128
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Nice just found this thread... do you have a delivery date as yet? I have a work conference down in NOLA next week, then going to MACNA on Sunday. I hope I'll be around if you need a hand...


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Old 08/17/2017, 10:23 PM   #129
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No delivery date yet. Initial move will be to get the tank off the truck and onto the stand in the garage. Not sure yet if the truck will back down the driveway or not, so that part of the move is either 300 feet or 3 feet . I'm largely at the mercy of the shipping company for this step. The second move will be to get the old tank and stand out and the new one in. That schedule I can control; I'm thinking a weekend in Sept. when enough folks are around to assist. I did buy one of those 1,000 lb. lift carts; but even so i figure it's a 4-6 person job.


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Old 08/18/2017, 09:38 AM   #130
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Sounds good... keep us updated when you need a hand.


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Old 08/20/2017, 05:48 PM   #131
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I'm sure it's easily that - that's a lot of inertia to control.

I may be working just about every day through September , but if you're working this after five or any other time I can be there, I'll be there.

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Old 08/21/2017, 03:39 PM   #132
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Still don't know if the tank has shipped or not ..... sent two emails .... crickets ......


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Old 08/22/2017, 10:32 AM   #133
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Stand is ready to accept the tank. I won't make the sides until the tank is fully installed as I want to have them to also cover up the space behind the tank. That is best done once the tank is in place so I can use precise measurements. There will also be a cap on the top edge of the stand but, again, that is best measured and made after the tank is in place.


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Old 08/22/2017, 12:10 PM   #134
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Stand looks great! ... still waiting to have mine built, almost finished with plumbing to upstairs 200g tank


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Old 08/22/2017, 12:21 PM   #135
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Stand looks great! ... still waiting to have mine built, almost finished with plumbing to upstairs 200g tank
Did you get your tanks? Everything to your satisfaction?


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Old 08/22/2017, 12:45 PM   #136
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Did you get your tanks? Everything to your satisfaction?
Yes tanks are here, look great, built to my specs...only problem was with shipper...tanks went from Fla to Atlanta to Long Island in about 3 days... Took LI shipper over 2 weeks and 3 missed delivery dates to deliver to my home, and then the driver was not prepared to unload a pallet that big (2 tanks). Had to help him unwrap the tanks and take them off the truck 1 at a time.


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Old 08/23/2017, 10:19 AM   #137
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Yeah, I think the freight company (and the specific driver) is the wild card. I think mine should ship out next week.


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Old 08/24/2017, 04:58 PM   #138
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The main goal for getting a bigger tank is to have more space for fish. I recently lost my 5 year old Achilles tang for reasons as unclear; otherwise all fish remain. Have a bunch in various QT tanks already, from varied sources. Regal and rock beauty Angels and black tang from local reefers. Two fairy wrasses, a quartet of femal bimacs, and a zebra eel. Another local guy has a small spotted unicorn tang that I'll prob take. Even a 450/400 will eventually be too small, but it's better than where the fish is now.


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Old 08/25/2017, 05:47 PM   #139
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Sorry to hear about the Achilles - that was a spectacular fish!

And yeah ... 'cause who doesn't need more fish?!

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Zoey's Reef has come to life! Zoas, 'shrooms and LPS of several sorts, CUC, dartfish, wrasses and others swim above the sand . . .

Current Tank Info: Kingston & Zoey's Reef; 220g, Deltec skimmer, 2 MaxSpect Gyre x-50s, 2,500gph or so through the sump. SPS are surviving . . .
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Old 08/31/2017, 12:32 PM   #140
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Tank due to ship this week or next. What the %*&% was I thinking ......


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Old 08/31/2017, 06:42 PM   #141
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That the tangs needed swimming space more than you needed that chunk of your living room?

That thing's got potential!

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Zoey's Reef has come to life! Zoas, 'shrooms and LPS of several sorts, CUC, dartfish, wrasses and others swim above the sand . . .

Current Tank Info: Kingston & Zoey's Reef; 220g, Deltec skimmer, 2 MaxSpect Gyre x-50s, 2,500gph or so through the sump. SPS are surviving . . .
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Old 09/02/2017, 08:13 PM   #142
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Tank has shipped, got the manifest ..... 632 lbs ..... oh, my aching back .....


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Old 09/03/2017, 07:54 PM   #143
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You've got friends to help with that.

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Because anything else ... is just a fishtank.

Zoey's Reef has come to life! Zoas, 'shrooms and LPS of several sorts, CUC, dartfish, wrasses and others swim above the sand . . .

Current Tank Info: Kingston & Zoey's Reef; 220g, Deltec skimmer, 2 MaxSpect Gyre x-50s, 2,500gph or so through the sump. SPS are surviving . . .
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Old 09/03/2017, 11:13 PM   #144
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Yup! Give us a heads up as to an ETA when known.


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Old 09/06/2017, 09:02 AM   #145
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Will do!

Removable sides made and a big 'ol roll of 1 1/2" flex PVC.


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Old 09/06/2017, 10:16 AM   #146
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Hey Simon,
Congratulations on the new tank! Depending on the day I might be able to help with the move.


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Old 09/07/2017, 10:16 AM   #147
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It's in Decatur ..... is that in the US I wonder .....


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Old 09/07/2017, 11:10 AM   #148
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It's in Decatur ..... is that in the US I wonder .....
Same as my shipment... Shipped by RoadRunner thru Atlanta to Long Island...


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Old 09/12/2017, 07:30 AM   #149
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Currently in NH. In a town I actually have never heard of .....

Finishing up the stand. There will be two 'caps'. One that sits on the rim of the stand and hides the bottom few inches of the tank so I can stay away from the sand when cleaning the front, and thus not see the line of coralline. You can see it in the attached picture. Second will sit on the top rim of the tank, but I won't cut it to size until I actually have the tank itself.


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Old 09/12/2017, 11:12 AM   #150
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Tank to be delivered tomorrow. Reassembled my 'big tank cart'. Not pretty, but does the trick. Getting it onto the stand in the garage will be easy. The BIG move will be in Oct that will require many helpers


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