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Unread 08/08/2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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Unread 08/08/2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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A project that most people would have completed in half the time it took me is finally finished I finally got my retro fit kit up over the tank and operating....




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Unread 08/08/2008, 05:33 PM   #3
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Nick...You will have to stop by some night after work and tell me what you think after you look at them under the new lights. I've put some both in the cube and the 75.


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Unread 08/08/2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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Looking good Chuck. You see those chains you are using? Those would rust in about 20 minutes in my tank room.


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Unread 08/08/2008, 05:41 PM   #5
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Looking good Chuck. You see those chains you are using? Those would rust in about 20 minutes in my tank room.
It will probably happen here I suppose, rope didn't work, and I was tired running back and fourth to the hardware store, so these will have to do for a while. I thought that I had the holes in the rafters planned out pretty good only to find that it is exactly over the tank... My last check, the bulbs are 10" off the water...


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Unread 08/08/2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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Unread 08/08/2008, 05:51 PM   #7
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Unread 08/08/2008, 06:17 PM   #8
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I love that tank Chuck.

and JRaquatics sweet avatar.


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Unread 08/08/2008, 06:33 PM   #9
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Thanks jnarowe.
I too like the tank. There is just something so sleek about a rimless tank.


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Unread 08/08/2008, 07:30 PM   #10
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It probably won't take long to rust out that PC too.. FYI


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Unread 08/08/2008, 07:34 PM   #11
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I love it, it looks so sharp!


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Unread 08/08/2008, 07:45 PM   #12
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It probably won't take long to rust out that PC too.. FYI
I wonder how those server boxes are doing anyway?


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Unread 08/08/2008, 09:02 PM   #13
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That looks great Chuck! If later down the road you change out the chains with something else and feel like it, you could cut those wires down much shorter, just keeping what you need rather than having to look at that bundled stuff on top. The height looks good too.

You did good.


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Unread 08/09/2008, 02:11 AM   #14
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I love that tank Chuck.

and JRaquatics sweet avatar.
Thanks Jonathan, I need to add a little more sand and a few small rocks and things should be set to go.


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Unread 08/09/2008, 02:14 AM   #15
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Thanks jnarowe.
I too like the tank. There is just something so sleek about a rimless tank.
Thank you! The more that I look at it now that there are lights over the tank the better it look to me too.


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Unread 08/09/2008, 02:17 AM   #16
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It probably won't take long to rust out that PC too.. FYI
Surprisingly, the humidity stays very low in my basement, and the whole house for that matter, less than 30% most of the time.


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Unread 08/09/2008, 02:20 AM   #17
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I love it, it looks so sharp!
Thank you! Now that it's done, it's inspired me to do something with the other cube I picked up. Just not sure what to put in it??


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Unread 08/09/2008, 03:44 AM   #18
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That looks great Chuck! If later down the road you change out the chains with something else and feel like it, you could cut those wires down much shorter, just keeping what you need rather than having to look at that bundled stuff on top. The height looks good too.

You did good.
Thank you! I thought about cutting the wires but decided against it in case I had done some thing wrong and needed to change things around. Now that it is up and working, I don't think that it will be much of a problem shortening them up.

For 2 1/2 days, I struggled with this darn canopy trying to get every thing planned out and put together and working. More than once, I asked myself why I just didn't purchase a light fixture to put over the tank, hang it and plug it in. Would have been so much easier. My carpentry skills and experience is very limited so the whole project was a big challenge.

Your help & slide show made it easier and now that it is done and up and running, I feel much better. It's not something that you would hang over a tank in your living room, but for my needs, I think that it will do fine.

Laer today I will check the PAR values for the tank.


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Unread 08/09/2008, 04:30 AM   #19
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Thank you! Now that it's done, it's inspired me to do something with the other cube I picked up. Just not sure what to put in it??
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Unread 08/09/2008, 07:16 AM   #20
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well Chuck for your first time you did a very nice job. congrats.

looks like there are plenty of ric for the wife to choose from also I really like the setup, It fits them real nice.

One thing that I may suggest is to somehow waterproof the wood, either with polyurethane, or a water proof primer.


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Unread 08/09/2008, 11:41 AM   #21
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well Chuck for your first time you did a very nice job. congrats.

looks like there are plenty of ric for the wife to choose from also I really like the setup, It fits them real nice.

One thing that I may suggest is to somehow waterproof the wood, either with polyurethane, or a water proof primer.
Thanks Sam, now that it's up and working, I feel much better. It will be interesting to see how the muchrooms react now that they have some good light over them.


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Unread 08/12/2008, 09:56 AM   #22
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Nick...You will have to stop by some night after work and tell me what you think after you look at them under the new lights. I've put some both in the cube and the 75.
Appears the thread lost me after the split

That tank looks amazing, I am truly envious since I have like 15 spots I think I could fit that in my house

In time that tank will be vibrant with colors!.

A question and a comment.
Are there no in tank rock work?

And a comment, I will imagine the tank will do some cyano trips and my concern is for ricordeas on the sand you will have a hard time syphoning around to remove cyano or other algae.

But it looks great Chuck! Nice work.


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Unread 08/12/2008, 10:03 AM   #23
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Thank you! I thought about cutting the wires but decided against it in case I had done some thing wrong and needed to change things around. Now that it is up and working, I don't think that it will be much of a problem shortening them up.

For 2 1/2 days, I struggled with this darn canopy trying to get every thing planned out and put together and working. More than once, I asked myself why I just didn't purchase a light fixture to put over the tank, hang it and plug it in. Would have been so much easier. My carpentry skills and experience is very limited so the whole project was a big challenge.

Your help & slide show made it easier and now that it is done and up and running, I feel much better. It's not something that you would hang over a tank in your living room, but for my needs, I think that it will do fine.

Laer today I will check the PAR values for the tank.
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Unread 08/12/2008, 11:03 AM   #24
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Appears the thread lost me after the split

That tank looks amazing, I am truly envious since I have like 15 spots I think I could fit that in my house

In time that tank will be vibrant with colors!.

A question and a comment.
Are there no in tank rock work?

And a comment, I will imagine the tank will do some cyano trips and my concern is for ricordeas on the sand you will have a hard time syphoning around to remove cyano or other algae.

But it looks great Chuck! Nice work.
Thank you, make me an offer on the other cube I have before I try and find a place for it in the house...

I do have a lot of rocks in the various tanks that I thought that I would mount some to once they have opened up under the new lights and I can see how big they really are.


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Unread 08/12/2008, 11:07 AM   #25
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half the fun is building stuff for your tank...
It wasn't at the time..... Now having done it and have it working, the next one would be much easier and quicker to build.


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