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Old 10-07-2011, 06:54 PM   #51
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Thanks for the info. I havent seen anyone use eggcrate but I didnt know why. Makes perfect sense. Gonna be learning alot it looks like. Love this forum!
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:43 PM   #52
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I was told by several to use eggcrate in sw
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:44 PM   #53
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LOL See, there is always a different side to the story. I am pretty new here so I might believe kurtyboh over me but, before I do anything, I always want to know "Why?". LOL Lots of good people on this site and a ton of info to learn that is for sure. Kurtyboh, can you tell me why people recommend it? I am honestly curious. Those who told me not to had what seemed like a good argument but I would love to hear the other side of the story.
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No reason other than to keep glass from cracking. Points on rocks create pressure points which can lead to a leak. You are still the primary cleaner in your tank and should be vaccuming the substrate manually, the sifters are there to help, if they cant make it to the bottom its not detrimental.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:04 AM   #55
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I am thinking I may leave it out and try to use flat bottom rocks for the base of the rock work and make sure there arent pressure points on the glass. It is only a 29 gallon, so I wont have a ton of weight on the glass.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:27 PM   #56
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Painted the back of the tank today. Went back and forth about blue or black and decided on black. I use black in my freshy tanks and like it better. Figure it will make the colors pop a little more.

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Old 10-09-2011, 06:51 PM   #57
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Looks good. Nice work.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:07 PM   #58
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Thanks Carey. One step closer!
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Wow...I have walls that need to be painted and as experienced as I am, I never get it THAT smooth

AS for the floors, good luck with the move. I just had mine done and only had to move a 14 and 20 and that was hard enough. I didn't have kitchen counters for nearly a week until I could move them back.

You may have already figured it out but if they aren't already there, try and put felt pads on the bottom side of the stand..if you can. Don't want to scratch up the pretty new floors. Laminate is hard to scratch which is good but it doesn't like water. YOu may already have it planned but a moisture barrier under the stand and out for a little bit to give you an edge is going to be important. No matter how careful anyone is, eventually you are going to drip water doing a water change or some such
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Nice paint job. My car needs painting...... LOL
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