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IMO the GLA will be a great choice, at that price the ADA doesn't seem worth it.

Let's get this goin! omgomgomg
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IMO the GLA will be a great choice, at that price the ADA doesn't seem worth it.

Let's get this goin! omgomgomg

lol
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger tomorrow.
Wait...let me put on my WC/Ice Cube voicebox:

"Yeaaahh Yaaay"

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Edited by siwelk, 18 November 2011 - 07:33 AM.


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Just poking around on LA, thought this was pretty gnar.

Wrought Iron Butterflyfish - $2,399 (on sale)

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Edited by siwelk, 18 November 2011 - 09:38 AM.


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Gaaahhhhh!

Just called AFA and they're out of shipping crates for the 75-P.
Their only shipping option is freight now, a whole $35 more than UPS Ground.

Now ADGshop is cheaper...


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As with some women, the reefkeeping hobby can be a matter of size as well.
ADA 75-P [75x45x45cm] footprint vs. GLA 63-S [63x45x45cm] footprint.
I never thought I'd be contemplating the benefits of having an extra 12cm.

:D

Edited by siwelk, 18 November 2011 - 02:47 PM.


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My opinion: Go with the GLA. It doesn't seem like you are short of cash or on a strict budget, but $140 is $140. And I bet if the logos were removed, you would have a hard time spotting the difference.

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My opinion: Go with the GLA. It doesn't seem like you are short of cash or on a strict budget, but $140 is $140. And I bet if the logos were removed, you would have a hard time spotting the difference.

Ok, get out of my head!

I briefly considered making a purchase, debadging, and refusing to tell ya'll which one I picked.

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Edited by siwelk, 18 November 2011 - 03:33 PM.


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this thread needs more pictures of the virtual lady.

just sayin cause theres no tank pictures (cept for 1 measily 20H)
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this thread needs more pictures of the virtual lady.

just sayin cause theres no tank pictures (cept for 1 measily 20H)

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For the DIY'ers:

The following is what I have in mind for joining the top and bottom components.
Also, I plan to secure the legs to the top and bottom with corner brackets as well.
The small black holes above and below the dowel joint represent the drill site for 3" wood screws.
Naturally, wood glue will be placed at all joints and dowel legs.


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Sorry guys, no wimmunz small enough for this scale.

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Edited by siwelk, 21 November 2011 - 12:35 PM.


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Redesigned stand (cord mgmt)


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Here's a redesigned stand render showing the sump area with the 20H.
The unit on the right will be pegged for varied shelving height options.
I've also attempted to build in some cord management leading to the power supply.
I know a lot of people choose American DJ for this, but I think I'm going with Technical Pro.
I HATE red and the Technical Pro gives me an additional outlet. Pricing is comparable.
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Edited by siwelk, 20 November 2011 - 05:54 PM.


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For ease of construction and assembly/disassembly I plan on making the stand and cabinet separately.
In the photo below, the 2x4s will be secured with post anchors, similar to the ones shown here.

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Hopefully, this will allow me to anchor the pieces together without affixing them permanently.

Edited by siwelk, 21 November 2011 - 12:27 PM.


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This is gonna be epic! :D

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This is gonna be epic! :D

As epic as one can be with a measly $40 invested so far.
I think I need to buy something today. lol. Any suggestions?

:P

Edit: There WILL be epic blood, sweat, and tears DIY stand action during the long Holiday weekend.

Edited by siwelk, 21 November 2011 - 12:45 PM.


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I think I need to buy something today. lol. Any suggestions?

:P

Edit: There WILL be epic blood, sweat, and tears DIY stand action during the long Holiday weekend.


heater, bulkheads, plumbing, mp40 wireless :D

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heater, bulkheads, plumbing, mp40 wireless :D

I'll see your kit and raise you an ADA 75-P.

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High-stakes reefing, yo.

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Love this thread. :P

You decided on the ADA?
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Love this thread. :P

You decided on the ADA?


Thanks.

I've been in contact with Frank @ ADG and George @ AFA the last two weeks.
Mostly just trying to get a shipping rate I'm comfortable with.
I know they sell great tanks, it's just so hard to pay $300 for a tank and over half of that to ship it.
I'd say that's definitely the way I'm leaning now. My stand designs have been based off of 75-P dimensions.

Shhh...

B)

Edited by siwelk, 21 November 2011 - 03:51 PM.


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this is win!
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this is win!


She told me I couldn't close her out until she could say that.

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Reef Room Redesign

Here's a brief vid showing the space soon to be converted into my 'Reef Room' (former LR).





1. The brown leather sofa is being held for a friend and will be replaced with this IKEA sofa bed.
2. The black folding chair will be replaced with a 6' room divider.
3. The dining table is being held as well and will be replaced by the tank/stand/cabinet.
4. The old LP shelving will be donated to a local thrift store, from whence it came.
5. The new LP shelving is from IKEA and comes highly recommended for your album storage needs.
6. The dog COULD be your untimely demise, should you enter the Reef Room unannounced.


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Edited by siwelk, 24 March 2012 - 08:59 AM.


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If anyone knows of any [significant] ADA 75-P build threads besides this one, please let me know.
I can't manage to find many reefers who've had a long and documented experience with one.
It doesn't seem to be a hugely popular choice among SW...all the more reason to get it I suppose.

DeMartini? :flower:

Edited by siwelk, 22 November 2011 - 11:12 AM.


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^this^

Calling Frank @ ADG right now...

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Frank is the MAN.

I feel like I could talk to him for hours.
Very knowledgeable and passionate guy.

He gonna hook it uuup fo' me.

75-P

I'm like -------> Carlton @ Soul Train

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Edited by siwelk, 22 November 2011 - 03:49 PM.


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Kinda diggin' these pieces of VidaRock:

Arch
Grotto
Column

Thoughts?

Edited by siwelk, 10 December 2011 - 09:49 PM.