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Calvin415's LED lit 12 footer

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lakshwadeep

Can you please build a time machine? I want to see this tank before I get alzheimer's or something... :happy:

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revaltion131
Let me know when you're in town. ;)

 

 

Update:

 

Basement is officially done!!!! We got sign off today!!!! I'm on vacation next week (traveling) and the following week (chill at home) so hopefully I can get work done on the tank.

 

Will do. Congratulations on getting the basement signed off on!

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Sexy Shrimp

+1 to well done for getting the basement done (or cellar if you're in the UK) - now get cracking with that tank!!!

 

EDIT - but don't actually crack it...

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holdorf333

Do you guys have meetings at member's houses? i am at rockrimmon, at would love to see it sometime. The wife loves the look!

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calvin415
Do you guys have meetings at member's houses? i am at rockrimmon, at would love to see it sometime. The wife loves the look!

 

 

We do, check us out at http://www.thescmas.com/ we also have a frag swap this Saturday at the Crown Plaza please swing by and see us! http://www.scmasfragstock.com/

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dtfleming

Look at orange striped cardinals also they school together and stay around 2".

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jerzsky

first of all, props to you, pat pat, great job, and anything else that could be said about creating such a masterpeice!!! any new updates??? god i cant wait for some new updates!!!

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calvin415

I'm in DC at the moment, coming home on Saturday... I hope to get to work on the sumps and a canopy when I return along with drilling the tank and installing the plumbing. Unfortunately, I'm out of money, so I still have more lighting, to buy along with 150-200lbs of LR and Sand. :( I'll try to post pics at things happen.

 

Thanks for everyone's patience!

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PBUEHH

great build! I think the ff would be wicked, but a harem of flasher wrasses sound better.

 

My mom could have used you when she needed her cabinets and banister done, she wasn't happy with that guy.

 

cant wait for the weekend to see what happened!

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Lalani

Still waiting..... :happy:

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calvin415

Dang guys, I said I wouldn't be home until today... I've already painted the stand with exterior paint to protect it from any drips and hope to get started on the sumps on Monday morning. Depending on how much energy I have I might get started on drilling the tank tonight, and painting the cabinet doors.

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nanoty
Depending on how much energy I have I might get started on drilling the tank tonight, and painting the cabinet doors.

Take pills and drink redbulls...HURRY!!

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glennr1978
Take pills and drink redbulls...HURRY!!

 

won't taking pills and drinking red bull kinda cancel each other out? i guess it depends on the pills, huh?

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nanoty
won't taking pills and drinking red bull kinda cancel each other out? i guess it depends on the pills, huh?

Damn straight, took some pills my buddy gave me (got from his mom who is a nurse) and I could've built a house during lunch time.

 

Hijack over.

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revaltion131
Dang guys, I said I wouldn't be home until today... I've already painted the stand with exterior paint to protect it from any drips and hope to get started on the sumps on Monday morning. Depending on how much energy I have I might get started on drilling the tank tonight, and painting the cabinet doors.

 

Good idea on the exterior paint. You now have me wishing I'd thought of using exterior wood finisher on the stand for my new tank instead of generic furniture polish.

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Sergeant-G
Take pills and drink redbulls...HURRY!!

 

 

won't taking pills and drinking red bull kinda cancel each other out? i guess it depends on the pills, huh?

 

As long as the pills arent Viagra then you would be like an epileptic jackrabbit ;)

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Sexy Shrimp

That like a rampant rabbit?

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Sergeant-G
That like a rampant rabbit?

 

Yup ;)

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calvin415

Well it took me a lot longer to drill the tank than I expected but it's done! All 12 holes are finally drilled. 9 (5 drains 4 returns) in the tank for the closed loop, and 3 in the overflow (2 drains 1 return).

 

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Because the stand was already built up before the leveling hiccup, the top is rather thick... LOL!

 

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1/2" OSB on bottom, 1/2" drywall, spray foam to level the tank, 3/4" oak ply, 1/2" foam, 1/2" acrylic. Again, each hole took a while...

 

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BKtomodachi
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LOL!

Well at least it came together for you! I like it. Now... MOAR WATER! :lol:

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Sexy Shrimp

That's thick!!!

 

Glad you are concentrating on the tank now ;)

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mikellini

Slow but steady, I suppose...

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Lalani

The suspense!

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Sergeant-G

Lookin great progress is always good :D

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