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FTS April 2015
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The build has begun on my tank upgrade! I'm upgrading my 28g tank to a drilled custom 45g Cube.

Everything from the 28g will transfer to this new tank.  The following specs are either things I already have or plan to get:

Tank:
Custom Visio 45g Cube 24x24x18 drilled
 
Lighting:
Maxspect Razor R420R LED 16,000K 120W

Controller:
Neptune Systems AquaController Apex Lite System
 
Sump:
Trigger Systems Crystal sump 30x12x15
 
Skimmer:
Reef Octopus NWB110

Reactor:
NextReef MR1C Complete Media Reactor
 
Pump:
Eheim 1260
 
Rock:
KPA live rock
 
Sand:
Live Sand

Livestock:
 
Fish:
 
2 Ocellaris clownfish
1 Pink Streaked Wrasse (Pinky)
1 Masked goby
1 Mandarin Dragonet (Bogart) added July 2013
1 Orange Firefish
3-4 Green Banded Gobies
2 Circus Gobies added March 2015
1 Blue Star Leopard Wrasse (Rebecca)

 
Corals:
 
LPS
Open Brain
Cynarina

 
SPS
Green Slimer
Seasons Greetings monticap
Idaho Grape monticap
Spongodes
Red Digitata
Blue acropora
Pink acropora
Forest Fire digitata
 
Softies
Asst. Zoas and Palys:
nuclear green, armor of god,king midas,pink elephants,etc.
 
Clams
Gold Maxima (Celestia) (acquired 8-15-13)
Brown and white with blue spots Squamosa (Giselle) (acquired 9-17-13)
 
Gorgonians
Pencil gorg
 
 

 
 
We built the stand (mostly my husband, with a little of my help) in a day, on 5-11-13.  It still needs to be sanded, primed, and painted which will be done this week.
 
Some photos of the stand build :D
 
and so it begins......
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yours truly...getting in on the action LOL
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starting to look like a stand!!!
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Oh, hi  :flower:
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Putting the sides on
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Measuring for the top
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Top is on
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Complete....just need to prime, paint, and put the doors on  -_-
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And for those who haven't figured out my tank thread name...this is my inspiration for the name....
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That's where we stand.  Stay tuned for more to come :)
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Looks like a good start! I was totally with you on the title!
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Awesome! That stand looks awesome, I can't wait to see this thing up and running. Happy mothers day btw!
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I love those tank dimensions! I think you'll need 6 bulbs over it though.
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My new hobby costs over $500 a month, oh the things I could do around here.

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Looks like this will be a pretty awesome build....I'll follow along on this one. 

 

What kind of wood are you using to skin the stand? 


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Looking good!!! :) Lol
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That is one sexy build. Yes it's true gentleman prefer blondies!
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Stand looks great, what color you gonna paint it. And how did you make the doors
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Great start to the thread!


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:D That pic of you is so cute, you should put is as your fb profile pic!! Cant wait to see the stand PURPLE.


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Thanks, everyone!!!!! I'm really excited about this upgrade. I hope it doesn't take too long to get everything running. I bought the sump today, online. Still need to get the skimmer and the return pump.

Looks like a good start! I was totally with you on the title!

Awesome! I figured most people would get the reference :D 
 

Awesome! That stand looks awesome, I can't wait to see this thing up and running. Happy mothers day btw!

 Thanks, JG!!!! Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes too. I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating today as well :happy:
 

I love those tank dimensions! I think you'll need 6 bulbs over it though.

Yeah, I love the dimensions too! I'm going to see how the 4 bulb fixture does since that's what I already have (using it on my 28g). I am figuring the cost of a new light fixture into this build though. I'll be getting the 6 bulb T5HO dimmable light fixture from ATI if I find the 4 bulb fixture to be insufficient.  
 

Looks like this will be a pretty awesome build....I'll follow along on this one. 
 
What kind of wood are you using to skin the stand? 

Thanks!!!! That's all plywood. The top is something we had on hand. It's not plywood. Not sure what type of wood it is. Looks like those butcher block tops. 
 

Stand looks great, what color you gonna paint it. And how did you make the doors

The stand will be PURPLE!!!! :lol: I'm going for unconventional and I LOVE the color purple, so that's what it will be :D 

The doors are made entirely out of plywood. One sheet with 4 raised strips around the perimeter. I'm going to get wooden handles at Lowes and paint them the same color as the stand.
 

:D That pic of you is so cute, you should put is as your fb profile pic!! Cant wait to see the stand PURPLE.

Most of my friends aren't into the fish thing. That picture would really confuse them :lol:


Here's the color purple I'm going with. It's the darkest shade on that card, at the bottom. It's called Chilled Wine :wub:

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Well this is exciting. Awesome upgrade
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It looks awesome and so do you, i better duck before wife hits me :)  Happy Mother's day!


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Great upgrade, Ill be following no doubt.


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Chilled wine my behind that looks like fruit of the look grape to me :) ill follow since I'm getting a 200cube
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Yay!!!! Is it going to go in the place as the 28 itch? Man, I wish I was there to see this one. Exciting!!!! :happydance:


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Yay Gena!  I'm happy for you.  Looks great so far!


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WOW!!! How exciting!!!!!! I'm soooo happy for you!!!

Lol, that is my wife's favorie color. She has a sewing/craft room and all of her furniture is in different shades of purple......

Love the reference........at my age I'd take the cube over a blond!!!
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Thanks, everyone!!!!! I'm really excited about this upgrade. I hope it doesn't take too long to get everything running. I bought the sump today, online. Still need to get the skimmer and the return pump.Awesome! I figured most people would get the reference :D 
  Thanks, JG!!!! Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes too. I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating today as well :happy:
 Yeah, I love the dimensions too! I'm going to see how the 4 bulb fixture does since that's what I already have (using it on my 28g). I am figuring the cost of a new light fixture into this build though. I'll be getting the 6 bulb T5HO dimmable light fixture from ATI if I find the 4 bulb fixture to be insufficient.  
 Thanks!!!! That's all plywood. The top is something we had on hand. It's not plywood. Not sure what type of wood it is. Looks like those butcher block tops. 
 The stand will be PURPLE!!!! :lol: I'm going for unconventional and I LOVE the color purple, so that's what it will be :D 

The doors are made entirely out of plywood. One sheet with 4 raised strips around the perimeter. I'm going to get wooden handles at Lowes and paint them the same color as the stand.
 Most of my friends aren't into the fish thing. That picture would really confuse them :lol:


Here's the color purple I'm going with. It's the darkest shade on that card, at the bottom. It's called Chilled Wine :wub:

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Exactly what i was hoping for color! :o


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I figured this was your new thread when I saw the title.   Have fun!!


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Sweet a bigger cube. Nice stand.


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Off to a great start! good luck with the build!


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Yay for upgrades!!!


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Excellent color! Your stand is sturdy and sleek looking. What a great Saturday project. Your Hubby is da man! :D

 

I hope you had a grand Mother's day.

 

Following of course!!! :P

 

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