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post #21 of 32 Old 04-05-2011, 03:45 PM
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OH yeah, good job with the steel frame too. I've seen lots of people build frames out of 2x4's, and while they're nice and sturdy if done right, usually the people end up regretting not using steel. There's a lot more room underneath for a sump or refugium with the steel frames.
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Thanks, where some people see it as over kill, I see it as insurance that leaving to whole section open and not worry about it
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ok sorry for not updating in a long while but life has gotten in the way as it has a way of doing. I have made tons of progress on the tanks and stand and should have it in the house anyday now. Will post some updated pics soon.
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post #24 of 32 Old 06-28-2011, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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I just wanted to update this thread since its been awhile, here is a crappy cell phone pic which for some reason made the stain on the stand looks blotchy in the pics but its not in person. Will take a better pic when I have time to break out the good camera. The tank will set for acouple days for it
to clear up and then it will be time to rearrange the rocks in it.
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nice i like the canopy
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Looks good....

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Ok here are some pics of the tank as of right now. I have added a few more pieces of rock but the aquascape is still pretty simple.


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Looks great!

Are you running a sump?, skimmer?

What type of lighting are you using?

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Yes I am running a sump, its a 40g DIY sump, have a ASM G3 skimmer, and for lighting I have 8 48" T5 retros which will later be changed out for LED's.
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Yes I am running a sump, its a 40g DIY sump, have a ASM G3 skimmer, and for lighting I have 8 48" T5 retros which will later be changed out for LED's.

Cool, I'm runnin MH lighting with CF, love to go LED one day.
Chiller runs pretty hard with my system.

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thats awesome! I want a tank like that but I don't have the room in my house for one.
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Cool, I'm runnin MH lighting with CF, love to go LED one day.
Chiller runs pretty hard with my system.

Yea if you were to switch to T5's the chiller would not have to run as hard, might not even need one. I don't have a chiller on my system right now, I have one but only use it for the hottest months if necessary.
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