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Talk about clickbait... ???

 

 

I can relate to getting all the random fans around the house to dry out a wood floor. The best thing has been a pivoting blower fan, crazy strong and has two outlets on it to connect other things (fans). 

 

Is the wifi cam Public? I thought about that for my tank but decided it would be creepy. 

 

Nice opening things up 

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I was lucky to have had the fan there, it isn't even ours! lol.

 

No this cam doesn't have the option to be public. It uses an app so I can see it on my phone from anywhere with a data connection.

It would be creepy if it wa public lol.

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Christopher Marks
33 minutes ago, Travis said:

So the tank move happened, early.  Last night we decided to get a move on it (pun intended :P)

 

Drained the water, still too heavy to lift. So we tried just pushing and surprisingly it slid easily.

 

We got it all set back up in the new (temporary) location.  30 minutes later. My wife screams from the room with the tank....WATER! WATER EVERYWHERE!

 

Boys and girls, hose clamps are very important.  The main return line at the pump is a flex hose and it decided to pop off.  I did fiddle with it before we moved it so I probable made it come loose...

 

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Had to make a fresh 10 gallons of water, I guess it could have been worse. It's all  dried up now and the fish and coral are completely unaffected.

 

I'm keeping a close eye on them with the help of a wifi cam.

 

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In other news, I got the old panelling off of the center wall that we are taking out.  It's going to make the main living space HUGE compared to what it was. :)

 

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Haha wowzer! Moving a tank couldn't have been that easy, of course a hose would pop off! I'm glad it wasn't any worse though! I love seeing photos of the whole project, the new space will really be transformed with the kitchen open. Way cool!

 

Does this look familiar? ?

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2 minutes ago, Christopher Marks said:

Haha wowzer! Moving a tank couldn't have been that easy, of course a hose would pop off! I'm glad it wasn't any worse though! I love seeing photos of the whole project, the new space will really be transformed with the kitchen open. Way cool!

 

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That's EXACTLY what it sure felt like!!!!!!! :lol:

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got2envy

Tank looks great Trav! :)

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On 3/28/2018 at 11:56 AM, got2envy said:

Tank looks great Trav! :)

Thank you!

 

Even after the move, the demand for alk has increased so I bought a larger sized dosing container for the ATI Essentials. 

 

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These are 1500 mL. My previous ones where only 500mL. 

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The tank looks beautiful! I had to laugh about the moving mishap though, just because I could so easily do the same thing. 

 

I had the same problem with dosing ati essentials too, had to upgrade to 2l bottles. I wish it could be more concentrated but I was told the alk wouldn't mix right. 

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Update on the remodeling. Got the kitchen and living room gutted. The wall goes away next weekend. 

 

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Can you find the cat? lol 

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HarryPotter

"Is this wall load beari *CRASHHHHHHHHHHH*"

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Lol. Yeh it is load bearing. 

 

Step 1 build false wall

 

Step 2 remove old wall

 

Step 3 install laminated beam

 

Step 4 remove false wall

 

Nothing to it. Lol

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Sancho
2 hours ago, Travis said:

Update on the remodeling. Got the kitchen and living room gutted. The wall goes away next weekend. 

 

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Can you find the cat? lol 

Yep

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Quick video FTS for April. 

 

Lost tge plate coral since the last video. Really not sure why. It was sold to me as a wild collected coral so I guess it didn’t transition to captivity all that well. 

 

 

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Christopher Marks

The tank looks great post-move @Travis!

 

The remodel is coming along nicely too! Do you have to get a specially engineered beam/truss for your wall removal or were you able to use a standard glue lam?

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Standard laminated beam. Its only holding the weight of the floor. The roof is supported by the exterior walls. 

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Materials for the weekend. :) 

 

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Reno Progress!!!

 

We used two false walls to support the ceiling as the ceiling joists where split in the middle of the house, supported by the center wall.

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Beam Up, False walls out, NO WALL!! No creaking sounds either, the beam is very strong. Pictured is my uncle in-law Joey and my buddy, OD.

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And we moved the entry way into the new dining room. we are going to make it a case opening.

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Stay tuned, more Reno updates to come.

 

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teenyreef

Nice job! Very neat and clean work.

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There will be a floor to ceiling entertainment and book shelf unit built permanently onto this wall.

 

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The house renovation is going well, thought I should share some updated pics.  Hopefully we can start paining in the next few weeks then it will be time for the new kitchen cabinets. :)

 

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I am going to use this time to do something new for the tank.  A new stand to match the new woodwork! My cabinet builder is totally on board with the idea, he likes everything to match. lol

 

Here's a rendering of what I hope to achieve.

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If you can't already tell, the sump will be housed on the left, and a dry space for the electronics on the right with its own access.  There will be doors.

 

Any thoughts on this?

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17 minutes ago, Travis said:

I am going to use this time to do something new for the tank.  A new stand to match the new woodwork! My cabinet builder is totally on board with the idea, he likes everything to match. lol

 

Here's a rendering of what I hope to achieve.

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If you can't already tell, the sump will be housed on the left, and a dry space for the electronics on the right with its own access.  There will be doors.

 

Any thoughts on this?

I like it. :)  

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Christopher Marks

Really impressive remodel so far @Travis, I hadn't checked-in in awhile! So nice and open. How's the painting coming along?

 

Nice design for your custom stand, that will be awesome to have! I like the design keeping the electronics divided from the sump space, you can create a nice 'command center' on the side. Would it be difficult to add another access door on the left side as well? Sump spaces can be cramped, one more side to reach from could be handy.

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Thanks @Christopher Marks!!!

 

The remodel is chugging right along, here's a pic of the kitchen, still in progress, not fully trimmed out, and missing the island and pantry 🙂

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Yeh I was thinking another door on the left, but that side is supporting that entire left side of the tank.  Not sure I want to cut a door through it.  The other side is aided in support by the wall that separates the sump area and the electrical area.  He is not building it with 2x4s, just the 3/4" plywood, which is plenty strong.

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Update rendering of the stand.  The sump area will be large enough for the sump and the ATO reservoir.

 

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The current sump is too large for this stand with the electrical cabinet, so I ordered a new sump last week when BRS was running a 10% off sale on sumps 🙂

 

I got the Skimz UP22 Sumpro 😄

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Also, I bought something I have wanted for a long time, well technically two somethings 😃 

 

MP40WQD

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Stay tuned folks!

 

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Island Time 😄

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And these showed up 😉

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