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Old 06-05-2011, 12:38 AM   #1
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46 gallon tall build

ok so was on craigslist yesterday and noticed this awesome deal the i couldnt pass up. it was a 46 gallon tall tank with stand, light, wet dry filter with overflow and all plumbing, 2 penguin 200 hob filters and bunch of other lil stuff. I paid 160 bucks and the guy delivered it to my door. like i said deal i couldnt pass up. so he dropped it off today

so my plans for this tank will most likely be a very peaceful tank in order to get a few seahorses down the road. I want to paint the tank and the stand black to make it match the room its going in. so that will be the first step hopefully ill get a lil time tomorrow to get a coat done.

the wet dry filter i got with it is filled with bio-balls, and the overflow is kinds old but looks like with a few new parts it will work good. im excited to be able to do this tank from the ground up.

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I love talls. It lets you get light loving and low light loving corals and everything in between .

Once all established, Acropora, Montipora at the top, Fungia on the sandbed, Zoas/shrooms at the lower levels, and most anything in between. And don't forget the Euphyllia :P

I wish you the best of luck
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Well done nice deal, have fun
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hey thanks guys. ya i have big plans for this one. i look on the side if the wet/dry and there was still a price tag of 179.00 lol..... time to start the build tomorrow im excited!!!
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #5
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Ok so here a lil update for u guys. i went to my garage today and ended up being there all day and going to home depot twice. lol after looking at the stand i got with the tank a lil more i satrted getting this vision of it not holding all that weight and putting 50 gallons of water all over the place so i decided to build a new one
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heres a few pictures for u guys

i started out by painting the tank while kicking a few back....


then i started on the stand


bring on the painting. i hate painting

stand is all done now bit it feels like somthing is missing

so i figured out whats missing


now thats what i call tank overhauling

what do u guys think???????
sorry for the bad photos my iphone camera isnt the best
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Looks pretty sweet. Can't wait for the livestock :P
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thanks im surprise i get it all done today it was a long day and about 12 beers later im happy to be home sitting on the couch watching my new clown play in my other tank
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nice stand i love DIY projects
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Looks great! What a difference.
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thanks everybody still needs 1 more coat of paint and the pictures dont do it any justice
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