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Old 12-06-2008, 10:31 PM   #251
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Such a hike. lol I'll keep looking around. I haven't been to F&F lately, since they redid their whole frag system, maybe I'll go check them out and see if they have anything.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:38 PM   #252
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I've been wanting to go up there and see what it looks like too. The last time I was up there (they were in the middle of the remodel) they had some really nice looking LR. I didn't pay that much attention to it so I don't remember whether they had any flat pieces or not.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:06 PM   #253
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Alright, so here's where we are.

The 20 gallon RCS tank that's sitting where the reef will go has begun the breakdown process. I had about 200+ RCS I wanted to try to save, I've got about 50 left I need to catch - they're fast little buggers. Water level is down to 2" as I attempt to get the last of them, then this tank is outta here, clearing the way for the reef.

The 72 is still in the garage. I redid the 1 plumbing section I wanted to change and let it run for a day or two, all is well. The acrylic pieces for my sump arrived, they need a littel trim to fit right, but we have a machine shop at work and I'll get those taken care of tomorrow. The tank, sump and fuge have been drained, and I'm currently disassembling the plumbing in preparations for the move indoors.

Finally, I'm getting close to getting this thing setup for real.

My next task will be to paint the tank. I'm still debating on color, but what brand of paint is recommended? Spray or roll-on? I've never painted glass before, so not sure what will stick well enough.
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Krylon

That is what I have used and what most people suggest. Make sure to cover all openings into the tank before you start spraying it. Color is really a personal choice.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:11 PM   #255
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Thanks. I'm leaning towards black - I want something to help make the corals stand out - but I'm undecided yet.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:07 PM   #256
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Krylon works well. Just about any paint works. None of it really adhears to the glass more than what a razor blade will remove. My last couple tanks I have used Exterior Latex. It will not drive the family out of the house and is very easy to peel off and change if the need arises.
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I don't know about everyone else but I'm on the edge of my seat for an update.
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I don't know about everyone else but I'm on the edge of my seat for an update.
I barely slept last night.... Unlike some people!
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:09 AM   #259
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You guys sure are quick to complain about the slow progress, but I haven't seen any PMs with offers to come over and help. lol

The tank still sits in the garage; empty, lonely, depressed and cold. Poor thing.

I'm trying to take tomorrow off work to get it painted and started moving indoors. If I'm successful, the first 30 gallons of water will go in so I can start mixing up another batch. Im figuring I'll need around 100g of water to fill the system, but can only store 30g at a time.

I keep seeing all the sales being posted over on the WAMAS forums for the holidays - buy one get one free, $20 any fish, spend $50 get free frags - they're killing me that I don't have anywhere to put anything, and I know when I am finally ready for that stuff the sales will subside. That sucks. That's what I get for being lazy I guess.

The tanks that were in the way of where this will sit are gone though, so that's progress, right? My 125 which I had let get extremely rundown has been turned around and is looking better now though, so that's good news.
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Are you going to get tomorrow off? I need an excuse to go to BRK and check out their progress and I wanted to swing out to F&S to see what they have done. Let me know.
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