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Old 08-21-2017, 09:29 PM   #11
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Ok thanks for the help! Time to go shopping and let the build thread begin!
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:58 PM   #12
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Ok so I said it was going to be a build thread so here we go.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-24-2017, 02:57 PM   #13
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Looking good so far!
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:47 PM   #14
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Yeah, I love it!
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:43 PM   #15
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Thanks guys! Been busy with other things so not as much progress as I hoped but here's an update.Click image for larger version

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ID:	303040top fascia is finished to matched bottom and also cover top rim of tank. My plan is to build an acrylic cover over the top. Equipment will hang on the left and I am going to hang the lights from ceiling. For paint I am going with white and tank will be set up peninsula style with a wall to the left and stairs behind. That's it for now more to come.
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Good Choice! White goes with everything!
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:25 AM   #17
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Sorry for not posting any updates recently but, I do have everything painted. I hope to get it moved into place tomorrow and I will post pics. All equipment and supplies have been ordered. The only thing I changed was after going back and forth on powerheads I decided to throwdown on 2 vortech mp10s. More to come!
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:52 PM   #18
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So here is the finished tank and stand.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-05-2017, 07:51 AM   #19
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Wow! I am not handy at all and that looks like a professional tank! It's amazing!
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:53 AM   #20
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Thanks, now I just need to build a wall mounted arm to hold the light above it. I am still debating on putting acrylic on top though.
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