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Old 03/30/2016, 06:15 AM   #51
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BTW...love the color of your deck. Beats the same ole same ole boring cedar look.


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Old 03/30/2016, 06:58 AM   #52
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Those are Loquats! And pretty tasty I might add.

We put orange and grapefruit in those blue containers, and we also planted a peach tree in the other corner of the yard not in the pics.
I should have noticed it from the leaves but the cool blue was pulling my eyes away. You will love having those fruits, our little peach tree is loaded with tiny peaches again this year.


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Old 03/30/2016, 07:27 AM   #53
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SWEET! Love your builds, I dub thee the consummate build artist!


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Old 03/30/2016, 09:43 AM   #54
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Awesome, will enjoy following this one. When you asked about tank location, I saw the massive island in the kitchen and thought "peninsula tank". That would be a little extreme, even for you :-)

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Beautiful house,been watching you're other builds very talented and tidy set up great photography good luck with your new build im just a Meer amateur and love learning off people like you,im i cabinet maker and would be tempted to build the tank off the back of the kitchen island bench separate that room,enjoy the build��
haha, you two should get together!
That would be cool... but yes, definitely more extreme than I want to go this time.
Maybe the last build (and teardown experience) is too fresh, but this time I want to keep things simpler with only very minor modifications to the house.


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Following along I think I know which company that will build your next tank, but I will keep it a secret.
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This will be good......

Also super jelly of the loquat tree. One of my favorite fruits.
I had never even heard of a Loquat before. They are pretty good. Remind me of a peach/plum.
A little bit of a pain to eat with the big seeds but they are pretty yummy. Sweet but a little tartness at the same time.

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BTW...love the color of your deck. Beats the same ole same ole boring cedar look.
haha, thanks.

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I should have noticed it from the leaves but the cool blue was pulling my eyes away. You will love having those fruits, our little peach tree is loaded with tiny peaches again this year.
LOL, yeah we had to leave behind several citrus trees at the old house. They had just starting bearing fruit this past year!

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heh heh, thanks. Glad you enjoy.


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Old 03/30/2016, 10:41 AM   #55
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UPDATE 3-30-16

More goodies are rolling in this week. Woohoo!
This was the next piece of equipment to arrive.
If you are familiar with my other builds, you'll know this item is a bit of a departure for me.
Still need to order bulbs. Maybe once my dang tank ships!







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Old 03/30/2016, 10:49 AM   #56
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Looks great can't wait after I saw your last builds. Tagging along!


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Old 03/30/2016, 10:53 AM   #57
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Sexy light!

How did you like your last tank build quality? Thinking about getting a 48"x48"x24" cube.


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Old 03/30/2016, 10:57 AM   #58
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Sexy light!

How did you like your last tank build quality? Thinking about getting a 48"x48"x24" cube.
The Planet tank was pretty nice. Had some nice design features like the perimeter bracing with inset rail for a screen top. The silicone wasn't 100% bubble free, but not bad. When I tore it down we did find out that some water made it's way between the top layer of pvc and middle layer of glass of the hyrbid bottom.


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Old 03/30/2016, 12:44 PM   #59
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Did you go powermodule or sunpower?


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Old 03/30/2016, 12:47 PM   #60
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That'd be a powermodule. And it's sexy as hell.


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Old 03/30/2016, 01:05 PM   #61
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Awesome. Dennis, I am really looking forward to seeing how the outdoor space is completed. I am betting the wife makes you make the shed prettier to go with her fabulous new outdoor living area.
Helloooo? no worries, I'll just sit ignored and sad...
The house is so pretty. I can not wait to see how it all comes together. Are you guys going to make a pretty outdoor space?


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Old 03/30/2016, 01:28 PM   #62
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I pm'd my guess on the next tank builder.


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Old 03/30/2016, 01:37 PM   #63
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That'd be a powermodule. And it's sexy as hell.
Yup! Very nice looking fixture. I haven't opened the second box with the controller portion yet.

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Helloooo? no worries, I'll just sit ignored and sad...
The house is so pretty. I can not wait to see how it all comes together. Are you guys going to make a pretty outdoor space?
hahahaha, sorry! I read it but forgot to reply.
Mrs d2mini is "fine" with the shed as-is. The color was a joint decision and we already had the furniture from our last house. I don't see anything else changing right now other than some minor stuff that's more cleanup than anything else. But we do plan on re-doing the front yard which is very embarrassing at the moment.


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Old 03/30/2016, 01:48 PM   #64
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Yup! Very nice looking fixture. I haven't opened the second box with the controller portion yet.
What bulbs are you planning on? I just switched from MH to T5 myself (plus an overbuild DIY actinic LED mounted on the front).


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Old 03/30/2016, 02:07 PM   #65
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I totally agree with you, the blue stays. Do you happen to know the specific color of it? I've been looking for one just like that but bold turquoise can go wrong very quickly


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Old 03/30/2016, 02:13 PM   #66
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I totally agree with you, the blue stays. Do you happen to know the specific color of it? I've been looking for one just like that but bold turquoise can go wrong very quickly
It's Behr Marquee paint from Home Depot and the color is called Fiji.
Before i laid down the paint I used Rustoleum Restore Cleaner and then I rolled on a thick coat of Rustoleum Deck Start primer.


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Old 03/30/2016, 02:14 PM   #67
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What bulbs are you planning on? I just switched from MH to T5 myself (plus an overbuild DIY actinic LED mounted on the front).
Mostly Geisemann most likely. Have not 100% settled on the exact combo yet but will post when I do.


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Old 03/30/2016, 02:19 PM   #68
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Just stumbled back into another awesome thread and build by d2mini!


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Old 03/30/2016, 02:31 PM   #69
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The Planet tank was pretty nice. Had some nice design features like the perimeter bracing with inset rail for a screen top. The silicone wasn't 100% bubble free, but not bad. When I tore it down we did find out that some water made it's way between the top layer of pvc and middle layer of glass of the hyrbid bottom.
What??? That's scary. I guess the glass part hold up... that's not good at all. Which builder are you going with this time for your tank? Sorry if you had posted that. I didn't see it scrolling through the build.

Amazing work like usual.


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Old 03/30/2016, 05:09 PM   #70
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Yea that deck man. Wow haha. That's bright


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Old 03/30/2016, 10:29 PM   #71
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Dennis, why T5 this build over the halides?

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Old 03/31/2016, 03:57 AM   #72
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Old 03/31/2016, 07:39 AM   #73
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Can't wait to see how your tank turns out. I've been playing with T5 bulbs and light settings myself. I started with too much intensity and too many white T5's. I've slowly been scaling down and changing out white T5's for other colors.

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Old 03/31/2016, 09:20 AM   #74
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Dennis, why T5 this build over the halides?

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Hi Corey,
Here's my reasoning...

1. I needed something a little more sexy.
2. There's not a lot of non-led sexy out there. Geisemann is an obvious choice but this tank is a quite deep front to back so I wanted something with more than 4 t5 bulbs. One mh and 4 t5 has good spread and probably would have been ok, but I wanted to try a bit more for even better coverage. ATI is the only fixture I saw that was offering more than 4 bulbs.
3. I was never a fan of all t5 tanks due to the lack of shadows and shimmer. But I did like the coral colors that some achieved that seemed to be unique with T5 tanks. After seeing this fixture over a few tanks, it seems that the addition of the leds helps somewhat in that respect.
4. I don't want to run a chiller on this system due to the lack of space so less heat will be a nice bonus.


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Did you keep your lifereef skimmer or are you going a different route?


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