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    Wes888

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    So it begins.

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    daugherty part time reefer

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    that is going to be a nice upgrade
     
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    Lot of work ahead of me. The stand that came with the tank was crap. Gotta build a new one. Gotta drill the floor to get all the plumbing to downstairs. Gotta drill a 75g as a sump for an external pump. The 75g has half inch glass. It's gonna take forever to drill. Gotta pull new electrical.
     
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    rdang

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    k see yah next year!

    it will be gangstah when its all running though :glassesy:
     
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    Hey Wes this is going to be a great build thread, since you have so much to do. I will be nice seeing all the pictures as you go along. Congrats on the new tank.
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    Pretty excited for you. You have joined the big tank club. :)
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Welcome to the big tank club Wes:D
    Cant wait to see that puppy come together.
     
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    Looks like a fun project! Good luck on the drilling man.
     
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    can we get an update with pics of all the hard work youve done?
     
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    LOL. Not much progress. 2 days passed and I only got half of the tank stand done. Still need to go to home depot to get more wood.
     
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    i like your web cam anyway, cool idea
     
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    Boy, I sure ain't a carpenter! Took me quite a few hours just to get this frame done. :grumble:

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    Yeah, but it looks damn good so far!
     
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    heh. thanks.

    I intentionally use double beam in the front so that I have a very wide opening to put stuff (such as a big sump) in. I also make it quite tall so that it would fit a big skimmer in there and still have room on top. Now the stand is made, the opening seems huge! lol. My original plan was to just having 2 doors. It would just seems silly having 2 big doors like that. I guess I'll have to go 4 doors. I hate making doors...

    Just put some stuff in to get a perspective on the room inside.

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    Looks even better with stuff in it. Good idea to make it taller. I had to go with a smaller skimmer because of that. Great thinking. Glad to see that UV light too. I'm a big fan of those.

    Since you have a very tall stand why not go with a taller sump tank. Could give you twice the water volume and LR space.
     
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    Those stuffs are just for show. lol. Everything will go downstairs. I build the stand big is for when I need to downsize and keep everything in there.

    I'm gonna use a 75 gal as the sump. With quite a few clipon fans blowing at it. Right now the fans in my living room blowing at the tank is just way too loud. Also like to run a big algae scrubber. I need a lot more room than the stand has. After I move all the pumps and skimmers and stuff downstairs, the living room will be like a living room again. Right now, it sounds like a fish market. lol
     
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    Oops! I just remembered you wanted measurements for that Quiet One 14000. Right? If so I'll do it this weekend. Sorry I forgot until your post just now about "downstairs."
     
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    heh, no problem. I haven't get to that part yet.
     
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    you under estimate yourself, take time and enjoy the process. I know you love building those doors lol. Seriously, looks pretty pro. I see a little gap on the left corner of the stand, but im sure that will settle once that big tank gets on top!

    keep the updates coming so i can keep living the big tank dream vicariously through you :Cheers:
     
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    I wish I had a larger cabinet. I would like to do a scrubber but I don't have enough room under there. I have a calcium reactor which I don't even have hooked up yet and it's suppose to go under there too.

    1 aquarium and a million accessories, seems like!
     
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