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Ratvan
46 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Well I got the top welded and had my saw guy sit on the stand and it’s solid as a rock

(he’s a big boy 400lbs) I calculated the actual weight that will go on top is about 250-300Lbs 5F1EC44B-9894-44E1-A8DA-BCD0EC813240.thumb.jpeg.ec9aebd06c24ed5fd8d1eeccfc98cd66.jpeg

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i got my pieces cut to skin it with mirror acrylic 

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now time to build the tank!

That's a sexy stand 

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Kat_Syd

Oh my - DIY envious. This is an exciting build! Skills! 

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Coolbreeze

Following along

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4 hours ago, Kat_Syd said:

Oh my - DIY envious. This is an exciting build! Skills! 

It’s it’s just a start!

I’m still asking the ole lady if I can spend 60$ for rock and sand

 

I will have to select the tank pieces since someone bought the 16g I was going to build(they wanted a frag tank for a fragswap next month) 

1 hour ago, Coolbreeze said:

Following along

welcome to the journey 

i haven’t figured out which way yet

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RedCrow

Well boys that’s the contest; y’all can pack up and go home.. 

 

very impressive work. Looking forward to this one. 

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ef4life

That stand is going to be awesome. I can’t wait to see what you do for the tank.

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21 hours ago, RedCrow said:

Well boys that’s the contest; y’all can pack up and go home.. 

 

very impressive work. Looking forward to this one. 

The contest hasn’t really started only the second week in! And I just started on building the tank. Lol🤣

20 hours ago, ef4life said:

That stand is going to be awesome. I can’t wait to see what you do for the tank.

 🙏 thank you! I’m still on the fence about the stand scheme if I should continue with the mirror or leave it alone. Floating tank anyone?

 

I finally moved the stand from the shop and now it’s in my living room. I want to thank @inland_reef again for helping me move the beast into the house

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so onto the tank bit the footprint of it is 22”x22”x10.5”OD (21x21x10 ID) and I’m doing a rimless lagoon style so the cast acrylic is .500 give or take a couple thousands. So completely full water about to spill is Roughly 19.09 gallon 

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im still drawing up the AIO insert depending on which style I should go with..

 

I was thinking of doing a dual drain and return.🤔

 

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RedCrow

I like the stand transparent as it is now. Very unique 

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Tamberav

I may need you to make me a cold water tank upgrade at some point 😛

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Elizabeth94

I don’t even know what to say. Impressive work! 

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debbeach13

Outstanding!

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SeaFurn
9 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

And I just started on building the tank. Lol🤣

I’m not worried about you. 

I still haven’t decided if I’m in or not...

 

9 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Floating tank anyone?

Hell ya! 

This is awesome!

Will you need euro bracing on the tank at all? 

I think the dual drain and return idea is great. What kind/size of return pump are you thinking? 

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12 hours ago, RedCrow said:

I like the stand transparent as it is now. Very unique 

Thanks 🙏 I have been waiting to build something out of the lexan. This contest gave me a reason. And my son I had to build something that will not tip over onto him.

12 hours ago, Tamberav said:

I may need you to make me a cold water tank upgrade at some point 😛

sure thing just give me some dimensions and I’ll work with you on your build!

12 hours ago, Elizabeth94 said:

I don’t even know what to say. Impressive work! 

i surprise myself sometimes too

thanks 🙏 

4 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Outstanding!

I could be a lot better but it will have to suffice.

4 hours ago, SeaFurn said:

I’m not worried about you. 

I still haven’t decided if I’m in or not...

 

Hell ya! 

This is awesome!

Will you need euro bracing on the tank at all? 

I think the dual drain and return idea is great. What kind/size of return pump are you thinking? 

You should totally join! You will enjoy it as I am.

 

no the tank will not need eurobracing. The height is the deciding factor on that. My aquarium thickness calculator said I should be able to use 3/8 acrylic for a rimless tank given my dimensions but I decided to use 1/2 as a precaution. As for a return pump I was thinking a dc 1k gph might be enough 

im still collaborating with my flow sponsor

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devaji108

is that a mirror film over the acrylic? 

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43 minutes ago, devaji108 said:

is that a mirror film over the acrylic? 

It’s mirror acrylic 😂 

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Alright for being sick these past few days with the stomach flu I have yet to actually get the AIO insert cut yet😆

 

so most of Saturday morning and a trip to Lowe’s I have moved the stand into its final resting place but first my son has to inspect his build 4ECA0BF2-BB2D-4481-85F4-EC961D62A6B4.thumb.jpeg.7b8486d16f73265b5facd0e996beaf14.jpegF28DC3F0-B035-48DF-9AEF-5E8A0EC1C8B7.thumb.jpeg.64e35faa9c31ae2725fe05eb60329ef0.jpeg

ok now onto moving everything off the old wire stand 

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i will be making a custom controller board for the two tanks electronics cause it’s looking like a rats nest 

 


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and after

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I was able to fit everything into the shelf area and have extra room for a bit more.

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my son having to re-inspect the tank and stand in its final placement..

 

next week I will be making the AIO partition and make this build Rule compliant. 

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So I got the insert cut 

I’m waiting on my return nozzles and I’ll be onto plumbing 

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SeaFurn

I think you should really consider adding an extra salty to your handle considering how intensive this build is! This guy is extra EXTRA salty.

 

Kudos man. I wish I had your skills! 

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2 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

I think you should really consider adding an extra salty to your handle considering how intensive this build is! This guy is extra EXTRA salty.

 

Kudos man. I wish I had your skills! 

Double the salt? I like that 

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I’m still allowing the insert to cure before I weld it to the tank..

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Enjoy the condiment photo.

 

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ef4life

Looks good, I like the split overflows on the outside  and the dual returns in the middle 

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20 minutes ago, ef4life said:

Looks good, I like the split overflows on the outside  and the dual returns in the middle 

Thanks! 🙏  I’m making one side an algae reactor or I might build a skimmer.  I haven’t decided yet. I’m still drawing up the media rack, thinking of doing a three tiered one. Obviously everything is still in the air for that one 😂 

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So as I’m waiting for the return nozzles to arrive, I tapped some squares for the plumbing. Think it might look cool while peeking in the back chambers 7919BA84-8E4A-43D6-B001-C828DEF72223.thumb.jpeg.7846c943e209138e85b800e7d08460ae.jpeg

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Tempestas

That's going to look wicked.

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devaji108
On 2/17/2020 at 5:16 PM, This guy is extra salty said:

I’m still allowing the insert to cure before I weld it to the tank..

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Enjoy the condiment photo.

 

Mild salsa??  REALLY....lol   

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