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Old 07-17-2008, 04:03 PM   #131
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I used to build custom cabinets for a living...I built the stand myself. It is a solid stand the top was not flat but it wasn't as much of an issue with the 72. This tank covers the entire surface of the stand.

I have it on the stand now. The only place that wasn't touching was along part of the front and about 3 or so inches back on the center brace. I have the hardibacker board shimed along the front edge and the tank is touching all the way around now....I'm going to fill it with FW again and see how it does.

BTW SpeedEuphoria the center brace on the bottom is made differently then the center brace on the top. The brace on the bottom is designed to hold load the same as the outside trim.
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was this a diy stand or did you buy it?
Yeah like he said it's DIY and he did do it for a living back in the day. He totally knows what he's doing with that. Plus you should have see him build something out of wood cabinets or other wise... LOL, The best way I can put it is OCD to the EXTREME! You know the saying measure twice cut once, yeah he's more like measure 10 times cut once! And he really takes his time with projects. LOL as you can see with this upgrade. UGH...

But on a good note, either I'm getting used to the smell or it's starting to go away.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:58 PM   #133
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Well the tank is FULL of FW...all looks very good....The trim was touching all the way around the tank before we started filling it. I'm feeling a little better about things now....I think after draining it the sand will go in and we will start the process again.
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Sounds like you got it all figured out. In regards to aquascaping, do you guys plan on attempting the valley in the middle since the 120 is shorter than the 150?
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:43 PM   #135
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If I have my choice I think I would like to do the aquascaping as close to how we did it the last time with the "sandy cove." Ya know the way we did BEFORE TRAGEDY Hit! But all in all Allen's the Boss!

4Real when we started all this Saturday I really thought it would take at most until Allen went to work Sunday, little did I know it would go on for almost a week.
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Time to drain the FW and get this thing going!
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The water is almost out...and I wanted my 3000th post to be in my thread LOL....
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I agree, I liked the way you had the "sandy cove" in the 72.
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She means on the very short lived 150....we were going to set it up like the 72 but with all the rock we have it didn't work out that way. We made a nice little cove on the right center of the tank. We are going to try recreate as closely as we can what we did in the 150.
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One thing I have learned about aquascaping, is that once you take it down or move it around, it is way harder than you would think to put it back how it was.
I look forward to seeing new pictures of how you set it up, I'm sure it will look awesome.
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