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Calvin415's LED lit 12 footer

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calvin415
bro, i wish i had you skills, your tank, and your money. lol

 

cant wait to see the fisnished product.

 

 

LOL! Thanks, not sure about money though... My wife stays at home w/ our 2 kids and one on the way, plus a 2k mortgage. :( I'm broke!!!

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tyty22

ya but you will still have one sweet tank

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AcroporaLokani
ya but you will still have one sweet tank

 

+1 to that!

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NanoClown

one word; DAYUM!

 

thats a nice setup you have there i love your acrylic work with this one

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fish_chips
LOL! Thanks, not sure about money though... My wife stays at home w/ our 2 kids and one on the way, plus a 2k mortgage. :( I'm broke!!!

 

lol. at least you have a wife that understands your passion about your hobby.

"someone" that i know broke up with their ex because they didnt understand that "someone's" passion for the hobby. is it obvious that "someone" is me? lol anyways, my gf now actually has a oranda tank of her own(that i take care of). and spends more money on her tank than i do.

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calvin415
ya but you will still have one sweet tank

 

LOL! I hope so! ;)

 

+1 to that!

 

Thanks! :D

 

one word; DAYUM!

 

thats a nice setup you have there i love your acrylic work with this one

 

LOL! Thanks, always trying to push the envelope...

 

lol. at least you have a wife that understands your passion about your hobby.

"someone" that i know broke up with their ex because they didnt understand that "someone's" passion for the hobby. is it obvious that "someone" is me? lol anyways, my gf now actually has a oranda tank of her own(that i take care of). and spends more money on her tank than i do.

 

We all have our passions, aquariums are cars are mine, and she knew that from the beginning. Fortunately she she also has learned to enjoy the fish along with cars. :D Now the trick is to get the kids grown up so she can go back to work and I can start to buy some real toys... ;)

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fish_chips
LOL! I hope so! ;)

 

 

 

Thanks! :D

 

 

 

LOL! Thanks, always trying to push the envelope...

 

 

 

We all have our passions, aquariums are cars are mine, and she knew that from the beginning. Fortunately she she also has learned to enjoy the fish along with cars. :D Now the trick is to get the kids grown up so she can go back to work and I can start to buy some real toys... ;)

 

what are you doing online,, less play more work!! now get working on that project so i can see the end result!!! :P

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calvin415

Working, or I'm supposed to be... Can't work on the tank until I get home, and actually I've been waiting for my larger solvent bottles (being delivered today). If there is time tonight, perhaps I can get the top welded on.

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calvin415

Top and Bottom are done, all that's left is flush trim routing. :D

 

I need the foam for the stand anyway and decided to give it a shot welding on top of it. WOW! By far the easiest way to shim up the weld since the stryo allows the shims to slip under the acrylic without trying to lift the entire assembly. I also tried a new mix; I added approx 1/8-3/16" (measuring from the bottom of the bottle) of WeldOn 16 to the 2oz bottles before adding WeldOn 3, let the mix sit for a while to ensure the 16 was fully disolved... I again used 2 copper wire trands twisted together for the pin method and allowed approx 1:30 (min:sec) soak time before pulling the pins (spaced approx 8" apart). To accomplish adding this mix to approx 25.5 ft of 1/2" acrylic in 1:30, a friend and I each used a 16ga needle on a 2oz bottle both applying it at the same time.

 

Here's the bottom going on:

 

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And the rough length before flush trimming; this will put it as long as I can go (about 3/8" short of hitting the column)...

 

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Sea Slug

Looks great Calvin.........wish you were local so you could build me a custom tank . How much has the materials cost so far ? John

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calvin415
Thanks everyone! :D

 

AcroporaLokani, The 4 12' pieces cost me 500.00 (took 2 sheets of 1/2" to build) and the ends and overflow box were about another 75.00

 

I just got the acrylic for my sumps, and that's costing me another 170.00 but still have to order the acrylic tubing for the skimmer...

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calvin415

Well Reeflo had a sale today, and I just couldn't help myself... They were practically giving them away!!!

 

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1 Dart CL, 1 Dart for the mixing tanks, 1 Dart for a back up, 1 Dart is for my buddy who helped with the build and 1 Dart is TBD...

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ChasingChickens
Well Reeflo had a sale today, and I just couldn't help myself... They were practically giving them away!!!

 

DSCN4396.jpg

 

1 Dart CL, 1 Dart for the mixing tanks, 1 Dart for a back up, 1 Dart is for my buddy who helped with the build and 1 Dart is TBD...

 

tbd to give to a fellow reefer? :) jk jk

looks nice, can't wait to see the set up!

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Oceanic 30g

Holy pumps....

 

I seriously think this is one of the best DIY projects I have seen on any site. Its all in the details. Very nice. I cannot wait to see corals in it.

 

Chuck

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DCG1286

AWESOME! That is all i can say...holy smokes...tagging along!!!!

 

-DCG

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calvin415
tbd to give to a fellow reefer? :) jk jk

looks nice, can't wait to see the set up!

 

Close, actually I ended up trading it with Marc (melev) for one of his RO/DI units.

 

Holy pumps....

 

I seriously think this is one of the best DIY projects I have seen on any site. Its all in the details. Very nice. I cannot wait to see corals in it.

 

Chuck

 

Thanks! I actually finished the tank last night (well 99% done, still need a little polishing) and hope to get some friends over tonight to get it on the stand and find out how out of level my stand it... More pics coming. :D Of course the tank is the easy part, I still have the filtration and flow to build. :D

 

AWESOME! That is all i can say...holy smokes...tagging along!!!!

 

-DCG

 

Thanks! :D

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VannReefer87

I like it...I like it a loottt ( in Lloyd's voice from Dumb and Dumber) :o ...this is gonna be soo crazy!

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Uhuru
Holy pumps....

 

I seriously think this is one of the best DIY projects I have seen on any site. Its all in the details. Very nice. I cannot wait to see corals in it.

 

Chuck

 

I agree.

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breene

This is siiiiick! I cant wait to see it with water!

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Kraylen

Im so excited!

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Prowland

Amazing... I am actually getting a MH set up from the wife as a b-day gift!

 

I don't think I could convince her to let me put something like this in.

 

Keep up the Great work!

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calvin415
I like it...I like it a loottt ( in Lloyd's voice from Dumb and Dumber) :o ...this is gonna be soo crazy!

 

LOL! Thanks!

 

I agree.

 

Thanks!

 

This is siiiiick! I cant wait to see it with water!

 

Me either! :D

 

Im so excited!

 

Thanks! Me too!

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Kraylen

I too have a 12 footer... but its not a tank.

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FishHeaded
I too have a 12 footer... but its not a tank.

AHAHAHA :lol::haha: Kraylen never ceases to amaze me...

 

By the way Calvin, good work, keep on keepin on! :)

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Kraylen

What? I have a small boat!

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