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Old 12-14-2012, 09:10 PM   #31
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Good progress so far !
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #32
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I must say, that is quite possibly the coolest piece of PVC I've ever seen by just knowing what it is going to be.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:53 AM   #33
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:23 AM   #34
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Just to heed the warning that I found to any that mimic this approach:

"While there are different grades of pvc and some are considered less toxic than others, I have never had trouble with using white, grey or black. However, you do have to worry about contamination from oils and other materials that might get on the pipe in the hardware store or lumber yard. I've seen various oils and grease on or in pipe as well as pesticides and other miscellaneous goo! I also worry about some of the ink used to mark the pipe. As a precaution, I usually scrap or sand off markings and soak the pipe in really hot water for a day or two. Do not use soap or other solvents. Quite frankly, if it looks like I wouldn't want to eat off of it, I don't use it in a small closed system."

I used a polishing wheel to take the print off the tube. I'm also going to soak in the hot water as suggested.

Normally I wouldn't take so many precautions, but I've read from Roy that he lost an entire lab from some janitor polishing the floors. Apparently, while these creatures aren't nearly as fragile as some people allude to, they are more susceptible to aerosols, and other chemicals.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #35
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Picked up my (40) B today. Went to Petco as they're the only place I've found that stocks 40 Breeder stands. The only two they had were straight garbage, so DIY it is. I found a thread in RC that had a pretty good write-up.

Save some big loot and it'll be nicer in the end.

I fed a crayfish to the mantis today, but he just killed it, brought it into his burrow and left it and went to his other burrow... He did also eat 5 ghost shrimp, and I just added three medium turbo snails.

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #36
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If it comes up, and it is right now, I love this build!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:06 PM   #37
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Made some progress on the stand today.

Got the frame built and skinned. Next weekend - make doors, trim, add floor, add shelf, paint.

Lots to do. Then possibly adding a canopy too.

I can't post pics right now since I'm over my size quota and I have no idea how to delete on phone... Ill just go to regular site.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:54 PM   #38
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Here are pics of progress followed by the stand I am mimicking.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #39
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Thought I would breakdown my build cost thus far:

Tank - $77
AC70 Filter - $50
40 lbs crushed coral substrate $10
Tunze PH - Transfer from frag tank or Koralia 750, have 4 in boxes - Free (sunk cost)
Rock - Have plenty leftover from the Biocube purchase - Free (Sunk cost)
Heater - Purchased for BioCube, not needed - Free (Sunk cost)

Stand:
1/2" 4x8' sheet of sandeply - $33
Soft-close hinges - $18
Screws - 3" and 1.25" - $13.50
Corner trim - $5
(3) 2x4's - $7
(2) 10' 4x4's - Free - from friend
16' poplar 4" trim - free - from friend
(2) custom doors 24" x 15" - Free from friend

1 QT Black semi-gloss Paint - $10
Rollers - $5
Kilz Primer - Free from friend

Mantis Shrimp - Free - Christmas gift

Lighting - If I use any it will be either my existing Aquaticlife 4-bulb fixture, or a $5 LED strip from IKEA. - Free -> $5

Total Build cost so far: $233.50

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #40
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I forgot the $2.50 for the Conduit for the burrow!

Total: $236.00

Additional costs:

Possible Canopy addition - $$
More substrate depending on how I end up - $$
ATO and Water jug - $100
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