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Old 06/08/2017, 08:06 AM   #101
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Started building the stand for mine yesterday. 96"x36" is a serious footprint How are you planning to get yours off the truck and inside your house? Happy to help if you need any muscle.


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Old 06/08/2017, 12:57 PM   #102
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I can't believe I missed this thread! Congrats on the new tank. The next time you're in town, definitely swing by again.


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Old 06/08/2017, 03:24 PM   #103
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How are you planning to get yours off the truck and inside your house? Happy to help if you need any muscle.
Very good question! They said they are shipping both tanks on 1 pallet... and since I have a long driveway, they want to drop it roadside... I hope to have the driver, separate the 2 tanks and have the big one (6'x5') balanced on the back of 1 of my pickups, them CAREFULLY back the truck up the drive.

Appreciate the offer for help, I'll let you know. Thanks


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Old 06/08/2017, 05:43 PM   #104
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Well my sons are now big enough to actually be helpful, so just let me know. I'm facing the same problem - long driveway and just curb drop service.


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Old 06/08/2017, 05:44 PM   #105
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I can't believe I missed this thread! Congrats on the new tank. The next time you're in town, definitely swing by again.
Thanks I will. Tank is still 'conceptual' until the day it shows up at my house.


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Old 06/09/2017, 08:43 AM   #106
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One of things I plan to do as part of the tank upgrade is the better organize the fish room. As I add new things to the system, the room tends to get cluttered and things become difficult to access and service.


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Old 06/25/2017, 09:52 PM   #107
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wow your overflow is no joke. amazing. great setup.


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Old 07/07/2017, 04:54 PM   #108
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Live got in the way of my stand build. Tank is due in a couple of weeks, so spent the day today finishing the main stand structure and reinforcing a couple of floor joists. Reminder to self: make sure stand fits through front door opening! Went with the same laminated plywood beams for all the horizontal members as with the stand for my current 265. Extremely strong, and perfectly flat once run through my table saw.


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Old 07/08/2017, 08:20 AM   #109
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Hey Simon, excited to see your new build.


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Old 07/08/2017, 08:33 AM   #110
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Tank is due in a couple of weeks...
My tanks are supposed to arrive Tuesday or Wednesday ... I really need to get going with stand building!


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Old 07/08/2017, 05:20 PM   #111
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I would say so So did they ship when they originally said, or later? I only approved the CAD two weeks ago and it is supposed to ship out next week? Seems quick.


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Old 07/08/2017, 07:01 PM   #112
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I would say so So did they ship when they originally said, or later? I only approved the CAD two weeks ago and it is supposed to ship out next week? Seems quick.
A little later than expected, but I never rec'd CAD to approve! When I got an email that tanks were ready to ship, I replied that I never received or approved CAD ... Quickly rec'd call back that the drawings/plans that I had sent to them were so good that they used them as the building plans! They then sent me pics of tank

Shipping is actually taking 2 weeks from pickup at factory.


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Old 07/09/2017, 07:04 PM   #113
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Stand build .....


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Old 07/09/2017, 07:07 PM   #114
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And my current 265 .... in desperate need of more room.


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Old 07/10/2017, 06:43 AM   #115
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Stand looks pretty beefy! I like those deep boards handling weight distribution below the tank.

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Old 07/10/2017, 07:51 AM   #116
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Old 07/10/2017, 08:22 AM   #117
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Stand looks pretty beefy! I like those deep boards handling weight distribution below the tank.

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As the old saying goes, better to have strength you don't need than to need strength you don't have.


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Old 07/12/2017, 09:13 AM   #118
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As the old saying goes, better to have strength you don't need than to need strength you don't have.
The stand I had built for my 360 didn't have enough depth/strength on the cross beams, so I ended up having to tear down the tank to fix the bowing in the middle of the aquarium. I ended up basically adding an exoskeleton to the inside of the stand - what you have looks like it should work really well.


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Old 07/12/2017, 09:41 AM   #119
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I have found a plywood torxion box to work really well to prevent sagging. The assembly table in my work shop is that design any it's remained flat and level despite the abuse I have heaped upon it.


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Old 07/17/2017, 10:03 PM   #120
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Doors made, though not attached; light canopy.


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Old 07/18/2017, 11:43 AM   #121
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Lookin' fairly awesome!

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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 07/18/2017, 02:33 PM   #122
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Though I am happy to take credit for having skills, it's really the right tools that make it easy.


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Got back into the hobby ..... planned to keep it simple ..... yeah, right ..... clearly I need a new plan! Pet peeve: anemones host clowns; clowns do not host anemones!

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Old 07/28/2017, 10:58 PM   #123
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Began the process of finishing the stand front and light canopy. I am a very good carpenter but a lousy finisher. Always end up feeling like I'm ruining all my cabinetry work. Sigh.


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Got back into the hobby ..... planned to keep it simple ..... yeah, right ..... clearly I need a new plan! Pet peeve: anemones host clowns; clowns do not host anemones!

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Old 07/29/2017, 09:12 AM   #124
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I promise to look at the fish and corals, rather than the cabinetry!

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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 07/29/2017, 11:07 AM   #125
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Ah Bruce, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Of course, probably nobody else other than me would even notice fortunately my work shop is separated from the rest of the house by the garage so mostly nobody can hear me cursing ...... mostly.


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