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Old 08-05-2009, 08:03 PM   #111
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nice! now we are happy!
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:09 PM   #112
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That's a very nice AQ stand. I can't wait to see the AQ on it . Be sure to level it. A couple of times I would get so excited about setting it up that I would forget to level it.LOL
I laugh because I was lucky that the floor was pretty level....
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #113
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so you made the stand? or did you buy it?
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #114
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Looks great! Can you open the doors easily, because it looks nice without the knobs.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:14 PM   #115
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i think she made it so that you push on the door and it pops open. i used to have cabinets like that
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:45 PM   #116
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I bought it and just painted it.

Yeah, I can open the doors easily. Maybe I'll see how it works for me without knobs.

I'll remember to level it now. Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:49 PM   #117
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first measure the floor then measure the stand so that you know if its the floor or the stand if its not level.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:09 AM   #118
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Stand pics:

before (crappy pic taken by my iphone) (i had already painted a door when i decided to take a pic)


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I plan on getting some hardware for the doors.

I'm gonna get the tank on the stand tonight when my dad gets home (can't lift it myself). It will probably be tomorrow before I get it setup. I don't want to rinse sand in the dark. Plus that will give the polyurethane a long time to dry.

I bought some (deli) shrimp today to cycle with. I plan on using 2 of them. I had to buy a bunch though to get it to register on the scale...haha. Guess my parents can have some shrimp to eat soon (I don't eat seafood).
Im sure your tank inhabitants will appreciate the fact that you dont eat seafood...
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:02 AM   #119
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hehe lolz
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:49 PM   #120
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So I finally set the tank up today! Took me forever to do everything I wanted to do before setting it up, then it took forever to put the rock, sand, and water in! I only have 3 5g buckets, so I had to put 15g of RO/DI in then make more.

But here she is!

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cloudy but you can see the awesome rocks!

This is without the live rock...it will be here tomorrow. I ended up using most of the base rock (maybe like 45lbs?). And I used around 40lbs of sand. I put eggcrate below the rocks. I had some here that I wasn't using for anything so I decided to use it. It makes me feel better about all that rock. Then I put the rocks in and then the sand. I made sure I got some sand under part of the rocks so it looked ok.

I might have to take out some of the base rock to make room for the live rock. I'm ok with that though!

I added some salt, but I might have to add more before I go to bed. SG was 1.020 and I added a bit more.

I attached the metal conduit to the stand before I filled the tank. I had to guestimate on the location for each since I don't have the light fixture yet. I looked at a pic on another forum that someone took and it looked like the holes for hanging were like 3-4 inches from the ends. We'll see I guess. I just hope I am able to hang the light, even if its just for when I'm doing maintenance, since the fixture is 12" across.

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