salt_for_brains 180g Project

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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    salt_for_brains, Feb 13, 2015
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    Is this going to be the species only?
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    No I am doing that with the 90g. I am going to make a reef out of this guy. If my wife doesn't run me off first:whistle:
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    That's alot of water. Do you have any plans for humidity control besides the whole house dehumidifier?
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    I have heard of people having trouble in their basements but I don't think it will be a problem in my house. Besides I live in the humidity capital of the world here in lower Alabama:cool: Seriously though, I haven't thought about it but if I see a need I will definitely take some action.
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    I built the frame today. It is 25" W x 72-1/2" L x 36" tall. I didn't want to have a center brace post so I beefed up the top rails by using 2x8's. The rest of the frame is 2x4's. I used coated deck screws and wood glue to attach the frame together. This thing is stout.

    This is the 2x8 top rails. image.jpg This is the 2x4 bottom. image.jpg The support posts in place. image.jpg The top in place. image.jpg The finished product below. I will plywood the top so I can lay my 1/2" styrofoam on it. I will also plywood the bottom for my sump. A buddy of mine gave me 55g tank to use as the sump. I will start skinning it out next week and also start on the canopy. image.jpg
     
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    Oh hello there.
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    Is that a toyota?
     
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    Lol--- ok I'll play. Yes it is a Toyota.
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    Good truck.
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    I never know where you are going.;)Yes it has been a very good truck.
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    I am a foreign truck person myself.

    Are you saying that I would say something about the personification of a southern boy? Na. Maybe tomorrow?
     
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    Nice start.
     
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    I look forward to it. By the way, I have a lot of Italian blood running through these veins. I just don't look and talk "you's guys" up there;)
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    I think my next one will be a tacoma. They look awesome and hold up well. I've got the frontier, 3.3 supercharged truck and it's doing ok. It's an automatic and the damn thing shifts so hard in to second when it's cold out (6 months of the year)
    Sorry for stealing the post.... I'm a fanatic for metric vehicles.
     
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    Not a problem. Mine is a 02 Tacoma, automatic that just hit a 161k miles so it isn't even broke in good yet. No major work just the usual oil changes, brake pads and tires.
     
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    Great looking start. I'm currently building a new stand for a 20g and it's been a lot of fun so far. Can't wait to see how this turns out!
     
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    Looks like you used pressure treated lumber just a warning it will shrink over time unless expansive klin dryed but your Styrofoam should fix the warp that may or may not occur also has bad stuff like copper sulfate so I paint areas that can be exposed to tank moisture because it does release some volatile organic compounds. I included pic of my ugly stand I made in a rush and haven't had time to make another but just pine 2x4" hasn't moved in years.
     

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    I have a 13 Tacoma for work it's not enough truck for my job but for a home owner truck it's more than enough. We have two a 4 cylinder and a 6 the 6 gets better gas mileage.
     
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    Sorry I won't fit in a Tacoma.
     
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