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Old 01-17-2014, 08:47 AM   #1
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My custom build

I have been building my own tank as it's easier to get past the girlfriend problem this way. It's a lot cheaper and hopefully isn't risky. Here's some pics let me know what you think.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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Here's some more pics custom leds. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-17-2014, 08:53 AM   #3
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My custom build

The tank itself it 3'x 18" x 1'
The sump I think is 2' x 1' x1' with 3 compartments. I have a new tmc v2 450 pro skim and a tmc v ozone generator. I haven't finished my leds yet so have purchased some aquaone radiance 3.
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Tank looks great, but now the real expense starts I thought I would save a lot of money with my own build, but spent so much more on fish and coral!
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May I ask why the front and back panels are made of 2 pieces? That is asking for issues down the road.
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Huh? There's only one piece for the front and back. So 5 sheets of glass and the braces. Then used perspecs for the skimmer and down pipe enclosure
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Huh? There's only one piece for the front and back. So 5 sheets of glass and the braces. Then used perspecs for the skimmer and down pipe enclosure
I see that now, guess I was suffering from a morning without coffee yet. It does look well put together. Something I wish I had the skills to do. Have you tracked your savings by doing it yourself?
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You save a lot building yourself! I built my 40gal bow front for 150 would have been 600-700 for a new one!
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