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Old 03/23/2016, 09:00 AM   #51
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Nice. I think the ghost overflow looks a lot cleaner than the internal overflow box.


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Old 03/26/2016, 03:36 PM   #52
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Less complicated drywall parts done!



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Old 03/26/2016, 03:39 PM   #53
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Having dinner with the master carpenter tonight to finalize the cabinet plans.


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Old 03/26/2016, 08:55 PM   #54
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Looking really good! Can't wait to see it up and going.


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Old 04/01/2016, 09:17 PM   #55
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Old 04/13/2016, 08:26 AM   #56
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Glass for building a sump came in last night. Looks like I have a busy weekend ahead of me.
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Old 04/24/2016, 09:48 AM   #57
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Had to get one of the glass panels redone because they were all tempered. I needed to drill at least one hole so tempered glass want going to work.

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Old 04/24/2016, 09:50 AM   #58
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Old 04/26/2016, 12:20 PM   #59
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The corner clamps are the best impulse buy I have ever made

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Old 04/26/2016, 12:36 PM   #60
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Old 04/26/2016, 01:25 PM   #61
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Looking good! Thing are starting to come together quite well for you. And after seeing those clamps now I am going to have to get some to add to my tool collection. Did you buy those offline or locally?


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Old 04/26/2016, 01:30 PM   #62
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Harbor Freight Tools. I always check there for inexpensive things like clamps and things I will only use once. I used to work there in high school so I sometimes get to use the coupons and employee discount. That depends on who is working though.


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Old 04/26/2016, 09:15 PM   #63
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Old 04/27/2016, 09:08 PM   #64
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Plumbing work... dry fit right now... let me know if u see issues




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Old 04/27/2016, 09:11 PM   #65
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Started aquascaping...


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Old 05/20/2016, 09:34 AM   #66
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Last week was a little crazy. Somehow got my first creature in the tank without any water...



I think he fell through a hole I cut in the drywall above the tank. The hole was to reach a secure place to attach the framing to. I think he got into the house through an opening that the sump pump hose uses or from under my front porch.



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Old 05/20/2016, 09:39 AM   #67
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More pics of Stuart



I grabbed him by the tail and pulled him out. Put him in a 5 gallon bucket and took him to a park.

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Old 05/20/2016, 09:40 AM   #68
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Looks cute but Stuart smelled and hissed a lot at me... not reef safe btw

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Old 05/20/2016, 10:28 AM   #69
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I made progress on the return plumbing. I think I like it enough to start gluing. And yes I will be removing the bar codes and marks from the pvc.



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Old 05/20/2016, 10:31 AM   #70
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Cut some holes for filter socks in some scrap accrilic.

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Old 05/20/2016, 10:33 AM   #71
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Had a taper come by and do some work around the basement.

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Finally picked a paint color for the basement. The bottom half will be a white wainscot to match the cabinets.


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Plumbed in the future frag tank.

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Turned this guy on to test for leaks.... found quite a few... I need to glue better... I will use more glue and push all fittings in faster in the future.

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This guy has been slowing the pace down over the last 3 weeks. 11 weeks old German Australia mix.

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