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Old 05/08/2013, 09:12 AM   #26
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Thanks. I got it plumbed last night and am testing the seals before I fill it up. Hope to fill most of the way tonight then I need to make water for the final fill. I will get some more pics after its filled up.


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Old 05/08/2013, 12:28 PM   #27
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hibb, I really like the shelf idea! My tank's going to be in the basement (drywall ceiling) and I'm still debating how to hang my lights. This would be a great alternative for me!


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Old 05/08/2013, 01:36 PM   #28
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Looks like I'm not the only one who'll be hanging their reef breeder over an empty tank. Work in progress. Inspiration for the doors came from someone here whose stand pic I can't find again for the life of me, but you know who you are, so thanks.


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Old 05/08/2013, 10:39 PM   #29
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I like love the way your doors slide out of the way. Nice clean look.


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Old 05/08/2013, 10:54 PM   #30
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Stand is awesome.


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Old 05/09/2013, 12:11 AM   #31
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Much as I'd like to take all the credit, and I thank you for the compliments, there's another reefer on here who inspired me. Just wish I could find the link.


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Old 05/09/2013, 08:27 AM   #32
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I got my P24" 15" above water line on my 36" long tank to cover edges, light is pretty much concentrated in the middle.



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Old 05/09/2013, 09:53 AM   #33
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Those doors are nice but I knew a guy with doors like that. He had a lot of problems. All the salt creeps make the door harder to open. You have to make sure to keep the rails clean at all times. But yah very nice. Just keep it clean.


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Old 05/09/2013, 04:41 PM   #34
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Looks like I'm not the only one who'll be hanging their reef breeder over an empty tank.
You're not the only one! My empty 125 is in the basement and I'm still in the planning stages for drilling (gulp!) and plumbing.


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Old 05/13/2013, 04:31 PM   #35
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Conduit and clamps... I can just swing it out of the way to work on stuff too. I love it so far!


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Old 05/14/2013, 01:56 AM   #36
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i like that mpmark, simple and practical. GJ


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Old 05/14/2013, 09:31 AM   #37
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i like that mpmark, simple and practical. GJ
Thanks!!! I want to still shorten the top piece a inch or so.. but didnt have the light when i made it... I did it for like 15 bucks total and used the conduit bender and hack saw at home depot for free.. Took it home spray painted it and then bolted the clamps through a piece of painted oak i made and through the stand to make it level with the back of the stand. Its sturdy and looks neat i think... i just didnt want to anchor it to the ceiling because i will be moving soon. and my entire reason for downsizing to the nuvo was simplicity and small. so far the light, heater, tunze nano ato and a powerhead is all i really added. plus popped a bag of purigen and chemipure in the back and so far had awesome luck!!!


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Old 05/14/2013, 09:21 PM   #38
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Sorry for the delay, and the crummy pics.



I'm not finished cleaning up the wood, but it does a pretty good job showing how it will look when finished. Still have to take a door off my stand so I can try and color match the stain at the store.



A word of caution : One of the crimped ends inside the threaded mount on my hanging kit was not crimped tightly. The cable slipped out, causing one corner of my fixture to drop. Luckily it was up high enough that it did not take a dip! I just re-inserted the cable and crimped it very tightly with some vise-grips. I recommend checking them all just in case
Are you screwed into the drywall with this or did both ends end up n a stud?


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Old 05/15/2013, 05:43 AM   #39
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Are you screwed into the drywall with this or did both ends end up n a stud?
If he was in drywall, the fixture would have fallen by now. I would like to remind you guys to make any stand you build secured and well anchored.


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Old 05/15/2013, 06:10 PM   #40
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My photon 16s are on the way and so is my Maxspect rail system. I got the first few pieces of the rail system in today as it had to be dropped shipped from another warehouse. The rest should be in Thursday and Friday I hope! I'm using the maxspect ceiling mounting brackets to mount the Phontons with. Instead of them being on top of the rails they will just slide on under the rails. I'm so stoked right now I can't stand it!


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Old 05/16/2013, 09:23 AM   #41
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Here is mines. Simple and i added an black cover to block the spill from these powerful lights. 120 optics value fixtures.




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Old 05/17/2013, 03:21 PM   #42
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Here is my RB proton32 light hanger for when it arrives. Maxspect rail , I am using 10/32 eye screws screwed into the bottom (had to dip them in the rubber coating rustolum hand tools stuff) die to the screws don't come in stainless only zinc at that size.




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Old 05/20/2013, 08:08 PM   #43
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Used a design similar to tekno. Thanks!




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Old 05/20/2013, 08:08 PM   #44
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Thought I had a brighter picture, but the idea is there.


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Old 05/20/2013, 11:32 PM   #45
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I am going to use a piece of PVC 2 in drill holes in the desired positions and use eye bolts to secure the hanging kit too then put 90 s on to secure them to the sides of my stand


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Old 05/21/2013, 08:10 AM   #46
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I am going to use a piece of PVC 2 in drill holes in the desired positions and use eye bolts to secure the hanging kit too then put 90 s on to secure them to the sides of my stand
That doesnt sound too bad. I'm assuming you will paint the PVC? You don't think that the weight of the unit will bow the PVC downwards?


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Old 05/21/2013, 09:42 AM   #47
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I used 1.25" PVC with a 36" unsupported span and I get about 1 inch of downward bowing at the center with a Value Fixture hanging from it.

I wish I had painted it and gone with 2" PVC.


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Old 05/21/2013, 09:56 AM   #48
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I'm thinking a metal sleeve on the inside (to prevent bowing) with a couple drilled and tapped holes for the hooks.


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Old 05/21/2013, 02:02 PM   #49
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I wouldn't drill and tap white PVC, if you want to go that route use schedule 80 (grey) as its much stronger.


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Old 05/21/2013, 02:17 PM   #50
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I wouldn't drill and tap white PVC, if you want to go that route use schedule 80 (grey) as its much stronger.
With a metal sleeve inside, it will be plenty strong.


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